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    'Crunching' sound from lower front of car???

    Hi all ... was wondering if i could pick a few brains ... have noticed over the last few months that when going over speed bumps, that there is a bad crunching sound coming from the lower front of my 1.8 SXi ('51 plate - 50K) ... it sounds like the suspension but somebody mentioned it could be the shocks?? The car was in a rear shunt a year ago and was re-jigged ... could this be linked do you think??

    The problem doesn't seem too bad if there is some weight in the car, but when in on my own it sounds awful ... :?

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    is the car lowered?

    wheels catching arch?

    shocks got no oil in it? they do go after a while, not too expensive to replay

    take the opertunity to uprade your suspension
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    Hi Cal ... nope the car is standard spec ... how much would an upgrade set me back do you reckon?

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    deppends what you go for, their are quite a few diffrent makes, which vary in price greatly

    Apex, G-max, Einbach, Spacs etc etc..

    you can probably get something decent for £300 - 400 pluss fitting on top
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    ive had the oil dropped out of a set of spax adjustables before and its like driving on a flat, really bad. could it be anything to do with the anti roll bar coming loose?

    cal, are you saying its possible to have your standard shocks serviced?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RICHIE
    cal, are you saying its possible to have your standard shocks serviced?
    i have no idea, wouldn't of thought so, surely runnin it dry would of ruined it anyway
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    have a read of this, it sounds like its quite common. mine was doing it on the back now its front as well. havnt tried the cure yet.

    http://www.m1gst.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1855

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    Thanx Joxer ... that link sounds exactly like the problem i've been having so i will get out the silicone spray before tootling off to the garage ...

    Cal ... have been thinking of upgrading my suspension for a while so thanx for the advice and prices given ... may have to wait til after Xmas me thinx :?

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