Car: 2012 1.8 5 door,White Orchid
Join Date: 7th July 2012
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How to restore ride quality of car?
Have driven about 88,000 kms so far in my 9G (some of it hard driving - increased wear and tear which is understandable). Have noticed that the ride quality is fairly harsh now, almost bordering on uncomfortable; much like if you fitted heavy large aftermarket wheels and the suspension cannot soak up the bumps (it thumps over speed humps) and you feel the smallest road imperfections in the car. Seems like the shock absorbers are weak. Wheels are stock 16" and tyre pressures are at minimal recommended PSI, higher PSI worsens the problem.
In my previous 8th gen saloon I had the same issue around a similar mileage but replacing the shock absorbers didn't make noticeable difference (maybe the shop didn't replace the shocks and lied to me?) Are there any other suspension components (OEM) which I should look at to get replaced, repaired to restore the "as new" ride quality? eg. bushes,
The car is under extended factory warranty so I may be able to get some of this work done without charge.
I intend to keep my 9G for a while longer yet so would like to get this issue sorted
out if possible.
Thanks in advance.
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