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As soon as I bought my RS Ltd I suspected something was amiss in the suspension dept (back end hanging out at 20mph on a roundabout!!) so I stuck some lovely Tein Flex on it.

Surprisingly, the ones that came off weren't the original Bilsteins but also Teins (although shot to bits!)

I thought I would save them and take some pics to show how bad they can get without actually going 'pop'









I am sure there are a lot worse pics out there so come on folks, show us your rusty ones!!
 

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pfft - a wire brush and a bit of elbow grease'll have those looking like new in no time.
 

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judging by the condition and green dis-colouration, I would say that these are fugged! Seriously - probably been subjected to a flood at some point. Maybe 2 or 3 floods.
 

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mine are all aluminium, so no rust there


well, except for the springs, obviously, lol
It still corrodes though, see those furry bits on the collars, that's the aluminium equivalent of rust.
I dare say a thin smear of grease would prevent it happening
 

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I didn't know the Titanic ran coil-overs....
 

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How much do you want for them mate - if I read it correctly these are the special ones guaranteed to give oversteer at safe speeds?
If you promise to stick the results on youtube, you can have them for nothing mate


Seriously though, the handling was something special when I got the car.

It could have been something to do with the Stomil crossplies on the front and the Bulgarian remoulds on the back!!!

It's now got Tein Flex, refurbed Volks alloys, Toyo 888s and WIM fast road/track set up. Sweeeeeeet as a nut!

Seriously though, if anyone does want them, God knows what for (maybe some internal parts, mounts can be re-used), then you are welcome to them.
 

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I didn't know the Titanic ran coil-overs....
On the 98R Mk1 iS I went to look at last week that was described as "immaculate" everything under the floor and in the engine bay looked like those shocks. The Titanic comment came to mind then too, as in it looked like it this car had been in the cargo hold of said ship and then recovered and dried out. I swear the PAS pipes were fossilised.
 
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