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Author My FK Coilover Snapped!!! - Pic Added
MKC
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Registered: 8th Oct 04
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18th Oct 06 at 06:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Not happy at all - basically my front passenger FK Coilover strut has completely snapped!

set off 2 drive home from the pub monday night (only about a 2 min drive 2 my house) and the steering was all out and the front passenger wheel kept knocking loads - limped home, had a look in the dark to find the front passenger wheel was slanted inwards loads and looked loose - at first i thought it maybe the ball joint on the arm or the steering rack.

anyway - took it 2 the garage yesterday 2 be fixed only to find that when they jacked the car up the wheel was vitrually hanging off by a thread and that the top of the Coilover strut had snapped clean off (the top part that connects to the car inside the engine bay) and it was just hanging on by the bottom bolts!

not impressed at all and tis lucky i wasn't going along at 70 and it snap off.

so now the car is on the standard suspension again and looks terrible

[Edited on 23-10-2006 by MKC]
lee mitchell
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18th Oct 06 at 06:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

fk's are shit in my opinion. nothing but trouble
JM_16v
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Registered: 17th Oct 05
Location: Essex Drives: A5 Sportsback & Dax Rush
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18th Oct 06 at 06:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

happy your ok...

how long you had the suspension setup?
MKC
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18th Oct 06 at 06:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

bought them brand new about a year ago.

i knew FK's had rust issues but didn't know they were actually made of tin foil
Siberia
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Registered: 9th Oct 03
Location: Leprechaun Land Drives : Zafira GSI
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18th Oct 06 at 09:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

didnt j100rsa ones snap aswell....

i had nothing but trouble with them when i had em.... my dogs play with them in the back garden now..

[Edited on 18-10-2006 by Siberia]
VegasPhil
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Registered: 16th Jan 05
Location: Fareham, Hants Drives: Octavia VRS
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18th Oct 06 at 09:53   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Nothing wrong with mine.

I did notice that the spindle (where you put the allen key) has a split in it, think it's supposed to be there as my mate's have it too.


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Ian W
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22nd Oct 06 at 19:22   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Just to add to this mine snapped last night

Anyone had any luck getting a replacement? I dont fancy splashing out on a brand new full kit at the moment


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Dave A
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Registered: 10th Dec 03
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22nd Oct 06 at 19:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I have always been dubious about the build quality of cheap coilover kits.
jamied
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Registered: 27th Oct 03
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22nd Oct 06 at 19:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

email them and go mad
Adam-D
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22nd Oct 06 at 19:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

pictures?
STEvieXE
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22nd Oct 06 at 20:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

that doesnt souns too hot. i only bought mine cause at that time i was gonna f/glass the car up and just wanted the height adjustment, wasnt gonne xe it. so bought them to replace my fucked avo coilovers that were there before. now i wish i had of just put a gd brand of fixed height adjustable shock kit like bilstein or koni etc etc
Monkey_GSi
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22nd Oct 06 at 20:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by VegasPhil
Nothing wrong with mine.

I did notice that the spindle (where you put the allen key) has a split in it, think it's supposed to be there as my mate's have it too.


same here
Lucky B
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Registered: 7th Apr 02
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22nd Oct 06 at 21:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Buy some Proflex and you'll be ok.

My AVO front dampers are shagged too, i have instant variable tracking... not very handy at all...
MKC
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23rd Oct 06 at 07:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

heres a quick pic from last week:



i emailed Fk twice ranting, etc - no reply cause they prob don't give a shoot
shane_o
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23rd Oct 06 at 07:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

thats schocking, ive seen them collapse on the platforms due to rust but not snap b4
Ojc
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Registered: 14th Nov 00
Location: Reading: Drives : Clio 197
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23rd Oct 06 at 08:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Always knew that they were substandard the minute they were released.
mwg
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23rd Oct 06 at 08:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

looks healthy
Jambo
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Location: Maidenhead, Drives: VXR Arctic
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23rd Oct 06 at 09:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote



Heard nothing but bad reports about FK's
ShEp
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23rd Oct 06 at 09:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

wow thats shocking

i wouldnt expect any suspension to do that no matter how cheap it is,

i think they've skimped on materials a fair bit for the cheaper fk's as the others are spot on
jamesvalver
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23rd Oct 06 at 09:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

thats propper bad! im running fk highsports on my valver but ive had no problems with them at all
Cybermonkey
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23rd Oct 06 at 09:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yet...

thats terrible quality though...
Monkey_GSi
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23rd Oct 06 at 11:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i might change my fk's then for other brand

 
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