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Old 11-04-2008, 11:25 AM   #1
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Springs durability question

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How long (in miles) do springs usually last? I can see how shocks can break in time, but do springs lose its.... springness?
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:26 PM   #2
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Typically springs never go bad.
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:03 PM   #3
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Typically don't go bad but... more than a few e46 owners have had their rear OEM springs break - as in a coil physically snaps.
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:26 PM   #4
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Typically springs never go bad.
Ah good to know, thanks!
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Old 11-04-2008, 11:30 PM   #5
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How many miles are on your car?
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Old 11-06-2008, 11:35 PM   #6
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What about sagging springs?
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