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Old 04-29-2013, 01:16 PM   #11
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If you can afford it, replace them all, but at a minimum replace both of the fronts. As long as you're replacing them, you may as well get something better than OEM as well. I agree with the suggestion to get the Koni's.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:30 PM   #12
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Good thing you only have stock ones which might explain it could be blown. I would go ahead and replace them all. If you want a better stock replacement go with the Koni SRT.Ts they aren't that expensive and are a nice upgrade from the stock ones. They are the ones I run.
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If you can afford it, replace them all, but at a minimum replace both of the fronts. As long as you're replacing them, you may as well get something better than OEM as well. I agree with the suggestion to get the Koni's.
Well, it wasn't the struts...

I just got a call from the body shop and my left front spring is snapped. I had Steeda lowering springs. Damn...
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:36 PM   #13
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Well, it wasn't the struts...

I just got a call from the body shop and my left front spring is snapped. I had Steeda lowering springs. Damn...
I've never heard of a spring snapping on these cars, here comes a big stink about Steeda springs!!!
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:46 PM   #14
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What do I do? Call them? I'm at a complete loss right now, I can't believe that it snapped. I'm gonna ask if I can get a picture or something.
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It broke? Never heard of a spring breaking....Was it cracked or a clean break? Definitely get pictures.

Yes, Call Steeda, I don't know what their warranty is but at the very least it should cover replacement of the broken part.
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:15 PM   #16
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It broke? Never heard of a spring breaking....Was it cracked or a clean break? Definitely get pictures.

Yes, Call Steeda, I don't know what their warranty is but at the very least it should cover replacement of the broken part.
I borrowed a friend's car to get to the shop so I can take pictures. I'll post them soon. The guy is making it sound like it's a clean break.
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I am sure they will replace it, that could have been a lawsuit if you were going down the interstate and that popped causing you to wreck.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:29 PM   #18
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lolol, right?

ain't no way in hell I'd pay a tow truck before I got my hands dirty and saved the trouble.
You definitely would if you lived in an apartment/townhouse with communal parking. I know mine actually has rules against doing any medium/heavy car maintenance in the lots or porticos.

OP that is crazy man, I'm guessing a defective part? It could happen I guess. I would suggest you get steeda to replace all 4 of them for you! Like others said, if that one is defective, what if another one shears/snaps while you're doing like 80mph on the interstate. That could very well mean serious damage to your car.

I would get pics of your own along with your mechanic's pics. Take pics of the entire strut assembly and the area behind the wheel (on both sides) just in case as well. Steeda will probably want all the info they can get for something like this.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:00 PM   #19
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1) always replace struts in pairs.

2) I'd have tried the space saver spare to get the car to the shop.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:28 PM   #20
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Damn this is a first. Ive never seen a spring break without alot of stress added to them. Curious on the pics.

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