DRC Front shocks ???

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Re: DRC Front shocks ???

Post by bn8959 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:49 am

My car is currently in with Audi. All 4 shocks being replaced under warranty. I’m very pleased.
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Re: DRC Front shocks ???

Post by skirs6 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:57 pm

Markp wrote:
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Mine needed two new DRC control units / valves too as running with low pressure has damaged them.
Ahhh!!! Don’t tell me that 😫

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Re: DRC Front shocks ???

Post by Markp » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:29 pm

Sorry....

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Re: DRC Front shocks ???

Post by skirs6 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:07 pm

Markp wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:18 am
Mine needed two new DRC control units / valves too as running with low pressure has damaged them.
Got mine back yesterday four new shocks👍 I did mention possible damage to control units and valves but they said they were checked and all ok. I don’t even know if they are things you can actually check??? Been told to give it a few hundred miles to settle in 👍

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Re: DRC Front shocks ???

Post by Markp » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:13 pm

My damage was obvious (leaks from valves) and knocking was back within 1000 miles of new dampers, sooo...back in for new valves. Trouble free ever since (10,000 miles now0.

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Re: DRC Front shocks ???

Post by gsc » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:32 pm

Just as a crumb of comfort and touching wood whilst I write, 20k trouble free miles since my DRC was replaced with 4 upgrade spec dampers


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Re: DRC Front shocks ???

Post by skirs6 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:10 pm

I’m keeping my fingers crossed👍 I think I’m just hearing things now every little bump. Perhaps I just need to stick a loud exhaust on it😂

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Re: DRC Front shocks ???

Post by MikeFish » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:18 pm

skirs6 wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:10 pm
I’m keeping my fingers crossed👍 I think I’m just hearing things now every little bump. Perhaps I just need to stick a loud exhaust on it😂
Or turn the stereo up.
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Re: DRC Front shocks ???

Post by innercry666 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:26 pm

Is there a TPI number for the upgraded DRC shocks? Does the TPI require all four shocks being replaced?

I need to book mine into Audi as the ride quality has gone to <beep> but there is a knocking from the rear when going over bumps at slow speed...
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Re: DRC Front shocks ???

Post by Markp » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:32 pm

I wager the knocking from the rear is the DRC control valve and that your pressure is down. Exact symptoms I had second time around. First time was knocking from the front.

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Re: DRC Front shocks ???

Post by skirs6 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:35 pm

I still think mine is not right. Even with four new dampers/shocks it doesn’t feel right. I took it to QST today to have the Milltek fitted and on the ramp one of the guys noticed the FNS shock was not fully seated. Audi are complete dog shite where do they train their idiots ffs 😫😫😫

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Re: DRC Front shocks ???

Post by skirs6 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:35 pm

Markp wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:32 pm
I wager the knocking from the rear is the DRC control valve and that your pressure is down. Exact symptoms I had second time around. First time was knocking from the front.
Out of interest, what causes the knocking if all four dampers are new ??? Is it just down to the pressure control which when damaged lets pressure out ?? I’m not sure if I’m just imagining things but it just doesn’t feel or sound right.

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Re: DRC Front shocks ???

Post by Markp » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:16 am

Original dampers were prone to knock even when pressure is OK - they were modified “acoustically”. Otherwise it is low pressure - ie leaking. It is a VERY high presssure system.

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Re: DRC Front shocks ???

Post by Cook » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:41 am

Fl went into audi monday for some warranty items and asked them to look at suspension as felt it was overly harsh and juddering on full lock slow speed driving. Both front shocks were found to be leaking so they are replacing under warranty. £1650.00 of work though ! They say rears are fine?? Car on 40k miles.
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Re: DRC Front shocks ???

Post by skirs6 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:36 pm

Cook wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:41 am
Fl went into audi monday for some warranty items and asked them to look at suspension as felt it was overly harsh and juddering on full lock slow speed driving. Both front shocks were found to be leaking so they are replacing under warranty. £1650.00 of work though ! They say rears are fine?? Car on 40k miles.

Oh I take it FL is not fitted with the modified dampers ? At least it’s under warranty 👍

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