The Truth About Cars » springs http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 04 May 2016 14:30:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Piston Slap: A Suspension Rebuild to Save the B5 Passat Wagon? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/piston-slap-19/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/piston-slap-19/#comments Tue, 29 Mar 2016 12:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1312322 Peter writes: Sajeev, My daily driver is a 2004 Volkswagen Passat Wagon 1.8T M/T, purchased new, now with 147,000 miles on the clock. Despite the legends about the poor reliability of this vehicle, it’s been good to me. (By this point, they had worked out both the sludge and coil pack problems.) My concern is its handling: […]

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Peter writes: Sajeev, My daily driver is a 2004 Volkswagen Passat Wagon 1.8T M/T, purchased new, now with 147,000 miles on the clock. Despite the legends about the poor reliability of this vehicle, it’s been good to me. (By this point, they had worked out both the sludge and coil pack problems.) My concern is its handling: […]

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Saturn on the Down Low, a Progress Report http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/saturn-low-progress-report/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/saturn-low-progress-report/#comments Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:26:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=963042 It’s taken a while to get started on the project to make my daily driver Saturn SL1 into a better handling car. I had the parts but it took a few weeks to be able to get the work scheduled at a shop that was willing to install my own components. Now that the work […]

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It’s taken a while to get started on the project to make my daily driver Saturn SL1 into a better handling car. I had the parts but it took a few weeks to be able to get the work scheduled at a shop that was willing to install my own components. Now that the work […]

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Piston Slap: Suspension Wear and Tear to Infiniti? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/piston-slap-9/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/piston-slap-9/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:32:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=946522   TTAC Commentator CoreyDL writes: Hey Sajeev, I have had several questions floating around in my head for quite a while about proper suspension maintenance. My story begins a couple of cars ago when I couldn’t find answers, and ends here with this multi-part, OCD-approved question. My 09 M35x has just gone over 56,000 miles […]

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  TTAC Commentator CoreyDL writes: Hey Sajeev, I have had several questions floating around in my head for quite a while about proper suspension maintenance. My story begins a couple of cars ago when I couldn’t find answers, and ends here with this multi-part, OCD-approved question. My 09 M35x has just gone over 56,000 miles […]

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Piston Slap: Butt Draggin’ Bushings? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/piston-slap-butt-draggin-bushings/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/piston-slap-butt-draggin-bushings/#comments Wed, 29 Aug 2012 11:40:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=457908   Craig writes: My daily driver for a while has been a 1988 Volvo 240 sedan with about 100K miles. I do have some nagging maintenance issues I need to address when the weather warms up. The main one is the suspension bushing, specifically the trailing arms. The car sits a little ass-low, and it […]

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  Craig writes: My daily driver for a while has been a 1988 Volvo 240 sedan with about 100K miles. I do have some nagging maintenance issues I need to address when the weather warms up. The main one is the suspension bushing, specifically the trailing arms. The car sits a little ass-low, and it […]

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Thetruthaboutcars.com Celebrates Spring Equinox http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/thetruthaboutcars-com-celebrates-spring-equinox/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/thetruthaboutcars-com-celebrates-spring-equinox/#comments Sat, 20 Mar 2010 18:18:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=349786 March 20, 2010.  Spring Equinox. Spring has sprung. How could Thetruthaboutcars.com celebrate the first day of spring 2010 better than with a concise pictorial history of springs? Apart from tires and seats (which typically have their own springs, the seats, not the tires) the car’s suspension is what protects your (personal) rear end and spine […]

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March 20, 2010.  Spring Equinox. Spring has sprung. How could Thetruthaboutcars.com celebrate the first day of spring 2010 better than with a concise pictorial history of springs? Apart from tires and seats (which typically have their own springs, the seats, not the tires) the car’s suspension is what protects your (personal) rear end and spine […]

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