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Broken-ass Goldlines

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:24 pm
by jonnymopar
Last Saturday, I went to change into my summer shoes since the snow is gone, and my right rear lowering spring was broken into 3 pieces! Fun stuff!

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Looks like the coils of the spring bouncing against each other wore away all paint and it just corroded from there. These springs have roughly 90,000 miles on them. I've got my stock springs in now. This car drives REALLY nice, but doesn't handle as well. I'm trying to figure out what I'm going to do next.

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:27 pm
by SOKADAO954
wow sorry to hear that so what u doing now?? new one or stock??

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:45 pm
by hybrid-Srt2001
WTF?!

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:49 pm
by Mat00ES
Wow and I just put a used set in my car.

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:58 pm
by jonnymopar
Mat00ES wrote:Wow and I just put a used set in my car.
I know, and I thought of you when I was taking them out. I'm guessing that yours were in much better shape than mine are. If it makes you feel any better, I have no idea when this broke, so the ride couldn't have changed much. Same amount of banging and clunking that I've always had in this car.

Stock springs for now. First priority is to get the 2.4L freshened up and into this car. If the 2.4L doesn't work, I've gotta at least do a timing belt and water pump on the 2.0L. After that, I'm not sure I feel like sinking any money into it right now.

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:33 pm
by Mat00ES
Mine actaully rides decent.
What 2.4L are you putting in?

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:00 pm
by Passt
Ouch dude lol.

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:13 pm
by jonnymopar
Mat00ES wrote:Mine actaully rides decent.
What 2.4L are you putting in?
My friend gave me a 2.4L out of an 06 Stratus. It has crank walk, but it's not bad. I haven't torn into it yet, but I'm pretty sure all it's going to need is a set of main bearings and a thorough checking of the crank journals to make sure it's ok. If not, I can always use an SRT-4 crank.

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:01 pm
by Blivitt02
That's exactly how mine looked when I pulled mine out... I noticed a change in ride quality though, It went from rough to my inner fender resting on my tire and the car coming to a sudden stop

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:40 pm
by Mat00ES
Thats what I wanted to do for a swap, let me know if you need a hand,

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:42 pm
by Neon4Life
wow that sucks man. but hey 90,000 thats not bad i suppose.idk what average mileage on springs are. but at least they lasted a good while.

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:33 pm
by LaidNeon
wow

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:45 am
by Tam
damn, i've never heard of or seen this before. lol

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:59 pm
by contagious18
damn i never seen anything like that

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:41 pm
by LilSparkPlug
Whoa....that's the third set of goldlines I've seen do that. Creepy....

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:08 am
by 03sxt
Damn pictures aren't working... I wanna' see!

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:46 am
by neon2ner
exactly the reason i got rid of my goldlines and never bought a set again. i'm with crystalmarie, i had heard of goldlines doing that, so i ditched mine.

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:54 am
by jonnymopar
I mean... if I knew I'd get another 90,000 miles out of a set of Goldlines, I'd buy another set. Then again, I'm amazed at how nice this car rides now.

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 2:11 pm
by Kevin_GP
LOL

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:05 pm
by 03sxt
Hmmm... Pictures still aren't working for me. :(

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:41 pm
by jonnymopar
:-k That's pretty crazy considering they're on your server.

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:47 pm
by 03sxt
jonnymopar wrote::-k That's pretty crazy considering they're on your server.
:rofl:

They're working now. Holy broke! You got mad skills - You could fix 'em right up. :P

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:50 pm
by Neon4Life
03sxt wrote:
jonnymopar wrote::-k That's pretty crazy considering they're on your server.
:rofl:

They're working now. Holy broke! You got mad skills - You could fix 'em right up. :P
yeah just bondo them up. lol.

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:50 am
by neonEX
neon2ner wrote:exactly the reason i got rid of my goldlines and never bought a set again. i'm with crystalmarie, i had heard of goldlines doing that, so i ditched mine.
And I bought them... lol

2½ years and 45 000 km later, they are still crapy lowering springs, but always in one piece.