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    Snapped spring

    Apologies for the poor quality phone pics.

    As I have just posted in the Cayman thread, I had a front spring go a couple of months ago. Probably a combination of pot-holed roads and spring corrosion. I had the front PASM shocks replaced at the same time, whilst the suspension was dropped to replace the springs on both sides. I also had the top mounts and bushes replaced.

    It's an 05 Boxster S, about 57k miles when the spring let go, and the car is driven year-round, and not garaged. 

    The front of the car had developed a bit of a speed bump bounce/shimmy thing, which the replacement shocks seem to have sorted.

    Broken side, snapped close to the top, so the suspension dropped a bit, the top of the spring resting on the underside of the wing, not in the top mount but fortunately OK enough to limp to the dealer. I think it snapped overnight whilst parked. This was not long after some cold nights.

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    Un-broken side, but showing signs of corrosion.

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    Re: Snapped spring

    Thanks for posting - not good that a quality car such as your Boxster should have a spring fail like that after only five years and 57k miles, though. Smiley

    You were very lucky it didn't let go at speed.... Smiley


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