Q: Do I have blown struts?

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I have a set of coilovers with dempers but they bounce way to much they have damps to set stiffness but even on hi compression of the dampenings they bounce freely does that mean my struts are blown?
My car has a manual transmission.

Hi there. I’m assuming that your suspension is aftermarket. If so, the symptom you’re describing is typically an indicator of a blown strut. If it’s on multiple sides, it’s possible that something in the suspension is loose and should be inspected or repaired as soon as possible.

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