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Leaky rear shock

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Westy, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. Westy
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Last weekend while doing my haldex oil/filter i spotted one of my rear shocks has a small leak and thought I might as well look to upgrade them.

    What shocks are the favourites with you lot?
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Sorry I should have done a few searches first!

    I think i'll go with the Bilstein B8's. I've found them at demon tweaks for around £250 for fronts and backs. Anyone know anywhere cheaper?
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    That sounds far too cheap for both the front and the back!! They're normally between £450 and £500 for the 4. I've got a feeling the prices you're seeing on Demon Tweeks are per shock, not for a pair.

    **EDIT** Yep..see this bit on the website:

    Andy
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    Get koni fsd they ride well and stiffen as you push harder.
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    And raise the car by 10mm.
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    S3 Paul Active Member Staff Member Regional Rep

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    Eh??
    Surely the springs control the ride hight?
    I havent had these but have been told by both companys and people with them that its a very nice compromise between comfort and handeling?
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    Oh pants, I'd best start saving then :keule:
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    i wouldnt worry about the leaking shocks, jabbasport told me that it is not a major issue.

    Just think on the bright side your ride height maybe lower ;-)
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