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Rear Struts....

mugglesquop Feb 17, 2010

  1. mugglesquop

    mugglesquop Member

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    Hey,

    The rear shocks on my Avant are leaking, so i have sourced a spare pair of struts (second hand).

    Now, i know the Avant and Saloon have the same setup, but mine is a Sport, so different shocks + springs. Thats fine, i've found some Sport replacements.

    now the question is, is there a difference between pre facelift and facelift Sport suspension setups?


    Cheers :icon_thumright:
     
  2. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    yes.

    The rear top mounts are different, and the rear shock part numbers are different. Unfortunately i've never seen a pair side by side, so i'm not sure exactly what the difference is, ie is it simply down to the valving, or is there an actual mechanical difference.
     
  3. mugglesquop

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    ok cheers.

    what year was the facelift introduced?

    edit - found it, '98.
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2010
  4. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    half way thru 99.
     
  5. mugglesquop

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    cheers. the ones i found are 2000, so no good :(

    so, if anyone has a pair of rear struts for a pre-facelift Sport, let me know :)
     

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