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Wanted - Rear shock for 96 1.8 N/A SE avant

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Crombie, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. Crombie

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    Suspension ont ald avant started to have issues. Front springs split and just spotted rear shocks got a leak.
    Its a standard setup, if anyones got a decent used one/set lying around, live in Preston Northwest.
     
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  3. Crombie

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    Update:
    Got front spring sorted just after used rear shocks.

    May have to broaden search, which B5's have the same rear shock fitted?
     
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    If you got a matched pair for the rear you could use dampers from any FWD B5 before 1999.

    If you want an exact match though, you really need to look at 4 cylinder, Avant SE models.
     
  5. Crombie

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    Ok better stick with SE model I think.

    Front spring was an arse of a job to sort because pinch bolts seized, still unable to budge it, don't know what I'll do if any of the arm need replacing? Whilst I was messin about found out garage that did the flexi CV boot, used cable ties to fix boot on. Get me bow n arrow, knock his stetson off.
     
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    Whats wrong with cable ties?
     
  7. Crombie

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    My experience they never seem to last very long, are they meant to be used with oil/heat/grease? In past redone couple of cars that had them fitted with metal ties! Not one of those jobs I like doing that often.
     
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    i dunno, i've used cable ties plenty of times without incident, as i've never managed to work out how on earth those metal things work :p
     
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    Took me a while but figured metal jobs out, need one of them tools used once every couple of years and have to hold your tongue out to the left. [​IMG]
     

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