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Rear shocks - A3 Sportback TDi S-Line

Neil C Mar 26, 2020 at 7:53 PM

  1. Neil C

    Neil C Active Member Team Brill Red S-line owners group Audi A3 TDi Manual

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    Hi all

    Hope you are all keeping well

    I have been told, as part of my MOT test, that my nearside rear shock is starting to fail and will need replacing before much longer. From online research, it seems that the Sachs OE part that I need is either twice the price of every other shock on the market, or out of stock.

    Does anyone have experience of any alternative brand OE quality replacements ? As I'm intending to replace both rears, a change of brand shouldn't be a problem . . . I hope.

    OE part number is 5Q0 513 029 EC

    TIA.
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2020 at 8:45 PM
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  3. Neil C

    Neil C Active Member Team Brill Red S-line owners group Audi A3 TDi Manual

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    Bump!
     
  4. BrummieLad

    BrummieLad Active Member

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    For the high quality stuff I would stick to the likes of Sachs, Bilstein, Meyle who are the OE manufacturers for a number of brands.

    Have you checked what the Sachs ones will cost you from the likes of ECP? I fitted these to my car last year, and are exactly the sane as the original part.
     
  5. Neil C

    Neil C Active Member Team Brill Red S-line owners group Audi A3 TDi Manual

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    From ECP the Sachs ones are best part of £100 inc VAT each. Tried Autodoc, where they had the correct ones on sale at £70 each, but they told me that they are no longer available, and tried to fob me off with a cheap, incorrect, alternative.
     
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    PM me your reg number and I’ll see what I can sort out for you
     

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