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Why not Arnott??

https://www.arnottindustries.com/par...24_pid164.html

EDIT: Never mind. Seems like they only have the front spring in stock....

JC Whipme still has a set of 4 listed:

http://www.jcwhitney.com/arnott-oe-r...71y2010g1971j1

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2 on Arnott.
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Why not Arnott??

https://www.arnottindustries.com/par...24_pid164.html

EDIT: Never mind. Seems like they only have the front spring in stock....

JC Whipme still has a set of 4 listed:

http://www.jcwhitney.com/arnott-oe-r...71y2010g1971j1

Good luck....


That's only half the issue I am trying to resolve, my Touareg has 155k miles, the shock absorbers have reached near the end of service life, replacing only the air bags is not a good option in my opinion. Aerosus sells the whole air shock, they just don't have them in stock now. I emailed rebuild master tech and found they do not rebuild or replace the shock, they only test them. With 4 Arnott air springs and 4 new VW electronic dampening shocks the cost is near a wash against my cost for 4 new VW complete air shocks. Its expensive but you must remember the V10 TDI Touareg is a high end luxury car thus costs more for repairs.
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Gotcha. Didn't realize you were looking for both items.

Yup, these beasts are $$$ to repair, but if you want to play, you have to pay.

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hight dropped

Hi there, I have a 2004 V10. I heard a bang and the front dropped in hight. A "stop running gear" fault came up on dash. Front of car is very low. Took wheel off and had a look. Bottom rubber seal has a big hole in it. Is this the fault? Here in NZ, VW wanted about $1000 each for the struts. Found plenty out of China for around $300US each (about $500 NZ ) Car has done 200,000 Km's
Do I get the new struts and has anyone tried the China option? Do these faults show on a Vag computer. Was thinking of getting one anyway. Any thoughts appreciated.
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I would not be suprised if the OEM VW ones are made in China?

I bought dust boots from china.
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H,mmm.


I bought two front shocks from VW USA.
says Sachs and Made in Germany on the sticker.....


I think the reason they are called a shock is cause that's what happens when they tell you the price..


I am at some stage going to buy a set of rear shocks (complete) from China, just to see how they go.
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We have gotten a lot of chineese parts that are counterfeit in the USA, they look nearly identical including the stickers and the customers are always upset they have to buy a factory replacement. For all to know VWAG has very little ties to any manufacturer in China, in all my years of replacing parts as a Tech at a VW dealer the only made in China sticker I found was on the drivers gear (clothing line)

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Hi there, I have a 2004 V10. I heard a bang and the front dropped in hight. A "stop running gear" fault came up on dash. Front of car is very low. Took wheel off and had a look. Bottom rubber seal has a big hole in it. Is this the fault? Here in NZ, VW wanted about $1000 each for the struts. Found plenty out of China for around $300US each (about $500 NZ ) Car has done 200,000 Km's
Do I get the new struts and has anyone tried the China option? Do these faults show on a Vag computer. Was thinking of getting one anyway. Any thoughts appreciated.
Thanks Daryl
Can you post a photo, it sounds like an airbag blew out and nothing is wrong with the shock absorber. With the mileage you have I would recommend replacement of both front air shocks, if you are just trying to limp along you can try what many others have suggested and replace the air spring (air bag) with an Arnott replacement found here:
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Decided to buy whole assembly's from china. They arrived very quickly. look the part. Have replaced the passages side, very easy.(right hand drive) Went to do the drivers side. Bolt under brake reservoir has got me. Will do some searching.
I dismantled the blown side. All it was is a $10 O ring. Could have replaced that and siliconed the blow out on the dust cover. Gas shock seems to be doing its thing. But at 200,000 kms some thing won't be right.
Hopefully find out how to get this last bolt.
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