Touareg: 2010 V6 TDI
Join Date: Nov 2014
Second Vehicle: VW 2
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I wouldn't change the springs unless you have deep pockets and/or your ride quality is compromised. If the springs aren't rusted out and the car isn't sagging then they should be fine.
That being said, I did have 2 front strut springs break on my 2002 Golf about 2 months apart. The old ones weren't even rusty. No idea how or why they broke. Both had about 5-6" off the bottom that broke off. But in my nearly 30 years of car ownership, I've only replaced springs twice: the broken strut springs on the Golf, and 4" lift springs on a Landcruiser.
Shocks: again, if the ride is good and there is no bounce, handling is good - why bother?
"Sophie" - 2010 Touareg TDI Highline, Campanella white on Anthracite
"Shea" - 2009 Eos 2.0T DSG Lux, Candy white on Anthracite
"Simone" - 2002 Golf GLS TDI, 5 speed, HID projectors