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the V10 has 290000km on the clock and its done a lot rough corrugated roads.
IMO my suspension is feeling harsh, like its got no dampening. doesn't seem to make any difference weather its on comfort or sport.
i assume the shock is not rebuildable? so I got to looking for replacements.
took me a while to recover after the local dealer told me the price ($4700 each).
but an ebay store has replacement struts for a fraction of the price. Has anybody used these ebay units? are they a viable alternative.

thx for your input

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I didn't specifically scan the suspension but have done a full scan and didn't notice anything on the suspension?
might be worth checking eh. I'll do a suspension scan over the weekend.
 

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Is it raining in Australia? :unsure:

Now, whether your dynamic damping works or not is based on several factors. As stated, scan module 34 for codes, and check the current values going to the dampers.

I’d stay far away from random Chinese parts, especially those as critical as suspension parts.
yep its raining lots.
 

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Is it raining in Australia? :unsure:

Now, whether your dynamic damping works or not is based on several factors. As stated, scan module 34 for codes, and check the current values going to the dampers.

I’d stay far away from random Chinese parts, especially those as critical as suspension parts.
the OEM price for 4 shocks is more than the car is worth, I'm guessing the ebay units come out of the same factory bu go out the back door instead of the VW distribution system which will add 10x markup...
 

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Does your x-tra level work and add at least 6" to the ride height?

Can you fully lower it into jacking mode?

If you change from comfort mode to sport mode does anything change?
yes air levels work fine. hardly any difference between sport and comfort mode. it feels like there is no rebound dampening.
 

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Do you think they’re actually even still made? Many treg components are out of production, dwindling parts availability, just curious
yes blue dog, I've had the local parts guys busy checking price and availability plenty, eg LHS wing mirror:- one available on earth $700. sort of makes you think they want me to stop driving the 2004 V10 and buy a new model....
 

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How is the salvage yard system in the Australia? This 06 just showed up at my local salvage yard and all 4 shock assemblies are still there at $30 each. Really cheap!! Looks like someone tried to remove one and probably didn't have the right tools.
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yes Micheld7 there are a few yards selling Touareg parts albeit not as cheep as your guys, I would be a bit reluctant to get used shocks are a wearing item.
 
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