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VW MKIV-A4 TDIs (VE and PD) This is a general discussion about A4/MkIV Jetta (99.5-~2005), Golf(99.5-2006), and New Beetle(98-2006). Both VE and PD engines are covered here.

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Old September 4th, 2019, 13:28   #61
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You won't be sorry. Great damper.
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Old September 5th, 2019, 14:06   #62
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I can tell you what NOT to use. The previous owner of my Jetta had DriveWorks struts and shocks installed, just before he sold me the car. I never heard of that brand. Anyway, they're pretty mushy. I also noticed the front bump-stops are beat up, from the suspension bottoming out. The car feels floaty on the highway, too.

They might be good for an old lady who wants her car to float like an old Cadillac. But that's about it.

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Old September 5th, 2019, 14:11   #63
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Most folks seem to like Koni and Bilstein. Supposedly the billies are less rust prone.
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Old September 5th, 2019, 17:32   #64
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Most folks seem to like Koni and Bilstein. Supposedly the billies are less rust prone.
My Konis were delivered today. Anyone know of a clearcoat spray etc.. that would help prevent rust?
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Old October 19th, 2019, 09:51   #65
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So far, I haven't seen any mention of KYB dampers. Has anyone used them? The KYB AGX seem to be reasonably priced, and they're adjustable.
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They're great. For about 10K miles.
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Old October 21st, 2019, 06:19   #67
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We joke around here that KYB stands for Keep Your Bilsteins.

They are pretty short lived units. They are the ones that supply a lot of Mazdas and other Japanese cars that are blown out by 100k miles, or sooner.
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