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VW Passat Family (NMS and B7) TDIs (2012+) Discussion area for the 2012+ Passat TDI (North American and rest of world versions versions). The North American model was previously codenamed NMS (New Midsize Sedan) and the version the rest of the world gets is sometimes referred to as B7.

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Old April 16th, 2018, 15:07   #1
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With 90K+ miles, it seems time for the upgrade. I've purchased Koni 2100-4026 for my '15 Passat but, since all my work is done at the dealership, I do not have any connections for repairs. I live near Chicago but work near Merrillville, IN. Any recommendations for installers in NW Indiana or Chicagoland area. I've called Pepboys and Farm and Fleet but at $1,000 just to install, I'm skeptical. Thanks.

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Old April 16th, 2018, 15:59   #2
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With 90K+ miles, it seems time for the upgrade. I've purchased Koni 2100-4026 for my '15 Passat but, since all my work is done at the dealership, I do not have any connections for repairs. I live near Chicago but work near Merrillville, IN. Any recommendations for installers in NW Indiana or Chicagoland area. I've called Pepboys and Farm and Fleet but at $1,000 just to install, I'm skeptical. Thanks.
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I know it's not right around your corner but call http://www.jasontdr.com/
He knows his stuff and will give you a very fair price for installing your dampers.
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Old April 17th, 2018, 04:15   #3
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Most of the NMS is a parts bin cluster (mostly MK5), so there's nothing special about it. Any shop local coworkers recomend should handled a strut/shock swap.

Are you also planning to do bushings while your there?

I highly recommend picking up a rear sway bar, makes the corners so much more enjoyable.
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Old April 17th, 2018, 15:08   #4
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Most of the NMS is a parts bin cluster (mostly MK5), so there's nothing special about it. Any shop local coworkers recomend should handled a strut/shock swap.

Are you also planning to do bushings while your there?

I highly recommend picking up a rear sway bar, makes the corners so much more enjoyable.
I'll claim ignorance on this one. The kit is shipping to me but I anticipated any bushings would be included, or are you referring to others?

For now, the rear sway bar will have to wait but I would like to in the future.

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Old April 18th, 2018, 09:23   #5
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Depending on what you bought for a kit, but hopefully new strut bearings are being installed, as the labor is almost 99% done when changing struts.

As far as other bushings, I personally haven't done any swaps, as I haven't had the chance to rack up the miles. But I'd be looking for new control arm bushings front and rear.
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Old April 18th, 2018, 16:40   #6
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I know it's not right around your corner but call http://www.jasontdr.com/
He knows his stuff and will give you a very fair price for installing your dampers.
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What he said. I always buy Jason breakfast or lunch when I'm at his shop.

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