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Upgrades (non TDI Engine related) The place of handling, lighting and other upgrades that do not relate to the performance or economy of the TDI engine. In other words upgrades to your TDI that don't fit into TDI Fuel Economy & TDI Engine Enhancements.Please note the Performance Disclaimer

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Old May 26th, 2020, 15:03   #1
Join Date: May 2020
Location: Edmonton Alberta
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Hi guys new here

I have a strut that is both leaking and the coil has broke on my 2011 golf wagon. I am wondering if anyone has any feedback on monroe quick struts looks like i can get a set for around 550 cad. Also any feedback on if im wasting my time and should just spend the money on a set of konis? I can get a full koni suspension kit with eibach springs for around 1000 shipped all in. Or should i save my money up and go with a bilstein coils and shocks with eibach springs. Being very indecisive and just looking for some opinions on either brand.


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Old May 26th, 2020, 19:52   #2
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I have a set of springs off our 2011 wagon down here in Calgary if you want them, free, you just need to figure out how to get them.

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Old May 27th, 2020, 03:43   #3
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Those quick struts are junk. That is what a used car lot will throw on something just to make it driveable. Don't use them. We put a few on here because the other techs are too lazy and too stupid to know any better (these idiots do not touch Volkswagens, thankfully), and they all are loose and clunking around less than 25k miles later.... and sadly in many cases the cars didn't even need them replaced in the first place.

I'd just buy the new parts you need, with good quality stuff, and rebuild the assemblies as needed. Sachs/BOGE is generally the OEM for the strut, if you just want a stock replacement. If you live in a salty area, Bilsteins will hold up FAR better than Koni stuff, which turns to dust in a few years.
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