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- Mar 21, 2015
- Versailles Missouri
- 1998 VW Jetta TDI. 1982 VW Rabbit pickup, 2001 VW Jetta TDI, 2005 VW Passat wagon TDI X3, 2001 VW golf TDI, 1980 VW rabbit pickup,
Just seeing this thread for the first time and nice work. Sad to see that damage to such a beautiful car.
But then, just as we were leaving, a distracted driver plowed into me as I was making a left hand turn...
So actually the b6s I had on the beater one were modified from motor home shocks... we do a lot of motor home suspensions at the shop and one of them we were replacing the shocks which were bilsteins with Konis. The rear shocks were rusted out but the front ones weren't. I was getting ready to toss them in the scrap bin when I saw one of my mk4 shocks sitting there and noticed how close in size they were... I then modified the mk4 mounts and put them on the back of my golf. I ended up lifting that car, so I got bilstein TC shocks and stuck those motor home ones in a box. Flash forward to when I was doing the brakes on my wagon... I remembered those shocks and pulled them out. Yup, same length as the passat ones... modified the passat mounts and put them in.Sorry about your original wagon, and also glad your blue one wasn't the victim, that thing is a beaut' Clark!
How did you like the B6 HD's on that wagon? I just ordered a pair for the rear of my wagon. I do not plan to pull a trailer, but wanted something firmer for the curvy corners and my rears are close to done. (front sits higher)
so from the photos above, the wagon with black steelies will be your new work rig, and the blue wagon the going to town car?
The axles are really easy on these. The book says to disassemble the control arms and all, but that isn't necessary. Takes about 15 minutes for me to swap them, just pull the wheel, pull the shield inside and the bolts that mount the flange to the transmission flange and the bolt from the hub. Then pull the inside up and the splined shaft out and itll slide right out. I've not done the front struts yet, don't know how hard it is, but I've heard its not too hard.alright, I am gonna buckle down and get the B6 front struts as well. I need to find a good write-up to change the front. Not sure how much harder they are than the MK4 platform. It makes sense, to this idiot, to swap the front struts when I am doing axles as well since I am in that far, but maybe not.
I have to find some of those 17" GLS wheels, they sure are 'purdy!!! I have 2 sets of 16" wheels. A winter set that is plasti-dipped black and another set.
Need to go learn how to post photos.............
Yeah, if you have a lift, no tire removal needed.That sounds easy enough, I just need to order 12 new bolts for the Trans/CV flange. I got stuck on that and was trying to figure out if the manual swapped B5's took a different bolt than the autos.
I remember reading where Oilhammer doesn't even remove the wheel, but I definitely will.