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Tag Archives: Suspension System

The Difference Between Shocks & Struts

While they mostly do the same job and the words are often used interchangeably, shocks and struts refer to two vastly different suspension designs. You cannot use a shock absorber in the place of a strut, and vice versa. This can naturally lead to some confusion when trying to order the correct parts for your…
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1998 – 2004 Audi and Volkswagen Control Arm and Ball Joint Failure

With the introduction of the fifth generation of Volkwagen’s B and C platform that underpins the Audi A4, A6, Allroad, and Volkswagen Passat, Volkswagen-Audi AG moved to a multilink front suspension system. The entire front suspension consists of eight individual control arms, two upper and two lower on each side. Together they locate the wheel…
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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on Suspension Parts

The words ‘automotive suspension’ usually brings to mind images of heavy duty torsion bars and coil springs, however, what most people don’t know is that your car’s suspension system is actually a part of the chassis. Which means that not only is your suspension one of the most vital parts of your car, but that…
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Five Ways You’re Ruining Your Suspension

It’s very unlikely that you’d overlook a faulty AC or a broken window, however damage to your suspension, one of the most important parts of your car, might go untended—especially if you don’t know what you’re looking for! If your steering wheel shakes at high speeds or you notice a significant dip when breaking, it…
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Signs You Need New Shocks or Struts

Been experiencing a bouncy ride lately? Chances are, you need new SHOCKS OR STRUTS. It’s an unfortunate truth some of us don’t want to face. We try to reason with ourselves by saying: “We don’t need them yet, they aren’t that important” or “my car still gets me from A to B so I’ll hold…
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