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Offline Ryan90GTI

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Aftermarket or Stock?
« on: 16 September 2018, 15:55 »
Ok, so I put a post up a week or so a go saying my shock was leaking and still haven't made a decision on what I want to do.

I'm thinking with the car on 45k do I replace all four corners with the standard dampers or go down the aftermarket route and lose DCC?

Opinions please.

Offline hobbes22

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Re: Aftermarket or Stock?
« Reply #1 on: 16 September 2018, 16:00 »
Are the rest of the dampers ok? Could just replace one corner if so. Save some money and keep the DCC.

Edit. Just seen your other post and seen the quote to replace. Aftermarket Eibachs it is then! :D
« Last Edit: 16 September 2018, 16:04 by hobbes22 »
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Offline Ryan90GTI

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Re: Aftermarket or Stock?
« Reply #2 on: 16 September 2018, 19:37 »
VW quoted me ~ £1500 for all four corners fitted.

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Re: Aftermarket or Stock?
« Reply #3 on: 23 September 2018, 11:44 »
Would VW not do a goodwill gesture on replacing the shocks?

It'd be a shame to lose the benefits of DCC considering it's quite an expensive option.

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Re: Aftermarket or Stock?
« Reply #4 on: 23 September 2018, 12:36 »
I don't know the manufacturer of the DCC shocks fitted, but have you considered having them rebuilt by the shock service agent. I know Bilstein do this in the Uk for example.

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Re: Aftermarket or Stock?
« Reply #5 on: 23 September 2018, 14:36 »
DCC shocks are made by Monroe.
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Offline Ryan90GTI

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Re: Aftermarket or Stock?
« Reply #6 on: 23 September 2018, 21:02 »
I ended replacing the shocks myself. I'm not wasting my time dealing with VW, they're absolutely shocking (pardon the pun).

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Re: Aftermarket or Stock?
« Reply #7 on: 03 October 2018, 20:15 »
Hi Ryan - what shocks did you end up replacing them with?

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Re: Aftermarket or Stock?
« Reply #8 on: 03 October 2018, 23:09 »
Hi, I ended up replacing them with the original shocks from VW.

front shocks are £220 each
Rear shocks are £240 each