Front shocks

H-M3

Member
Hi Peeps
I just wanted you learned people’s opinion on the list of parts for my front shocks. I copied from a post from here and posted to Autodoc. This is the response I got. Please can someone check if all these tally up as some parts look similar to other.
According to the OEN number our technical team has identified that

https://www.autodoc.co.uk/lnk-20272300 -
6N0 412 249 C – strut top bearing

https://www.autodoc.co.uk/lnk-69334216
6Q0 412 331 B – strut top mount

https://www.autodoc.co.uk/lnk-38197021
8Z0 412 301 D – bump stop

https://www.autodoc.co.uk/lnk-11158599
6N0 413 175 A – Bellows

https://www.autodoc.co.uk/lnk-30698914 N 10207803 – Bolt for strut clamp

N 10106402 the requested part is not available in our stock

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us and we will be glad to help you.

Have a nice day !
> I am after the parts listed below, I would prefer OE parts such as Febi.
>
> 6N0 412 249 C – strut top bearing
> 6Q0 412 331 B – strut top mount
> 8Z0 412 301 D – bump stop
> 6N0 413 175 A – Bellows
> N 10207803 – Bolt for strut clamp
> N 10106402 - Nut for strut clamp
 

Special edition

Well-known member and A2OC Donor
It may be better to cross reference with Toms definitive suspension parts list..............

 

neo

Member
Here's the list of replacement parts that I chose for my suspension rebuild.
Strut top bearing: SKF VKD 35025
Strut top mount: Lemforder 31343 01
Bump stop: Febi Bilstein 32546
Dust covers: Febi Bilstein 36006

I bought nuts and bolts directly from a VW dealership.

Edit: found a replacement bolt and nut for shock absorber: Febi Bilstein 27876
 
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carlston

Active Member
> 6N0 412 249 C – strut top bearing
> 6Q0 412 331 B – strut top mount
> 8Z0 412 301 D – bump stop
> 6N0 413 175 A – Bellows
> N 10207803 – Bolt for strut clamp
> N 10106402 - Nut for strut clamp

SKF Top Strut Mounting with bearing(s)​

Article number: VKDA 35115 T

SKF Dust Cover Kit, shock absorber​

Article number: VKDP 33134 T
 

H-M3

Member
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Just got a friend to check on etka to see shocks. Seems like they don’t sell them anymore
 

Robin_Cox

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View attachment 88132Just got a friend to check on etka to see shocks. Seems like they don’t sell them anymore

Just get a set of Bilstein B4s - good value and work very well, easily available online.

for instance - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/232572126471?hash=item3626610507:g:D1QAAOSwGFRfIgQY

Deals are available from some places when you get those Ebay 15% or 20% discount weeks, the above is a fairly normal price from one place I got two sets from.

I've had them on all three of our A2s (all non-sport), and have only just replaced the oldest pair with a set of B6s as part of a bigger brake conversion, keeping the removed B4s as house spares (or until I accidentally buy a fourth A2!)...
 

H-M3

Member
Just get a set of Bilstein B4s - good value and work very well, easily available online.

for instance - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/232572126471?hash=item3626610507:g:D1QAAOSwGFRfIgQY

Deals are available from some places when you get those Ebay 15% or 20% discount weeks, the above is a fairly normal price from one place I got two sets from.

I've had them on all three of our A2s (all non-sport), and have only just replaced the oldest pair with a set of B6s as part of a bigger brake conversion, keeping the removed B4s as house spares (or until I accidentally buy a fourth A2!)...
Are these good for 1.4 petrol with non working OSS? Lol
 
Just get a set of Bilstein B4s - good value and work very well, easily available online.

Yep, good recommendation there from Robin, H-M3. I bought a set for the 1.6 fsi which is a slightly heavier car than the 1.4 equivalent due to engine and have no regrets, they really are a great shock from one of if not the best manufacturer for shocks, i really like them and recommend them.
 

Robin_Cox

Member
Yep, good recommendation there from Robin, H-M3. I bought a set for the 1.6 fsi which is a slightly heavier car than the 1.4 equivalent due to engine and have no regrets, they really are a great shock from one of if not the best manufacturer for shocks, i really like them and recommend them.
we have an AMF (1.4tdi 75 with MOSS), a BHC (1.4tdi 75 NoOSS) and an AUA (1.4i NoOSS), all on Bilstein B4 until last week when one set (on the BHC) were replaced with Bilstein B6. After a week or so driving that car on well known local roads I am beginning to sense the slightly greater refinement and 'deadening' of the B6 on higher frequency and more abrupt road imperfections, but for the near £100 extra per shock each you would hope so. Just goes to show how good the B4s are for all-round applications, but also that to observe this in everyday situations you need everything else to be identical (setup, tyres, car, conditions, road and so on) otherwise probably too subtle to be obvious. Really rate B4s, especially now I have something notionally better to compare them with from the same stable - not that I'm regretting the B6s as I got them on a cracking deal with very good timing and it was one of those 'improvements' you really only do if you've got a good reason.
 
we have an AMF (1.4tdi 75 with MOSS), a BHC (1.4tdi 75 NoOSS) and an AUA (1.4i NoOSS), all on Bilstein B4 until last week when one set (on the BHC) were replaced with Bilstein B6. After a week or so driving that car on well known local roads I am beginning to sense the slightly greater refinement and 'deadening' of the B6 on higher frequency and more abrupt road imperfections, but for the near £100 extra per shock each you would hope so. Just goes to show how good the B4s are for all-round applications, but also that to observe this in everyday situations you need everything else to be identical (setup, tyres, car, conditions, road and so on) otherwise probably too subtle to be obvious. Really rate B4s, especially now I have something notionally better to compare them with from the same stable - not that I'm regretting the B6s as I got them on a cracking deal with very good timing and it was one of those 'improvements' you really only do if you've got a good reason.

Can't agree more the B4's have been great for me and a bargain. I've always fancied using B6 shocks after reading the many posts on the (sporting Audi forums) over the years. I have a brand new set to go on the S6 i've had sitting around a few years 🤫 not fitted yet due to a nice diversion into A2 cars and one thing or another let alone requiring a full suspension rebuild on the S6 to do it justice. When overhauling the fsi suspension May 2019 i decided to go B4's to try them plus they were £66 for a front pair at the time, rears about the same. It all starts to add up when buying all new Audi parts bolts etc, i was pleasantly surprised at how good they were.Like you i've since bought a set of B6's for the FSI and am looking forward to getting round to fitting them but won't until i've rebuilt the rear axle with new axle bushes. Anyway, happy to hear you're happy with the B6's, i'm looking forward to experiencing them myself.
 
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