Rear spring for AMF TDI

LordTJC

Member
Hi all

I need a new rear spring on my 2001 TDI. On euro car parts there are two springs. One up to a certain VIN and the other for VINs after that. Is that all there is too it?

Thanks
Tim
 

Howey

Member
I fitted kyb ones from ebay around £16 each plus needed new lower seat cups around £7 each. Super easy job although i cant help but feel the back of the car sits lower than the front and although mine has not got the open sky sunroof (or anything its a base model) i think open sky rear springs would suit the look better but many have said the complete opposite in threads that i read prior to purchase and fitting of standard kyb springs front and rear
 

Robin_Cox

Member
Bilstein B3 rears on my project car - went with whichever ones were recommended at springloaded (they had a deal on B4 shocks at the time) using the number plate cross-referencing. Correct ride height (along with new seat rubbers / bumpstops etc) restored, very happy with the combination.

see similar linked thread -

 

carlston

Active Member
I need a new rear spring on my 2001 TDI. On euro car parts there are two springs. One up to a certain VIN and the other for VINs after that. Is that all there is too it?
Avoid eurocarparts for springs as not only are they overpriced but they don't give you the model number of the spring, so you don't know what you are buying.

KYB RH5514 (rear springs for Audi A2 without factory sunroof)

Sachs 996648 (rear springs for Audi A2 without factory sunroof)

I prefer Sachs over KYB for the Audi A2 as KYB tends to have more of a one size fits all approach. For example, if you want a front spring with OEM part number 6Q0411105AC, then KYB sells just one front spring to replace 6Q0411105AC, 6Q0411105AD, 6Q0411105AE, and 6Q0411105AP. So KYB are selling just one spring to replace four different springs. Sachs tends to sell just one spring to replace each OEM number, so you would think that you are getting a closer match to the original spring.
 

martin 54

A2OC Donor
I fitted KYB rear springs and rubber base cups to the tdi last year seems ok, sits level, both old springs had broken.
 

carlston

Active Member
I fitted kyb ones from ebay around £16 each plus needed new lower seat cups around £7 each. Super easy job although i cant help but feel the back of the car sits lower than the front and although mine has not got the open sky sunroof (or anything its a base model) i think open sky rear springs would suit the look better but many have said the complete opposite in threads that i read prior to purchase and fitting of standard kyb springs front and rear
Do you know the KYB model number of your front springs?
 
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Howey

Member
RH1664 i think but really cant remember and not sure i can access the sale invoice a year on
 

carlston

Active Member
KYB Front Springs for Audi A2

KYB RH1664
(1.4 diesel and 1.6 petrol Audi A2)
Length 330mm, Diameter 140mm, Thickness 12.00mm, Weight 1.76kg

KYB RH3243 (1.4 petrol Audi A2)
Length 334mm, Diameter 138mm, Thickness 11.25mm, Weight 1.71kg

KYB Rear Springs for Audi A2

KYB RH5514
(Audi A2 without OSS)
Length 338mm, Diameter 105mm, Thickness 9.75mm, Weight 1.29kg

KYB RH6594 (Audi A2 with OSS)
Length 336mm, Diameter 103mm, Thickness 10.25mm, Weight 1.49kg

KYB Online Catalogue
 
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Howey

Member
Cheers not sure if that means they are right or not be pretty sure its what i put on
Also RH5514 fitted to the rear
 
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