The Definitive Suspension Parts List

timmus

A2OC Donor
If you're looking to do a complete suspension overhaul, you'll need a collection of miscellaneous parts. The purpose of this thread is to keep an up-to-date list of part numbers.

Choose you dampers, springs and drop links and add the following for a complete renewal of the suspension.

6N0 412 249 C – Strut top bearing (x2)
Choice: 8Z0 412 331 - Strut top mount or 6Q0 412 331 B - Strut top mount (stronger version from Polo)
6N0 413 175 A – Front damper dust protection (x2)
Choice: 8Z0 412 301 – SE front bump stop or 8Z0 412 301 D - Sport front bump stop (x2)

1J0 513 425 A – Rear damper dust protection (x2)
Choice: 1J0 512 149 B – SE rear spring upper seat or 1J0 512 149 - Sport rear spring upper seat (10mm thinner than SE version) (x2)
8Z0 511 149 A – Rear spring lower seat (x2)
Choice: 6Q0 512 131 B – SE rear bump stop or 8Z0 512 131 C - Sport rear bump stop (x2)

N 102 078 04 – Bolt (x4)
N 019 530 8 – Bolt (x6)
WHT 005 480 – Bolt (x4)
N 905 173 04 – Bolt (x2)
N 906 484 02 – Bolt (x4)

N 909 081 02 – Nut (x2)
N 104 018 01 – Nut (x2)
N 101 064 02 – Nut (x4)
N 102 613 10 - Nut (x2)
N 102 861 10 - Nut (x2)

These part numbers are valid as of 24/03/2015. Please post below with any supersessions or any additions, details, etc, and I shall keep expanding this post.

Cheers,

Tom
 
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A2Steve

A2OC Donor
Thank you very much Tom, thats very useful, will be doing a suspension overhaul by the end of the year.
 

spike

Well-Known Member
Hi Tom

Is it worth adding part nos for the shorter bump stops used with 'sports' or lowered suspension.

Cheers Spike
 

a2sumo

Social Secretary
Great post and Spike i think you are talking about the rear spring upper mount rubber as they are 10mm shorter on the sports spec cars as opposed to se etc. cheers mike
 

chb

Well-Known Member
Thanks Tom! I have a set of shiny new monroe reflex fronts for an over hall in the next few weeks. The part list is invaluable.
Question on springs: Do I need to replace with the dampers or keep if they are intact? Where is best current source for SE type springs. I have had a look for SPIDA which I understood to be the spring of choice, but I can't find them anywhere.
For droplinks are Meyle HD still the best?
(might as well have a "definitive" one stop 2015 suspension guide!).
 

Special edition

Admin Team
At what point in the average mileage scale do our A2,s require a new suspension - mines done 114,000 and youve got me thinking.
Ta
Dave
:)
 

chb

Well-Known Member
Well CC1 had FSD and Weitec fitted at about 55000. Now on 125000 and drives like a go-cart.
CC2 is presumably on original suspension at 111000 miles, the poor thing corners like a drunken 2CV in comparison, I hope its the dampers that are shot as otherwise I need FSD's on CC2!
 

tagscuderia

Member
Might as well have a "definitive" one stop 2015 suspension guide!.
Another Tom that is doing the same thing; I'll release a formatted PDF with diagrams et al. Plan is to break each job down to reduce surplus parts purchasing. Also certain VAG parts are inferior to say... the Meyle HD drop-links, so that's worth including as well.
Regards Spidans, I bought mine online direct from Germany (Google's translate is your friend) via PRINZ Autoteile GmbH.
Cheers,
(less famous) Tom.

At what point in the average mileage scale do our A2,s require a new suspension - mines done 114,000 and youve got me thinking.
I bought mine with 48k on the clock and had the garage replace the O/S/F strut-mount (broken). The same spring has since broken at 60k exact. My car is very noisy over bumps so rubber seats and stops are probably shot to hell -- they're more than anything what will need replacing.
Bumping kerbs to park or having to navigate speed-bumps daily will shorten a damper's lifespan. Spring failures are more down to design i.e, lightening and non-chamfered end.
 
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spike

Well-Known Member
Great post and Spike i think you are talking about the rear spring upper mount rubber as they are 10mm shorter on the sports spec cars as opposed to se etc. cheers mike
Hi Mike, the parts list does indicate there are two versions of the rear bump stop - 123mm and 140mm long. That's in addition to the two upper spring mount rubbers - which I was not aware of.

Cheers Spike
 

a2sumo

Social Secretary
Thanks spike -I wasn't aware of that, I learn another A2 fact. Cheers Mike
Ps saves cutting them down and re bonding when running lowering springs.
 

timmus

A2OC Donor
Hi Tom

Is it worth adding part nos for the shorter bump stops used with 'sports' or lowered suspension.

Cheers Spike
Hi Spike,

I think you're right. I've never purchased such parts so they weren't on my radar, but for completeness, I think they ought to be included.
If you can provide the part numbers, I'll happily add them. However, given that you have moderator privileges, I'm more than happy for you to edit the original post.
I was also thinking of creating a sub section for ARB bushes and such.

Cheers,

Tom
 

Special edition

Admin Team
If you're looking to do a complete suspension overhaul, you'll need a collection of miscellaneous parts. The purpose of this thread is to keep an up-to-date list of part numbers.

Choose you dampers, springs and drop links and add the following for a complete renewal of the suspension.

6N0 412 249 C – Strut top bearing (x2)
6N0 413 175 A – Front damper dust protection (x2)
Choice: 8Z0 412 301 – SE front bump stop or 8Z0 412 301 D - Sport front bump stop (x2)

1J0 513 425 A – Rear damper dust protection (x2)
Choice: 1J0 512 149 B – SE rear spring upper seat or 1J0 512 149 - Sport rear spring upper seat (10mm thinner than SE version) (x2)
8Z0 511 149 A – Rear spring lower seat (x2)
Choice: 6Q0 512 131 B – SE rear bump stop or 8Z0 512 131 C - Sport rear bump stop (x2)

N 102 078 04 – Bolt (x4)
N 019 530 8 – Bolt (x6)
WHT 005 480 – Bolt (x4)
N 905 173 04 – Bolt (x2)
N 906 484 02 – Bolt (x4)

N 909 081 02 – Nut (x2)
N 104 018 01 – Nut (x2)
N 101 064 02 – Nut (x4)
N 102 613 10 - Nut (x2)
N 102 861 10 - Nut (x2)

These part numbers are valid as of 24/03/2015. Please post below with any supersessions or any additions, details, etc, and I shall keep expanding this post.

Cheers,

Tom
This is a handy list - saves a lot of time. Ive just been to my local Audi dealer and priced up all the above parts. In total they come to £221 inc VAT (thats with £20 knocked off) - from a dealer that unbelievable Jeff !.:)
 

bretti_kivi

Member
Hi,

8z0 412 331 or 301?

6Q0 412 331B is my personal weapon of choice, stronger top mount.

N102 078 04 should be replaced every single time, they are stretch bolts; 60Nm + 90degrees. Bolts for the bearing housing at the front.

WHT 005 480 are for the ARB bushes and should also be replaced. Tightening should only happen on the wheels, 20Nm + 90 degrees.

McFly has a really nice list of the parts, torque settings and listing from top to bottom in this post including a picture.

I cannot recommend standard droplinks in any way; the Meyle ones are so superior in terms of longevity it's well worth the expense. 3 x longer lifetime is a massive difference.

- Bret
 

chb

Well-Known Member
Dave, who are you getting to fit the dampers etc? I have pretty much the same as you waiting to be fitted (only the front bearings to pick up Friday from Harrogate Audi as they were on back order).
Was planning to fit mine myself, but if you have a cheap fitter then I might get someone to do it for me!
 

Special edition

Admin Team
Here is a photo of all the parts on Toms list - took only two days to order from Wakefield Audi - good service and with a tiny wee bit of discount . By my calculations if you add on the labour costs of £150 to fit, the total amount spent for a new suspension (albeit without new springs) is £500. Very happy with that !.
susp parts 001.JPG
Ta
Dave
:)
 
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