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    Default Front Shocks

    Hi all,

    Possibly looking at changing my passenger front shock to see if it cures my Knocking problem that has reared its ugly head again, I was wondering - should I be replace both fronts at the same time? (only one is knocking) are all the shocks the same across the Vec/Signum range? I did think about fitting some Bilstien B4's and eibach springs but finance is not permitting at the moment. Any advice would be great.

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    they are listed as the same from the 1.8 to the 3.0 v6 diesel and 2.8T
    on the Bilstein product page for B4's

    http://web1.carparts-cat.com/default...&30=84&31=4956


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    B4's will be cheaper than Vx shocks.

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    If i was you I would change both.

    My other car. 1972 1641cc slammed beetle. On the road finally!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jezzy View Post
    B4's will be cheaper than Vx shocks.
    Ideally i'd want to change to B4's but with spring i'm looking at about £300+ without fitting so I was just thinking about do the fronts at the mo. Finances are tight up to christmas.

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    my SRI 04 plate went at three years old. My local mechanic fitted a VX shock. Supply and Fit was on £120.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PORKBALLS29 View Post
    Ideally i'd want to change to B4's but with spring i'm looking at about £300+ without fitting so I was just thinking about do the fronts at the mo. Finances are tight up to christmas.
    If one's gone the other has to be on notice - why change the springs though before they need doing?
    It's my intention to fit eibach and B4's, but I can't afford to do it unless the old ones need changing, so that's my plan.

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    Have you changed the drop links? was causing a lot of knocking on mine

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    changed drop link on that side and still knocking. Car has been into garage i trust and they said the only thing they can find is slight play in the shock. Really i only want to replace the one shock that is knocking. The other side there is no noise at all, i'm just asking if i have to change both at the same time and if all the shocks are the same for the siggys. If i do have to replace both fronts would it work if i had b4's on front and standard on back?

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    Remember to change the strut top bearings too.

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