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KYB
2009 Volkswagen Jetta City Shock Absorber - Rear KYB - AGX

P311-0B61EB4    743029  New

Qty:
$81.23
KYB Shock Absorber  Rear
  • DAMPING RATE ADJUSTABLE SHOCK
  • Manually Adjustable Performance
  • AGX
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: Y
    • Compressed Length: 16.75
    • Dust Cover Included: Y
    • Extended Length: 25.27
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Adjustable Performance, Designed For Enthusiasts
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Can Be Adjusted To Add Up To 125% More Damping Force On Your European Car
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: Externally Adjustable Without Lifting The Vehicle Or Removing The Tires
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Features Precision Multi-stage Hydraulic Valves For A Broad Performance Range
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Uses A Seamless Working Cylinder Matched With A Teflon Coated Piston Band For A Positive Seal And Longer Life
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 6: Engineered To Help Vehicles With Electronic Safety Systems (esc, Abs, Etc.)
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 7: To Reduce The Chance Of Noise And Vibration Kyb Recommends Installing New Strut Mounts, Part Number: Sm5182
    • Lower Mount Type: E2(10x45)
    • REBOUND STOP: Y
    • Stroke Length: 8.52
    • Upper Mount Type: S1
  • KYB AGX manually-adjustable shocks and struts allow you to design your own ride control performance without special tools, quickly and as often as you want. Enthusiasts can increase individual corner damping rates up to 125% more than the vehicles OEM design. For ease of access, depending on vehicle application, the KYB AGX either has an eight position knob or a four position screwdriver slot. However, both offer the same overall capability. One simple adjustment increases both rebound and compression damping. Whether on the street or on a race track, the AGXs velocity sensitive damping valves instantly react to driving conditions to maintain tire contact and vehicle control. The AGX is a great solution for more demanding conditions that OE replacement parts just cant handle.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Region Position
2009 - Volkswagen Jetta City Canada Rear
KYB
1991 Volkswagen Vanagon Shock Absorber - Rear KYB - MonoMax

P311-3385684    565050  New

37064 , 77454

Qty:
$64.91
KYB Shock Absorber  Rear
  • HIGH PRESSURE MONOTUBE GAS SHOCK
  • Maximum Monotube Performance Upgrade
  • MonoMax
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: N
    • Dust Cover Included: Y
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Maximum Performance Upgrade With Up To 40% More Damping Performance Than Standard Shock Absorbers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Perfect Solution When You Need To Upgrade Suspension Performance On Your Gm Truck
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: Truck Monotube Design Outperforms All Other Standard Shock Absorbers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Zinc-coated, Stainless Steel Piston Ring Provides A Positive Seal In The Most Extreme Conditions
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Rubber Boot To Protect The Shaft And Keep Dirt And Debris Away From The Seals
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 6: Engineered To Help Vehicles With Electronic Safety Systems (esc, Abs, Etc.)
    • Lower Mount Type: E2(12x42)
    • REBOUND STOP: Y
    • Stroke Length: 7.48
    • Upper Mount Type: E2(12x42)
  • Tough conditions demand tough truck shocks. The large bore KYB MonoMax provides the additional stability that heavier, more powerful or high center of gravity vehicles demand. The KYB MonoMax is a heavy duty monotube shock absorber that provides the most handling, control and durability of any KYB shock; and its just for trucks. The MonoMaxs tough design automatically adjusts to driving conditions with fade-free performance. The KYB MonoMax has an outstanding reputation for vehicles that do real work, go off-road, tow a trailer or haul heavy loads. It uses a work-ready, zinc-coated steel piston ring and includes an off-road dust boot.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Submodel Position
1991 - Volkswagen Vanagon Syncro Rear
KYB
1967 Volkswagen Transporter Shock Absorber - Rear KYB - Gas-a-just

P311-1EB7F16    KG5529  New

31542 , 82001

Qty:
$38.72
KYB Shock Absorber  Rear
  • HIGH PRESSURE MONOTUBE GAS SHOCK
  • Monotube Performance Upgrade
  • Gas-a-just
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: N
    • Compressed Length: 10.59
    • Dust Cover Included: Y
    • Extended Length: 16.3
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Provides Up To 25% More Damping Control Over Original Equipment Shocks On European Cars
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Gas-a-just Reacts To Road Conditions And Adds Instant Responsiveness To Your Volkswagen
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: High Gas Pressure Design Provides Instant, Extra Control
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Monotube Design Outperforms All Other Standard Shock Absorbers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Unique, Air-free, Hydraulic Unit Eliminates Performance Fade
    • Lower Mount Type: E2(12x32)
    • REBOUND STOP: N
    • Stroke Length: 5.71
    • Upper Mount Type: E2(12x32)
  • The KYB Gas-a-just monotube shock absorber has additional performance advantages over the traditional twin-tube design: It can instantly, automatically adjust to your performance needs and never experiences fade due to aeration. The Gas-a-just is available as an OE monotube replacement and as an OE twin-tube performance upgrade. The KYB Gas-a-just has two separate working chambers: An air-free hydraulic piston and valve area for responsiveness and control, and a second high-pressure nitrogen gas area with a floating piston that provides a comfortable ride during normal driving and adds instant performance on demand. The Gas-a-just high-pressure, monotube design delivers the control spirited drivers are looking for and its ideal for European cars.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1967 - Volkswagen Transporter Rear
KYB
1966 Volkswagen Beetle Shock Absorber - Front 4 Cyl 1.3L KYB - Gas-a-just

P311-0B2A5EA    KG4520  New

31538 , 82005

Qty:
$34.05
KYB Shock Absorber  Front
  • HIGH PRESSURE MONOTUBE GAS SHOCK
  • Monotube Performance Upgrade
  • Gas-a-just
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: Y
    • Dust Cover Included: Y
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Provides Up To 25% More Damping Control Over Original Equipment Shocks On European Cars
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Gas-a-just Reacts To Road Conditions And Adds Instant Responsiveness To Your Volkswagen
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: High Gas Pressure Design Provides Instant, Extra Control
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Monotube Design Outperforms All Other Standard Shock Absorbers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Unique, Air-free, Hydraulic Unit Eliminates Performance Fade
    • Lower Mount Type: E2(12x32)
    • REBOUND STOP: N
    • Stroke Length: 5.31
    • Upper Mount Type: S1
  • The KYB Gas-a-just monotube shock absorber has additional performance advantages over the traditional twin-tube design: It can instantly, automatically adjust to your performance needs and never experiences fade due to aeration. The Gas-a-just is available as an OE monotube replacement and as an OE twin-tube performance upgrade. The KYB Gas-a-just has two separate working chambers: An air-free hydraulic piston and valve area for responsiveness and control, and a second high-pressure nitrogen gas area with a floating piston that provides a comfortable ride during normal driving and adds instant performance on demand. The Gas-a-just high-pressure, monotube design delivers the control spirited drivers are looking for and its ideal for European cars.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position Block Engine CID CC
1966 - Volkswagen Beetle Front H 4 Cyl 1.3L 78 1285
KYB
2004 Volkswagen Golf Shock Absorber - Rear KYB - AGX

P311-0B61EB4    743029  New

Qty:
$81.23
KYB Shock Absorber  Rear
  • DAMPING RATE ADJUSTABLE SHOCK
  • Manually Adjustable Performance (Excludes R32 Performance Package)
  • AGX
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: Y
    • Compressed Length: 16.75
    • Dust Cover Included: Y
    • Extended Length: 25.27
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Adjustable Performance, Designed For Enthusiasts
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Can Be Adjusted To Add Up To 125% More Damping Force On Your European Car
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: Externally Adjustable Without Lifting The Vehicle Or Removing The Tires
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Features Precision Multi-stage Hydraulic Valves For A Broad Performance Range
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Uses A Seamless Working Cylinder Matched With A Teflon Coated Piston Band For A Positive Seal And Longer Life
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 6: Engineered To Help Vehicles With Electronic Safety Systems (esc, Abs, Etc.)
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 7: To Reduce The Chance Of Noise And Vibration Kyb Recommends Installing New Strut Mounts, Part Number: Sm5182
    • Lower Mount Type: E2(10x45)
    • REBOUND STOP: Y
    • Stroke Length: 8.52
    • Upper Mount Type: S1
  • KYB AGX manually-adjustable shocks and struts allow you to design your own ride control performance without special tools, quickly and as often as you want. Enthusiasts can increase individual corner damping rates up to 125% more than the vehicles OEM design. For ease of access, depending on vehicle application, the KYB AGX either has an eight position knob or a four position screwdriver slot. However, both offer the same overall capability. One simple adjustment increases both rebound and compression damping. Whether on the street or on a race track, the AGXs velocity sensitive damping valves instantly react to driving conditions to maintain tire contact and vehicle control. The AGX is a great solution for more demanding conditions that OE replacement parts just cant handle.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Submodel Position
2004 - Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 Rear
KYB
1999 Volkswagen Golf Shock Absorber - Rear 4 Cyl 1.9L KYB - AGX

P311-0B61EB4    743029  New

Qty:
$81.23
KYB Shock Absorber  Rear
  • DAMPING RATE ADJUSTABLE SHOCK
  • Manually Adjustable Performance Golf IV
  • AGX
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: Y
    • Compressed Length: 16.75
    • Dust Cover Included: Y
    • Extended Length: 25.27
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Adjustable Performance, Designed For Enthusiasts
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Can Be Adjusted To Add Up To 125% More Damping Force On Your European Car
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: Externally Adjustable Without Lifting The Vehicle Or Removing The Tires
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Features Precision Multi-stage Hydraulic Valves For A Broad Performance Range
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Uses A Seamless Working Cylinder Matched With A Teflon Coated Piston Band For A Positive Seal And Longer Life
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 6: Engineered To Help Vehicles With Electronic Safety Systems (esc, Abs, Etc.)
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 7: To Reduce The Chance Of Noise And Vibration Kyb Recommends Installing New Strut Mounts, Part Number: Sm5182
    • Lower Mount Type: E2(10x45)
    • REBOUND STOP: Y
    • Stroke Length: 8.52
    • Upper Mount Type: S1
  • KYB AGX manually-adjustable shocks and struts allow you to design your own ride control performance without special tools, quickly and as often as you want. Enthusiasts can increase individual corner damping rates up to 125% more than the vehicles OEM design. For ease of access, depending on vehicle application, the KYB AGX either has an eight position knob or a four position screwdriver slot. However, both offer the same overall capability. One simple adjustment increases both rebound and compression damping. Whether on the street or on a race track, the AGXs velocity sensitive damping valves instantly react to driving conditions to maintain tire contact and vehicle control. The AGX is a great solution for more demanding conditions that OE replacement parts just cant handle.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Engine Designation Position Block Engine CID CC
1999 - Volkswagen Golf ALH Rear L 4 Cyl 1.9L 116 1896
KYB
1999 Volkswagen Jetta Shock Absorber - Rear 4 Cyl 1.9L KYB - AGX

P311-0B61EB4    743029  New

Qty:
$81.23
KYB Shock Absorber  Rear
  • DAMPING RATE ADJUSTABLE SHOCK
  • Manually Adjustable Performance Jetta (IV)
  • AGX
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: Y
    • Compressed Length: 16.75
    • Dust Cover Included: Y
    • Extended Length: 25.27
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Adjustable Performance, Designed For Enthusiasts
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Can Be Adjusted To Add Up To 125% More Damping Force On Your European Car
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: Externally Adjustable Without Lifting The Vehicle Or Removing The Tires
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Features Precision Multi-stage Hydraulic Valves For A Broad Performance Range
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Uses A Seamless Working Cylinder Matched With A Teflon Coated Piston Band For A Positive Seal And Longer Life
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 6: Engineered To Help Vehicles With Electronic Safety Systems (esc, Abs, Etc.)
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 7: To Reduce The Chance Of Noise And Vibration Kyb Recommends Installing New Strut Mounts, Part Number: Sm5182
    • Lower Mount Type: E2(10x45)
    • REBOUND STOP: Y
    • Stroke Length: 8.52
    • Upper Mount Type: S1
  • KYB AGX manually-adjustable shocks and struts allow you to design your own ride control performance without special tools, quickly and as often as you want. Enthusiasts can increase individual corner damping rates up to 125% more than the vehicles OEM design. For ease of access, depending on vehicle application, the KYB AGX either has an eight position knob or a four position screwdriver slot. However, both offer the same overall capability. One simple adjustment increases both rebound and compression damping. Whether on the street or on a race track, the AGXs velocity sensitive damping valves instantly react to driving conditions to maintain tire contact and vehicle control. The AGX is a great solution for more demanding conditions that OE replacement parts just cant handle.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Engine Designation Position Block Engine CID CC
1999 - Volkswagen Jetta ALH Rear L 4 Cyl 1.9L 116 1896
KYB
2000 Volkswagen Passat Shock Absorber - Rear KYB - Excel-G

P311-4695911    343281  New

69946 , 39102

Qty:
$64.16
KYB Shock Absorber  Rear
  • GAS SHOCK
  • To VIN # 3B-Y-200000 Recommended OEM Replacement
  • Excel-G
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: N
    • Compressed Length: 15.51
    • Dust Cover Included: N
    • Extended Length: 23.78
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Twin-tube Technology, Designed For European Cars
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Specifically Calibrated To Help Restore The Original Handling And Control Characteristics Of Your European Sedan
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: Uses A Seamless Working Cylinder Matched With A Teflon Coated Piston Band For A Positive Seal And Longer Life
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Triple Chrome Plated Piston Rod And Multi-lip Oil Seals That Reduce Wear
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Solid Seamless Mounting Eye Rings And Bolt Bushings To Eliminate Rattles
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 6: Engineered To Help Vehicles With Electronic Safety Systems (esc, Abs, Etc.)
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 7: To Reduce The Chance Of Noise And Vibration Kyb Recommends Installing New Strut Mounts, Part Number: Sm5237
    • Lower Mount Type: E2(10.2x60)
    • REBOUND STOP: Y
    • Stroke Length: 8.27
    • Upper Mount Type: S1
  • Ride Comfort may be important, but restoring a vehicles Ride Control; stability, stopping, lane change responsiveness and handling is critical. KYB Excel-G Shocks and Struts are designed for the most important performance purpose: Restoring the vehicles original capabilities. KYB is a world leading supplier of shocks and struts to new vehicle manufacturers and the Excel-G is made on the very same KYB OE assembly lines, uses the same OE quality components and is calibrated to restore original, designed performance, not change it. That has earned Excel-G the classification: OEA (Original Equipment for the Aftermarket). The KYB Excel-G is a nitrogen gas-charged, twin-tube design that includes every quality component that our global OEM products include.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Body Drive Type Position
2000 - Volkswagen Passat Sedan FWD Rear
KYB
1991 Volkswagen Vanagon Shock Absorber - Rear KYB - Gas-a-just

P311-2F8C162    KG5557  New

69858 , 34971

Qty:
$37.33
KYB Shock Absorber  Rear
  • HIGH PRESSURE MONOTUBE GAS SHOCK
  • Recommended OEM Replacement
  • Gas-a-just
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: N
    • Compressed Length: 12.95
    • Dust Cover Included: Y
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Provides Up To 25% More Damping Control Over Original Equipment Shocks On European Cars
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Gas-a-just Reacts To Road Conditions And Adds Instant Responsiveness To Your Volkswagen
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: High Gas Pressure Design Provides Instant, Extra Control
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Monotube Design Outperforms All Other Standard Shock Absorbers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Unique, Air-free, Hydraulic Unit Eliminates Performance Fade
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 6: Engineered To Help Vehicles With Electronic Safety Systems (esc, Abs, Etc.)
    • Lower Mount Type: E2(12x42)
    • REBOUND STOP: N
    • Stroke Length: 7.87
    • Upper Mount Type: E2(12x42)
  • The KYB Gas-a-just monotube shock absorber has additional performance advantages over the traditional twin-tube design: It can instantly, automatically adjust to your performance needs and never experiences fade due to aeration. The Gas-a-just is available as an OE monotube replacement and as an OE twin-tube performance upgrade. The KYB Gas-a-just has two separate working chambers: An air-free hydraulic piston and valve area for responsiveness and control, and a second high-pressure nitrogen gas area with a floating piston that provides a comfortable ride during normal driving and adds instant performance on demand. The Gas-a-just high-pressure, monotube design delivers the control spirited drivers are looking for and its ideal for European cars.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Submodel Position
1991 - Volkswagen Vanagon GL Rear
KYB
1991 Volkswagen Vanagon Shock Absorber - Front KYB - Excel-G

P311-4D1DAFB    345006  New

69861 , 34970

Qty:
$47.83
KYB Shock Absorber  Front
  • GAS SHOCK
  • Recommended OEM Replacement
  • Excel-G
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: N
    • Dust Cover Included: N
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Twin-tube Technology, Designed For European Cars
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Specifically Calibrated To Help Restore The Original Handling And Control Characteristics Of Your Volkswagen
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: Uses A Seamless Working Cylinder Matched With A Teflon Coated Piston Band For A Positive Seal And Longer Life
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Triple Chrome Plated Piston Rod And Multi-lip Oil Seals That Reduce Wear
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Solid Seamless Mounting Eye Rings And Bolt Bushings To Eliminate Rattles
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 6: Engineered To Help Vehicles With Electronic Safety Systems (esc, Abs, Etc.)
    • Lower Mount Type: E2(14x80)
    • REBOUND STOP: Y
    • Stroke Length: 4.69
    • Upper Mount Type: S1
  • Ride Comfort may be important, but restoring a vehicles Ride Control; stability, stopping, lane change responsiveness and handling is critical. KYB Excel-G Shocks and Struts are designed for the most important performance purpose: Restoring the vehicles original capabilities. KYB is a world leading supplier of shocks and struts to new vehicle manufacturers and the Excel-G is made on the very same KYB OE assembly lines, uses the same OE quality components and is calibrated to restore original, designed performance, not change it. That has earned Excel-G the classification: OEA (Original Equipment for the Aftermarket). The KYB Excel-G is a nitrogen gas-charged, twin-tube design that includes every quality component that our global OEM products include.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Submodel Position
1991 - Volkswagen Vanagon GL Front
KYB
1974 Volkswagen Thing Shock Absorber - Front KYB - Gas-a-just

P311-0B2A5EA    KG4520  New

31538 , 82005

Qty:
$34.05
KYB Shock Absorber  Front
  • HIGH PRESSURE MONOTUBE GAS SHOCK
  • Monotube Performance Upgrade Use Kit #103
  • Gas-a-just
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: Y
    • Dust Cover Included: Y
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: Provides Up To 25% More Damping Control Over Original Equipment Shocks On European Cars
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Gas-a-just Reacts To Road Conditions And Adds Instant Responsiveness To Your Volkswagen
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: High Gas Pressure Design Provides Instant, Extra Control
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Monotube Design Outperforms All Other Standard Shock Absorbers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Unique, Air-free, Hydraulic Unit Eliminates Performance Fade
    • Lower Mount Type: E2(12x32)
    • REBOUND STOP: N
    • Stroke Length: 5.31
    • Upper Mount Type: S1
  • The KYB Gas-a-just monotube shock absorber has additional performance advantages over the traditional twin-tube design: It can instantly, automatically adjust to your performance needs and never experiences fade due to aeration. The Gas-a-just is available as an OE monotube replacement and as an OE twin-tube performance upgrade. The KYB Gas-a-just has two separate working chambers: An air-free hydraulic piston and valve area for responsiveness and control, and a second high-pressure nitrogen gas area with a floating piston that provides a comfortable ride during normal driving and adds instant performance on demand. The Gas-a-just high-pressure, monotube design delivers the control spirited drivers are looking for and its ideal for European cars.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1974 - Volkswagen Thing Front
KYB
1983 Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup Shock Absorber KYB

P311-41C9CD7    W0133-1619317  New

Qty:
$73.15
  • Gas-a-Just
  • Pick-Up
  • Rear
Brand: KYB
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Fuel Type
1983 - Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup GAS
KYB
1980 Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup Shock Absorber KYB

P311-41C9CD7    W0133-1619317  New

Qty:
$73.15
  • Gas-a-Just
  • Rear
Brand: KYB
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
1980 - Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup
Sachs
2006 Volkswagen Beetle Shock Absorber Sachs

P311-27DED03    W0133-1615352  New

Qty:
$108.70
Sachs Shock Absorber
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • TwinTube
  • Rear
Brand: Sachs
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
2006 - Volkswagen Beetle
Sachs
2004 Volkswagen Jetta Shock Absorber Sachs

P311-27DED03    W0133-1615352  New

Qty:
$108.70
Sachs Shock Absorber
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • TwinTube
Brand: Sachs
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Submodel Body
2004 - Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sedan
Cofap
1980 Volkswagen Jetta Shock Absorber Cofap - Hydraulic

P311-3E6D304    W0133-1834121  New

Qty:
$78.14
Cofap Shock Absorber
  • Includes Spring Seat
  • Hydraulic
Brand: Cofap
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
1980 - Volkswagen Jetta
Cofap
1984 Volkswagen Jetta Shock Absorber 4 Cyl 1.6L Cofap - Hydraulic

P311-3E6D304    W0133-1834121  New

Qty:
$78.14
Cofap Shock Absorber
  • Hydraulic
Brand: Cofap
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Aspiration Block Engine CID CC
1984 - Volkswagen Jetta Naturally Aspirated L 4 Cyl 1.6L 97 1588
Cofap
1982 Volkswagen Rabbit Shock Absorber Cofap - Hydraulic

P311-3E6D304    W0133-1834121  New

Qty:
$78.14
Cofap Shock Absorber
  • Excludes Pickup
  • Hydraulic
Brand: Cofap
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Submodel
1982 - Volkswagen Rabbit Limited Edition
Bilstein
2013 Volkswagen Beetle Shock Absorber Bilstein

P311-4C29070    W0133-1984163  New

Qty:
$68.59
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • B4 OE Replacement
  • with Independent Rear Suspension
Brand: Bilstein
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
2013 - Volkswagen Beetle
Bilstein
1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet Shock Absorber Bilstein

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  • Can be Comfort for this application. On all VW models w/coilover rear shocks, the protective boot and bumpstop from the OEM shocks must be re-installed.
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Are used Volkswagen Golf and Jetta TDIs reliable? Relatively cheap to maintain?

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Question From Lovamelin on Are used Volkswagen Golf and Jetta TDIs reliable? Relatively cheap to maintain?

I'm not sure this is exactly the right place to post this but I wanted to get some general feedback from mechanics. Since you guys fix and repair cars so often I imagine you have a good notion on cost of ownership and reliability in general on most vehicles.

That said I'm looking at a used Golf or Jetta TDI due to their great mileage and peppy performance (things that usually aren't paired together). But a lot of times when I look at ads for used vehicles it seems people have just replaced or repaired a multitude of things. From all of the research and reading I've done I get the feeling that unless you are doing the regular scheduled maintenance on these cars that they can go down hill quickly. That doesn't sound the most reliable to me not to mention the maintenance can sometimes be very costly.

Compare this to my 2007 Honda Civic that costs me roughly 300 dollars a year to maintain and runs like a top every day. This includes things like wipers, oil changes, fluids, air filter, etc. There are occasional expenses like brakes and tires but these happen more on a 2-3 year basis.

Anyways my concern basically is are these cars really all that reliable? It sounds like they can be if you are willing to put a regular, and significant, amount of money in them. As a note I do know that pre 2006 models tend to have electric issues and I think 2004 is the ones with the bad engine. So I would of course try to avoid these or buy one that has these things already fixed. Thanks guys!

Response From Hammer Time Top Rated Answer

You will be shocked to see what it costs to repair those cars and how few people actually know what they're doing when it comes to repairing them. I would stick with a Honda or Toyota.

Response From Lovamelin

Yeah...sigh. I also feel like it will limit my options on who to take it to. I refuse to go to dealerships for repairs since they pretty much gouge you every time unless you're still under your warranty. But I doubt my current mechanic would be very good on VWs. He could probably do the basics but I would doubt his ability to do more complicated things. That said there seems to always be import or VW experts who do nothing but work German cars. They're probably reliable but I wonder if they're expensive too...

Also it seems like a lot of VW owners with TDIs are gearheads who do their own repairs. As such their cost is greatly reduced not to mention they probably enjoy doing the work to a certain degree.

Response From Hammer Time

You DO realize that is a diesel, right?

Response From Lovamelin

Oh yeah. Diesel doesn't bother me at all. A bit more costly for gas but that's far outweighed by the incredible mileage.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Just a comment: You do realize how fast a few extra MPGs value is lost when a repair cost your right arm vs a simpler engine? Your money,

T

Response From Lovamelin

Agreed. That's why I'm trying to see if I'm right about cost of maintenance. If people come back to me and tell me that cost of repairs isn't as bad as I thought then the mielage savings is totally worth it. But I totally agree if all those savings are eaten up by repairs and expensive maintenance then I won't buy a TDI. Wish I had the money to buy one of the newer ones as this would probably reduce the cost of maintenance. Thanks for the comment though.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

It's just my opinion that the insane yearning for the best MPGs bites you in repair later making more mainstream cars LESS expensive to operate in the long run. If some strange $1,000 buck issue comes along there goes about any saving for the life of the car even with high fuel prices.

Hammer already said and I agree the more common cars mentioned should be the best for overall economy in the long run, that all just my thought on it,

T

Response From Lovamelin

Yeah I don't disagree with that. I don't really understand why better MPG cars have to be more complicated though. This is becoming less the case as many mainstream cars from Ford, Chevy, Honda, Toyota, etc are increasingly hitting the 40mpg mark since fuel economy is a major selling point these days. But if you go back just 10 years your options for really great mileage about 35mpg is fairly limited.

Also part of the reason I'm looking for a new car is not just mileage. I'm dissatisfied with my Nissan Versa. Nissan really barebones you on any amenities (mine didn't even have cruise control initially) and the car just feels so bland to me, I don't enjoy it and feel like I settled. So I'm trying to find something that's a bit of a step up features wise and I figure if I'm going to spend money on a new car then I'd like to get some other things along with that like better mileage, better performance, etc.

My wife bought a Mazda 3 hatchback and it's Grand Touring edition. We both really like it and I feel like it's a lot of bang for your buck amenities wise and performance. So I'm kind of looking for something like that but with better mileage.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Everything is more complicated some are just more expensive. If you hate a car that ends that. It just amuses me with say some hybrids how much more $$ you pay for the fuel savings and if you calculate it some have to last 400,000 miles vs one that isn't to break even and almost nobody sees that kind of life out of a car.

It confused me. Paying to save??!! Just funny but it's true. If you are righteous about saving fuel do your thing. Ride a bike. Not fair because personally I don't put on enough miles for fuel to bother me at all if it was $10 bucks a gallon.

Factor costs up front, expected maintenance which is more for many and if you like the thing at all. EPA has a site listing current MPG ratings for each vehicle out there and factors your driving habits/situation.

You can get a car so small you may not fit in it too. Passengers, cargo needs and so on. Laugh, for Winter I drive a truck that's a real pig locally many low speed limits and stop and go or plain sitting but so what for driving less than 50 miles a week it wouldn't matter. Then some drive 30-40K a year and it starts to really hurt.

A fav for overall utility for a car is a Corolla for example. Euro cars seem more expensive to fix or even maintain all around but if you love it go for it. Take in all the factors and your budget is about all I can say??

T

Response From Lovamelin

Yeah I've done a ton of different research so I know what's available and most of the pros and cons. I just wanted to reach out to mechanics about the TDI vehicles because if you go to a TDI community they're all big proponents but they're obviously biased so I wanted more objective input.

I use the EPA site all the time as well. I am considering the initial costs of ownership now that's why I'm asking this question to a couple mechanics because I could see the writing on the wall if I bought a TDI and I ended up loving it but I also ended up paying for it negating any fuel savings so I just wanted to make sure my fears of their reliability and cost of maintenance was substantiated or not. It appears my fears are substantiated.

All of that said there are definitely ways to save money when getting your car worked on. So I may do some calling around to get some estimates and see what some import shops or even just a guy who does solely imports out of his house would charge me for different things.

Would you guys say working on VWs or German cars in general is a special skill set? I know you kind of inferred that in the first reply but I guess I'm wondering how many mechanics out there would be able to work on my vehicle adequately. We'll see, the hunt continues :)

Response From Tom Greenleaf

You said you weren't happy with a Versa. Was it throwing surprise repairs at you or just didn't like it? Buying a car which is a huge expense for most people is hard. If you buy new and the dang thing hurts your back (known several folks) you get killed trading for another something.

The best way to double your MPGs is to always drive with one other person and split the cost. Some folks really like the feel and road handling of the Euro cars and that was most important to them.

Too big if parking is a problem and so on. So much to think about. If you pound the miles on will it last as well. Tough calculation but break it all down do cost per mile you expect to own it - all costs. What will it be worth when ready again for another which is a guess but it counts. Is crash safety most important - yikes some folks that's the only factor.

Most newer/new cars have pretty good expected known maintenance costs for the first 60K or so. Not all that much if no surprises. All things have to fit. Personally I've never owned a new car out of countless cars and my worst fear it if I did that I might hate the thing and lose a fortune to get out of it for another something vs used you don't take a huge hit unless you bought a real mess by mistake.

Then there's lease vs own also. It a big deal choosing what's best for you,

T

Response From Lovamelin

I'm not interested in a Corolla or Camry. Neither gets the desired mileage although Corolla is at least in the wheel house.

I'm not happy with my Versa because of lackluster of a vehicle it is. What I do like about is good mileage (averages 30-32) and it's reliability. Not really much of any unexpected expenses with it honestly. Just the typical work that needs done after having it for awhile.

I do really like the handling of european cars so that is part of it. I guess I am one of those people who really wants to like their car or love it and with the Versa I don't. It just has no features, it's stark, it feels cheap in many ways, aside from mechanics it's just not that great. I don't hate my car I just don't like it. I would like a few things that are available in most cars today like ABS, Aux in or USB or something, heated mirrors, leather seats, possibly heated seats, temperature, etc. I don't need all of these things but things that I would consider common in most entry level sedans today are remarkably missing from my vehicle. And I've found driving a car with a 1.8 engine while economical isn't very exciting some time. I am a gas miser but every once in awhile it's fun to just let loose and have some fun with it, something that's not all that possible in my pokey lil 1.8L engine.

I guess I'll just keep my eyes peeled and consider to weigh my options. I'll never lease, you just get fleeced. It's just like renting an apartment, you have nothing to show for all the money you just paid, and the "offer" you get to buy your car is a joke.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Yikes, your laundry list of cheap, high MPG, power, low cost maintenance with some creature comfort features doesn't exist. Something has to give and probably costs. Maybe someday but so far nobody makes a car that morphs to your desires on demand,

T

Response From Lovamelin

Oh it exists. I'm willing to spend a bit more this time around instead of going super budget oriented last time. I got a great deal on my Versa but I always buy used. There are a few cars that fulfill my criteria that are within my price range. I feel like the TDIs fall in this range, although my only possible flag could be maintenance costs, but it checks all other boxes, I looked at the Mini Coopers, which actually checks all boxes but the interior is atrocious so that got checked off the list. Aside from that there are some other options like possibly a newer Scion xD, Honda Fit, maybe even a newer Ford Fiesta or Hyundai Accent. I haven't really looked into the last two yet but if their prices are right (they have low retail starting prices, so used might be pretty decent). So there are several options I feel but none of them check every box, and that's fine it would be unreasonable to think I get my dream car that checks every box unless I want to spend some major money. But who knows I might happen upon the deal of a life time too :) I'm not in a rush, I'm a patient and pragmatic buyer.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

If you already like the Jetta than go for it and if it cost more so be it. Folks pay all the time for what they like and put up with higher costs. Try a BMW and others for costs! People love them and put up with it.

At least now you've allowed more bucks at this so you have some wiggle room. All features at once you don't, T

Response From GC

Im with Tom, buy a Corolla. I had a 2010 and loved it. Most places work on them if you need something done, but mine didnt need a thing over the couple years I had it. If you want something a bit nicer, a Camry is a bit bigger and a step up. Most popular car in US if I remember right. I know people who have had Jetta TDIs that got 250k with just maintenance, no repairs, but if something goes, it can cost. Always a crap shoot with vehicles any which way