BLAU® Audi Shock Absorber Kits

Blausport - Audi Struts - Audi Shocks - 1
Blausport - Audi Struts - Audi Shocks - 2
Blausport - Audi Struts - Audi Shocks - 3
Blausport - Audi Struts - Audi Shocks - 3
 

What Is The Difference Between an Audi Shock Absorber and an Audi Strut Assembly?

Audi Strut Assembly Design Features
Following are the main design features of the suspension dampening component classified as an Audi strut (not an Audi shock absorber).  An Audi strut (a.k.a. MacPherson strut) contains a shock absorber and has been designed to perform multiple suspension functions.

On Audi models a struts primary function is to act as a shock absorber, dampening the impacts of road irregularities. Audi struts also carry the coil spring on which the vehicles body is supported. The upper portion of an Audi strut usually has a built in steering arm that a steering tie rod attaches to. The strut assembly also pivots, controlling the steering of the wheels. The design of an Audi strut eliminates the need for an upper control arm. However, it always needs to be supported with a lower control arm. Another unique design feature of some Audi struts (depending on model) is a replacable internal shock absorber cartridge. This cartridge is mounted inside the strut and can be replaced when it is worn out.

The strut assembly plays a major part in supporting the vehicle and is a major member of the suspension system. On the other hand an Audi shock absorber doesn't do any of the above with one exception. On rear Audi suspension systems the shock absorber is used in conjunction with a coil spring to support the rear of the vehicle. Otherwise the primary function of the shock absorber is just for dampening.

Audi Strut Assembly History
From 1978-1995 all Audi models front suspensions were equipped using a strut assembly design. Starting in 1996 with the introduction of the A4 and 1998 with the Vw Passat, they began using a very complex 8 piece control arm front suspension design utilizing just a shock absorber for dampening. This complex 8 piece control arm and shock absorber design is still being used on the larger platform Audi A4, A6, A8 models. Vw discontinued the 8 piece control arm design around 2006. With the exception of the Phaeton and Toureg models which still use shock absorbers all other Vw models, Jetta, Golf, Rabbit, EOS and Beetle utilize strut assemblies. The popular Audi A3 models uses a strut system.

Audi 80 90 Strut Assembly Audi A4 Shock Absorber

 


Find Your BLAU® Shock and Strut Kit:

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Audi Models
Audi A4 Shock Strut Kit 1996-01 4WD
Audi A4 Shock Strut Kit 1996-01 2WD

Audi A4 Shock Strut Kit 2002-05 2WD
Audi A4 Shock Strut Kit 2002-05 4WD

Audi TT Models
Audi TT Shock Strut Kit 2000-06 2WD
w/ Factory Sport Suspension
Audi TT Shock Strut Kit 2000-06 2WD
w/ Standard Sport Suspension
Audi TT Shock Strut Kit 2000-06 4WD
w/ Factory Sport Suspension
Audi TT Shock Strut Kit 2000-06 4WD
w/ Standard Sport Suspension

Audi S4 Models
Audi S4 Strut Shock Absorber Kit 20V
Audi S4 Strut Shock Absorber Kit 2.7T

Audi Allroad Models
Audi Allroad Strut Shock Kit 2.7T
Audi Allroad Air Suspension Conversion Kit 4.2
Audi Allroad Air Suspension Conversion Kit 2.5 TDI Non-US

  Audi A6 Models
Audi A6 Strut Shock Absorber Kit 12V 4WD
Audi A6 Strut Shock Absorber Kit 12V 2WD

Audi A6 Shock Strut Kit 2.8L 30V 4WD Sedan
Audi A6 Shock Strut Kit 2.8L 30V 4WD Sedan - Plus
Audi A6 Shock Strut Kit 2.8L 30V 4WD Wagon
Audi A6 Shock Strut Kit 2.8L 30V 4WD Wagon - Plus

Audi A6 Shock Strut Kit 2.8L 30V 2WD Sedan
Audi A6 Shock Strut Kit 2.8L 30V 2WD Sedan - Plus
Audi A6 Shock Strut Kit 2.8L 30V 2WD Wagon
Audi A6 Shock Strut Kit 2.8L 30V 2WD Wagon - Plus


Audi A6 Shock Strut Kit 2.7L Sedan
Audi A6 Shock Strut Kit 2.7L Sedan - Plus

Audi A6 Shock Strut Kit 4.2L Sedan
Audi A6 Shock Strut Kit 4.2L Sedan - Plus

Audi A6 Shock Strut Kit 3.0L 4WD Sedan
Audi A6 Shock Strut Kit 3.0L Sedan 4WD - Plus
Audi A6 Shock Strut Kit 3.0L 4WD Wagon
Audi A6 Shock Strut Kit 3.0L Wagon 4WD - Plus

Audi A6 Shock Strut Kit 3.0L 2WD Sedan
Audi A6 Shock Strut Kit 3.0L Sedan 2WD - Plus
Audi A6 Shock Strut Kit 3.0L 2WD Wagon
Audi A6 Shock Strut Kit 3.0L Wagon 2WD - Plus
  Other Audi Models
Audi 100 Strut Shock Absorber Kit 12V 4WD
Audi 100 Strut Shock Absorber Kit 12V 2WD

Audi 100 Strut Shock Absorber Kit 10V 4WD
Audi 200 Strut Shock Absorber Kit 10V 4WD
Audi 200 Strut Shock Absorber Kit 20V
Audi 5000 Strut Shock Absorber Kit 4WD

Audi V8 Strut Shock Absorber Kit 1990-91
Audi V8 Strut Shock Absorber Kit 1992-94

Audi S6 Strut Shock Absorber Kit 20V

KEY
4WD = All Wheel Drive Quattro Models
2WD = Front Wheel Drive Non Quattro Models
We refer to Audi Avant models as Wagons.
Audi A6 Shock Kit - 30 Valve FWD Audi A6 Shock Kit - 30 Valve Quattro Enhanced Audi A6 Shock Kit - Avant Enhanced Audi Shock Kit - Quattro Audi A6 Strut Shock Kit - Audi 100 Strut Shock Kit - 12 Valve Audi A6 Strut Shock Kit - Audi 100 Strut Shock Kit - 12 Valve FWD

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