2000-06 4WD Audi TT quattro models have front shocks and rear shock absorbers. This page focuses more on the Audi TT shock assembly. For our 2000-06 2WD non - quattro Audi TT shock absorber page, click here. For more info, read our page explaining the difference between an Audi strut assembly and an Audi shock absorber.
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We've packaged these kits using over 20 years of service knowledge and experience. BLAU® Audi TT shocks meet/exceed the quality construction of Audi Genuine shocks. Our kits are packaged to include all the necessary shock mounts, bump stops, dust boots, and shock related hardware to ease installation. You won't have to run to the hardware store when you strip that seized bolt during old shock removal. When replacing all critical components you can be assured of that new Audi TT feel again! With decades of specialized Audi experience we understand how important the Audi TT driving experience is. Be assured that BLAU's shock kits make it better. "Feel The Road" with BLAU's Audi TT shocks!
1) BLAU® Audi TT shock absorber kits make shock installation easier because they include the necessary related components (i.e. mounts, stops, boots) and assembly hardware that is commonly needed for successful TT shock replacement.
2) BLAU® Audi TT shock absorbers use the same valving specifications as found on the original factory suspension system.
3) BLAU® Audi TT shock absorbers utilize German mono tube and twin tube deign features.
4) BLAU® Audi TT shock absorbers are filled with Nitrogen gas, delivering superior performance. Nitrogen gas lessens aeration of the shock's dampening fluid. This maintains continuous shock dampening performance, reducing shock fade, resulting in less tire wear and longer suspension component life.
5) Unlike other popular name brand shocks, BLAU® Audi TT shock absorbers are filled with a long life, multi viscosity oil containing Mos2 moly lubricant. Mos2 helps resist fluid breakdown and maintains year round shock fluid performance under all weather driving conditions. Mos2 greatly reduces wear on all internal shock components, extending the shock life for years of great shock performance.
6) Advanced internal self-lubricating shock components from Japan result in less shock shaft friction combined with a Fluon banded shock shaft piston, increasing Audi TT shock life and improving dampening sensitivity.
7) BLAU® Audi TT shocks meet/exceed the quality of original equipment. We're so confident of the superior quality over any other brand that we offer a Limited Lifetime Warranty. They are ISO/TS 16949 certified. This is part of ISO 9001 standards and specific to the automotive industry.
What do I have? How can I find out? Starting around 2000 it became very common for Audi models to be offered with two suspension options from the factory. A 'Standard' comfort suspension systems (stock ride height), or a 'Sport' suspension system (lowered ride height). Some customers have contacted their dealer with their VIN to find out what type of suspension corresponds with their vehicle. Only an authorized Audi dealer can access the bill of material info, which reveals what suspension was used on your Audi TT. Blauparts is an independent Audi parts specialist and doesn't have access to this bill of material info. Therefore, we cannot determine or confirm your Audi TT suspension setup.
(1) Vehicles with 'Standard' comfort suspension have a stock or normal looking ride height, and are equipped with shock absorbers that are valved to yield a standard softer ride quality.
(2) Vehicles with 'Sport' suspension from the FACTORY, have shorter springs that results in a slightly lowered vehicle stance of approximately 1” along with shock absorbers that have been valved to yield a slightly firmer ride.
PLEASE NOTE: BLAU® Standard Suspension Audi TT struts are NOT intended or designed to be used on vehicles equipped with AFTERMARKET lowering sport springs (i.e. H&R, Eibach or others). These spring kits tend to lower the vehicle too much which makes them dimensionally not compatible with BLAU's Audi TT struts. We've received many telephone calls from customers who ask, “If my vehicle is lowered just a smidgen more than 1 inch will your shocks work?” Our answer is, “No.” Do not purchase our strut shock kit if your vehicle is lowered even a little over an inch.
PLEASE NOTE: BLAU® Sport Suspension Audi TT struts WILL fit vehicles equipped with factory sport suspension and aftermarket sport springs (i.e. H&R, Eibach). NOT recommended for race springs.
BLAU's Audi TT shock absorber kits are designed to replace worn out shocks on vehicles with a factory suspension system having a factory stock 'Standard' or 'Sport' ride height.
BLAU® Audi TT shocks have been engineered to provide stock OE type ride characteristics. As a result of BLAU® shocks being gas charged, a firm ride is achieved without the harshness that is often associated with some sport suspension upgrades. BLAU® Audi TT shocks supply the perfect amount of firmness to help you "Feel The Road".
The Audi TT shock absorbers are a substantial part of the suspension system. Audi TT shocks go beyond providing mere comfort. Shocks affect other related suspension components, along with steering, tire wear and responsiveness.
The Audi TT strut mounts, strut bump stops, strut dust boot, upper strut bearing, and strut nuts/bolts make up the front suspension.
The non-Quattro rear Audi TT shocks, strut mounts, strut bump stops, strut dust sleeve, and strut nuts/bolts make up the rear suspension.
Bad road conditions may be out of your control, but you can be more prepared for them by replacing your worn out Audi TT shocks. The importance of new shocks goes beyond mere comfort. Worn shocks can affect steering, tire wear and your TT's responsiveness. New Audi TT shocks and related suspension components (i.e. ball joints etc.) can improve your vehicle's ability to maintain traction, respond to quick turns, and emergency stops.
Roads Affect on Audi TT ShocksIt's easy to tell when your brakes or wipers need replacing. Determining if your Audi TT shocks need to be replaced isn't as simple. There is no "replace them every x amount of miles" service interval standards here. Customers in need of Audi TT shock replacement often notice a soft spongy ride feeling around 90,000 miles. Although this soft feel may not seem that bad, it indicates that the Audi TT shocks have already begun to loose their ability to dampen. In our own Audi service shop, experience has shown that between 90,000-130,000 miles you'll begin to see a considerable deterioration in ride quality. When going over a bump a good Audi TT shock should compress and spring up / rebound only once. Whereas, a worn out Audi TT shock compresses and rebounds several times, causing a bouncy springiness. Due to this loss in dampening performance a worn out Audi TT shock begins to significantly increase the wear on the related suspension components (control arm bushings, mounts etc.) quickly reducing their service life. Why? To reiterate... instead of 1 compression, the shock is compressing 3 or 4 times before it brings the wheel back into control. Customers seem to stretch their Audi TT shock replacement out a little longer than other scheduled maintenance. Do you really want to run the risk of wearing other suspension components or your whole front end? As you can see, it's very important to install a fresh new pair of shocks in your TT when you reach this high mileage. This spongy feeling and slow bump recovery time is one of the first signs that you're in need of new Audi TT shocks. Other symptoms include bald patches on your tires, tire cupping, excessive strut oil seepage, vehicle pulling, poor steering response, or sharp knocks, such as when going over railroad tracks. It is a difficult task to diagnose front end problems on these Audi TT suspension systems, even for the most experienced mechanics. Only automotive technicians that are familiar with the complexity of your specific Audi front suspension should troubleshoot and repair it.
The importance of servicing your Audi TT suspension the correct way can not be overstated! In this economy many are trying to save wherever possible. However, think carefully before cutting corners in this department. When replacing Audi TT shocks in our own Audi TT Shock Labor Costservice facility, we've seen that other suspension parts (i.e. Audi TT shock mounts, stops, boots, and hardware) show significant signs of wear or have already begun to deteriorate and are not reusable. Many customers who've replaced only their Audi TT shocks, have found that they're still experiencing similar suspension problems as well as random front end suspension noises. This may be because other worn shock related components can simulate the same symptoms as bad shocks. Why go through the significant labor to replace the Audi TT shocks only to realize a failure in one or more of the related items. Consequently needing to redo your suspension job? Many wish they would have spent the extra money up front than face this labor intensive job a second time. Consider the following:
Usually when an Audi TT shock begins to go bad the seals start to seep oil.Audi TT Strut Boot Sleeve StopThis shock oil leaks onto the bump stop eating away at the rubber foam material, affecting its density and ability to perform its job properly. If the bump stop isn't replaced, your new shocks have the chance of bottoming out, causing internal shock damage and premature failure. Replacing the stops helps protect new Audi TT shocks from bottoming out when hitting potholes and rough roads. Leaking shock oil can also get onto the dust boots. Over time this eats away at and weakens the rubber causing it to deteriorate and eventually rip. Ripped dust boots allow road grime and dirt to contaminate the shock causing scarring of the shock shaft and seals, resulting in premature shock failure. Replacing the boots protects new Audi TT shocks (shock shaft and seal) from dirt and dust, ensuring their long life span.
Nearly all TT models that we've had in our facility for shock replacement needed new shock mounts. Audi A4 Shock MountsAudi TT shock mounts are made of a rubber material and with age, collapse and deteriorate. This is especially noticeable in the front of the car since it supports the engine and endures the brunt of road impact. Worn Audi TT shock mounts often cause a conspicuous clunking noise when going over bumps. Play at the top of the spring perch while the suspension is loaded (not un-sprung) may also be evident. The rear Audi TT shock mounts are not included in the kit because they're NLA (No Longer Available).BACK TO TOP