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Audi A4 Shock Absorber Kits 2002-2006 w/Standard Suspension

Audi A4 Shock Kit - Quattro

2002-2006 w/ Standard Suspension

Audi A4 Shock Kit for Quattro Models
  • Front Audi A4 Shock Absorbers
  • Front Audi A4 Shock Mounts
  • Front Audi A4 Shock Bump Stops
  • Front Audi A4 Shock Dust Sleeves
  • Front Audi A4 Suspension Shock Absorber
    Hardware Kit
  • Rear Audi A4 Shock Absorbers
  • Rear Audi A4 Shock Mounts
  • Rear Audi A4 Shock Bump Stops
  • Rear Audi A4 Shock Sleeves
  • Rear Audi A4 Suspension Shock Absorber
    Hardware Kit
  • Anti-Seize Assembly Lubricant
  • Thread Locking Compound

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Audi A4 Shock Kit - Non Quattro

2002-2006 w/ Standard Suspension

Audi A4 Shock Kit for Non - Quattro Models
  • Front Audi A4 Shock Absorbers
  • Front Audi A4 Shock Mounts
  • Front Audi A4 Shock Bump Stops
  • Front Audi A4 Shock Dust Sleeves
  • Front Audi A4 Suspension Shock Absorber
    Hardware Kit
  • Rear Audi A4 Shock Absorbers
  • Rear Audi A4 Shock Mounts
  • Rear Audi A4 Shock Bump Stops
  • Rear Audi A4 Shock Sleeves
  • Rear Audi A4 Suspension Shock Absorber
    Hardware Kit
  • Anti-Seize Assembly Lubricant
  • Thread Locking Compound

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BLAU® Audi A4 Shock Kits

We've packaged these kits using over 27 years of service knowledge and experience. BLAU® Audi A4 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 A4 feel again! With decades of specialized Audi experience we understand how important the Audi A4 driving experience is. Be assured that BLAU's shock kits make it better. "Feel The Road" with BLAU's Audi A4 shocks!

Features:

1) BLAU® Audi A4 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 A4 shock replacement.

Audi Shock Accesories2) BLAU® 2002-06 Audi A4 shock absorbers use the same valving specifications as found on the original factory suspension system.

3) BLAU® Audi A4 shock absorbers utilize German mono tube and twin tube deign features.

4) BLAU® Audi A4 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 A4 shock absorbers are filled with a long life, multi Set of Audi Strutsviscosity 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 A4 shock life and improving dampening sensitivity.

7) BLAU® Audi A4 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.

Factory Audi A4 Standard Suspension Verses Audi A4 Sport Suspension

What do I have? How can I find out? Starting around 1999 it became common for Audi A4 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 A4. 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 A4 suspension setup.

FACTORY Audi A4 Standard Suspension

(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.

FACTORY Audi A4 Sport Suspension

(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.

Proper Fitment Of BLAU® Shocks on Audi A4 Models

PLEASE NOTE:BLAU® Audi A4 shocks 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 A4 shocks. 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 shock kit if your vehicle is lowered even a little over an inch.

BLAU's Audi A4 shock absorber kits are designed to replace worn out shocks on vehicles with a stock 'Standard' suspension system. At this time our A4 kits are not designed to work with the factory 'Sport' setup!

Audi A4 models with 'Standard' suspension system have great over-all ride characteristics. Thus, BLAU® Audi A4 shocks have been engineered to provide similar stock OE type ride characteristics, only slightly stiffer. 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 A4 shocks supply the perfect amount of firmness to help you "Feel The Road".

Audi A4 Shock Suspension Set-up

The Audi A4 shock absorbers are a substantial part of the suspension system. Audi A4 shocks go beyond providing mere comfort. Shocks affect other related suspension components, along with steering, tire wear and responsiveness.

Front Audi A4 Shock Set-up:

The Audi A4 shock mounts, shock bump stops, shock dust boot / sleeves,spring perch plates, and lower shock nuts/bolts (connects to the lower control arm) make up the front suspension (as shown). In addition, the front suspension is equipped with 8 control arms (each with ball joints), 2 tie rod assemblies (each with inner and outer joints), and 2 sway bar links. That's another 24 moving hemi / ball joints and bushings that make up both sides of the front suspension. An Audi A4 has one of the most unique and complicated front suspension systems on the road today! We often get calls from customers who are still experiencing noise after replacing their shocks and related components. This is because control arm and shock related noises can be very similar. It is a difficult task to diagnose front end problems on these special 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. Stay tuned for our troubleshooting write up regarding the complexity of diagnosing Audi A4 front end suspension noises.

Rear Audi A4 Shock Set-up:

2002-2006 Audi A4 models have rear shock mounts, shock bump stops, and shock dust boot / sleeves and strut nuts/bolts that make up the rear suspension.

How do I know my Audi A4 shocks are bad?

Bad road conditions may be out of your control, but you can be more prepared for them by replacing your worn out Audi A4 shocks. The importance of new shocksRoads Affect on Audi Shocks goes beyond mere comfort. Worn shocks can affect steering, tire wear and your A4's responsiveness. New Audi A4 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.

Audi Shock AbsorberIt's easy to tell when your brakes or wipers need replacing. Determining if your Audi A4 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 A4 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 A4 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 A4 shock should compress and spring up / rebound only once. Whereas, a worn out Audi A4 shock compresses and rebounds several times, causing a bouncy springiness. Due to this loss in dampening performance a worn out Audi A4 shock begins to significantly increase the wear on the related suspension components (control arms, 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. This is serious, due to the complexity of the 24 moving hemi / ball joints and bushings that make up the front suspension. Customers seem to stretch their Audi A4 shock replacement out a little longer than other scheduled maintenance. Do you really want to run the risk of wearing out all of these 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 A4 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 A4 shocks. Other symptoms include bald patches on your tires, tire cupping, excessive shock oil seepage, vehicle pulling, poor steering response, or sharp knocks, such as when going over railroad tracks.

 

 

Do I Really Need To Replace My Audi A4 Shock Mounts, Stops, and Boots?

The importance of servicing your Audi A4 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 A4 shocks in our own Audi A4 Shock Labor Costservice facility, we've seen that other suspension parts (i.e. Audi A4 shock mounts, stops, boots, and hardware) show significant signs of wear or have already begun toAudi Shock Labor Cost deteriorate and are not reusable. Many customers who have replaced only their Audi A4 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 A4 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:

Audi A4 Bump Stops and Dust Boots

Usually when an Audi A4 shock begins to go bad the seals start to seep oil. This shock oil leaks Audi A4 Shock Bump Stops Sleevesonto 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 A4 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 A4 shocks (shock shaft and seal) from dirt and dust, ensuring their long lifespan.

Audi A4 Shock Mounts.

Nearly all A4 models that we've had in our facility for shock replacement needed new shock mounts. Audi A4 Audi A4 Shock Mountsshock 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 A4 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.

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