We package these kits based on our 25 years of service knowledge and experience. Get the job done right when using BLAU's VW shock accessory kits. Our kits 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 car feel again! BLAU VW shock accessories meet / exceed the quality construction of VW Genuine shock accessories. With decades of specialized VW experience we understand how important the VW driving experience is. Be assured that BLAU shocks make it better! "Feel The Road" with BLAU VW shocks.
Usually when your VW shocks and struts begin to go bad the seals start to seep oil. This strut shock oil leaks onto the bump stops 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 struts have the chance of bottoming out, causing internal strut damage and premature failure. Replacing the stops helps protect new VW shocks and struts from bottoming out when hitting potholes and rough roads. Leaking strut oil can also get onto the dust boots. Over time this eats away at and weakens the rubber or plastic causing it to deteriorate and eventually fail. Ripped dust boots allow road grime and dirt to contaminate the shock causing scarring of the strut shaft and seals, resulting in premature strut failure. Replacing the boots and sleeves protects new VW struts (strut shaft and seal) from dirt and dust, ensuring their long lifespan. Nearly all VW models that we've had in our facility for strut replacement needed new strut mounts. VW strut 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 VW strut mounts can cause a conspicuous clunking noise when going over both small and large bumps. Worn VW strut mounts will cause play in the area of the strut tower or top of the strut where the top of the spring perch is located. If you raise the front wheels of the vehicle off of the ground (with the suspension in the un-sprung position), the play in the strut mount will be evident by grabbing hold of front strut assembly (which includes the suspension coil spring)and moving it back and forth. If the strut mount is not worn, you will not have any play when trying to do this.
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Every strut accessory kit includes new strut stops, mounts and boots.