All Vw Passat 4Motion models have front and rear shock absorbers. We don't discuss strut assemblies on this page because Vw Passat 4Motion models never came equipped with struts. For more info, read our page explaining the difference between a Vw strut assembly and a Vw shock absorber.
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- The features of our BLAUŽ VW Passat 4Motion shocks and kits.
- The fitment of our BLAUŽ VW Passat 4Motion shocks.
- Factory VWPassat 4Motion comfort suspension verses VW Passat 4Motion sport suspension.
- Description of front and rear VW Passat 4Motion shock set-ups.
- How do I know if my VW Passat 4Motion shocks are bad?
- Do I really need to replace my VW Passat 4Motion shock mounts, stops, and boots?
Example of what is included...
Example of what is included...
We've packaged these kits using over 27 years of service knowledge and experience. BLAU® Vw Passat 4Motion shocks meet/exceed the quality construction of Vw Passat 4Motion 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 Vw Passat 4Motion feel again! With decades of specialized Vw experience we understand how important the Vw Passat 4Motion driving experience is. Be assured that BLAU's shock kits make it better. "Feel The Road" with BLAU's Vw Passat 4Motion shocks!
1) BLAU® Vw Passat 4Motion 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 Passat 4Motion shock replacement.
2) BLAU® Vw Passat 4Motion shock absorber valving is designed specifically for each individual vehicle application.
3) BLAU® Vw Passat 4Motion shock absorbers feature both Japanese mono tube and twin tube designs. These designs allow for a free floating shock shaft piston with chambers inside the shock separating the oil from a high-pressure gas charge. You can expect reduced body roll when cornering and excellent dampening characteristics while you conquer demanding road conditions.
4) BLAU® Vw Passat 4Motion 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® Vw Passat 4Motion 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 Vw Passat 4Motion shock life and improving dampening sensitivity.
7) BLAU® Vw Passat 4Motion 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 in 1998 it became more common for Vw models to be offered with two suspension options from the factory. A 'Standard' 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 Vw dealer can access the bill of material info, which reveals what suspension was used on your Vw Passat 4Motion. Blauparts is an independent Audi Vw parts specialist and doesn't have access to this bill of material info. Therefore, we cannot determine or confirm your Vw Passat 4Motion suspension setup.
(1) Vehicles with 'Standard' suspension have a stock or normal looking ride height, and are equipped with shock absorbers that are valved to yield a softer ride quality similar to an American luxury car.
(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® Vw Passat 4Motion 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 more than 1” which make them dimensionally not compatible with BLAU's Vw Passat 4Motion 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 strut shock kit if your vehicle is lowered even a little over an inch.
BLAU's Vw Passat 4Motion shock absorber kits are designed to replace worn out shocks on vehicles with either a 'Standard' suspension system having a stock ride height or a FACTORY equipped 'Sport' suspension system which has lowered the vehicle approximately 1”.
You'll appreciate that BLAU® Vw Passat 4Motion shocks have been engineered to provide firmer ride characteristics than that of the stock 'Standard' setup. Experience BLAU's firm sporty ride without the harshness that is often associated with some sport suspension upgrades. BLAU® Vw Passat 4Motion shocks supply the perfect amount of firmness to help you "Feel The Road". As a result of BLAU® shocks being gas charged, they're approximately 10-20% firmer versus the OE 'Standard' suspension.
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BLAU® Vw Passat Shock Valving Improvements
As part of our continuous improvement philosophy, the below listed BLAU® shock absorber kits have have been improved. Listening to customer feedback is a key element in improving our shock absorbers, combined with our street and race track testing. We're pleased to announce our improved BLAU® shock absorbers with internal valving changes.
These valving changes affect the dampening characteristics resulting in less vehicle body roll during cornering without sacrificing everyday straight line driving comfort. Valve refinements produce firmer, more responsive vehicle ride quality that translates through the steering wheel. This improved ride quality provides even more confidence for drivers. By listening to fellow discriminating European car owners, coupled with our 27 years of specialized European knowledge, our engineers are able to provide Vw Passat owners with a genuine Feel the Road™ ride quality.
Blauparts is a values based company. We hold true to our vision of supplying the highest quality products to our customers with the best customer service. We're confident our customers will be pleased with the high quality of our improved Vw Passat shocks. All BLAU® brand name shocks come with our limited life time warranty and 30 day money back guarantee, if not completely satisfied. We wish to thank all of our loyal customers for their continued support.
Part Number MGR1007-A 1999-2001 Vw Passat 4Motion Sedan Models Basic Kit
Part Number MGR1007-A-1 1999-2001 Vw Passat 4Motion Sedan Models Enhanced Kit
Part Number MGR1008-A 1999-2001 Vw Passat 4Motion Wagon Models Basic Kit
Part Number MGR1008-A-1 1999-2001 Vw Passat 4Motion Wagon Models Enhanced Kit
The Vw Passat 4Motion shock absorbers are a substantial part of the suspension system. Vw Passat 4Motion shocks go beyond providing mere comfort. Shocks affect other related suspension components, along with steering, tire wear andresponsiveness.
Front Vw Passat 4Motion Shock Set-up: The Vw Passat 4Motion 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. a Vw Passat 4Motion 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 Vw front suspension should troubleshoot and repair it. Stay tuned for our troubleshooting write up regarding the complexity of diagnosing Vw Passat 4Motion front end suspension noises.
The rear Vw Passat 4Motion Quattro shocks have the bump stops pre-assembled onto the shocks. The rear Vw Passat 4Motion Non-Quattro 2WD models have shock bump stops, and shock dust boot / sleeves as seperate components.
It's easy to tell when your brakes or wipers need replacing. Determining if your Vw Passat 4Motion 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 Vw Passat 4Motion 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 Vw Passat 4Motion shocks have already begun to loose their ability to dampen. In our own Vw 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 Vw Passat 4Motion shock should compress and spring up / rebound only once. Whereas, a worn out Vw Passat 4Motion shock compresses and rebounds several times, causing a bouncy springiness. Due to this loss in dampening performance a worn out Vw Passat 4Motion 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 Vw Passat 4Motion 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 Passat 4Motion 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 Vw Passat 4Motion 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.
The importance of servicing your Vw Passat 4Motion 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 Vw Passat 4Motion shocks in our own service facility, we've seen that other suspension parts (i.e. Vw Passat 4Motion 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 Vw Passat 4Motion 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 Vw Passat 4Motion 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 a Vw Passat 4Motion shock begins to go bad the seals start to seep oil. This 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 Vw Passat 4Motion 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 Vw Passat 4Motion shocks (shock shaft and seal) from dirt and dust, ensuring their long lifespan.
Nearly all Passat 4Motion models that we've had in our facility for shock replacement needed new shock mounts. Vw Passat 4Motion 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 Vw Passat 4Motion 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.BACK TO TOP