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KYB Excel-G Rear OE Replacement Shock Audi TT Quattro AWD 00-06

KYB GR-2 (silver) and/or Excel-G (black) gas shock absorbers, strut cartridges and complete struts are affordable, twin tube designs that blend excellent ride quality with superior road control. The low-pressure gas charge and patented check valve minimize foaming and aeration to help maintain a consistent ride quality, even under rough conditions. When you

KONI Sport (yellow) 8710 Series- externally adjustable, non-gas full strut Audi Front 2000-2006

KONI Sport 8710 Series, yellow painted, externally rebound adjustable twin-tube non-gas charged strut. Features Title: Koni – KONI Sport (yellow) 8710 Series- externally adjustable, non-gas full strut Notes: Fits position:

£186.27

KONI Sport (yellow) 80 Series- internally adjustable, twin-tube non-gas Audi TT MK1 Quattro Rear 2000-2006

KONI Sport 80 Series, yellow painted internally rebound adjustable twin tube non-gas charged shock absorber Features Title: Koni – KONI Sport (yellow) 80 Series- internally adjustable, twin-tube non-gas Notes: Fits position:

£115.45

KONI Special ACTIVE (RED) 8745 Series, twin-tube low pressure gas strut Audi Front 2000-2006

KONI Special ACTIVE (RED) 8745 Series, twin-tube low pressure gas strut Features Title: KONI Special ACTIVE (RED) 8745 Series, twin-tube low pressure gas strut Notes: You may need to order more than one of this item for your car. Please consult the table below. Fits position:

£239.41

KONI Special ACTIVE (RED) 8245 Series, twin-tube low pressure gas shock Audi TT MK1 Quattro Rear 2000-2006

KONI Special ACTIVE (RED) 8245 Series, twin-tube low pressure gas shock Features Title: KONI Special ACTIVE (RED) 8245 Series, twin-tube low pressure gas shock Notes: You may need to order more than one of this item for your car. Please consult the table below. Fits position:

Bilstein B8 Performance Plus – Shock Absorber Rear

Bilstein B8 Performance Plus dampers are a performance upgrade to OE dampers designed to be paired with aftermarket lowering springs. These dampers offer application specific valve settings with a monotube design to bring out the best handling performance of a vehicle. Each damper is rigorously tested for quality that meets or exceeds OE standards. B8

£142.96

Bilstein B6 Performance – Shock Absorber Rear

Bilstein B6 Performance dampers are a performance upgrade to OE dampers designed to be paired with the OE factory spring. These dampers offer application specific valve settings with a monotube design to bring out the best handling performance of a vehicle. Each damper is rigorously tested for quality that meets or exceeds OE standards. B6 Performance

Bilstein B4 OE Replacement – Shock Absorber Audi TT MK1 Quattro Rear 2000-2006 Model #19-226651

Bilstein B4 OE Replacement dampers are specifically engineered to be the best choice for maintaining the original ride quality of your vehicle, while meeting or exceeding OE standards. These dampers are the ideal choice for the driver looking to restore the original performance and handling of their vehicle, with the added benefit of world-famous Bilstein

Bilstein B4 OE Replacement – Shock Absorber Audi TT MK1 Quattro Rear 2000-2006 Model #19-145570

Bilstein B4 OE Replacement dampers are specifically engineered to be the best choice for maintaining the original ride quality of your vehicle, while meeting or exceeding OE standards. These dampers are the ideal choice for the driver looking to restore the original performance and handling of their vehicle, with the added benefit of world-famous Bilstein

Spax PSX Adjustable Shock Absorber – Adjustable Front

Spax PSX Adjustable Front shock absorbers are uprated, shortened, 28 stage on-car adjustable dampers designed to give your car a handling performance advantage. Spax engineers have developed these dampers to produce maximum control and handling. The PSX dampers are uprated, shortened and pressurised with Krypton gas. This produces not only superior low

£119.23

Spax PSX Adjustable Shock Absorber – Adjustable Front Top

Spax PSX Adjustable Front shock absorbers are uprated, shortened, 28 stage on-car adjustable dampers designed to give your car a handling performance advantage. Spax engineers have developed these dampers to produce maximum control and handling. The PSX dampers are uprated, shortened and pressurised with Krypton gas. This produces not only superior low

£128.23

KYB Excel-G Shock Absorber – Front(Right)

The KYB Excel-G shock absorbers are twin tube gas shock absorbers, struts and cartridges. Assembled at the factory and then inspected to be sure they are exact you can be sure you are recieving a product that will consistently deliever a better than new handling and ride comfort feel. The Excel-G shock absorber has been specially designed to compensate for

£119.56

KYB Gas A Just Shock Absorber – Rear Left

The KYB Excel-G shock absorbers are twin tube gas shock absorbers, struts and cartridges. Assembled at the factory and then inspected to be sure they are exact you can be sure you are recieving a product that will consistently deliever a better than new handling and ride comfort feel. The Excel-G shock absorber has been specially designed to compensate for

KYB Gas A Just Shock Absorber – Rear Right

The KYB Excel-G shock absorbers are twin tube gas shock absorbers, struts and cartridges. Assembled at the factory and then inspected to be sure they are exact you can be sure you are recieving a product that will consistently deliever a better than new handling and ride comfort feel. The Excel-G shock absorber has been specially designed to compensate for

KYB Ultra SR Shock Absorber – Front Left

The KYB Ultra SR shock absorbers are mono tube gas shock absorbers, struts and cartridges. Assembled at the factory and then inspected to be sure they are exact you can be sure you are receiving a product that will consistently delivered a better than new handling and ride comfort feel. The Ultra SR shock absorber has been specially designed to compensate

£100.73

KYB Ultra SR Shock Absorber – Front Right

The KYB Ultra SR shock absorbers are mono tube gas shock absorbers, struts and cartridges. Assembled at the factory and then inspected to be sure they are exact you can be sure you are receiving a product that will consistently delivered a better than new handling and ride comfort feel. The Ultra SR shock absorber has been specially designed to compensate

£100.73

Koni FSD Single Shock Absorber – Rear Left

The Koni FSD Rear Sport Shock Absorber is the first shock absorber to offer superior road holding without comprimising comfort. FSD stands for Frequency Selective Damping. This new technique combines the benefits of both type of ride characteristics in one perfect shock absorber. This smart suspension system adjusts automatically to road conditions as well

£143.84

Koni FSD Single Shock Absorber – Rear Right

The Koni FSD Rear Sport Shock Absorber is the first shock absorber to offer superior road holding without comprimising comfort. FSD stands for Frequency Selective Damping. This new technique combines the benefits of both type of ride characteristics in one perfect shock absorber. This smart suspension system adjusts automatically to road conditions as well

£143.84

Koni Heavy Track Shock Absorber – Rear Left

Heavy Duty Track 4 x 4 shock absorbers by Koni are the ideal all-terrain option when gravel, dirt and dust are too tempting. This shock absorber will deliver optimum road holding and comfort both on and offroad. These shock absorbers have been specially developed for 4wd’s and sport vehicles, tested under extreme conditions. Advantages: Optimum

£127.50

Koni Adjustable Sport Shock Absorber – Front Left Hand

The Koni Adjustable Front Sport Shock Absorbers are designed as a vehicle specific performance replacement shock absorber, with adjustable rebound damping. They are adjustable to suit individual driving styles and preferences and focus on exceptional road holding combined with an acceptable level of comfort. The sports characteristics of the dampers

£127.49

Koni Adjustable Sport Shock Absorber – Front Right Hand

The Koni Adjustable Front Sport Shock Absorbers are designed as a vehicle specific performance replacement shock absorber, with adjustable rebound damping. They are adjustable to suit individual driving styles and preferences and focus on exceptional road holding combined with an acceptable level of comfort. The sports characteristics of the dampers

£127.49

The Knowledge

THE KNOWLEDGE

Shock Absorbers

Shock Absorbers

For the smooth running of your car, a lot of action goes on underneath. Taking center stage in your car’s hydraulic system is what we call dampers or in other words shock absorbers. But what makes them such a fuss for your vehicle’s needs?

Role of a Shock Absorber

Simply put, a shock absorber is a hydraulic device that absorbs impulses from your car’s suspension and spring. It reduces the recoiling factor that occurs when driving on a bumpy road. Contrary to belief, a shock absorber doesn’t aid in weight support. It, however, is in charge of maintaining wheel contact on the road at all times. Your damper does this by resisting upward motion through viscous friction.

How shock absorbers work

In its basic form, a shock absorber works like an oil pump located between the wheels and the car frame. The upper mount of the damper joins to sprung weight (car shell supported by the springs) while the lower mount connects to the unsprung weight (wheel axle). In the conventional twin-tube shock absorber (a design that features two tubes in the hydraulic fluid chamber), the upper mount contains a piston rod that is connected to a piston located inside the hydraulic fluid chamber. This chamber consists of a pressure tube (interior chamber) and a reserve tube (outer chamber). During bumpy drives, the upper shock mount forces the piston rod down pushing the piston further in the pressure tube. The tiny opening in the pressure tube let out small amounts of hydraulic fluid under high pressure into the reserve tube. The resistant flow is what brings about the slowdown of the damper hence a stop in the spring oscillation. A shock absorber thus converts the kinetic energy generated by your car's spring constant expanding and contracting into heat (thermal) energy. It then disposes of the heat energy to the atmosphere through heat exchange. A shock absorber works in two cycles: compression and extension. During compression, the piston moves down while in extension state, it moves up the pressure tube. With that said, the compression cycle is in charge of the movement of your unsprung weight (wheel effects during a bump) while the extension cycle is left to handle the motion of the sprung weight (your car’s body).

Types of Shock absorbers

Today's shocks are design with motion-sensitive capability – how fast your spring action is and the resistance your shocks need to provide. This advancement makes shocks adjustable to different road conditions thereby controlling unwanted motions that result from bouncing, swaying, braking, and accelerating. The types of shocks available also differ mostly in terms of design and application. They include:
  • Standard Shock: It's the conventional oil-filled damper that can last for 100,000 miles before needing replacement. This shock, however, features no special effects. It's commonly adorned by 20th-century cars.
  • Gas Shock: It’s often used on smaller vehicles. It relies on oil for cushioning while the pressurized nitrogenous gas found inside is used to keep the oil from foaming or thinning out when cooling the shocks.
  • Coil-over/overload Shock: Highly used on off-road cars such as drifters and drag racers. They mostly feature coil spring fixed around the shock cylinder.
  • Heavy Duty Shock: Used on trucks, passenger buses and any vehicle that carries extra weight. They come with reinforced attachments points, larger diameters, and bigger center shafts.
  • Automatic Lever Control Shock: Found on high-end cars. Comes with electric operated air pumps that automatically adjust in case there is added weight.
  • Air Shock: It's an aftermarket shock that's generally installed in the rear tires of trucks and vans. Comes with an air inlet that pressurizes the shock for a raised vehicle. Unlike the automatic control shock, this must be manually inflated.

How to identify a damaged shock absorber

After years of use, your shocks tend to wear out. When they do so, they are certain alarms that you need to watch out for, they include:
  • Oil leaks: Oil stains are alarming. If noted, it’s best to change your shocks asap.
  • Rocking and rattling: Worn out shocks can cause a bouncing effect making the ride very uncomfortable. The constant rocking also affects wheel contact with the ground. Driving under such conditions makes maneuvering difficult.
  • Swerving and nose dive: Your shocks keep your car steady during brakes and accelerations. If damaged, your front tends to dive when braking while the rear squats during acceleration. Your vehicle’s stability may also be compromised during turns. The car’s body may feel like its leaning towards the bend.
  • Long stopping distances: Damaged shocks can increase your stopping distance by 20%. As you continue to accelerate the longer the distance, it will take to stop when suddenly braking. This is quite dangerous in case of an accident.
  • Uneven tire wear: As mentioned earlier, shocks keep your tires even on the ground. If damaged, uneven road contact is established, and the result may be fast wear-outs on some tire parts. This may result in punctures or hydroplaning.
  • Vibrations: One major red flag is the clucking sound normally heard when driving. The vibrations can also be heard when steering.
If your car is experiencing these indications, it might be time to replace your shock absorber with a new one.