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Quattro 4 Life
03-19-2009, 05:46 PM
I bought my A4 sept '07 with H&R coilovers installed by a previous owner. These coilovers have about 50,000mi on them but could be up to 9 years old.

over the past winter i blew one of my front struts and the other is leaking.

The cheapest new struts i can get are ~$375-400 which is ridiculous but theres no way around that

Is it worth it to just save up enough $$ to buy an entire new coilover set up since two new struts is equivalent to 2/3s the price of a new system?

What do you guys think?

Thanks!

Tifun
03-19-2009, 05:53 PM
Wow, that is a tough choice. My honest thought is to buy something new. If one or more are out the other shouldn't be to far behind. That's from personal experience though. There's some nice options out there to pick from lately as well. I just picked up some H&R coilovers hopefully in when the time comes that one of the struts blows out I wont own the car anymore lol.

Lazer Viking
03-19-2009, 06:01 PM
had pretty much the same issue with my H&R's they werent leaking but were blown

i opted to ditch them and get something else

merrigan
03-19-2009, 07:13 PM
had pretty much the same issue with my H&R's they werent leaking but were blown

i opted to ditch them and get something else



truf, buy some new vmaxxs lotsa people dig em

WEBER
03-19-2009, 08:35 PM
Send your H&R's to bilstien for rebuild. When I bought mine they were shot and had three bent shafts (don't buy use coilovers!) Total for rebuild was just under $400. Including purchase ($450) still about 400 cheaper than new ones.

Freshly rebuilt unfourtunately I had to paint em', I couldn't find anyone who would do plating assembled.

http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/2603/coilovers.jpg (http://img207.imageshack.us/my.php?image=coilovers.jpg)

Quattro 4 Life
03-19-2009, 08:47 PM
oh seriously? i can send my H&Rs to Blistein for rebuild? that would be sick!

i will definitely look into this

but yeah if i do end up going with a new set i'll be reading up on reviews and whatnot. I loved my H&Rs though, they were great

WEBER
03-19-2009, 09:02 PM
http://www.bilstein.com/services.php?PHPSESSID=275d353b6a52807ade9b7b60afa e3387

They don't recognize the part# for the fronts, but just send them in, they'll do it. Straight rebuilt is much cheaper as long as nothing is bent.

Quattro 4 Life
03-19-2009, 09:06 PM
yeah I don't think anything is bent

Thanks a lot!

oneohone
03-19-2009, 11:38 PM
I was in the same boat, but I made my decision. V-Maxx Coilovers.

Lazer Viking
03-20-2009, 04:49 AM
damn, i wish i would have know i could have gotten them rebuilt

Borden
03-21-2009, 06:30 AM
thank god my H&R are still under warentee and i got them from AWE i gotta give them a call and see what the can do

iwasinthepool
03-21-2009, 08:23 PM
i wish i knew i could have sent my h&rs to bilstein when both fronts blew before 40K.

richsnipe
03-22-2009, 08:18 AM
I'm in the same boat here. H&R coils, rronts are leaking, and driver side front might be blown considering the amount of noise it makes when going over a series of bumps.

I'll be purchasing Vogltand coilovers within the next week.

Borden
03-22-2009, 08:29 AM
I was told my AWE tuning that H&R coilovers have a lifetime warentee soo word up for that

Stumanbmx
03-22-2009, 09:39 AM
I was told my AWE tuning that H&R coilovers have a lifetime warentee soo word up for that

Yes, but only for the original owner.

iwasinthepool
03-22-2009, 11:42 AM
original owner with original reciept...