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Offline Golfster S

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ED30 Dampers/Springs
« on: February 22, 2019, 10:38:37 AM »
My ED30 needs new front Dampers. Given the age and mileage 108,000 I am going to change the Springs and Mount/Bearings as well.
I know the OEM dampers/springs are rebadged Sachs items, checking Euro Car Parts I can get Sachs Dampers/Springs for just over £200 on Sale, Id expect to pay
double this If I buy from the dealer.
Anybody else bought these from ECP , are they the same without the VW branding tax ?

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ED30 Dampers/Springs
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2019, 03:05:01 PM »
Looking to do the same and thinking the same thing. Carparts4less, their sister site, may be cheaper.

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Will be up for sale if anyone is interested by the way
« Last Edit: February 22, 2019, 03:20:25 PM by MIJ_JAGGER »

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Re: ED30 Dampers/Springs
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2019, 05:30:15 PM »
Dampers were ~£60 each from VW last time I checked.  Very reasonable for how long they last imo.

Yes VW dampers are Sachs, but that doesn't mean the cheap Sachs ECP sell are the same quality.   I don't know where this "it's the same thing without the tax" myth comes from.   Someone on here fitted that ECP stuff to his recently and ended up with a very bouncy rear end because the dampers were pants.  You have been warned  :grin:

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Re: ED30 Dampers/Springs
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2019, 11:28:36 AM »
I just tried to get a quote off eurocarparts and they needed the front shock absorber mounting diameter????
Are all mk5 GTI not the same ??
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Re: ED30 Dampers/Springs
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2019, 02:14:04 PM »
I think it's only very early GTIs that were 50mm (2005-2006) but a ruler will confirm, or calipers if you have them.  Measure the diameter of the damper where it slides into the hub knuckle.
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Re: ED30 Dampers/Springs
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2019, 05:53:39 PM »
Blimey! My fronts were completely shot by 50k miles. I got the B12 kit (B8 dampers with Eibach springs) and it transformed the handling. Probably would have been a big enough improvement even with new standard dampers, but Id recommend the B12s - still feeling awesome 25k later.  There is a "pro" kit with minimal lowering or a sport kit which is around 25mm (and perfect).   I changed the mounts too - mine were fine but def worth doing at 100k.

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Re: ED30 Dampers/Springs
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2019, 12:16:44 PM »
Hi Golfster ive seen on the edition30 register that you own Ed30 number 1618 ive just been told from dealership that my number is 1618 reflex silver also but i saw that yours has a sunroof could you email me on zahin.hayyan@gmail.com