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Hello group, I was wondering if anyone had suggestions on suspension recommendations ? The beetle has a pretty rough ride and as a 2002 am sure the factory suspension is worn out and would like a smoother ride for the wife and I.
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After 20 years os so; the suspension components on these are typically worn out and are in of replacement, resulting in a "rough ride".

For struts and shocks; Sachs was typically the oem for vw and many others, prefer Bilstein, believing them to be higher quality.

The various shock/strut mounts and front end suspension parts; typically, all need replaced. You can get a "install kit" for the shock/struts or just get a suspension "refresh kit", which replaces everything in one go and tends to produce the best results, then finish it off with a alignment. For suspension refresh kits; there are lots of cheap Chinese no name brand junk being sold on ebay/amazon, for low prices; stick with oem German brands like Lemforder, for quality parts that perform well and last.

FCPEuro, sells quality oem parts and have a lifetime warranty, on everything they sell. Some places like ecstuning, will sneak in poor quality aftermarket parts in their kits; to make them less expensive (junk, bottom of the barrel brands like URO or Hamburg Technic). Stay away from these brands; they have a long history of poor quality and premature failure, documented all over the web, on forums.




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