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Ronnie 04-29-2017 12:00 AM

What mileage is recommended for new shocks / struts?
 
Hello fellow Golf R Owners!

My 2012 VW Golf R just turned 80,000 miles. What mileage is recommended to change our shocks? I notice it's getting a little rickety. What ones do you guys recommend if I need new ones?

Thank you!

iGTI 04-29-2017 04:48 AM

At 82k was the mileage I traded my mk6 Golf R, I had stg 1+ since 6k miles.

At 68k I noticed minor slip on my clutch, at full/heavy throttle.

At 75k noticed my stock suspension slightly softening up, by 80k it wasn't to my standards, meaning I felt very minor floaty-ness. I didnt feel like investing in my car, so I traded it in.

I definitely wouldn't recommend trading a car in for those reason. It was more of a personal preference.

thedude4bides 04-29-2017 12:08 PM

Rickety could just be mounts, bearings, or bushings. It's definitely getting up there in mileage so it wouldn't hurt to upgrade if you were thinking of doing that anyway..

thedude4bides 04-29-2017 12:08 PM

Might be end links too...

Ronnie 04-29-2017 01:02 PM

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Originally Posted by thedude4bides (Post 2523190)
Might be end links too...

Okay thank you !

TexasForever 09-19-2017 01:08 PM

My R is now at 143,000 mi, mostly highway, and I honestly can't seem to feel much of a difference. What are big things to look for? Will it sag? I honestly can't remember what it felt like when I bought it, ~80k.

B6JoeS4 09-19-2017 06:10 PM

Not an R but on my GTI I notice damper wear in the form of bounciness after about 70k. Damper wear is going to vary drastically based on road conditions you drive on.


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