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Old 04-29-2017, 12:00 AM   #1
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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?

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Old 04-29-2017, 04:48 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 04-29-2017, 12:08 PM   #3
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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..
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Might be end links too...
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Old 04-29-2017, 01:02 PM   #5
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Might be end links too...
Okay thank you !
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Old 09-19-2017, 01:08 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 09-19-2017, 06:10 PM   #7
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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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