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Thread: R8 Front Shocks

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    Default R8 Front Shocks

    Hi Guys,
    Has anyone replaced the front shocks on a R8?
    I want to get a price check as Audi are quoting $15K for both front and to me that seems over the top.
    They are leaking a very slight amount of oil, Audi reckon they may need replacing in the next 12 - 18 months.
    Any thoughts or recommendations (Pedders????)

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    Update - BWA will supply and fit OEM shocks for $7600.
    Big difference

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    I just don't move in R8 circles so the compatibility of a range of dampers with the R8 requirements is unknown to me. I can say that with the C5 RS6, aside from the variety of coil overs (Bilstein / KW et al) Bilstein do a B8 damper and KONI do a damper set that suit the RS6 for $1200 to $1600. For me that's a significant saving over BWA if you can find appropriate units. Clearly if you are not doing a full set then Factory are your only option.
    C5 RS6: Sportec, Milltek & Wagner -- B5 RS4 : tastefully modified -- Audi 1.8 quattro 132 Kw -- UNIMOG 404 TLF8

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    give the boys at European Autotech a call to see what they can do for you.

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    Thanks Guys,

    Unfortunately with EA they were still around $2.5K on the high side. Audi Sydney came back with a revised price of $9.7K (good drop from $15K).

    Haven't been able to find anyone else

    I'll keep looking but I want it to be done in the 1st quarter of 2020.


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