Anyone replaced their Shocks & Struts how long did they last?
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Posted 11 May 2017 - 11:56 PM
Hi everyone. This is my first post and first Tiguan. It's a 2010 Wolfsburg 4 motion. I'm looking to replace the stock springs, struts and shocks. I'm looking at the Vogtland drop springs and kyb excel-g struts/shocks. At a 1.4" drop, will anything outside of a normal alignment be needed?? Also planning to swap the stock 18" (43mm offset) wheels out for 20" (35-38mm offset) with 255/35-20" tires. I'm open to any and all help! Thanks
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Posted 19 August 2019 - 02:20 PM
Hopefully quoting works for me as I don't see it in the text box as I type this, maybe I don't have enough posts yet.
I know this is an old thread, but in case anybody else stumbles across it.... I just replaced the struts on our 2010 Tiguan w/ 73,000 kms on it. They were a bit soft, but have knocked in the cold for a few years now. Took about 4 hours to do, once everything was gathered up, in the driveway.
In response to bigandy10, I had to use a 5lb hammer to tap it out by hitting the bolt head with the bolt backed out a bit. I tried a couple dead blow hammers, then a piece of wood with the 5lb hammer, but ultimately had to use the 5lb hammer on its own with a good tap to start breaking the driveshaft free. Not big swings, it just needed a solid hit to break free of the rust.
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