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SHOCK ABSOBERS ??

1994 Audi 80

Suspension problem
1994 Audi 80 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 16000 miles

Hi long story short
A bought a Kw supention kit 4 my car just under 2 years ago (4 lowering springs + stiffer shocks)
product came with a two year warenty.

Recently a rear shock came apart on a weld. So I contacted KW and sent both rear shocks to them expecting them to replace them (should be changed in pairs 1 have been told)

they sent one of my old shocks back (not the broken one) and one new one
now the new shock they sent me is not the same as the old one it has a wider diameter shaft and is not nearly as stiff. I questiond kw on this and aparentl this is a new model of shock and is ok to fit.

my question is this is it safe to fit shockabsorbers with two diferent damping characteristics to the same axel (ie new shock doesnt damp as much as the old shock)
thanks 4 your time.
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Dozer123456
February 9, 2010.



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