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Volkswagen Jetta Shock Absorber and Strut Assembly

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REPLACEMENT SHOCK ABSORBER

Our REPLACEMENT shock absorber is manufactured from high quality materials and are built to match OE specifications at very affordable price. Get rid of your worn damper and restore your vehicle's steering precision and handling characteristics with this product. Backed by 1-year, unlimited-mileage warranty.

Features and Benefits:

  • Provides maximum safety and stability
  • Greatly improves passenger comfort in all road conditions
  • SKU#: ARBV280301
  • Brand: Replacement
  • Fit Note: AEG Engine, AFP Engine, ALH Engine, AWP Engine, Sedan, BBW Engine, Sedan, BEV Engine, Sedan, BEW Engine, Sedan, Sedan
  • Color/Finish: Black
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
  • Damping Type: Non-adjustable
  • Recommended Use: OE Replacement
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Fits the following Volkswagen Jetta Years:
  • 2005 | 4 Cyl 2.0L | GL, GLS
  • 2004 | 4 Cyl 1.8L | GLI
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"Shock absorbers have been opened and are in good condition. Ive only used them for a short period of time so I dont fully know the quality of the product. So far they havent presented any problems and are in great condition." posted by: on November 12, 2013

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KYB GR-2/EXCEL-G STRUT ASSEMBLY

This highly efficient Strut Assembly is an OE equivalents manufactured to recapture control and handling precisions to your vehicle. Sintered-iron pistons, guide rods and hard-chrome piston rods heighten this component's durability and longevity. With high pressure gas charge and dual tube designs, this KYB GR-2/Excel-G Strut Assembly underwent patented valve-checking and thorough OE-specific procedures to ensure minimal foaming and attain OE-like fitment that withstand rough driving circumstances.

Disclaimer: KYB now manufactures Black Excel-G Shocks and Struts to replace the Silver GR-2 series. Due to availability reason, there may be a possibility of you ordering the silver but receiving the black version or vice versa. Black Excel-G Shocks and Struts do not vary from those of their Silver GR-2 counterparts in terms of performance and quality.

  • SKU#: KY334812
  • Brand: KYB
  • Fit Note: Sedan, Wagon
  • Type: Strut assembly
  • Color/Finish: Silver/Black (Depends on the availability; See Product Info)
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
  • Damping Type: Non-adjustable
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Fits the following Volkswagen Jetta Years:
  • 2005 | 4 Cyl 2.0L | GL, GLS
  • 2004 | 4 Cyl 1.8L | GLI
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MONROE MONRO-MATIC PLUS SHOCK ABSORBERS

The Monroe Monro-Matic Plus%XAE Shocks highlight their patented Velocity Proportional Valving (VPV) technology that renders balanced damping, derived from the acceleration of the vehicle-to-road impact. These OE-like replacements are charged with nitrogen gas and filled with an all-weather fluid to deliver a balanced and efficient ride that bears up various driving conditions. The pressurized gas stops fluid spills permitting your shocks to function bereft of potential damage and dysfunction.

Item Details:

  • 0.5 in. piston rod diameter
  • 1.19 in. bore
  • 9.31 in. damper travel
  • SKU#: TS32403
  • Brand: Monroe
  • Fit Note: Sedan, To 4/05, Sedan
  • Type: Shock absorber
  • Color/Finish: Blue
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
  • Damping Type: Non-adjustable
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Fits the following Volkswagen Jetta Years:
  • 2005 | All Engines | 2.5, GL TDI, GLS TDI
  • 2002-2005 | All Engines | GLI
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"The seals on both shocks are squeaky. I will be returning them for credit. Since BOTH shocks are squeaky and since I assume they were both randomly taken from a warehouse shelf I take it there are probably dozens (or hundreds) of the same shock part number in that warehouse that will all squeak when installed. So I wont ask for replacements since I have no confidence that those would not have the very same problem" posted by: on August 20, 2012

"Easy to install. Comes with the cups washers so you don't have to reuse the originals. Awesome smooth ride from these as you would expect from Monroe" posted by: Customcomp on July 24, 2012 view all 3 reviews

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GABRIEL ULTRA SHOCK ABSORBERS AND STRUT ASSEMBLIES

Gabriel Ultra Twin-tube Shock Absorbers and Strut Assemblies have 1 3/8" bore pistons (in most applications) and bonded iron structures safeguarding a long lasting durability. The Orifice Control Disk inducted with nine stages of valving casts oil-flow consistency and prevents oil flooding. Built with a larger bulged tube (varies in application) to support proper heat dissipation. To minimize friction, Ultra Shocks are created with single-lip oil seals and these parts also exercise component durability by having sintered iron pistons. Highlighted features including leak-proof piston seals, rod guides, single-lip oil seal and super-finished chrome piston rods are engineered using their developed G-Force Technology that was pioneered by Gabriel to achieve superb control, safety and vehicle performance.

  • SKU#: GABG56606
  • Brand: Gabriel
  • Fit Note: Sedan
  • Type: Strut assembly
  • Color/Finish: Black
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
  • Damping Type: Non-adjustable
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Fits the following Volkswagen Jetta Years:
  • 2005 | 4 Cyl 1.9L | GL TDI, GLS TDI
  • 2004-2005 | 4 Cyl 1.8L | GLI
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BILSTEIN – B8 SHOCK ABSORBERS FOR LOW OR LOWERED SPORTS VEHICLES

The B8 shock absorber by Bilstein is the best way to enhance your lowered high performance vehicle’s suspension, utilizing gas pressure technology and a monotube design that far surpasses the quality of any competitive shock absorber on the market. Bilstein, built on the principal of developing the absolute best shock systems in the world, is known internationally as the preeminent aftermarket manufacturer and OEM supplier of shock absorbers and suspension componentry.

  • Completely redefines vehicle handling, performance and your comfort
  • Made exclusively for lowered or high performance vehicles
  • Monotube style and gas-pressurized technology
  • Replacement for cheap, old or OEM shocks that don’t fit your lowered/sports car
  • Bilstein is world-renowned for its superior shock absorbers
  • Easy to install – bolts right on without modification
  • SKU#: BIL24158756
  • Brand: Bilstein
  • Fit Note: Sedan, With 0 in. Lift/Drop, With Standard Suspension, Wagon, With 0 in. Lift/Drop, With Standard Suspension, Wagon, With 0 in. Lift/Drop, With 0 in. Lift/Drop, With Standard Suspension
  • Type: Shock absorber
  • Color/Finish: Yellow
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
  • Recommended Use: Street Performance
  • Anticipated Ship Out Time: Same day - 1 business day
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Fits the following Volkswagen Jetta Years:
  • 2014 | 5 Cyl 2.5L | Comfort, Trendline
  • 2011-2014 | 4 Cyl 2.0L | S
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SACHS Shock Absorber

The SACHS twin tube design shock absorber is an OE-equivalent replacement that is engineered to restore the vehicle’s original ride quality

  • OE-equivalent.
  • Direct fit application for ease of installation.
  • Supplied with required bushings and hardware.
  • Twin tube design.
  • Restores the original driving performance.
The Sachs shock absorber maintains the quality original equipment drivability, comfort and durability.

Warranty Information: 12 month - 12,000 mile limited warranty.


  • SKU#: W0133-1615352
  • Brand: Sachs
  • Fit Note: Sedan, FWD
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
  • Damping Type: Non-adjustable
  • Recommended Use: OE Replacement
  • Anticipated Ship Out Time: 1-2 Business Days
 
Fits the following Volkswagen Jetta Years:
  • 2005 | 4 Cyl 1.9L | GL TDI, GLS TDI
  • 2004-2005 | 4 Cyl 1.8L | GLI
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TOKICO HP SHOCK ABSORBERS AND STRUT ASSEMBLIES

Tokico HP series improve the stability, steering response, cornering and braking ability of your vehicle from its maximized traction caused by its multi-stage variable aperture sandwich valve system that allow flexibility of damping control. These twin-tube dampeners are also made with hardened, chrome-plated, and micro-polished piston rod which also includes a piston rod guide with Teflon-coated bushing for minimal dynamic friction.

  • SKU#: T38HU2769
  • Brand: Tokico
  • Fit Note: From Late Model 1996 Production Date
  • Type: Strut assembly
  • Color/Finish: Blue
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
  • Damping Type: Non-adjustable
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Fits the following Volkswagen Jetta Years:
  • 1998 | All Engines | K2
  • 1997-1998 | All Engines | GT
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"The ride quality is slightly stiffer as would be expected from a shock that responses much faster, but the sacrifice is minimal. Huge difference over stock, great first upgrade to suspension or replacement part for someone who likes a "spirited ride". Love the color peeking out from behind the wheel, and perfect fit." posted by: CaseyVR6 on July 24, 2008

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EIBACH – PRO-DAMPER SHOCK AND STRUT KITS

It is in fact possible to get stout handling and performance without the harsh ride quality that many aftermarket suspension systems give you. Eibach’s Pro-Damper shock and strut kit maximizes that increased spring rate and lower center of gravity of your lowered vehicle to make you feel more connected to the road. Eibach, world-renowned for its innovative automotive suspension technologies – provides enthusiasts with suspension solutions engineered to last.

 

  • Backed by Eibach’s Million Mile warranty
  • Direct fit
  • Compatible with any lowering kit, especially great with Eibach’s Pro-Kit or Sportline springs
  • Strength-tested for safety
  • Great for lowered vehicles
  • Gives you stiffer handling to improve performance and steering response
  • Takes advantage of lower center of gravity and increased spring rate in lowered vehicles
  • Ideal for race vehicles
  • Takes approximately 2 hours to install
  • SKU#: E27154084
  • Brand: Eibach
  • Fit Note: Sedan, IV Generation, 1MX, 25mm Spacer, Bolt Pattern 5X100, Hub Center 57.1, Wagon, IV Generation, 1J6, 25mm Spacer, Bolt Pattern 5X100, Hub Center 57.1
  • Type: Shock absorber
  • Color/Finish: Powdercoated Black
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Quantity Sold: Set of 4
  • Recommended Use: Performance
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Fits the following Volkswagen Jetta Years:
  • 2005 | 4 Cyl 1.9L | GL TDI, GLS TDI
  • 2004-2005 | 4 Cyl 1.8L | GLI
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  • SKU#: W0133-1736188
  • Brand: Cofap
  • Fit Note: (Non-Serviceable)
 
Fits the following Volkswagen Jetta Years:
  • 2005 | All Engines | GL TDI, GL, GLI, GLS TDI, GLS
  • 1999-2004 | All Engines | All Submodels
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The shock absorber and strut assembly of your Volkswagen Jetta plays a very important part in your safety and the safety of your passengers. This assembly is the main part of your suspension system, which handles the unwanted movements that your car encounters while you are driving. The shocks and struts act as damper and absorber of all the forces caused by uneven road surface, potholes, rocks, and cracks on the road. Although these forces are normal, they have to be kept from getting excessive. If your shock absorber and strut assembly is past their service life, replace it with a durable aftermarket or OE part.

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  • What are some symptoms of a worn Volkswagen Jetta shock absorber and strut assembly?
    Answer: The shock absorber and strut assembly is designed to be very durable, since it has to take care of dampening the vibrations caused by uneven road surfaces or rocks. It can, however, get worn out due to the road condition the car is regularly driven on. Even without inspecting it, some symptoms can be observed to diagnose a problem with the shock absorber and strut assembly. First, negative changes in steering, tire wear, and your Jetta's responsiveness need to be observed. This usually means that there is something wrong with the shock absorber and strut assembly. Reduced ability to maintain traction, make quick turns, and perform emergency stops can also mean the shocks and struts are worn out. Finally, bald patches on the tires, vehicle pulling, slow recovery time after driving over large bumps, or sharp knocks when going over road obstacles are also symptoms of damaged or worn-out shocks and struts.
  • What is a strut "leak," and how is it repaired?
    Answer: Various types of hydraulic-type liquids are put in struts to produce the force and tension required to provide the necessary suspension. Struts often leak when they get damaged. This happens when bad struts develop cracks in the body or around the strut seals that allow its hydraulic fluid to escape or leak out. Compared to other strut problems, this is not a serious issue, but it will still cause some discomfort and even reduced turning ability. However, severe leaks may mean the strut assembly has to be replaced.
  • How often should the shock absorber and strut assembly be checked?
    Answer: A vehicle's strut assembly should be checked at least once a year. Problems like a noisy or sagging strut or a broken strut need to be observed and addressed accordingly. The struts should also be checked by the car owner or technician whenever a wheel alignment is done.