B5 front strut spring plate

Mike.M

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VW TPS or Audi dealer.......or car breakers
 

Jimmy TDI

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Right I've been thinking of fitting some B5 perches when I fit the coils to keep a bit more stroke of the shocks, but I'm a bit confused as to which part it is I need.
I have the part numbers, but is it the circular cap that holds the spring onto shocks, or the triangular shaped bit that the top arms attach to?
 

dale86

Registered User
Circular caps that hold springs bud and if you want them asap go to breakers if your bot fussed about fitting second hand parts.
 

mattyb6

Registered User
B5 perches are to lower the spring lower on the shocker.
With coils this isn't needed as they are fully height adjustable Jim.
 

Jimmy TDI

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Circular caps that hold springs bud and if you want them asap go to breakers if your bot fussed about fitting second hand parts.

Cheers for clearing that up for me. Does it matter if they come off a petrol, or diesel, or are they all the same?
 

Jimmy TDI

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MattyB6 I know, but it will mean the coils can be set 15mm higher giving them a slightly longer stroke. This in turn should help with comfort, and the knocking you get as you've lowered it at the top as well as the bottom.
 

crazy88

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Yes they are the same for diesel and petrol.

Also, Stoke Audi are a site sponsor on here. They're usually pretty quick at dispatching orders! I've used them a few times now for parts. They're probably around the same price as a dealers once you include postage, but it's delivered to your door.
 

mattyb6

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MattyB6 I know, but it will mean the coils can be set 15mm higher giving them a slightly longer stroke. This in turn should help with comfort, and the knocking you get as you've lowered it at the top as well as the bottom.

Ah I couldn't help on that one Jim.
I wasn't being funny btw. Lol
 

Jimmy TDI

Pro Tinkerer
Yeah I know you wasn't mate.

Like I say I'm just trying to avoid getting the knocking that people say they always get with these, and this should help as it will reduce some of the stress by giving them an extra bit of stroke length.
 

crazy88

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I can't remember 100%, but since I definitely didn't buy rubbers...I am guessing I used the b6 ones on my b5 perches.

Hope that helps.
 

vr6gordy

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found the guide on here and it says parts to use are only the b5 plate so no rubber is needed i guess ... it this right anyone ??????? and do i use the b6 one ???????????????
 
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