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VW Golf, Rabbit & GTI » MK5 GTI, Golf, Rabbit & R32 » Suspension

FK Highsport Coilover Suspension Kit for MK5 R32

NOW: USD$849.99

Item#: 160031

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Strut bearings (complete kits, pair):

A great suspension at a budget price. Cadmium-Plated, height-adjustable suspension (35-55mm TUV, but can go lower) with non-adjustable sport dampers. Two year limited warranty to original owner. Gives a sporty (not harsh) ride and outstanding performance! FK Coilovers are designed and built in Germany.

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Why new strut bearings? offers (and recommends) replacement strut bearings for all VW and Audi vehicles that use them. Many people may not be familiar with what a strut bearing is or why they need to be replaced, so we've come up with this brief tutorial on what they are, and why it is wise to replace them when installing your new suspension...

A strut bearing is used at the top of all front (not rear) strut type suspensions. The strut, as an integral part of the front suspension assembly, must be able to turn freely as you turn the wheel left to right. The strut bearing is what allows this to happen. The strut bearing is typically comprised of two parts, the bearing and the bushing. On more modern cars these are two separate pieces, on older cars they are joined together. Being at the front of the car, these parts take a beating on every bump, dip and pot-hole that you hit. The bearings can become damaged and will bind / pop and make noise, as well as allow for play at the top of the strut. The rubber bushing will gradually become compressed and will no longer properly cushion the assembly in the strut tower. All of this adds up to a rougher ride, poor handling and increased tire wear due to changing alignment, and overall poor performance.

Installing new strut bearings will allow the car to be aligned properly, and will ensure you get the handling you desire with your new sport suspension. They are sold by the pair, and they require no extra labor when installing them with a new suspension. 

Manufacturer: FK Automotive
MFG Part #: FKVW12
Car Model: MK5 R32
From: 2007
To: 2008


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