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Evening,

Ive just had my brake fluid changed and have been advised a rear spring has snapped and i need an outer CV boot.

VW want £175 to do one spring and £155 for the CV gaitor.

Its a Mk5 with 70k miles. I presume i should swap the pair of springs and what should i go for? OEM?

Any recomended replacements? Thoughts on parts/labour?

Just want stock replacement really.
Thanks
Richard
 

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That will be single spring supply and fit. Needless to say its very steep. Any local specialists close by? ECP will do the parts and you will get 25% off using forum discount.
 

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Theres a VW specialist very close to work. They are calling me back.

Thats correct - VW price of fitting of 1 spring.

I looked on ECP. 1 spring is £50 but out of stock - (Sachs 627447040)
 

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Give them a bell to order one they are pretty good. I always use a specialist but supply parts, saves money for sure
 

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Will do.

Was looking on awesome and JBS. Not yet found OEM replacement.
 

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Are Sachs a decent OEM replacement from ECP assuming they are stocked?

What brand are the original springs or are they just VW?
 

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I'd be happy with Sachs obviously replacing both. Eibach make a lot of sport springs for VW couldnt say for sure who made the MK5 springs
 

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£330 for a spring & a CV gaitor fitted, where do VW get these prices from?! Sachs will be fine as long as its OEM, why not go for a set of uprated springs?​
 

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I was only intending on doing the rears....id presume im then into doing the fronts too..and more labour

Im happy enough with OEM, especially with the state of the roads.
 

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Ive pinged a few emails to site part suppliers etc....will look into eibachs too.
 

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Awesome GTi will do H&R's for 186.11 for the mk5 im sure. Obviously if you dont want to modify its pointless
 

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lol...this is where a £100 job becomes 500....a bit like when i was having the bonnet painted...do ur bumper too :) which i did! lol

I found a quote on here that suggested H&R springs were OEM
"have H&R Sport Springs 25mm and I think they are very good indeed! I've done a Trackday on them too and the the car felt great. 25mm isn't much either so IMO shouldn't be a problem. H&R make the original springs on the R32 so I have put faith in their skills to make their aftermarket springs an improvement over standard."
 

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I think like the MK4 wheels between Ronal and OZ the VW racing springs where made by H&R & Eibach
 

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Those jobs should be charged at 1.0 for the CV boot and 0.5 for the spring at most! So by the time they have added there price of the parts and VAT it's pretty much what you was quoted.

Very steep though! I'd def be getting a set of H&R's all round while you can!
 

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Ok guys!

Rang another VW Dealers
£150 @ £72.50 per rear spring x 2
£144 Labour
£294

£23 CV Gaitor
£124 Labour
£147
Approx £450 total

Local VW Specialist want
Springs Fitted £260 @ 2 hours labour inc VW parts
CV Boot Fitted £ 8 0 @ 1 hours labour inc VW parts
Approx £340 total

ECP came back to me
Sachs springs £38 x 2
CV Boot £12
Approx £90 parts total

Ive been in touch with awesome who offer complete uprated spring sets for around 250.

Whats your thoughts?
Ive booked in at a local VW specialist but am still pondering as they seem quite pricey still.
ECP parts prices are good assuming Sachs are as good as VW.

I could supply the parts to another garage with better labour rates. Its standard mehcanical stuff reallly.

What do you think?
Rich
 
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