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Old 06-24-2013, 04:37 PM   #1
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2001 "S" RoW M030 shock kit for "non-S"

car has 134K miles. way past shock replacement.
any suggestion for shocks. used 99.99% for daily drive (freeway) tracked once.
everything stock non-S

RoW suspension kit is appealing, cost wise.
can the S flavor fit non-S and if so, what's the difference(other than $300 at Suncoast)?
Don't really want to lower the car but just a set of standard shocks cost as much as the RoW kit.
thanks for any insight



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Old 06-24-2013, 06:40 PM   #2
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As I recall the only difference is the "S" kit has a slightly softer rear sway. That could be good on a mostly street car. If you can get part #s you can verify this.
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:22 AM   #3
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I just fitted the tiptronic M030 to my manual S and the ride height is barely any different than my old 70k miles suspension.
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:39 AM   #4
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IMHO adding the ROW M030 to your car is the best bang for the buck currently available! You're in for a treat! From 140 000mi. to NEW M030 in one shot.
I would suggest you install new strut bearings as they're only $30 ea (2 required) and they'll help preserve the world-class steering that these cars have. Also, install the new anti-roll bars/bushings as mine had significant wear on the BARS, caused by the bushings themselves! ( and this at 80 000 mi.)
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:18 PM   #5
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The M030 should come with Arb bushes included.
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