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Price of Shocks

Postby pjjdp » Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:37 pm

Has anbody notice how the price of shocks went up? :eek:

Standard Citi shocks(full set)

GW - R1365(Incl VAT)
Autozone - R1150(Incl VAT)
KR motors - R1270(Incl VAT)
Jacks tyres - R1610(Incl VAT and fitment and alignment)
Supa Quick - R2285(Incl VAT and fitment and alignment)
Agents - Wait for it...........(scroll down)


















Wait for it..........


























R1160(Incl VAT)(Picks up jaw from floor)

I could not believe it.
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Re: Price of Shocks

Postby SHAUN » Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:40 pm

For a full set or what?
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Re: Price of Shocks

Postby pjjdp » Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:41 pm

Jip full set.

Spoke to Vish at Alpine VW
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Re: Price of Shocks

Postby SHAUN » Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:42 pm

Well thats cheap then, try R1200 just for front shortened gabriels :???:
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Re: Price of Shocks

Postby pjjdp » Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:44 pm

Jip. Mad. It's like SQ. R1150 just for front.(excl VAT)

Now just waiting for payday on Monday and I'll be there in a flash.
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Re: Price of Shocks

Postby neighbourhood terror » Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:46 pm

I've always said people shouldn't assume the agents are always going to be the most expensive. When I built my race golf 70% of the part were bought from LS East Rand Mall as they'd often be cheaper than goldwagen and others. :lol:
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Re: Price of Shocks

Postby SHAUN » Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:56 pm

neighbourhood terror wrote:I've always said people shouldn't assume the agents are always going to be the most expensive.

Agreed, just never say VR6 or ABF and your arse will be safe.
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Re: Price of Shocks

Postby rkn » Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:41 pm

SHAUN wrote:Well thats cheap then, try R1200 just for front shortened gabriels :???:


Bought 2 front shocks for my velo from Mcdulings last week
R618.95 including vat for both
Didnt even bother asking for discount :lol:
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Re: Price of Shocks

Postby CitiStorm » Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:57 pm

i cam get them at R1160 for a set and R1500 a set of lowered shocks
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Re: Price of Shocks

Postby Mojo » Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:47 pm

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Re: Price of Shocks

Postby cmpelser » Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:55 pm

How much are golf 4 shocks?
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Re: Price of Shocks

Postby CitiStorm » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:35 pm

call me tomorrow at work guys 031-4038280 i'll give you the prices
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Re: Price of Shocks

Postby pjjdp » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:46 am

CitiStorm wrote:i cam get them at R1160 for a set and R1500 a set of lowered shocks



R1160? That's the same as the agents.
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Re: Price of Shocks

Postby CTI Driver » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:57 am

Call Autozone also, i phoned around a while back and Autozone (CPT) (bellville) was the cheapest for Gabriel's think R600 for front both. Just make sure again.

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Re: Price of Shocks

Postby pjjdp » Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:34 am

Added autozone to my list at the top. They are R670 for front.
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Re: Price of Shocks

Postby amstel18 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:37 am

Shaun is using compressed springs. And he says its good so i'm going to give it a try.
Anybody want to give me their standard Citi front springs? :hi:
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Re: Price of Shocks

Postby CTI Driver » Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:31 am

Ian Glass shocks for Mk1

Front R695 each
Rear R410 each

I see that Monroe has a GT shock on the internet, made for drop kits, but not sure if this is available in SA.

Also normal shocks don't carry warranty if Lowering kit was used.
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Re: Price of Shocks

Postby sjs » Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:57 am

I'm dissapointed in GW. I have found that the VW agents are cheaper more oftem then not.
You think those shocks are pricey,? Then buy KONI Sport shocks, they are more than worth every sent though.

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Re: Price of Shocks

Postby GTiDon » Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:26 am

I still dont understand why the cars original shocks last over ten years, then once you replace them they last 10 seconds

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Re: Price of Shocks

Postby cli 16v » Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:14 pm

Sure enough that is a good price from the agents, but dont forget its going to cost you at least around R200 for alignment, and if you fitting it yourself and have the right tools you will be safe.
But add another R300 odd for fitment if not fitting yourself.

So total will be R1 460 without fitment and R1760 with.

In my honest opinion I would go to Jacks Tyres dude and save myself the trouble of fitting it.

Also you might consider getting new shock mounts and bump stops.

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Re: Price of Shocks

Postby Rezizter » Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:48 pm

agents have become very well priced. bought a new expansion tank bottle a month ago. GW wanted 230 for perated and 450 for original. vw hatfield the one in hatfield wanted 250... GW have also gone nuts on their pricing
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Re: Price of Shocks

Postby Rezizter » Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:49 pm

Rezizter wrote:agents have become very well priced. bought a new expansion tank bottle a month ago. GW wanted 230 for pirated and 450 for original. vw hatfield the one in hatfield wanted 250... GW have also gone nuts on their pricing
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Re: Price of Shocks

Postby pjjdp » Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:25 pm

cli 16v wrote:Sure enough that is a good price from the agents, but dont forget its going to cost you at least around R200 for alignment, and if you fitting it yourself and have the right tools you will be safe.
But add another R300 odd for fitment if not fitting yourself.

So total will be R1 460 without fitment and R1760 with.

In my honest opinion I would go to Jacks Tyres dude and save myself the trouble of fitting it.

Also you might consider getting new shock mounts and bump stops.

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Don't worry. Fitment is easy, And I can get discount on this from the agents in any case through a friend. I also have a contact that can do the alignment for next to nothing. Shock mounts was replaced a few months ago already.
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Re: Price of Shocks

Postby cli 16v » Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:03 pm

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Re: Price of Shocks

Postby OcTaLL » Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:08 am

I remember when I still had my Life Golf, I ahd new shock put on at Supa quick, the car was no longer low, it was weirdly standing like a 4x4. I then got shocks from VW at a couple of R's cheaper than with them, they refunded me and I just paid for fitting.

Apparently the Life and Velocity has a special made up shock just made for VW themselves, don't know how true it is though.
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