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Old 18th January 2020, 07:31 PM
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Default Suspension Strut Compatability

Hi all,

i replaced my front left strut in the summer with a used 4H0616039AD.

in December the front right went, so i ordered another used 4H0616039AD off eBay.

once fitted, i found it fell overnight, checked all joints, no leak, so leg itself at fault.

the seller has sent me a replacement, but once unboxed i realised the part number was unfamiliar.

4H0616039J

after looking on ETKA it appears this is a SPORTS version and isn't compatible with 1BK running gear but for 2MA running gear.

the seller insists it's fine to fit, but i'm not too certain, i don't want one corner of the car stiffer/adjusting at a different rate from the others.

physically, it appears to be identical.

what are your thoughts??
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Old 18th January 2020, 08:40 PM
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Sports will probably be stiffer. I wouldn't fit an incorrect part. I've looked on ETKA and AD is superseded with AK so would use either of these.

On a separate note, a 2011 A8 is showing a AP suffix for a 1BK vehicle?
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Old 19th January 2020, 11:16 AM
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That was my thought, might just ask to return both for a refund.

Just don't want to offend the seller, he's adamant it'll be fine.

Problem is, it's not a two minute job to fit either.
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