We've packaged these kits using over 20 years of service knowledge and experience. Blausport Audi S6 struts meet/exceed the quality construction of Audi S6 KYB GR2 struts, Boge struts, and Bilstein struts (Touring Class Brand). Our kits are packaged to include all the necessary Audi S6 strut mounts, bump stops, dust boots, and strut related hardware to ease installation. You won't have to run to the hardware store when you strip that seized bolt during old strut removal. When replacing all critical components you can be assured of that new Audi S6 feel again! With decades of specialized Audi experience we understand how important the Audi S6 driving experience is. Be assured that Blausport's strut kits make it better. "Feel The Road" with Blausport's Audi S6 struts!
1) Blausport Audi S6 strut assembly kits make strut installation easier because they include the necessary related components (i.e. mounts, stops, boots) and assembly hardware that is commonly needed for successful S6 strut replacement.
2) Blausport Audi S6 strut assembly valving is designed specifically for each individual vehicle application.
3) Blausport Audi S6 strut assembly feature both Japanese mono tube and twin tube designs. These designs allow for a free floating strut shaft piston with chambers inside the strut separating the oil from a high-pressure gas charge. You can expect reduced body roll when cornering and excellent dampening characteristics while you conquer demanding road conditions.
4) Blausport Audi S6 strut assemblies are filled with Nitrogen gas, delivering superior performance. Nitrogen gas lessens aeration of the strut's dampening fluid. This maintains continuous strut dampening performance, reducing strut fade, resulting in less tire wear and longer suspension component life.
5) Unlike other popular name brand struts, Blausport Audi S6 strut assemblies are filled with a long life, multi viscosity oil containing Mos2 moly lubricant. Mos2 helps resist fluid breakdown and maintains year round strut fluid performance under all weather driving conditions. Mos2 greatly reduces wear on all internal strut components, extending the strut life for years of great strut performance.
6) Advanced internal self-lubricating strut components from Japan result in less strut shaft friction combined with a Fluon banded strut shaft piston, increasing Audi S6 strut life and improving dampening sensitivity.
7) Blausport Audi S6 struts meet/exceed the quality of original equipment. We're so confident of the superior quality over any other brand that we offer a Limited Lifetime Warranty. They are ISO/TS 16949 certified. This is part of ISO 9001 standards and specific to the automotive industry.
1995-96 Audi S6 models never came with a factory sport suspension option. These models all came with the same suspension set-up and ride hight. Only after 1999 did it became more common for Audi models to be offered with two suspension options from the factory. A 'Standard' suspension systems (stock ride height), or a 'Sport' suspension system (lowered ride height).
PLEASE NOTE: Blausport Audi S6 struts are NOT intended or designed to be used on vehicles equipped with AFTERMARKET lowering sport springs (i.e. H&R, Eibach or others). These spring kits tend to lower the vehicle more than 1” which make them dimensionally not compatible with Blausport's Audi S6 struts. We've received many telephone calls from customers who ask, “If my vehicle is lowered just a smidgen more than 1 inch will your shocks work?” Our answer is, “No.” Do not purchase our strut shock kit if your vehicle is lowered even a little over an inch.
You'll appreciate that Blausport Audi S6 struts have been engineered to provide firmer ride characteristics than that of the stock setup. Experience Blausport's firm sporty ride without the harshness that is often associated with some sport suspension upgrades. Blausport Audi S6 struts supply the perfect amount of firmness to help you "Feel The Road". As a result of Blausport shocks being gas charged, they're approximately 10-20% firmer versus the OE 'Standard' suspension.
Blausport's Audi S6 strut assembly kits are designed to replace worn out struts on vehicles with a suspension system having a stock ride height.
The Audi S6 strut assemblies are a substantial part of the suspension system. Audi S6 struts go beyond providing mere comfort. Struts affect other related suspension components, along with steering, tire wear and responsiveness.
The Audi S6 strut mounts, strut bump stops, strut dust boot, upper strut bearing, and strut nuts/bolts make up the front suspension.
The rear Audi S6 shocks, combined bump stop and sleeve, and shock mount (not included in the kit because they're NLA - No Longer Available) make up the rear suspension.
Is it time for new Audi S6 struts? According to a S69 AASHTO summary report only 1/2 of US major roads are in what is said to be 'good' condition, with more than 60% of roads in major cities in poor condition. This translates into an estimated $335 (across the board nationwide) and up to $746 (major cities) in vehicle maintenance and operation costs each year.
Bad road conditions may be out of your control, but you can be more prepared for them by replacing your worn out Audi S6 struts. The importance of new struts goes beyond mere comfort. Worn struts can affect steering, tire wear and your S6's responsiveness. New Audi S6 struts and related suspension components (i.e. ball joints etc.) can improve your vehicle's ability to maintain traction, respond to quick turns, and emergency stops.
It's easy to tell when your brakes or wipers need replacing. Determining if your Audi S6 struts need to be replaced isn't as simple. There is no "replace them every x amount of miles" service interval standards here. Customers in need of Audi S6 strut replacement often notice a soft spongy ride feeling around 90,000 miles. Although this soft feel may not seem that bad, it indicates that the Audi S6 struts have already begun to loose their ability to dampen. In our own Audi service shop, experience has shown that between 90,000-130,000 miles you'll begin to see a considerable deterioration in ride quality. When going over a bump a good Audi S6 strut should compress and spring up / rebound only once. Whereas, a worn out Audi S6 strut compresses and rebounds several times, causing a bouncy springiness. Due to this loss in dampening performance a worn out Audi S6 strut begins to significantly increase the wear on the related suspension components (control arm bushings, mounts etc.) quickly reducing their service life. Why? To reiterate... instead of 1 compression, the strut is compressing 3 or 4 times before it brings the wheel back into control. Customers seem to stretch their Audi S6 strut replacement out a little longer than other scheduled maintenance. Do you really want to run the risk of wearing other suspension components or your whole front end? As you can see, it's very important to install a fresh new pair of struts in your S6 when you reach this high mileage.
This spongy feeling and slow bump recovery time is one of the first signs that you're in need of new Audi S6 struts. Other symptoms include bald patches on your tires, tire cupping, excessive strut oil seepage, vehicle pulling, poor steering response, or sharp knocks, such as when going over railroad tracks. It is a difficult task to diagnose front end problems on these Audi S6 suspension systems, even for the most experienced mechanics. Only automotive technicians that are familiar with the complexity of your specific Audi front suspension should troubleshoot and repair it.
The importance of servicing your Audi S6 suspension the correct way can not be overstated! In this economy many are trying to save wherever possible. However, think carefully before cutting corners in this department. When replacing Audi S6 struts in our own service facility, we've seen that other suspension parts (i.e. Audi S6 strut mounts, stops, boots, and hardware) show significant signs of wear or have already begun to deteriorate and are not reusable. Many customers who've replaced only their Audi S6 struts, have found that they're still experiencing similar suspension problems as well as random front end suspension noises. This may be because other worn strut related components can simulate the same symptoms as bad struts. Why go through the significant labor to replace the Audi S6 struts only to realize a failure in one or more of the related items. Consequently needing to redo your suspension job? Many wish they would have spent the extra money up front than face this labor intensive job a second time. Consider the following:
Usually when an Audi S6 strut begins to go bad the seals start to seep oil. This strut oil leaks onto the bumpstop eating away at the rubber foam material, affecting its density and ability to perform its job properly. If the bump stop isn't replaced, your new struts have the chance of bottoming out, causing internal strut damage and premature failure. Replacing the stops helps protect new Audi S6 struts from bottoming out when hitting potholes and rough roads. Leaking strut oil can also get onto the dust boots. Over time this eats away at and weakens the rubber causing it to deteriorate and eventually rip. Ripped dust boots allow road grime and dirt to contaminate the strut causing scarring of the strut shaft and seals, resulting in premature strut failure. Replacing the boots protects new Audi S6 struts (strut shaft and seal) from dirt and dust, ensuring their long lifespan.
Nearly all S6 models that we've had in our facility for strut replacement needed new strut mounts. Audi S6 strut mounts are made of a rubber material and with age, collapse and deteriorate. This is especially noticeable in the front of the car since it supports the engine and endures the brunt of road impact. Worn Audi S6 strut mounts often cause a conspicuous clunking noise when going over bumps. Play at the top of the spring perch while the suspension is loaded (not un-sprung) may also be evident. The rear Audi S6 strut mounts are not included in the kit because they're NLA (No Longer Available).