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Vw Beetle Strut Assembly Kits 2003-05 Cabriolet

2003-05 Vw Beetle Cabriolet models have front struts and rear shock absorbers. This page focuses more on the Vw Beetle strut assembly. For our 1998-2007 Vw Beetle shock absorber page, click here. For more info, read our page explaining the difference between a Vw strut assembly and a Vw shock absorber.

JUMP To The Following Sections Of This Page:
The features of our Blausport Vw Beetle struts and kits.
The fitment of our Blausport Vw Beetle struts.
Description of front and rear Vw Beetle strut and shock set-ups.
How do I know if my Vw Beetle struts are bad?
Do I really need to replace my Vw Beetle strut mounts, stops, and boots?

Vw Beetle Struts Kit - Cabriolet
Vw Beetle Strut Kit Cabriolet
  • Front Vw Beetle Strut Assemblies
  • Front Vw Beetle Strut Mounts
  • Front Vw Beetle Strut Bump Stops
    Front Vw Beetle Strut Upper Bearings
  • Front Vw Beetle Strut Dust Boots
  • Front Vw Beetle Strut Upper Bearing
  • Front Vw Beetle Suspension Strut Hardware Kit*
  • Rear Vw Beetle Shock Absorbers
  • Rear Vw Beetle Shock Mounts
  • Rear Vw Beetle Shock Sleeves
  • Rear Vw Beetle Bump Stops
  • Rear Vw Beetle Suspension Shock Hardware Kit*
  • Anti-Seize Assembly Lubricant
  • Thread Locking Compound*
    *(Req'd for Proper Reassembly)

Blausport Vw Strut Kits

We've packaged these kits using over 20 years of service knowledge and experience. Blausport Vw Beetle struts meet/exceed the quality construction of Vw Beetle KYB GR2 struts, Boge struts, and Bilstein struts (Touring Class Brand). Our kits are packaged to include all the necessary 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 Vw Beetle feel again! With decades of specialized Vw experience we understand how important the Vw Beetle driving experience is. Be assured that Blausport's strut kits make it better. "Feel The Road" with Blausport's Vw Beetle struts!


1) Blausport Vw Beetle strut assembly kits make struts installation easier because they include the necessary related components (i.e. mounts, stops, boots) and assembly hardware that is commonly needed for successful Passat strut replacement.

2) Blausport Vw Beetle strut assembly valving is designed specifically for each individual vehicle application.

3) Blausport Vw Beetle strut assemblies feature both Japanese mono tube and twin tube designs. These designs allow for a free floating struts 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.

Set of Vw Beetle Struts4) Blausport Vw Beetle strut assemblies are filled with Nitrogen gas, delivering superior performance. Nitrogen gas lessens aeration of the struts'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 Vw Beetle 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 results in less strut shaft friction combined with a Fluon banded strut shaft piston, increasing Vw Beetle strut life and improving dampening sensitivity.

7) Blausport Vw Beetle 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.

Proper Fitment Of Blausport Struts on Vw Beetle Models

2003-2005 Vw Beetle Cabriolet models never came with a factory sport suspension option. These models all came with the same suspension set-up and ride hight. Only certain suspensions on select Vw Jetta VR6, Golf VR6, and Passat models were 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 Vw Beetle 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 Vw Beetle 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 Vw Beetle 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 Vw Beetle 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.


BLAU® Vw Beetle Strut Valving Improvements

As part of our continuous improvement philosophy, the below listed BLAU® strut assembly kits kits have have been improved. Listening to customer feedback is a key element in improving our strut assembly kits, combined with our street and race track testing. We're pleased to announce our improved BLAU® shock absorbers with internal valving changes.

These valving changes affect the dampening characteristics resulting in less vehicle body roll during cornering without sacrificing everyday straight line driving comfort. Valve refinements produce firmer, more responsive vehicle ride quality that translates through the steering wheel. This improved ride quality provides even more confidence for drivers. By listening to fellow discriminating European car owners, coupled with our 23 years of specialized European knowledge, our engineers are able to provide Vw Beetle owners with a genuine Feel the Road™ ride quality.

Blauparts is a values based company. We hold true to our vision of supplying the highest quality products to our customers with the best customer service. We're confident our customers will be pleased with the high quality of our improved Vw Beetle strut assembly kits. All BLAU® brand name struts come with our limited life time warranty and 30 day money back guarantee, if not completely satisfied. We wish to thank all of our loyal customers for their continued support.

Part Number MGR1002-C - 1998-2008 Vw Beetle Models with 4 Cylinder
Part Number MGR1002-D - 2006-2010 Vw Beetle Models with 5 Cylinder

Blausport's Vw Beetle strut assembly kits are designed to replace worn out struts on vehicles with a suspension system having a stock ride height.

Vw Beetle Shock Rear SetupVw Beetle Struts Suspension Set-up

Vw Beetle Strut Front SetupThe Vw Beetle strut assemblies are a substantial part of the suspension system. Vw Beetle struts go beyond providing mere comfort. Struts affect other related suspension components, along with steering, tire wear and responsiveness.

Front Vw Beetle Strut Set-up: The Vw Beetle strut mounts, strut bump stops, strut dust boot, upper strut bearing, and strut nuts/bolts make up the front suspension.

Rear Vw Beetle struts Set-up: The rear Vw Beetle struts, bump stop, struts sleeve, and struts mount make up the rear suspension.

How Do I Know My Vw Beetle Struts Are Bad?

Is it time for new Vw Beetle struts? According to a 2009 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 Vw Beetle struts. The importance of new struts goes beyond mere comfort. Worn struts can affect steering, tire wear and your Passat's responsiveness. New Vw Beetle 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.

Roads Affect on Vw Beetle StrutsIt's easy to tell when your brakes or wipers need replacing. Determining if your Vw Beetle 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 Vw Beetle struts 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 Vw Beetle struts have already begun to loose their ability to dampen. In our own Vw 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 Vw Beetle struts should compress and spring up / rebound only once. Whereas, a worn out Vw Beetle struts compresses and rebounds several times, causing a bouncy springiness. Due to this loss in dampening performance a worn out Vw Beetle struts 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 struts is compressing 3 or 4 times before it brings the wheel back into control. Customers seem to stretch their Vw Beetle struts 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 Beetle 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 Vw Beetle 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 Vw Beetle suspension systems, even for the most experienced mechanics. Only automotive technicians that are familiar with the complexity of your specific Vw front suspension should troubleshoot and repair it.

Do I Really Need To Replace My Vw Beetle Struts Mounts, Stops, and Boots?

The importance of servicing your Vw Beetle 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 Vw Beetle struts in our own Vw Beetle Strut Labor Costservice facility, we've seen that other suspension parts (i.e. Vw Beetle struts 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 Vw Beetle 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 struts related components can simulate the same symptoms as bad struts. Why go through the significant labor to replace the Vw Beetle 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:

Vw Beetle Bump Stops and Dust Boots. Usually when a Vw Beetle struts begins to go bad the seals start to seep oil. Vw Beetle Strut Boot Sleeve Bump StopThis struts oil leaks onto the bump stop 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 struts damage and premature failure. Replacing the stops helps protect new Vw Beetle struts from bottoming out when hitting potholes and rough roads. Leaking struts 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 struts causing scarring of the struts shaft and seals, resulting in premature struts failure. Replacing the boots protects new Vw Beetle struts (struts shaft and seal) from dirt and dust, ensuring their long lifespan.

Vw Beetle Struts Mounts. Nearly all Passat models that we've had in our facility for struts replacement needed new struts mounts. Vw Beetle struts mounts are made of a rubber material and with age, collapse and deteriorate. Vw Beetle Strut MountsThis is especially noticeable in the front of the car since it supports the engine and endures the brunt of road impact. Worn Vw Beetle struts 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.

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