I cannot fathom the lack of aftermarket suspension upgrades for the B4 Passat. Heaven forbid it be a wagon.
So, I get onto http://www.shox.com to see what's out there. I am looking for a set of Koni Sport adjustable shocks. Should be simple, right? Well, I don't see anything. Just a price of 4 totaling $580.
So I log onto TireRack. Pump in the info... and I am again shocked. Koni Sport adjustable shocks are $626 for 4 ($191ea for front, $122ea for rear).
So I start looking at a complete adjustable cup kit for an A3 GTI VR6. TireRack has the Koni adjustable kit for $773 while Shox is $749. I know I would need the smaller bolts and nut for the rear shocks, which isn't a big deal.
But if I'm going to be spending almost $800 just new shocks or a complete cup kit, wouldn't it be a better deal to just go ahead and pay $200-300 more for a completely height/dampening adjustable coilover setup?
Please tell me what you would do.
I want the suspension to handle nicely, but finding a B4 Wagon suspension is not easy. If an A3 GTI VR6 suspension is comparable then I'd go ahead with that.