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  1. 4 Motion soft suspension 
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    Hi,

    I have a 2003 2.8 4Motion Estate and wonder if anyone can help as it really feels like a boat and I would like a firmer ride without lowering the suspension. I don't mind lowering by 15mm or so but would like to keep to factory springs if possible.

    A friend gave me some rubber spring assisters which would help when towing by preventing bottoming out, but I think firmer shocks and stronger springs are what I need.
    1. Do I already have the 'sport' suspension or not? How to tell? It's got nearly every optional extra VW offered, fitted from new.
    2. Lowering kits are all very well, but what to do if things need replacing? A whole new kit? Do the shock lengths vary?
    Many thank chaps.
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  2. Re: 4 Motion soft suspension 
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    1be is sport sus

    check owners handbook to see if its there
     
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    I think you will find just replacing the shocks, all round, with new standard ones will make a world of difference.
     
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  4. Re: 4 Motion soft suspension 
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulthefox View Post
    1be is sport sus

    check owners handbook to see if its there
    Thanks for this tip.

    I checked the sticker in the spare wheel well and got the following codes translated from http://igorweb.org/equidec/Default.aspx:

    X2B = National sales program Great Britain
    B0N = Component parts set, complying with vehicle type for Great Britain, various parts
    C5A = Cast alloy wheels 7J x 17
    G0Q = 5-speed automatic transmission for four-wheel drive vehicle
    H6G = Tires 225/45 ZR17 91Y
    J0L = Battery 340 A (70 Ah)
    MT1 = 6-cyl. gasoline engine 2.8 L/142 kW 30V base engine is T7F
    Q4H = Comfort sports seats, front
    1AT = Electronic stabilization program (ESP)
    1G1 = Space-saving spare wheel
    2ZB = Leather multi-function steering wheel
    5RV = Right exterior mirror: aspherical
    5SJ = Left exterior mirror: convex
    T7F = 6-cylinder gasoline engine 2.8 L unit 078.2
    3FE = Electric slide/tilt sunroof with sun screen/sunblind
    3S1 = Bright roof rails
    8TD = Rear fog light for driving on the left
    QG1 = Service interval prolongation
    8AD = Radio "gamma"
    8GL = Alternator 120 A
    8RM = 8 speakers (passive)
    1LT = Disc brakes, front
    0JM = Weight category front axle weight range 12
    0YT = Weight range 18 installation control only, no requirement forecast
    1BA = Standard suspension/shock absorption
    0GG = Emission standard EU4

    I guess no sport suspension then..

    Many extras were not listed. Surely privacy glass, full leather heated seats with built-in rear child boosters, auto adjusting xenons, rain sensing wipers, and cruise control ought to be there too? The sat nav, W8 exhaust/valance and DVD changer have definitely been added at some point, but not the items just mentioned.
     
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  5. Re: 4 Motion soft suspension 
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    The sticker in the wheelwell does not have all codes. There used to be a site that gave all options via the VIN number and created a wonderful PDF of all factory spec along with the codes, and fluids and capacities etc..(see PDF attached),
    The site still exists http://www.oilshop.ro/ but no checker as far as I can tell, but it may be my Romanian.

    Magazinul online de uleiuri si filtre www.oilshop.ro
    VIN WVWZZZ3BZ2E1??????
    MARCA VOLKSWAGEN
    CAROSERIE PASSAT VARIANT
    MODEL PASSAT Var. HIGHL 110 (3B6385)
    AN MODEL 2002
    DATA FABRICATIEI 09/08/2001
    LOCUL FABRICATIEI EMDEN (GERMANIA)
    COD MOTOR AKN
    COMBUSTIBIL MOTORINA
    LITRI / CILINDREE / DESCRIERE 2.5 / 2496 CM3 / VEP
    PUTERE / KW / CP / RPM 110 KW / 150 CP la 4000 RPM
    CUPLU / RPM 310 Nm la 1500 RPM
    CILINDIRI / VALVE 6 CILINDRI / 24 VALVE
    COD TRANSMISIE FNL
    CULOARE EXTERIOARA REFLEX SILVER METALLIC (8E / A7W)
    CULOARE INTERIOARA FLANNEL GREY (JC)
    X2B national sales program Great Britain
    A8S standard equipment
    G0F five-speed automatic transmission
    K8D Station Wagon Variant/Avant
    T6T 6-cylinder diesel engine 2.5 L unit 059.A
    C03 operating permit, alteration 3
    4M6 cup holder
    7A2 CD changer
    PH3 air conditioning system "Climatronic"
    P15 rain sensor
    RCA radio system "gamma"
    WE6
    Techn. equ. package incl. single-door & comfort opening, anti-theft alarm syst. w/
    pass. comp. control a. backup horn
    4L6 interior mirror with automatic anti-glare action
    7AH anti-theft alarm with interior movement monitoring and back-up horn
    7B3 12-volt socket(s)
    8AD radio "gamma"
    8N3 windshield wiper intermittent control with rain sensor
    8RM eight loudspeakers (passive)
    9AD "Climatronic", free of cfc
    9Q1 onboard computer
    9Y1 outdoor temperature gage
    B0N
    component parts set, complying with vehicle type for Great Britain, various parts
    B09 type approval Great Britain and NorthernIreland
    C4Q cast alloy wheels 7J x 16 offset 37 (3B0 601 025 L)
    E0A no special edition
    FB3 surface, interior trim, soft-touch paint
    F0A no special purpose vehicle, standard equipment
    H6U tires 205/55 R 16 91W
    J1R battery 420 A (82 Ah)
    L0R right-hand drive vehicle
    MR2 6-cyl. diesel engine 2.5 L/110 kW TDI EU 3 base engine is T6T
    N7K Alcantara/leather seat covering
    QA0 without child seat
    QG1 service interval prolongation
    QJ0 without aluminum/chrome work package
    QV0 w/o TV reception/digital radio reception
    Q4H comfort sports seats, front
    U0L instrument insert with tachometer clock and mph speedometer
    VC0 w/o remote-controlled garage door opener
    VX0 without hands-free system
    V0A tires w/o specification of tire brand
    Pagina 1 din 4
    Magazinul online de uleiuri si filtre www.oilshop.ro
    0DE installation differentiation for build status of vehicle class B5 (VW Passat)
    0FA standard manufacturing sequence
    0GE emissions concept EU 3
    0G7 Tiptronic
    0JM weight category front axle weight range 12
    0KA without stickers and badges
    0K0 without alternative drive module
    0LL special plates/stickers/ safety certificates for England
    0L2 electric throttle actuation
    0SC labels/plates in English
    0TD front and rear floor mats
    0VA without information kit
    0YF weight category rear axle weight range 6
    0Y1 standard climatic zones
    1AJ anti-spin regulation (ABS/ASR/EDL) with electronic differential lock (EDL)
    1BA standard suspension/shock absorption
    1C1 antifreeze up to -25 degree celsius tolerance up to -30 degree C
    1DD nameplate set "V6 TDI"
    1D0 without towing attachment
    1EX VIN plate
    1E0 without activated charcoal canister
    1G2 steel spare wheel with original equipment tires
    1KD disc brakes, rear
    1LT disc brakes, front
    1NA without wheel covers
    1N1 power steering
    1PC wheel bolts with anti-theft protection (unlockable)
    1Q2 mass damper for steering wheel, 31Hz
    1SA without additional engine guard
    1T2 warning triangle
    1VH installation parts for six-cylinder engine
    1V0 without duty-free and cost-free tires
    1WD transmission shaft for tripod joints
    1X0 front wheel drive
    1YA without transmission shafts f. rear axle
    1Z2 increase in initial standard fuel filling
    2B1 additional exterior noise suppression
    2G0 without insert for the filling up of fuel
    2JN comfort bumpers with chrome-plated strip
    2PX leather trimmed sports steering wheel
    2WA without additional tires
    3B4 child seat anchor for child seat system ISOFIX
    3CA without partition
    3C3 lap belt with retractor for the center rear seat
    3FA without roof insert (standard roof)
    3GK without additional filler for plane trunk floor
    3J7 articulated and height-adjustable headrests for front seats
    3LJ foamed film door and side panel trim inserts in leatherette
    3L3 height adjustable front seats
    3MQ Ibolours floor covering
    3NW rear seat bench/backrest, split folding with center armrest
    3QT 3-point seat belts with tensioner and height adjustment, front
    3Q1 rear headrests
    3S1 bright roof rails
    3X0 without load-through provision
    3Y0 without roll-up sun screen
    4A3 seat heater for front seats separately controlled
    4B9 body-colored protective side molding with trim stripe
    Pagina 2 din 4
    Magazinul online de uleiuri si filtre www.oilshop.ro
    4GH windshield tinted with windshield sunshield
    4KC side and rear windows tinted
    4K3 radio remote controlled central locking operated from inside and safe securing
    4LA without controls
    4P1 rear floor panel module, type 2
    4Q0 no flame retardent materials
    4R3 power windows with comfort operation
    4SD left vanity mirror illuminated
    4TD right vanity mirror illuminated
    4UE airbag f. driver a. front seat passenger
    4U5 luggage pockets on backrest
    4W0 without cassette and CD storage unit
    4X1 side airbag front
    4ZB bright moldings
    4Z2 lockable glove compartment door
    5C0 without special body measures
    5D1 Remote control and central locking system
    5K0 without paint preservative
    5MD decorative aluminum inserts
    5RV outer right rear view mirror: non-spherical
    5SJ outer left rear view mirror: convex
    6A0 without fire extinguisher
    6EP additional body covers, stone guard
    6E3 center armrest front
    6PC leatherette hand brake lever handle
    6Q2 leather gearshift knob/handle
    6R0 selector lever cover
    6SL tufted trunk floor covering (cut pile)
    6U1 additional dust seal outside
    6W1 license plate bracket front (large)
    6XN outer rear view mirrors: powered, separately heated
    6Y0 without cruise control warning system
    7E0 w/o heat accumulator/auxiliary heating
    7K0 without tire pressure warning light
    7N0 without tray on roof liner
    7P4 manually adjustable lumbar support in front seats
    7QA without CD ROM
    7Q0 without navigation device
    7X0 without park distance control
    8BK twin headlamp for right-hand drive with integrated high-beam headlight
    8E2 local interference suppression for FM/AMradio reception
    8F2 side turn signal lights
    8GL alternator 120A
    8KA w/o catalytic converter warning light
    8K0 without special low beam mode
    8L3 roof antenna
    8NA without parking light warning light
    8Q1 headlight-range adjustment
    8R1 center high-mounted stop light
    8SA taillight assemblies, standard design
    8S4 two reading lights front, two rear
    8TD rear fog light for driving on the left
    8T0 without cruise control system (CCS)
    8WA without front fog light
    8X0 without headlight washer system
    8Z5 engine cooling system, type 1
    9A0 without taxi alarm system
    9D0 without preparation for two-way radio installation
    Pagina 3 din 4
    Magazinul online de uleiuri si filtre www.oilshop.ro
    9FB automatic transmission indicator light
    9F0
    without sound combination for rotating emergency light and radio antenna
    preparation
    9HA without additional malfunction display
    9JB ashtray at front, cigarette lighter
    9J0 without supertone system and tone sequence control
    9M0 without auxiliary/parking heater
    9P0 without seat belt warning light
    9T1 heated washer nozzles, front
    9W0 w/o car phone preparation/installation
    Pagina 4 din 4
    Attached Files
    Audi A8L- 2006 - 3.0TDI
     
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    Great post!

    Try this URL instead:
    http://translate.google.com/translat...istory_state0=
     
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    What a shame it has gone, I found other people on other forums talking about it, the old link was http://www.oilshop.ro/catalog/vagvin.php
    Audi A8L- 2006 - 3.0TDI
     
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