RAF from Nagengst was great to work with. Just replaced my magrides with their rebuilt units. They look great, installed easy and I couldn’t be happier. I highly recommend them. RAF is the real deal.
Thanks for the kind words! Happy that we were able to help you.I had read positive reviews in R8Talk about the refurbished shocks from Nagengast, so I decided to give them a try. I requested a quote on replacing the 2 front shocks from them, and got a prompt reply from Raf. After sending him the money by PayPal, my 2 shocks arrived about 10 days later +/-.
We do our best! Our company has been repairing shocks and suspension parts since 1983, so while Delphi/BWI doesn't have specification sheet of the shock readily available to compare the them, our thorough and precise work proves to last.I’m going to order some of these most likely.
Nagengast - can you please confirm that when they rebuild these, they are exactly to spec with OEM? And are filled with the same oil? I just want to make sure. It’s odd to me that none of the rebuilt shocks have ever been reported to “leak”.
It’s not a quality issue with OEM shocks - it’s just simply inevitable. No matter how “sealed” you think they are, they will eventually leak. The electrical current makes the oil thicken and it essentially tries to get out. That on top of the fluid being “squished” in spirited driving eventually leads to the oil finding a way. I just find it odd the shocks have never leaked - certainly they have, and it just hasn’t been reported.
If you'd like identical as OEM, you should probably go with one of the other vendors or straight through Audi dealer. We use proper magnetic fluid in all magnetic ride shocks we repair. If you'd like more information, you are more than welcome to visit our factory in Gdansk, Poland.And keep in mind the oil in the shocks actually has metal in it (that’s what reacts to the current and thickens it). I want to ensure these are being rebuilt with the same.
If I take one apart, what will I find? The same?