View Full Version : For the German/Euro Car Guys--Parts Outlet?

10-10-2009, 10:41 AM
Since I refuse to join another automotive forum except ExPo:thumb:, where are you Audi/BMW/VW guys get your parts like air filters and other maintainence items either in town or online? I am not getting an air filter installed for $100 from Mcdonald Audi! TIA.

10-10-2009, 11:00 AM

10-10-2009, 11:10 AM
FWIW, Larry @ Blazer Automotive south of the intersection of Broadway and 285 seems like a pretty good VW specific mechanic. But I assume he'd work on Audis, too. Most people with VWs seem to very much prefer him over the dealers.

10-10-2009, 12:04 PM
i love audi's but my god they think there parts are made of gold. I doubt i'll ever own one again.

10-10-2009, 12:36 PM
Well I bought my A4 certified, so there is 2 years of warranty beyond the 4 year/50K factory, and I refuse to own a Euro car out of warranty.

Thanks for the links so far. Looks like I am going to get an AEM dry filter online unless anyone knows where I can go locally?

10-10-2009, 02:19 PM
I have a w8, ONLY item available outside of a dealer for the drivetrain are the air filter and oil filter. (I use k&n products for those) even though chassis is mostly a6/s6, a lot is w8 specific, so dealer only for me. although, I must admit, I am looking at spacers and 993 monoblocks along with another inch drop. probably ebay springs - junk yard the calipers

10-10-2009, 03:58 PM
I would either go to the dealer or to local parts stores.

At dealers ask for the VWVortex discount.

Really if you are doing your own work and need to research stuff vwvortex.com is the IH8MUD of the VW/Audi world

10-11-2009, 07:11 AM
I like these guys for parts: Eeuroparts.com They cover BMW, Saab and Volvo.

10-12-2009, 08:39 AM
for $100, put in a K&N and be done. I'm a part4vws.com guy.

10-12-2009, 09:06 AM
Oh yeah http://www.parts4vws.com/ is a great site they really take care of their customers. I spent about $1200 there in misc VW parts for the Jetta over the years.

10-12-2009, 09:22 AM
for $100, put in a K&N and be done. I'm a part4vws.com guy.

That's the last thing I would be putting in any airbox...

Do an oil analysis before installing a K&N, and then another anaylsis a couple oil changes later and see how much dirt, i.e. silicon, is in your oil. Been there, done that.

10-12-2009, 09:28 AM
I get all of my stuff from ECS Tuning. They are pretty fairly priced.

10-13-2009, 08:00 AM
I think it is called eurofilters or vagfilters or audifilters.com

Oh no, here it is: GERMANFILTERS.COM

It all says MANN. Never has the Audi rings, but it all fits perfectly.

10-13-2009, 09:34 AM
Thanks guys for the links:thumb:.