Many thanks, sorry was having a blonde moment!, i replaced these with the springs as mine had all but worn away!!No the lower top hat sits in the bottom of the spring and acts as an insulator. KYB springs work fine. Remember the bump stops locate the upper dust cover for the shock so again I would change them also.
Number 3 in this diagram ( looks nothing like this in reality )
suspension<br/>shock absorbers Audi A2 (A2) 2003 year Audi EUROPA 511010 spare partsaudi.7zap.com
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