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      Funny! You have to be very careful when lowering...

      Funny! You have to be very careful when lowering a car. I'm not into looks at all, just pure performance so I'm not going to be a good accomplice here.

      You may have to modify the uni-body in...
    2. Very odd since the classic sign of low tire...

      Very odd since the classic sign of low tire pressure is exactly as I described. It cannot happen any other way. If the center is worn, and your tire pressure is now low, then the tire pressure was...
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      Your car is obviously too low already!

      Your car is obviously too low already!
    4. Exactly!!! Low tire pressure causes the center...

      Exactly!!! Low tire pressure causes the center of the tire to collapse toward the center of the rim leaving the outer shoulders to bare the weight of the car. The outer shoulders then wear faster. ...
    5. That's a typical indication of low tire pressure....

      That's a typical indication of low tire pressure. Excessive wear along the center line is too much air pressure. Worn shocks will cause an uneven or cupping type of wear. Check tire pressure...
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      ...you might try to find a sport 'fixed' camber...

      ...you might try to find a sport 'fixed' camber plate. There are manufacturers who make a stock type strut mount but with another degree or so of neg camber. No adjusting required, same factory...
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      ...leave the bottom half on, exact opposite.

      ...leave the bottom half on, exact opposite.
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      Also, don't over look the bumstop's contribution...

      Also, don't over look the bumstop's contribution to spring rate. Most European cars are bumstop active, meaning, the bumpstop, a multicellular jounce dampener, is in constant contact with the top of...
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      ...honestly, and guessing at this point, the...

      ...honestly, and guessing at this point, the front rate should be a little lighter or the rear rate a little heavier. I've no idea what the shock's characteristics are but the damping is a...
    10. Thread: fk strut bar

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      ...between the strut towers...

      ...between the strut towers...
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      ...guessing...but that seems appropriate if your...

      ...guessing...but that seems appropriate if your front rates are around 350 in/lbs...I am guess the weight of the car is around 2,800 lbs with 65% front axle bias... Are you shocks/dampers...
    12. Grantmac, Unfortunately there is no 'one...

      Grantmac,

      Unfortunately there is no 'one solution' to any suspension set up. Where one begins determines the next step. If you are setting this car for the track a lot of techniques can be used...
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      Is this a track car or a DD? What are the...

      Is this a track car or a DD? What are the current rates? If the current rates don't cycle well for the street, you may well need a very stiff set of dampers to control the springs resulting in a...
    14. There is a Service Bulletin about this...

      There is a Service Bulletin about this...
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      I agree, let the UOA tell you when. We change...

      I agree, let the UOA tell you when. We change every 3K-4K in our 2008 Passat 2.0 but that interval is determined by a very short two mile drive to work every day...in winter the car almost always...
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      I feel that the level of oil that burns off is...

      I feel that the level of oil that burns off is determined by how well the car was broken, how well the engine is care for, and how it is driven.

      I've used M1 0W40, M1 Turbo Diesel Truck 5W40, M1...
    17. Bilstein...Neuspeed mates these to their springs....

      Bilstein...Neuspeed mates these to their springs. Yellow body...can be used with lowering springs. Very good dampers...typically digressive valving which might make initial road impacts a tad more...
    18. I like the answer afazz provided because it's a...

      I like the answer afazz provided because it's a bit more fundamental. In addition, were the control arm bolts torqued at the proper value and at ride height? ...is the air pressure in both tires...
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      Just make sure that you go through the process of...

      Just make sure that you go through the process of moving the suspension as suggested in my long reply. Only then will you see potential interference. In addition, you can also see how much endlink...
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      The black coating was worn away on ours at 32K...

      The black coating was worn away on ours at 32K miles. My wife drives 2 miles to work...the car is always driving in the rich warm-up mode during winter months. Fuel dilution can cause these to wear...
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