Quote, originally posted by RichB » So would you say your are at optimal lowering or below that? If I understand what H2Sport says correctly, optimal lowering for a stock (non sport suspenion) Golf or Jetta would be around 2" and for a sport suspension equipped car (GTI or Golf/Jetta) would be around 1.5" and then for something like your GLI or a 20AE GTI, 1" would be around optimal.
What do you think? All this talk of inches of lowering with no reference to which VW suspenion is getting me confused. Also concerned that someone may buy the Sport sindles for thier 20AEGTI or GLI, lower the thing 2" and then think he/she has optimal suspension geometry (when I do not think that would be the case).
Well even for non 20AE/GLI cars there is about a 1" variance in ride height depending on options. And I'm almost certain that H2Sport has not tested on every single engine/tranny/chassis combo. Just like every other tuner, they probably had a small sampling of Jettas and GTIs.
I think we can safely assume that "OEM" height for the enthusiast is going to mean the average height of a GTI or Jetta with factory sport suspension. I believe that is the primary market for all these upgrades...
Is that suitably vague enough for you?
Maybe we should start a poll and see what people's ride height is on oem suspension?
Modified by phatvw at 3:43 PM 2-1-2006