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    Thread: FYI: US GTI and Euro GTI Suspension Setting (Camber / Toe)

    1. 03-10-2006 06:54 AM #1
      Just read erWin Service manual
      Here is the summary of the difference of US and Euro GTI suspension

      Front:
      Camber: -30' +/- 30' (US) vs -44' +/- 30' (Euro)
      Toe Out (at left and right lock) : 1deg 38' (US) vs 1deg 22' (Euro)
      Caster: 7deg 34' (US) vs 7deg 47 (Euro)
      Ride Height: 382mm +/- 7mm (US) vs 360 +/- 7mm (Euro)

      Rear:
      Camber 1deg 20' (US) vs 1deg 45' (Euro)

      Actually the US GTI has the same setting as the non-sport Golf in Euro.


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      03-10-2006 08:07 AM #2
      Can the US GTI make these numbers when lowered on stock control arms? My previouse R32 needed adjustable rear control arms for the 1" euro suspension kit.

    3. 03-10-2006 08:30 AM #3
      Do you have the US GLI settings?

      I'd like to have mine set more aggressively.


    4. 03-17-2006 11:39 AM #4
      Good post. Thanks for the info.

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      03-17-2006 12:55 PM #5
      Quote, originally posted by Mingfinity »
      Just read erWin Service manual
      Here is the summary of the difference of US and Euro GTI suspension

      Great info! Thanks!

      Quote, originally posted by Mingfinity »
      Front:
      [...]
      Toe Out (at left and right lock) : 1deg 38' (US) vs 1deg 22' (Euro)

      Can you clarify somthing please: do the positive toe figures mean
      that the toe is "toe in"? On my GTI VR6, I run with toe out and the
      figure (as displayed by the alignment machine) is a negative figure.
      Thanks!

      Andy Nguyen \ aqn at panix dot com \ mkv-gti.net \ gti-vr6.net

    6. 03-19-2006 12:58 AM #6
      Has anyone had the euro alignment specs set after lowering? I have the Eibach Pro Kit installed and have an aligment scheduled for 3/27. I like the small amount of negative camber I have gained in the rear with the lowering and don't want that to be corrected.

    7. 03-19-2006 10:31 AM #7
      Has someone with Eibach or H&R springs had their car aligned? Could you share your alignment settings if you received the printout from the aligner. Thanks!

    8. 03-19-2006 10:37 AM #8
      Quote, originally posted by Mingfinity »
      Just read erWin Service manual
      Here is the summary of the difference of US and Euro GTI suspension

      Front:
      Camber: -30' +/- 30' (US) vs -44' +/- 30' (Euro)
      Toe Out (at left and right lock) : 1deg 38' (US) vs 1deg 22' (Euro)
      Caster: 7deg 34' (US) vs 7deg 47 (Euro)
      Ride Height: 382mm +/- 7mm (US) vs 360 +/- 7mm (Euro)

      Rear:
      Camber 1deg 20' (US) vs 1deg 45' (Euro)

      Is the camber adjustable?

      Actually the US GTI has the same setting as the non-sport Golf in Euro.


    9. 03-19-2006 10:44 AM #9
      I am looking for real world settings, not just what a manual suggests.

    10. 05-06-2006 10:23 PM #10
      Did anyone get these settings done on their US GTIs? Is it possible?

      I'm looking to get euro springs, I'm wondering if I should get these settings as well... thanks!


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