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    Thread: MKV Spring Color Codes Thread

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      04-11-2006 09:12 PM #1
      We did this in 'suspension' with the mkiv's, but I think everyone here is capable and mature enough to leave it here to start as it'll get more replies, and more replies = more samples, and better info.

      Every recent VW spring has a color code on it. After extensive research, we were able to determine spring rates for quite a few of the availble color codes. If we get enough info and spend some time on it, we can create a similar chart for the MKV chassis.

      (for anyone curious, here is part of the work on the old chart: http://www.peterpyce.com/Shine...s.jpg ) VWVortex user 'pyce' was instrumental in organizing the original MKIV effort.

      Let's start this off with the basics:

      - Model
      - Trim (package 0,1,2, etc...)
      - Manual or DSG
      - Stock wheel size
      - Build Date
      - Front spring color code
      - Rear spring color code

      So here's my info:

      - GTI
      - Package 1
      - Manual
      - 17"
      - 01/06
      - Red / Red / White / White
      - Blue / Yellow / Yellow / Yellow

      Once we get enough info and can figure out the rates -- then it becomes easier to know what can swap in and out to stay 'oem' and still perhaps change the ride characteristics. If you don't have all of the info, get it -- and then post. Once we get it rolling I can move it to 'Suspension.'


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      04-14-2006 06:55 PM #2
      not even a single reply.


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      Quote, originally posted by John A »
      not even a single reply.

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      I'll get to it this weekend.


    4. 04-14-2006 11:35 PM #4
      alright, just happened to have mine around and easy enough to get to. i'm curious to know whats going on also. here are my specs:

      -'06 GTI
      -package 1
      -manual
      -came with 18" huffies, but i believe the oem size was 17" and they swapped the huffies on before delivery.
      -where can i find build date?
      -red/red/lavender(or maybe its white?)/lavender
      -blue/yellow/yellow/yellow


      Modified by freezermink at 8:42 PM 4-14-2006


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      04-15-2006 04:13 AM #5
      Quote, originally posted by freezermink »
      alright, just happened to have mine around and easy enough to get to. i'm curious to know whats going on also. here are my specs:

      -'06 GTI
      -package 1
      -manual
      -came with 18" huffies, but i believe the oem size was 17" and they swapped the huffies on before delivery.
      -where can i find build date?
      -red/red/lavender(or maybe its white?)/lavender
      -blue/yellow/yellow/yellow


      Modified by freezermink at 8:42 PM 4-14-2006

      pkg 2 18's same colors as above.

      red/red/white/white (or lavender/lavender)
      blue/red/red/red


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      04-15-2006 06:11 PM #6
      06 GLI
      package 2
      manual
      18" Huff
      03/ 06
      red /red /white / white
      blue / green /


      updated mis read colors


      Modified by rracerguy717 at 7:14 PM 4-15-2006

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      04-15-2006 06:44 PM #7
      Im color blind so I took a pic of mine

      06 GLI Package 2
      17" wheels
      DSG Tranny




      Modified by 20VTLimey at 11:49 PM 4-15-2006


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      04-15-2006 07:02 PM #8
      06 GLI Pkg 2
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      17" Rims (well, when I got it)
      8/15/05
      red / red / white / white
      blue / green

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      04-15-2006 09:04 PM #9
      Quote, originally posted by thread »
      06 GLI Pkg 2
      DSG tranny
      17" Rims (well, when I got it)
      8/15/05
      red / red / white / white
      blue / green

      Ditto here. Same options, same springs.


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      05-18-2006 01:19 AM #10
      Just installed my KONI shocks and springs today. Here is my OEM spring code info.

      - 2006 Jetta 2.5 (Canadian car)
      - No Packages
      - Manual 5-speed
      - 15" steel wheels with hubcaps
      - August 2005 build date
      - Blue / Blue / Orange / Pink
      - Orange / Orange / White


    11. 07-28-2006 09:24 PM #11
      hate to necro-bump, but can anyone confirm color codes on their 06 EU GTI front/rears?

      What about week 22+ 07 NA?



      Modified by Dillinja at 6:39 PM 7-28-2006


    12. 08-08-2006 03:20 AM #12

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      10-30-2006 07:54 PM #13
      It appears 07 GLIs are starting to show up lowered at dealerships.

      Below is a post from jagerpower, a new '07 Deep Black GLI, 6MT, Pkg #2 owner whose springs are most certainly color coded differently than the 06 "jack-o-sky" stock springs.

      Quote, originally posted by jagerpower »
      here are the requested pics of the springs, these were a pain in the a.. but i managed to get them. it's one blue dot and two yellow ones.


    14. 11-02-2006 10:49 PM #14
      4dr GTI
      Pack1
      DSG
      17"
      ?
      Redredwhitewhite
      blueorange

      is that standard for 4drs?


    15. 11-30-2006 01:10 PM #15
      Quote, originally posted by svander »
      It appears 07 GLIs are starting to show up lowered at dealerships.

      Below is a post from jagerpower, a new '07 Deep Black GLI, 6MT, Pkg #2 owner whose springs are most certainly color coded differently than the 06 "jack-o-sky" stock springs.

      Bump with question.

      Does anyone have the part numbers for the lowered 07 GLI springs yet?

      I was thinking if I install the OEM 07 GLI lowered springs on my 06, it will be less likely for the dealer to notice the difference and void the warranty.


    16. 12-01-2006 12:40 AM #16
      i've attached some etka pages from both euro and us spec gti's in case anyone wants to reference the colors with part numbers in this thread:

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2956056


    17. 12-10-2006 10:37 AM #17
      2007 Jetta Wolfsburg
      none
      Tiptronic
      16" Standard Alloys
      10/06
      Lavendar(pink)/Lavendar(pink)/white/white
      white/orange/orange


      Come on lets get more posts for this thread! I'm curious how other Jettas and Rabbits are sprung. You can see the front colors easy and the rears you can get by reaching a small digital cam up under the car from the front of the rear tires. You may need several tries on the rears. Jacking would probably help.


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      12-10-2006 08:08 PM #18
      will the new GTI's have the blue/yellow/yellow as well?

    19. 12-10-2006 08:34 PM #19
      2005.5
      Package 1
      Tiptronic
      16in
      03/2005
      stock
      stock


      if I may add purchased in july 2005, currently at 16,300k miles


    20. 12-17-2006 10:25 AM #20
      All right, here's mine:

      - TDI
      - Special Edition (mix of package 1 &2)
      - DSG
      - 16"
      - 10/06
      - Pink / Pink / White / White (top of wheel well 26 3/4" from ground)
      - White / Yellow / Yellow (top of wheel well 27 3/8" from ground)

      The rear is almost a full 1/2" higher than the front...WTF? I look like a GD 4x4! especially with the 16".

      Maybe Santa will bring some nice H&R sports


    21. 12-19-2006 02:54 PM #21
      So any reason why there are so many different combinations of spring rates for one make of car? Seems a little to me.

    22. 12-19-2006 02:57 PM #22
      - GTI
      - Package 2
      - DSG
      - 17"
      - 11/06
      - Red / Red / White / White
      - notsure - blue/orange i think.

    23. 01-05-2007 08:11 PM #23
      Euro springs:

      -Blue/Red/Green/Green (1K0 411 105 GK)
      -Blue/Pink/Yellow (1K0 511 115 EC)




      Modified by natural1 at 9:05 PM 1-5-2007


    24. 03-12-2007 11:28 PM #24
      I assume these numbers for your GTI? Just making sure, wanted to order jetta ones.
      Thanks


      Modified by vwcrzy at 10:30 PM 3-12-2007

    25. 05-14-2007 02:55 PM #25
      Quote, originally posted by inomis »
      2007 Jetta Wolfsburg
      none
      Tiptronic
      16" Standard Alloys
      10/06
      Lavendar(pink)/Lavendar(pink)/white/white
      white/orange/orange


      Come on lets get more posts for this thread! I'm curious how other Jettas and Rabbits are sprung. You can see the front colors easy and the rears you can get by reaching a small digital cam up under the car from the front of the rear tires. You may need several tries on the rears. Jacking would probably help.


      I lucked out on seeing the rears..just crawled under the back. It would appear we are psychic spring brothers:

      2007 Jetta 2.0T
      very late model
      17" stock Avignons
      front: pink, pink, white, white
      rear: orange, orange, white

      ...or is that white orange orange? do we read ascending or descending the spring?




      Modified by matt23 at 1:15 PM 5-14-2007


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      07-16-2007 10:18 PM #26
      Late 2007 GTI 4 door
      6spd manual
      Package 2
      18s

      Stock springs:
      Front ~ red/red/white/white
      Rear ~ blue/orange

      Just bought Euro springs:
      Front ~ blue/red/green/green
      Rear ~ blue/pink/yellow/yellow

      My question, and I'd sure appreciate any input:

      Why is there a second yellow dot on my Euro rear springs as opposed to the single yellow dot on the springs listed above -- and will it make any difference?

      THANKS!

      pete


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      07-17-2007 03:41 PM #27
      Bump!

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      07-17-2007 11:34 PM #28
      2006 MkV GTI
      Package 0
      6MT
      17x7
      Built 01/2006
      F: red/red/white/white
      R: blue/yellow/yellow/yellow

      [Edit: pics are here: http://www.mkv-gti.net/wiki/in...r:Aqn]

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      - Pink/Orange/Blue/Blue -Front
      - White/Yellow/Yellow -Rear

    30. 07-20-2007 10:22 PM #30
      07 GTI 2-door (purchased 3 weeks ago)
      dsg tranny
      package 1
      17s
      vin # ending: 272926

      front--red/red/white white

      rear--blue/yellow/yellow/yellow


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      - orange/ orange/ orange/ pink/ blue
      - white/ white/ red




      Modified by IamGoofy at 8:20 AM 3-9-2008

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      i'll see if i can dig up my old springs...
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    33. 07-22-2009 01:03 PM #33
      WHat's the spring color on an 08 GTI?

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      07-22-2009 01:48 PM #34
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4133067

      - Early 2007 GTi
      - Package 1
      - DSG
      - 17"x7" Ronal Classix
      - Build Date ???
      -Front: Grey Grey Red Red
      -Rear: Orange Blue


      I swapped in 2008 Springs from a 4-door 6MT GTi:
      Front: Yellow White Red Red
      Rear: Yellow Pink Blue

      Front Spring Comparison (2007 Left / 2008 Right):

      Rear Spring Comparison (2007 Left / 2008 Right):


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      07-22-2009 01:59 PM #35
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      -Red / White / Purple
      -Yellow / Yellow / Blue
      2008 GLI - Laser Blue

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