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    1. Senior Member Dan J Reed's Avatar
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      06-27-2006 08:31 PM #1
      Installing some JOM "lowering caps" - um yea. Its easy, but a total waste of time IMHO. :thumbsdown:
      I had to replace my strut bearings anyhow... and fix a dust boot and bump stop.. so here goes.. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      BEFORE - H&R Cup Kit - Stock spring hat.

      Old VS new

      AFTER = WASTE OF TIME = No noise, but the fact is - these did nothing to lower my car.

      My Engine

      Screw you cardomain.

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      06-27-2006 08:33 PM #2
      ****ty.

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      06-27-2006 08:33 PM #3
      Tell me about it. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif[/IMG]
      At least all and all it was like a 30 min job, and I had to adjust my camber anyhow..

    4. 06-27-2006 08:34 PM #4
      It raised your car an 1/8th inch...... lol :|

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      06-27-2006 08:36 PM #5
      That's lame! [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif[/IMG]
      Did you replace your strut mounts too?
      Did you replace them with 2.0 or VR mounts?
      If you changed them with VR mounts, then the vr ones just counteracted the drop of the lowering caps.
      If you got new 2.0 ones and the old ones were worn out then maybe it raised it a little.
      If neither of the above that is really super lame man.
      I'll keep this in mind in the future.

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      06-27-2006 08:36 PM #6
      Yea, I think part of my be the new strut bearings... my old ones were really, really hammered..
      Big time.
      Flat.
      (They were 2.0 bearings, old style... same type replaced...)


      Modified by Dan J Reed at 1:39 AM 6-28-2006

    7. 06-27-2006 08:39 PM #7
      when i put new strut mounts in my car got raised up quite a bit. my old ones were really shot and one was even ripped.. i bet thats what raised your car.

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      06-27-2006 08:40 PM #8
      i think its actually higher..

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      06-27-2006 08:47 PM #9
      did u drive it at all and give the spring a chance to "settle"?
      signatures are annoying, right?

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      06-27-2006 08:52 PM #10
      i'm thinkin the springs will settle a tad. at least i hope so. poo.

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      06-27-2006 08:57 PM #11
      glad i never did it...i thought about it many times. people usually have mixed results with these.

    12. 06-27-2006 09:00 PM #12
      ATHF RULES......
      I saw about a 15mm drop after installing mine...

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      06-27-2006 09:17 PM #13
      I thought about lowering caps before. But not anymore.
      Dan [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      06-27-2006 09:40 PM #14
      Yea, I duuno, I'm pretty bummed..
      I mean, on the upside now that I got a nice 1.0(-) camber per side - car handles LIKE A DREAM! - and the strut bearings were falling out... so meh... I was there... thought I'd give it a shot.
      So I feel like I had the wheels off for a good reason..
      But still, 45$ - down the crapper. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif[/IMG]
      As for things comming down, the springs and cup kit are well used, very well used.. and I am sure unless I get some sag 4 years from now out of the mounts, I'll never see that 15mm again.
      I'm glad you could all learn from my mistakes. Moe was right.

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      06-27-2006 09:44 PM #15
      where'd you get those nifty strut tower caps?

    16. Senior Member Dan J Reed's Avatar
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      06-27-2006 09:46 PM #16
      Old school MKII styles man!

    17. 06-27-2006 10:04 PM #17
      that was a 1/2 hour wasted, you could've been installing a turbonator, gosh!!

    18. 06-27-2006 10:26 PM #18
      wow that really sucks sorry to hear. i thought mine helped out alot too.
      i dont ever remember reading about someone having this happen

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      06-27-2006 10:32 PM #19
      wait so they really show no difference? that's lame...
      and dan why is your car so high?
      2.0T... it's back!
      Don't call it a build thread

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      06-27-2006 10:33 PM #20
      Quote, originally posted by nfx »
      and dan why is your car so high?

      Because God hates me.

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      06-27-2006 10:38 PM #21
      I installed lowering caps from TM tuning, mine droped just as much as yours

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      06-28-2006 12:24 AM #22
      my car sits lower than all my friends 60/40........................maybe my kit is older and has more sag or the caps actually worked on my car. i need new strut mounts though too so yea its gonna be a little higher soon anyway

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      06-28-2006 12:29 AM #23
      "WTF is wrong with those JOM engineers!?"

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      06-28-2006 12:29 AM #24
      I have caps on my Weitec 60/40 and it clearly sits lower than another mk3 VR at my work with a weitec 60/40. I dunno I had them on my mkII and they didnt do anything. guess its hit or miss

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      06-28-2006 12:36 AM #25
      that sucks a fatty **** like whoa man. Geth them to refund you the money and cut some springs or not, i drank wayy too much

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