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    Thread: The best springs to put on your stock shocks?

    1. 01-27-2007 04:04 AM #1
      Just wanted to see whats the majority people put on.

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      01-27-2007 04:08 AM #2
      seems like a no brainer to me...
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    3. 01-27-2007 04:11 AM #3
      I have the H&Rs on stockers


      Ride is ruff....sometimes bouncy....

      im now at 16k

      pics for views



      Im not really good at takeing pics


    4. 01-27-2007 09:56 AM #4
      STOCK SPRINGS!

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      01-27-2007 10:07 AM #5
      Vogtland Race springs. Never once rubbed. At 22kmi, suspension is just now starting to get a little softer.

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    6. 01-27-2007 10:32 AM #6
      eibach pro-kit springs.

      works good with the oem shocks!


    7. 01-27-2007 10:44 AM #7
      for stock shocks, i'd recommend either the driver gear, eibach pro, or euro springs.

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      01-27-2007 12:25 PM #8
      Quote, originally posted by DimceR32 »
      I have the H&Rs on stockers


      Ride is ruff....sometimes bouncy....

      im now at 16k

      pics for views



      Im not really good at takeing pics


      H&R race or sport? Is that a little rake I see too? Any rubbing with those 18's on? 18x8 right?


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      01-27-2007 12:40 PM #9
      I have H&R springs on stock shocks, i have 18's and i rubbed a little with the car full with 5 ppl..... Never did that again.

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      01-27-2007 01:08 PM #10
      I have the H&Rs sports on stock shocks...No rake.. No rubbed 10k

      rim specs are 8Jx18 with a 43 offset no spacers
      tires Pirelli P6 235/40/R18








      Modified by Tampavw at 12:07 PM 1-28-2007

      R32/939

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      01-27-2007 01:47 PM #11
      vogtland, keeps the stock ride quality, just a tad stiffer but the average person wont notice it
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      01-27-2007 01:58 PM #12
      Quote, originally posted by Tampavw »
      I have the H&Rs sports on stock shocks...No rake.. No rubbed 10k

      Modified by Tampavw at 1:23 PM 1-27-2007

      what size wheels do you have on your car?

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      01-27-2007 02:02 PM #13
      rim specs are 8Jx18 with a 43 offset no spacers
      tires Pirelli P6 235/40/R18
      R32/939

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      01-27-2007 02:24 PM #14
      Quote, originally posted by Type S »
      vogtland, keeps the stock ride quality, just a tad stiffer but the average person wont notice it

      Same experience here with Neuspeed.....tad stiffer than stock GLI's but most people don't even notice.

      And the tire rubbing is a function of the offset and width...not lowering.

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      01-27-2007 02:49 PM #15
      Eibachs,love the ride height,comfort,handling.

    16. 01-27-2007 11:00 PM #16
      I'm considering Eibach's. Anyone running the Sportline on stock shocks? Any rubbing?

      Any one have any comments on the Sportline?


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      01-27-2007 11:42 PM #17
      4X4 FTW!!!!

    18. 01-28-2007 12:20 AM #18
      I have a 2.0T as well in Toronto, where r u thinking of getting yours done? Keep me posted... I want to lower mine too.. thinking of getting the Drivegear springs but getting them done at dealer might be expensive...

      (IM Sent... posted here just in case!)


    19. 01-28-2007 12:26 AM #19
      I know of a guy who put Eiback springs on his stock shocks, he said they work just fine.

    20. 01-28-2007 08:01 AM #20
      Save up enough $ and by the whole enchilada...otherwise you will notice that you are a bean or two short after a few bites.

      I choose to wait another month and buy both springs and shocks when I was looking....I found a MAGIC combination !

      My aftermarket combination choice added much enthusiastic road holding capabilities, not to hard not to soft. I adjusted the rears so they were hard to about 75 % over stock...and adjusted the fronts relatively soft....this gave the vehicle a feeling of rear wheel thru corners and better overall handling caracterisitcs.

      Tires will be the next big step as they are the attachment to the road and is a very important decision as well..

      I bought my set up with performance and functionality in mind more than I did for looks.

      Do your research and go out and get the best deal.....there is strong competition in this area, so prices can be negotiable.


    21. 01-28-2007 08:47 AM #21
      eibach pro's



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      Why does this White GTI have black rub-strips ?

    23. 01-28-2007 09:20 AM #23
      Quote, originally posted by Mr Bigs »
      Why does this White GTI have black rub-strips ?

      because i put them on


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      01-28-2007 10:15 AM #24
      euro ftw
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    25. 01-28-2007 10:50 AM #25
      what is a good place to get the H&R sports? I found them on ebay for $250 shipped... is that a decent deal?

      Also, how much does it cost to put them on - just a ball park idea...


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    26. 01-28-2007 07:00 PM #26
      Quote, originally posted by rodcosta »
      what is a good place to get the H&R sports? I found them on ebay for $250 shipped... is that a decent deal?

      Also, how much does it cost to put them on - just a ball park idea...


      Modified by rodcosta at 4:29 PM 1-28-2007

      installation usually runs 150-250, plus 60-100 for 4-wheel alignment from an indy. the dealer will most likely be substantially more


    27. 01-28-2007 07:10 PM #27
      Does anyone have the euro GTI springs, if so please post pics I'm very interested in these because there OEM and won't screw with my warranty. thanks

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      01-28-2007 07:36 PM #28
      Australian delivered cars come with pretty much everything Euro spec, including suspension...


    29. 01-28-2007 07:56 PM #29
      Quote, originally posted by vr_vento95 »
      Does anyone have the euro GTI springs, if so please post pics I'm very interested in these because there OEM and won't screw with my warranty. thanks

      it's important to note that you will need to get them installed at the dealer if warranty is a concern.


    30. 01-28-2007 08:25 PM #30
      Why I've done suspension setups in a bunch of dubs. The reason I want them is the dealer won't know the difference if I bring it in for service, hopefully. I mean I don't think there gonna cross reference part numbers on the springs and find out.


      Modified by vr_vento95 at 8:27 PM 1-28-2007

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      01-28-2007 09:04 PM #31
      Quote, originally posted by vr_vento95 »
      Why I've done suspension setups in a bunch of dubs. The reason I want them is the dealer won't know the difference if I bring it in for service, hopefully. I mean I don't think there gonna cross reference part numbers on the springs and find out.


      Modified by vr_vento95 at 8:27 PM 1-28-2007


      Ahhh....you don't think they will notice? I think they will. My dealer not only knows but I had them do them so that if there were any issues with install, it would be their mechanics. Will they warranty the springs or shocks now-NO...and I don't expect them to but if there is say a CV joint or something else go bad...I do expect them to. They can't say, "your mechanic didn't do something right...bla bla bla..."

      And for the record, my 02 did have CV joints go bad at 45,000 miles...they did warranty them...with Neuspeed springs in the car.

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    32. 01-28-2007 09:12 PM #32
      Quote, originally posted by GaBoYnFla »


      Ahhh....you don't think they will notice? I think they will. My dealer not only knows but I had them do them so that if there were any issues with install, it would be their mechanics. Will they warranty the springs or shocks now-NO...and I don't expect them to but if there is say a CV joint or something else go bad...I do expect them to. They can't say, "your mechanic didn't do something right...bla bla bla..."

      And for the record, my 02 did have CV joints go bad at 45,000 miles...they did warranty them...with Neuspeed springs in the car.

      So if I do springs it won't void my entire warranty just for the springs and maybe shocks. Everything else will still be covered, is that how it works??


    33. 01-28-2007 09:31 PM #33
      Quote, originally posted by vr_vento95 »

      So if I do springs it won't void my entire warranty just for the springs and maybe shocks. Everything else will still be covered, is that how it works??

      that really depends on the dealer. of course the entire warranty isn't voided - if your stock radio goes bad and you only have am springs, then just about any dealer should fix it.


    34. 01-28-2007 10:49 PM #34
      which set of springs drop more...eibach or the drivergear ones?

    35. 01-29-2007 04:13 AM #35
      Quote, originally posted by minigolf »

      Are those the 17" hufs?


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