I'm leaning towards the Bsh 27mm.
My fk's already come with shortend end links so regardless I should be clear no matter which one I got with
The upgrade from the stock RSB to the H&R 24mm (set on its stiffest setting) was good, but it just did not have enough roll control. There was no perceptable ride degradation, and the bushings did not squeek (they are teflon lined).
The amount of roll-control, with the BSH 27mm RSB (set to the stiffest setting) is just about perfect, much closer to nuetral handling (I still have the stock front bar). The ride degraded very slightly, most people would not notice. The BSH poly bushings are not teflon lined, they provide a zerk fitting so you can grease them with a grease gun, a nice feature. I used some Krytox grease on them, no squeeks so far (but I have only put about 60 miles on the car since the install). The install is easy, but I needed to drill-out the bar end-link holes a hair, so that the stock VW end-link bolt could pass thru the hole, no big deal. The BSH clears my Stern Rear SubFrame Reinforcement just fine, but I had to take that off to swap bars.
The car now feels like a proper sport sedan, I highly reccomend the BSH. VW should install a bar like this from the factory...I can't think of any downside to it. I am still feeling the cars limits out, want to make sure I havent crossed over the line into oversteer. Some extreme manuevers in an empty wet parking lot should demonstrate how the car will react now. Considering this bar was originally designed for the lighter GTI, I don't think it is too stiff for the CC. Eventually I will install my front H&R 28mm bar, but that install is a pain (have to drop the subframe).
The Unibrace UB was bought direct from unibrace.com. I have them on both my CCs. Not a real perceptable difference, but anything that makes the CC chassis stiffer is a good thing.
Last edited by CC'ed; 04-30-2012 at 02:51 PM.
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2010 CC R-line. 5% tint all around,Debadged, Euro Clear Corners, 8k Hid's, LED TAG lights, K&N Filter, VAG-COM windows, H&R springs, Led interior lights
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15.18 @ 93.44 now time for upgrades.
I have the H&R 24mm rear bar as well (on stiff), and IMO it doesn't give enough roll control.
No noise or change in ride, like he said, though
On my GTI's....yeah the 24mm solid rear bar made a difference.
But on the CC's longer wheelbase, the 24mm isn't enough IMO.
I always had a hunch that the GTI & CC sway bars were interchangeable (but never confirmed)....so if the BSH 27mm fits, then they truly are the same.
I don't plan on changing it out, but if you're looking for a bigger & effective bar....I'd look at the 28mm H&R Time Attack rear sway bar instead.
Keeps the teflon bushings stilll...which are noise & maintenance free:
I had the APR/Hotchkis 27mm rear bar on my GTI for all of 2 days...even with a lot of lube, the poly bushings squeaked and drove me crazy....took it off right away & sold it.
BUT the roll control of the 27mm bar was amazing....the car was flat in the turns with no body roll.
Complete instructions though:
Today I'm having the window tint removed from the car. When I bought it the entire car had tint on it, and I noticed it was peeling. Rather than fix it I just asked to have it removed, even though tinted glass on black looks awesome. I'm also getting a new back window since the dealer said removing the tint would mess up the rear defrosters.
On a side note, anyone have any luck having their VW dealer using VAG com to set the remote to drop and open the windows w/ remote fob? The service guy seemed a bit confused if it was possible, even after I showed screenshots of the settings needed.
OEM+ | APRll | CARBONIO | H&R | Eibach
I think this tint was 35%, it wasnt 5% but I think it did look good. It will be weird the first couple days until I'm used to it.
Hopefully they will program the car with the fob to allow windows up/down feature.
Last edited by jonyCC; 05-01-2012 at 10:57 AM.
Just find someone local.
There's a Vag Com locator if you google it....or even on the other forums...like Golfmk6 or Golfmkv which use the same Vag Com cable.
Plus having someone local do it is cheaper than the dealer. Most guys might charge just a 6 pack of beer or $10-20.
Another option....maybe even try your local tuner that might have APR or GIAC tuning....they usually have Vag Com.
Had the 40k service done to mine today. Got out the door for $299. I take it to an Independent shop that specializes in VW, Audi, BMW, and Porsche. Thankful I have the Manual. Didn't have to flush the DSG.
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