Also, hope you aren't running those sport springs on stock shocks. If so, you completely validated my argument.
I do my research before purchases as well; and wouldn't have stayed with stock shocks if I didn't already know they could handle the drop. I don't make purchases just to make them. Keep stock shocks which will work; or buy new shocks just to buy new shocks...
I may be mis-reading things here (it's been known to happen ) but it seems like you keep trying to say essentially "if you didn't do it the way I am, you must have done it wrong..." The only "wrong way" to do it is the way that causes damage to your car; everything else is personal preference.
For example; I think you are nuts for getting a rear sway bar. With a UNIBrace and the otherwise OEM handling capabilities of this car, it is not only unnecessary but detrimental to the proper handling characteristics of the car. That is my opinion... But I don't go spouting it off to anyone looking for an RSB; you want one then by all means go for it, it's your car
Aaand; if I did in fact mis-read the previous posts; then my apologies
Last edited by Saabstory02; 08-04-2010 at 09:53 AM.
Do you install or your own parts or pay someone to do it?
Those stock shocks will definitely wear out more quickly as a result of your lowering springs.
Thus, if you pay someone to do your upgrades, then you will be paying for double the work as opposed to if you had done springs and shocks at the same time.
Even if you do it yourself, you are wasting your own time by ripping everything apart to only install springs and then ripping it apart again to install shocks...
But that's just me.
Edit: Saabstory - Definitely not calling you out because I've seen your thread on GolfMKV and have even consulted with you and asked for advice about miscellaneous stuff before.
Last edited by PSU; 08-04-2010 at 10:06 AM.
Now; here's two on me , sorry if I came off a little harsh as I certainly didn't mean to. Oh, and now get back to getting suspension so you can be in this thread!
Last edited by Saabstory02; 08-04-2010 at 11:10 AM.
LOL, yeah I hear ya.
I don't like the wheel gap either, but I have to deal with it for now at least.
I have the money ready to roll for the coilovers, but I just can't justify another alignment right now after just paying $100 for one a month ago... and an alignment is necessary if you value your tire life. (I also want to see how long these Invo's will last without being lowered).
Maybe this winter...
I suppose at the lest, though, it did give me a chance to get the tires I should've put on in the first place. Just under 9k miles on them so far at 1.4" dropped and still plenty of tread life left.
But you do understand of course that it wouldn't be the Dub community if we didn't feel compelled to tell you......
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Thanks Vee for the great priced Evoms and free install!
don't mean to hijack thread and i know the marketplace but maybe any of guys are interested on this http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv...947419535.html
Last edited by dj08R32; 09-15-2010 at 01:51 AM.