I'm putting mine in about 2 weeks from now during reading week, since the weather is getting pretty nice here up north.
Ill let you know how race/drift ride in a vr, compared to the jom's in my mk3 daily, and the current cup kit in the vr.
Greatly appreciated.. I am hoping to have mine ordered witihin the week though. My fk streetline has literally blown itself apart and my car is riding like complete shyte
The car in mind is a 97 glx. Would the lower spring rate ride good in a VR or is it not going to be sufficient enough for the VR. The race/drift setup sounds like a crazy aggressive spring rate. Not sure which one to go with.
I have the lower spring rate in my glx and they ride awesome....very nice ride and the dampening makes them even better.....I had patec holeshots and I loved them but compared to these patecs were a joke! Deff recomend these to anyone who wants to go stupid low
basically as high as i'm willing to go.
also, i have the "race/drift" ones with the higher spring rates because i dont like bouncing off my subframe and they ride amazing if i'm just cruising around its pretty comfortable and when i get on it and go through the turns it handles great. it is a stiff setup but it rides better than a lot of other coilovers. and the price aint bad either.
this is with plenty of threads front and rear on 15s
these coils have potential. i recommend them to everyone.
Last edited by joeslow; 02-28-2012 at 02:32 PM.
on the pic with them "all the way up" i have the front bracket spun up so the strut sits flush in it and i spun the collars up by hand with probably 20 threads and in the rear the collars are about as high as i can spin them by hand = in my terms as high as they go.
the rears have about an inch of wheel gap and the fronts probably the same if not flush.
the struts are really short how can you get them close to stock height?
You don't need to keep the bracket flush with the strut. The strut can sit higher up in the bracket without cause for worry. There's a little peephole to warn you when the strut isn't deep enough inside of the bracket.
So with the bracket extended farther out on the strut you can achieve a pretty decent height. Maybe not exactly stock height but fairly close from what I remember.. although my stock springs were probably a bit saggy.
Last edited by joeslow; 02-08-2012 at 01:03 PM.
i got those weitecs sittin around.. those are always a possibility but they're just not the same.
whenever i end up with another ABA those are goin on that to drag around in.
that jetta has so much potential with all the available ...inventory around it
And thanks to the others for the compliments on the Cabrio
And to anyone checking this thread for info on th CX coils, I am still very happy with mine. I probably have about 4000 miles on them now on the crappy streets of Seattle and they still ride and handle very well. I occasionally rub the inner fender liner up front (hitting a bump while cornering usually) but I assume if you are really low you take them out. I have thought about dropping the rear some, but the car handles really well as it is with really good balance, doesn't push and has great turn in, so I am just going to leave it alone. I would definitely recommend these coils on merits of price and performance.
Looking at getting these. Are the street versions ok for a Golf with a VR swap? Not too soft?
they have plenty of damping adjustment for vr6. you just have to play around a tad. i drove up and down my road for a good 20 min just adjusting.. im happy with the ride atm but i know there is that one sweet spot that will be just the right balance and i will find it sooner or later
How is the ride height adjusted once the coils are installed? I bought these and holding them in my hand, I still don't understand how the height can possibly be adjusted since the bottom collar is what gets adjusted?
Last edited by 2.0_Nick; 02-15-2012 at 03:17 PM.