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      02-06-2012 03:11 PM #176
      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.

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      02-06-2012 04:11 PM #177
      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.
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      02-06-2012 08:02 PM #178
      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

    4. 02-06-2012 08:18 PM #179
      Wow. Glad this thread popped up. I'm glad I can now save a few pennies and get these rather than the B&G's I was going to go with.

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      02-06-2012 09:35 PM #180
      Quote Originally Posted by PKstrategy View Post
      joeslow

      just a heads up this is winter status with the coils spun all the way up in the front and rear.
      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.
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      02-07-2012 08:23 AM #181
      Are these still available? I was going to order a set this week but I had no results on ebay.
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      02-07-2012 08:43 AM #182
      Type in cxracing mk3 and there the first ones
      I'm ordering mine this week also


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      02-07-2012 09:19 AM #183
      I you. No homo

      placing my order today hopefully.

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      02-07-2012 01:26 PM #184
      On the photo above you said your coils were all the way up? I am sitting higher than that and could go up (or down) at least an inch if not more.

      Mine:


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      02-07-2012 01:38 PM #185
      Quote Originally Posted by Tate View Post
      On the photo above you said your coils were all the way up? I am sitting higher than that and could go up (or down) at least an inch if not more.
      I was thinking the same thing. I can sit at almost stock height with these coils... lots of room to go lower or stay up high.

      Edit:

      Nice cabrio by the way.
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      02-07-2012 01:55 PM #186
      I just ordered myself a set..
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      02-07-2012 03:52 PM #187
      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?

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      02-07-2012 04:42 PM #188
      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.
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      02-07-2012 05:40 PM #189
      Ordered and payed for mine just now. Hurry up SPRING!!
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      02-07-2012 07:57 PM #190
      Quote Originally Posted by joeslow View Post
      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 only adjust the spring preload with the collars, not the height, with the CX coils.

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      02-07-2012 08:38 PM #191
      i like ur cabby
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      02-08-2012 12:34 PM #192
      I just ordered two sets. One for my MK4 GTI and one for my MK3 Jetta. Pictures to come soon!

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      02-08-2012 12:52 PM #193
      Quote Originally Posted by Tate View Post
      You only adjust the spring preload with the collars, not the height, with the CX coils.
      i'm aware of how these coils work.

      i never said i only adjusted height using the collars.
      it was an added measure.

      edit:
      more threads = more space for the lower bracket to travel on.
      Last edited by joeslow; 02-08-2012 at 01:03 PM.

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      02-08-2012 12:56 PM #194
      Joe, can I haz dem coils mang?
      My Jetta needs low.

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      02-08-2012 12:59 PM #195
      Quote Originally Posted by PKstrategy View Post
      Joe, can I haz dem coils mang?
      My Jetta needs low.
      you need to get on that man, asap.

      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

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      02-08-2012 01:02 PM #196
      Quote Originally Posted by joeslow View Post
      that jetta has so much potential with all the available ...inventory around it
      exactly.
      Just need moar lows.
      That's if she isn't gone by this weekend.

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      02-08-2012 01:05 PM #197
      Quote Originally Posted by PKstrategy View Post
      exactly.
      Just need moar lows.
      That's if she isn't gone by this weekend.
      there will always be another. its a sickness.

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      02-08-2012 02:40 PM #198
      Quote Originally Posted by joeslow View Post
      i'm aware of how these coils work.

      i never said i only adjusted height using the collars.
      it was an added measure.

      edit:
      more threads = more space for the lower bracket to travel on.
      Cool, the way you had written your post I wasn't sure, and my comment wasn't meant to sound condescending, though I can see where it might seem that way. Ah, the interwebs.

      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.

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      02-08-2012 09:43 PM #200
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      02-08-2012 10:22 PM #201
      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
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      02-09-2012 01:03 PM #202
      What would be the ideal setup, stiffer then stock but bouncy. They come set to 16 on the dampening scale, between 0-32 i believe. So what settings, front and back, have people had success with and enjoyed in terms of ride quality?

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      Quote Originally Posted by wolfyy98 View Post
      What would be the ideal setup, stiffer then stock but bouncy. They come set to 16 on the dampening scale, between 0-32 i believe. So what settings, front and back, have people had success with and enjoyed in terms of ride quality on a VR6 and also succesful settings on a 2.0?
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      Anyone found the sweet spot with the lower spring rate version on a vr?


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      02-15-2012 01:38 PM #206
      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?
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      02-15-2012 02:50 PM #207
      Anyone know where I can get them for the original price and not the marked up 700+

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      Quote Originally Posted by X37 View Post
      Anyone know where I can get them for the original price and not the marked up 700+
      different spring rates.
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      02-15-2012 03:11 PM #210
      Quote Originally Posted by Project Mayhem View Post
      different spring rates.
      Perfect for my 2.0

      And I just checked the spring rates they're almost the same same 471 lb/in front 335 lb/in rear for the ones on cxracing's website. 447 lb/in front 335 lb/in rear for the set on ebay.
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