Just kinda wrapping up my experience here:
WRD service rocked! Super fast turnaround...
Koni's are amazing. Finally set on 24 5/8, no rub (stock Detroits). Just drove 1200 miles from SF to southwest CO, and thy handled everything very well - very high speed straights, amazing job with whoops / dips at high speed (definitely caught some air a few times), twisty mountain roads, you name it. Two standouts: cruising smooth highways of Utah at 90 and feeling like sitting still, dealing with severely slumping and winter-worn mountain roads and always maintaining composure.
Hey question here. I'm new to coilovers and never had them on any of my cars before so this might be a first. I have a 2010 GTI with about 20K miles.
Anyway, if I were to install these on my car, would I need too replace anything else? Or would it be a good idea to replace anything else such as strut mount and bearings, etc.. I have been reading a lot on the topic and it seems to be the consensus. If this is true, where would be the best to purchase these products!
Any feedback is greatly appreciated! Thanks
During install, most people remove the main axle bolt, as this is a stretch bolt it technically should be replaced. Depending on where you have them installed, the shop may have these bolts, otherwise they are easiest just to pick up from your local VW dealer.
2013 Passat TDI SEL
West Coast Euro
Thanks again in advance!
As for the swaybars, what setup you go with depends largely on what you plan on doing with the car. Typically the larger the swaybar, the stiffer it is, however this is not always the case with tubular swaybars (which most swaybars for the MK6 are tubular) as the wall thickness of the swaybar will also affect how stiff they are. Adding just a large rear swaybar will reduce understeer (this is when you turn the wheel, and the car wants to go straight). Depending on your suspension setup and the conditions, this may even cause the car to oversteer. I would never do just a front alone, while this will increase stability, it will also increase the tendency of the car to understeer, and it already does this enough stock. However, running both a front and rear will reduce overall body roll, improve handling, and depending on how you set them up increase stability (most aftermarket swaybars are adjustable. The stiffer you make the rear of the car, the more understeer you eliminate, and the more chance there is for the car to oversteer).
Hope that makes sense, let me know if you need any clarification.
I currently live in Michigan and moving back home to Philly at the end of the year. Either way, the winters are horrible and salt is everywhere. I am pretty set on purchasing Koni's, but my only concern is rust and corrosion since they aren't SS. Any information on how to prevent corrosion and seizing? Will I have to constantly wash and clean them during the winter months? I read that many ppl grease the threads, but will this have to be done on a regular basis? Any info is appreciated!