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    Thread: VW DriverGear Sport Springs on a CC -- YES they lower it!

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      05-18-2011 04:26 PM #36
      Snobr, went to a local VW/Audi/Porsche guy today to ask about spring install costs. he wants $600 just for the install, and says it has to be alligned after the install. too rich for my blood at this point. I'll keep looking around for another shop. thanks for the post
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    2. 05-18-2011 05:40 PM #37
      how much lower are the h&r springs?

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      05-19-2011 06:34 AM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by Jhawkcclux View Post
      Snobr, went to a local VW/Audi/Porsche guy today to ask about spring install costs. he wants $600 just for the install, and says it has to be alligned after the install. too rich for my blood at this point. I'll keep looking around for another shop. thanks for the post
      Wow....that is outrageous!!!

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      05-19-2011 06:35 AM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by black11 View Post
      how much lower are the h&r springs?
      I'm gonna find out either today or tomorrow...just bought a set of H&R's to compare to actually
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      05-19-2011 06:40 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by snobrdrdan View Post
      I'm gonna find out either today or tomorrow...just bought a set of H&R's to compare to actually
      Ill be waiting for this. Your attention to detail gives me a good feeling about your reviews.
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      05-19-2011 06:50 AM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by dj_cronic_metal View Post
      Ill be waiting for this. Your attention to detail gives me a good feeling about your reviews.
      Well after I helped my local dubber out with his H&R's....the drop was nice & the ride was very nice actually with the H&R's
      I was completely shocked

      So after that, I was up in the air between the Eibachs & the H&R's
      The H&R's are supposedly stiffer and Eibachs are always softer. So with the stock dampers being softer, I would think you'd need a stiffer spring to compensate & to work together better.

      Because if you have soft dampers with soft springs it's gonna be floaty & not match up well, IMO

      Figured I'd give them a shot.
      Worst case scenario...just go back to the DriverGears
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      05-21-2011 06:44 AM #42
      Well the springs settled & went lower
      Fender to ground all the way around is 26 1/4"

      Updated the first thread with the measurement pics & also new (comparison) pics!!!!

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      05-21-2011 07:16 AM #43
      Looks good dan. Also with the H&R one you tested was it close to stock for comfort level or do you feel a lot of the road? How long do you think the stock dampers would last being lowered on the H&r's? Springs looked similar for some reason to your other ones.
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      05-22-2011 11:40 AM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by snobrdrdan View Post
      Well after I helped my local dubber out with his H&R's....the drop was nice & the ride was very nice actually with the H&R's
      I was completely shocked

      So after that, I was up in the air between the Eibachs & the H&R's
      The H&R's are supposedly stiffer and Eibachs are always softer. So with the stock dampers being softer, I would think you'd need a stiffer spring to compensate & to work together better.

      Because if you have soft dampers with soft springs it's gonna be floaty & not match up well, IMO

      Figured I'd give them a shot.
      Worst case scenario...just go back to the DriverGears


      You might want to read this.

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...7#post70432527
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      05-22-2011 01:31 PM #45
      Let's see some side-by-side OEM, DG, H&R shots!
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      05-26-2011 05:20 AM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by dj_cronic_metal View Post
      Looks good dan. Also with the H&R one you tested was it close to stock for comfort level or do you feel a lot of the road? How long do you think the stock dampers would last being lowered on the H&r's? Springs looked similar for some reason to your other ones.
      Those are newer pics of the DriverGear springs still (before I took them off)....they settled to 26 1/4" all the way around (ground to fender)

      I did put the H&R's on, but never posted up pics .....got another setup ordered now though
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      05-26-2011 05:21 AM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by JHolmes View Post
      Let's see some side-by-side OEM, DG, H&R shots!
      Will get pics before I take the H&R's off....stay tuned!
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      06-09-2011 07:04 AM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by JHolmes View Post
      Let's see some side-by-side OEM, DG, H&R shots!
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      H&R's:
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      06-09-2011 09:14 AM #49
      Wow H&R's dont look like they dropped it at all. Somewhat disappointing.
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      06-09-2011 06:45 PM #50
      They did from the stock height!

      As for the difference between the Driver Gears & H&R's....the H&R's obviously drop the rear a lot more, but the fronts look similar
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      06-09-2011 09:09 PM #51
      car looks good Dan

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      06-09-2011 10:27 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by snobrdrdan View Post
      Those are newer pics of the DriverGear springs still (before I took them off)....they settled to 26 1/4" all the way around (ground to fender)
      Hi, I just had DriverGear springs installed. How long do you think it takes for them to settle down?
      The reason I ask is that the fronts are 26 1/4 but the rears are nearly 27, hoping they come down a little more. Will post pics on this thread on the weekend..
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      06-09-2011 10:33 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by Jhawkcclux View Post
      Snobr, went to a local VW/Audi/Porsche guy today to ask about spring install costs. he wants $600 just for the install, and says it has to be alligned after the install. too rich for my blood at this point. I'll keep looking around for another shop. thanks for the post
      Negatory... Its only 2 hours labor, 3 if you suck. An alignment isn't necessary, but I recommend one to get your toe in line. Still that should be about $250. If you were local I'd do it on the cheap for you.
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      06-10-2011 08:50 AM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      Negatory... Its only 2 hours labor, 3 if you suck. An alignment isn't necessary, but I recommend one to get your toe in line. Still that should be about $250. If you were local I'd do it on the cheap for you.
      Yeah it only takes 2-3 hours when you know what you're doing, but any dealer or Midas type shop charges like 5-6 hours.

    20. 06-10-2011 04:01 PM #55
      Hi,

      I just called Keffer VW and they quoted me $343.00 for part #3C0071678. Anyone have another source for a reasonable price?

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      Quote Originally Posted by jro183 View Post
      Hi,

      I just called Keffer VW and they quoted me $343.00 for part #3C0071678. Anyone have another source for a reasonable price?

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      06-27-2011 03:01 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by snobrdrdan View Post
      Stock:

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      H&R's:
      Is that normal for the rear gap to be less than the front gap with the H&R's?

      Just bought a set and I'm hesitating to put them on now .... DG's look more balanced.

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      Thanks a lot for posting the comparison shots snobrdrdan! The DGs definitely look more like an even drop to me. Very enticing considering I have a $100 gift card for VW parts!
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      06-28-2011 12:25 AM #59
      I installed the DG kit as well. They are a pretty mild drop, but at the very least....they level the car, which it needs badly. No regrets so far. Will render my final decision when I get better wheels. The stock 17's just keep looking smaller every time I look at them.

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      06-28-2011 01:57 AM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by Poprocks01 View Post
      Is that normal for the rear gap to be less than the front gap with the H&R's?

      Just bought a set and I'm hesitating to put them on now .... DG's look more balanced.
      It's the rake effect. In this case, it's reverse rake. H&R don't drop lower in the rear. If you take a picture of the stock CC. The rear fender frame is lower than the front one. D&G give the forward rake effect, which means the rear springs don't drop as low.

      Here's a pic of F.Rizzo's car on H&R


      I told you he went back on his stock 18s


      Hope that helps.
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      06-28-2011 09:49 AM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by Epence View Post
      It's the rake effect. In this case, it's reverse rake. H&R don't drop lower in the rear. If you take a picture of the stock CC. The rear fender frame is lower than the front one. D&G give the forward rake effect, which means the rear springs don't drop as low.


      Hope that helps.
      Thanks dude. Yeah, in some pictures the reverse rake is pronounced. In these two you posted here, car looks pretty level. Well, I'm installing the H&R's tomorrow and we'll see how they look.

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      06-28-2011 12:12 PM #62
      Just a friendly reminder to all that rake, is measured from the bottom of the car. For example from the bottom of the actual frame behind the side skirts where a jack would go. That is what should be used as a reference point for "levelness" (if thats even a word).

      Since the rear wheel arch is smaller than the front wheel arch, measuring from the fender to the ground is not an accurate representation of level. If the car were to be perfectly level measuring from the bottom of the car, there would be more gap in the front well, compared to the rear well.

      If the car were perfectly level using the fender as a point of reference then the car would in actuality have forward rake. You all probably already knew that but i just felt like typing. lol

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      i just wish all cars' fender arch are the same size.

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      06-29-2011 11:14 AM #64
      I like the even lowering look. The H&R looks sorta like when a dog is pulling itself across the floor when it has a butt itch.
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      07-01-2011 12:13 PM #65
      Any angle except dead-on side and it looks sick with h&r springs.

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      07-01-2011 01:16 PM #66
      post some pics, adam

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      07-01-2011 01:24 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by Epence View Post
      post some pics, adam
      I'll post pics over in the suspension thread!
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    33. 07-02-2011 10:23 PM #68
      If these DG springs ever come on sale again, I'm picking up a set

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      07-04-2011 09:42 PM #69
      Here are some pics of mine on the DG Springs. Lowered the front and rear around an inch. As mentioned it is a very mild drop, but I am happy with the result as this is my DD and ride quality change is imperceptible from stock.









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