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

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      06-09-2011 09:09 PM #51
      car looks good Dan

      let me know when you're ready to get the gold coast body kit
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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.

    5. 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?

      Thanks,

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      06-10-2011 04:17 PM #56
      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?

      Thanks,

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      HI .......pm'd you a 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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      06-27-2011 06:03 PM #58
      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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      06-28-2011 01:08 PM #63
      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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    18. 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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      07-04-2011 10:35 PM #70
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      07-05-2011 06:53 AM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by Adam@CheckeredFlagVW View Post
      car looks good Dan

      let me know when you're ready to get the gold coast body kit
      Car looks better now with the coilovers on it actually LOL

      I doubt the whole body kit, but might be interested in the side skirts only

      Do they come pre-painted?
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      07-05-2011 06:55 AM #72
      For everyone interested/posting up.....

      These springs give a sporty/mild drop, but it's just an alternative and helps get rid of some of the fender gap....and also gain some better handling!

      Even though I have coilovers now, I still have my DG springs for my (future) winter setup
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      07-05-2011 12:15 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by snobrdrdan View Post
      I doubt the whole body kit, but might be interested in the side skirts only

      Do they come pre-painted?
      Yep the side skirts come painted...I have them for $565 shipped

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      07-06-2011 12:23 AM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by pandavw86 View Post
      If these DG springs ever come on sale again, I'm picking up a set
      I should have bought like 20 sets when I had the chance.
      Last edited by Boosted2003!; 07-06-2011 at 12:31 AM.

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      07-07-2011 12:19 AM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by praneetloke View Post
      those wheels look amazing sid!
      Thanks..What about yours have you decided what your going for..
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