Last edited by pandavw86; 07-07-2011 at 12:42 PM. Reason: Wrong info
So to keep them clean/protected...I'm just gonna take them off for winter. That way they'll last longer
And with the DG height in the snow, I know I wouldn't have any issues
The DG springs, I bought the manual springs & they were $208 + shipping
(the auto version were the ones on clearance)
Got my Driver Gear springs installed today. Gotta give it a little time to settle, but so far I'm digging the look. DG's definitely corrected the reverse rake appearance I felt the H&R's gave my car.
Two hours after install, here are the numbers:
Front: 26 3/8"
Rear: 26 7/8"
I'll post back once they settle and with some pics, including a H&R/DG comparison.
By the way, I have some H&R's for sale Less than 1000mi on them.
I'll put it like this: Stock ride, just a touch floaty and almost too smooth. H&R's, feelin' the potholes loud and clear, and the rebound was kinda bouncy (stock dampers out of their range?). DG's, they seem juuuuuuust right so far ... I only have about 15 miles on them.
If you change your mind on your coilovers, I know where you can get a set of lightly used H&R's for a great price
I notice a lot of people running the H&R's and DG. Have anyone tryed the FK's that ECS sells? The FK's are rated for F/1.37 & R/1.57" drop.
2011 Candy White CC VR6 4Motion Executive
Unitronic Tune, VF Intake, Eibach Pro's, Gold Coast Kit, R steering wheel
Good job on keeping this thread alive guys!
Been busy....got married & had a baby
Again very well done on the post. One of the best I've seen. My only question is in the actual labor walk thru on TDIForm he used a suspension limiter. I noticed in your list of parts that was missing.
Did you use one and if not why?
I'd rather save the $30 (?) or however much they costs
Plus installing them requires removal & disassembly of the rear shocks to put them on....not hard, but just more work for something you'll never notice after it's installed
And considering they're not much that lower than stock, you'll never get low enough to need them. I could see why you'd want them on super low springs though.
That spacers just creates a buffer between the bump stop & the shock so that if the shock & bumpstop ever fully compressed the compression wouldn't create a vacuum effect or something like that and prevent the shock from rebounding. So the spacer has the small slit as a vent from what I understand. Same reason coilovers or aftermarket dampers have the plastic split washer for the bottom.
But like I said, with the DG springs....you'll never get that low
If YOU want peace of mind though...go ahead, but I've run the (DG & aftermarket) springs with them on all my cars....no issues
Bringing back an old thread....
The DriverGear springs were a great temporary solution.....BUT......my new advice is to run the Eibach Pro-Kit, which I'm running now for winter
Part # 85105.140
Unlike other (aftermarket) Eibach springs which are "progressive"....the Pro-Kit for the CC has "LINEAR" springs (just like OEM & the DG springs were)
Also, they're designed to work with the stock dampers (just like DriverGear springs):
Give a nice drop & a nice ride...all for ~$220
To the Pro-Kit
Last edited by snobrdrdan; 02-23-2012 at 11:11 PM.
(Love the thread, always have. Thank you so much for the comparisons!)
I'd take your advice re: the pro kit but I was assured by my dealer that I could stay under warranty with the DG springs, and I'd rather keep my warranty because I'm the type of guy who would have totally random issues come up.
Only thing now is the parts dept was unsure if the DG springs would work on the 2013 model (they noted what you/we knew, 09-12 they work perfectly), because the '13 model was listed apart from the 09-12 cluster. Waiting until I get closer to delivery to check it out further unless someone can clarify
However, if I can't get DG springs, might have to look into the pro kit...
I can try and get some this week though.
As for good pics....check this out.....a local guy's R-line on the Eibach Pro-Kit, 19" Sagittas, & with a 10mm wheel spacer up front:
I just ordered my Driver Gear sport springs. It looked like VW may no longer be making (via Eibach) these springs. There were none of the springs available anywhere in the country for automatics and only a few left for manuals. The parts guy said it did not look like they would become available at any point in the future.
2009 2.0T, 6MT, Iron Grey Metallic, Tinted Windows, Blue Tooth, APR Stage I, VW DG Sport Springs, Neuspeed RSB
Audio setup: Focal 165 KRX2 in the front (crossovers removed) powered by Rockford Fosgate T400-4 (one channel per speaker); ARC Audio KAR 265 in the rear powered by Alpine PDX-4.100 (bridged); 8" 250W Powered Bazooka Sub; RF 360.2 Digital Signal Processor