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    Thread: considering lowering my jetta 1.8" any thoughts?

    1. n00b qh2214's Avatar
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      12-23-2011 03:05 PM #1
      i'm just looking for some pros and cons of me lowering my car before i actually do it. let me know if your for it or against it! thanks!

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      12-23-2011 03:06 PM #2
      Against.

      That's not low enough!
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      12-23-2011 03:15 PM #3
      Did you really just ask a question like that on Vortex???

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      12-23-2011 03:35 PM #4
      Lower it.

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      12-23-2011 03:52 PM #5
      I guess it really depends on what you want to accomplish...

      PERSONALLY, 1.8" is not enough. Get coils
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      12-23-2011 04:17 PM #6
      If you're not breaking oil pans and scraping the subframe Vortex will never think you're low enough. I think 1.8" is perfect, I'm down 1.5" and 1.4" on H&R Sport springs and I'd like to go just a bit lower.

      If you drive on dusty roads and have winter where you live, coils do require regular maintenance. The threads will need to be re-greased every time you drive on a reasonably dusty road and after every winter season to maintain perfect function.
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      12-23-2011 07:46 PM #7
      mine is lowered 1.6" front and 1.4" rear currently, been that way since March. I'm on a set of B&G S2 lowering springs and to be honest i only got them because i stumbled on barely used set for an amazing price and i couldn't stand the massive wheel gap from factory. I bought the springs with plans to replace them with coils shortly and will be doing just that... as soon as winter is over.

      That being said the drop on these springs looks great compared to stock and are comfortable. Drove from Chicago to Georgia and back (1,500ish miles) only stopping for gas, and to pee and was comfortable the entire way. if you have no plans on goin' any lower in the future... i can see you being happy with a drop of 1.8".

      here's two shots of mine with the springs, ecs spacers [12.5mm front and 20mm rear] on Stock 17" Classix on 225/45/17 tires

      http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/q...s/DSC03101.jpg

      http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/q...s/DSC03097.jpg
      Last edited by illuder83; 12-23-2011 at 08:01 PM.

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      12-23-2011 09:02 PM #8
      not low enough
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      12-23-2011 09:14 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by illuder83 View Post
      mine is lowered 1.6" front and 1.4" rear currently, been that way since March. I'm on a set of B&G S2 lowering springs and to be honest i only got them because i stumbled on barely used set for an amazing price and i couldn't stand the massive wheel gap from factory. I bought the springs with plans to replace them with coils shortly and will be doing just that... as soon as winter is over.

      That being said the drop on these springs looks great compared to stock and are comfortable. Drove from Chicago to Georgia and back (1,500ish miles) only stopping for gas, and to pee and was comfortable the entire way. if you have no plans on goin' any lower in the future... i can see you being happy with a drop of 1.8".

      here's two shots of mine with the springs, ecs spacers [12.5mm front and 20mm rear] on Stock 17" Classix on 225/45/17 tires

      http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/q...s/DSC03101.jpg

      http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/q...s/DSC03097.jpg



      actually looks nice. i thought springs wouldnt offer a nice drop like that but i was wrong. now i might be in the market for springs or coils.
      It's always the least brightest bulb in the box that I wanna screw

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      12-23-2011 09:45 PM #10
      cheaper than coilovers
      only problem with springs is that ur stuck with the drop you get, but id say its worth it just because of the price difference. do what makes you happy though man

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      coils
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      12-23-2011 11:27 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by hussdog426 View Post
      not low enough

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      I lowered my balls in you girlfriends mouth 1.8" and she even said go lower
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      12-24-2011 01:56 AM #13
      another problem with just springs might be blown struts. I dont know much just read a lot that struts tend to go out quicker with springs.... how much quicker? me dont know
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      12-24-2011 07:01 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by ArminT View Post
      actually looks nice. i thought springs wouldnt offer a nice drop like that but i was wrong. now i might be in the market for springs or coils.
      Thanks, I'm happy with the height that my springs gave my car as a temporary fix until i get the coils I'm looking for.

      Quote Originally Posted by ArminT View Post
      another problem with just springs might be blown struts. I dont know much just read a lot that struts tend to go out quicker with springs.... how much quicker? me dont know
      Doin' just springs can result in blow struts in certain situations. For MKV the max drop you can do on stock struts is 1.5" any more you run a high risk blowing your shocks. Volkswagen even sold lowering springs as a Drivers gear option (1.25inch drop front/rear). If you want to go lower on just springs you will need to buy struts made to deal or get a cut kit... but for the price of this option you might as well get something like Fk Streetlines which are adjustable coils.
      Hope that helps out

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      12-24-2011 08:07 AM #15
      If you lower your car 1.8 inches it will
      Explode.
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    16. 12-24-2011 11:08 AM #16
      I lowered my balls in you girlfriends mouth 1.8" and she even said go lower
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      12-24-2011 11:26 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by illuder83;75070290

      Doin' just springs [I
      can[/I] result in blow struts in certain situations. For MKV the max drop you can do on stock struts is 1.5" any more you run a high risk blowing your shocks. Volkswagen even sold lowering springs as a Drivers gear option (1.25inch drop front/rear). If you want to go lower on just springs you will need to buy struts made to deal or get a cut kit... but for the price of this option you might as well get something like Fk Streetlines which are adjustable coils.
      Hope that helps out
      So would you say no to neuspeed springs? They drop around 1.6? If I remember correctly.
      It's always the least brightest bulb in the box that I wanna screw

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      12-24-2011 03:43 PM #18
      get coilovers.

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      12-24-2011 04:22 PM #19
      Too low!

      But really, coilovers.
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      12-24-2011 05:20 PM #20
      Not low enough 3 inches is the perfect drop
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      12-24-2011 05:38 PM #21
      I went from sport springs>coils>air

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      12-24-2011 07:30 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Andy P View Post
      I went from sport springs>coils>air
      Same here. And it just keeps getting better!
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