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    Thread: WTB 16v lowering springs

    1. Member DUBSfightinRUST's Avatar
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      01-09-2012 11:25 PM #1
      Anyone out there have a set of lowering springs let me know brand/drop/$with shipping to 16508.
      THANKS

    2. 01-10-2012 08:29 PM #2
      ihave a set of nuespeed sport springs I dont know what they re worth....

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      01-10-2012 09:19 PM #3
      You know, lowering might make it look better, but it hurts it's handling. "Low and slow." For handling you want stiffer springs that maintain stock ride height. This is true for any car with macpherson struts.

    4. 01-10-2012 10:18 PM #4
      they lower the car frpnt and rear by 1.25"

    5. 01-14-2012 08:05 AM #5
      I have a set of neuspeed race springs, still in box from 15 years ago, installed them for test fit and never put them back in they have no miles other than around the block in my callaway mk2, neuspeed claims 1.25" or so drop, but my memory tells me it was closer to 2", roof of car was about even with my navel, $200 shipped

    6. 01-14-2012 08:14 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by AutoX Matt View Post
      You know, lowering might make it look better, but it hurts it's handling. "Low and slow." For handling you want stiffer springs that maintain stock ride height. This is true for any car with macpherson struts.
      This is certainly true, more so w/ mk1's than later cars, but the vast majority of this community still do it, and unless the drop is very dramatic the adverse affects are generally not noticeable on the street

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      02-04-2012 11:24 PM #7
      My problem is...I bought a set of raceland coilovers and not only are they LOW , my awesome TSW wheels hit the strut body-the threaded part (even with a positive camber setting). I spent quite a bit of money on these and now I have decided to go back to the stock struts with lowering springs. When I bought the car , it had the stock struts with CUT springs. Not what I wanted. My wheels are 16x7 jj . Any suggestions???

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      02-07-2012 07:24 PM #8
      :p anyone??

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      02-07-2012 07:26 PM #9
      bag it.

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      02-09-2012 08:06 PM #10
      Nah , I'm not the bag type...call me old fashioned, I just dont want to "pop" my suspension

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      02-10-2012 11:24 PM #11
      Did you make sure they are the right coils for the car? I wouldn't think that the wheels would hit if you had coils that were intended for aftermaket wheels and/ or other modifications.

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      02-10-2012 11:38 PM #12
      Yea, that is what they sell for this car. I am going to try spacers first.

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      02-12-2012 10:58 AM #14
      Well i had the same problem with my racelands but i picked up 10mm spacers for it and bam all fixed. I also have a set of neuspeed springs don't know if its race or sport but they came on my car when i got them. they are in great shape. Don't really know how much their are worth but make me an offer if you want them.
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      04-06-2012 07:37 PM #15
      I've got something for ya to "pop"

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      04-08-2012 01:57 AM #16
      Make sure you get the Neuspeed sport springs for the 16V... 8V Scirocco springs won't cut it.

      I actually have a set of 16V Neuspeed Sport springs on my '79 16V Scirocco, and I'm starting to part it out: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...9-Scirocco-16V
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      04-08-2012 09:07 AM #17
      Thanks everyone...I purchased 1" spacer and looks like they will do the trick.
      Someday I will post something stupid here, but not yet.

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      04-08-2012 09:08 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by thescirocco.com View Post
      Make sure you get the Neuspeed sport springs for the 16V... 8V Scirocco springs won't cut it.

      I actually have a set of 16V Neuspeed Sport springs on my '79 16V Scirocco, and I'm starting to part it out: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...9-Scirocco-16V
      Dont want the springs . I PMed you about that grille.
      Someday I will post something stupid here, but not yet.

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