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    Thread: The Official MkV Golf/Jetta Aftermarket Lowering Spring/Coilover Guide

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      02-13-2012 01:02 AM #1
      There have been many threads regarding different suspensions for the MkV platform. This is going to be a comprehensive list of the most common lowering springs and coilovers. Also, feel free to leave a picture of your vehicle with details on your suspension component.

      If I am missing something, feel free to PM me and I will add it to this thread.

      Please, refrain from quoting full images and videos. Image quotes tend to clutter a thread.

      *Disclaimer*

      - All listings below are for a 2008 Jetta. Please check what is needed for your vehicle before making any purchases.

      - CLICK HERE for the Koni Coilover DIY. This thread is useful for all coilover and spring installations, regardless of brands, with some very minor differences.
      - CLICK HERE for the sister thread, The Official MkV Golf/Jetta Aftermarket Intake Guide.
      - CLICK HERE for the sister thread, The Official MkV Golf/Jetta Aftermarket Exhaust Guide.
      - CLICK HERE for the sister thread, The Official MkV Golf/Jetta Aftermarket Engine/Transmission Mount Guide.
      - CLICK HERE for the FK Coilover review thread.

      OEM Components

      When replacing suspension components, there are several items that can be replaced. The most common is the front upper strut mount and bearing. If you are reusing the OEM struts, then replacing the nuts are an option. Most coilover companies include the nuts. If you want to replace all components, then here they are:

      - Front Upper Strut Mount Bearing: 6N0-412-249-C (MSRP $10.50 each)
      - Front Upper Strut Mount: 1K0-412-331-B (MSRP $59.50 each)
      - Front Upper Strut Nut: N-910-216-01 (MSRP $2.80 each)
      - Front Upper Strut Mount Bolts (three per side): N-101-277-07 (MSRP $1.50 each)
      - Front Lower Strut Pinch Bolt: N-909-548-02 (MSRP $3.00 each)
      - Front Lower Strut Pinch Bolt Nut: N-101-064-02 (MSRP $0.90 each)
      - Rear Upper Shock Nut: N-103-041-02 (MSRP $0.90 each)

      Lowering Springs

      - FK High Tec Sport Springs
      - H&R Spring Product Line and Application Guide
      - NEUSPEED Spring Kit Race
      - NEUSPEED Spring Kit Sport
      - Eibach PRO-KIT Performance Springs
      - Eibach SPORTLINE Kit
      - VWR Sport Springs

      Coilovers

      - Koni Coilover Kit
      - FK Streetline
      - FK Highsport
      - FK Silverline
      - FK Konigsport
      - FK Silverline X
      - KW Variant 1 inox-line – Perfect Street Performance
      - KW Variant 2 inox-line – Perfect Street Performance
      - KW Variant 3 inox-line – Perfect Street Performance
      - KW clubsport – Coilovers for race track and road
      - KW street comfort
      - KW competition 2-way adjustable
      - KW competition 3-way adjustable
      - H&R Coilover Product Line and Application Guide
      - ST Suspensions Coilover Kit
      - BC Coilover Product Line and Application Guide
      - Raceland Coilover Kit
      - Raceland Ultimo Coilover Kit
      - Rokkor Coilover Kit
      - V-Maxx Coilovers
      - Bilstein Performance Coilovers
      - Eibach PRO-STREET Coil-Over Kit
      - Eibach MULTI-PRO-R1 Coil-Over Kit
      - Eibach MULTI-PRO-R2 Coil-Over Kit
      - KSport Rally Spec AR Damper System
      - KSport Version RR Damper System
      - 8380 Tuning Street+ Coils
      - VWR StreetSport and StreetSport Plus Coilover Systems
      Last edited by christofambrosch; 10-18-2012 at 09:21 AM.
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      02-13-2012 01:02 AM #2
      KIDVersion 1 (FK Silverline, no helper springs, 23.3125" front ftg | 23.625" rear ftg)


      Parked-2 by santorum, on Flickr

      AWD-TAXI (FK Silverline X, no helper springs, 23.75" front ftg | 24.125" rear ftg)


      Abandon-1 by santorum, on Flickr

      waittllnextyear H&R Sport Springs




      nickbeezy (Raceland coilovers [first version], spun all the way down, no perches, trimmed front strut)


      pictured here with ksport endlinks

      comparison to oem


      what was trimmed down


      AKdub914 (Neuspeed Sport Springs)

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      DboyDub1 (Vogtland Coilovers #968554, 6 threads left in front and 8 in the rear, 24.5" FTG give or take)



      AsymmetricalDichotomy (B&G RS2's, Front: 0 threads, Rear: 7 threads, FTG: 24")


      Night Shot by M.W.C., on Flickr

      LFZ (Koni coilovers, all the way down in the front with both locking collars in place, no perch in the rear, 23.5" FTG, no notch)



      AKdub914 (H&R ultralow coilovers, not all the way down. FTG not measured yet)




      saveFred (Rokkor Coils, front spun all the way down 0 threads, rear no perches)



      Vbelisle (BC BR coils, 23 FTG all around one rear perch removed, a few threads more up front but I'm not sure how many)



      kueckerdj09 (V-Maxx coilovers, 23.45" FTG, removed rear perches)




      mkvdevil06 H&R Super Sport Springs




      teejaybee FK Streetlines (no helper springs, 0 threads left, ~ 23" front ftg | 23.25" rear ftg)

      Last edited by christofambrosch; 12-23-2012 at 10:25 AM.
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      02-13-2012 01:03 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by anteramk5jetta
      Hey, Eibach and Bilstein coilovers and springs!
      Quote Originally Posted by Ozzker View Post
      You forgot K-sport coilovers! I'm on them, love them, and the camber plates they come with are great as well!
      Thanks! Added!

      Quote Originally Posted by waittllnextyear View Post
      thanks for doing all of these, they are really helpful and incredibly informative. I'll defiantly be coming back here when i'm deciding on coils and the exhaust one for that.
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      Quote Originally Posted by magics5rip View Post
      Good thread.
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      Damn! Kidversion1 is at it again!
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      Thanks!
      Last edited by christofambrosch; 02-18-2012 at 01:05 PM.
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      02-13-2012 08:01 AM #5
      thanks for doing all of these, they are really helpful and incredibly informative. I'll defiantly be coming back here when i'm deciding on coils and the exhaust one for that. In the mean time:

      mine is on H&R Sport Springs with stock shocks. Car is about 1.75" lower as the website says it will be. I like the ride, it's defiantly a little stiffer, but it doesn't bother me, i like the sportier look and feel. (i've also got 17.5mm spacers in the back) it's about a fniger and a half gap, sometimes a bit more sometimes a bit less, depending on how the car is sitting



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      02-13-2012 08:15 AM #6
      Thanks man.

      Same as the other threads, once you see your pictures in the post number 2, go ahead and remove your pictures from your post. This way, there are no double posts.

      I did this early this morning and fell asleep half way through so I am positive that I missed some.
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      02-13-2012 08:58 AM #7
      you forgot the section about how youre going to help put my coilovers in
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      Doh! My bad.
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      You forgot K-sport coilovers! I'm on them, love them, and the camber plates they come with are great as well!
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      02-13-2012 10:57 AM #11
      to the OP may i suggest to add sway bar endlinks to the list?
      endlinks (ksport, FK, theres another but i forgot)
      camber plates( KMAC, Ksport)
      Strut spreader tool is very useful when installing suspension $14 strut spreader tool
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      02-13-2012 11:04 AM #12
      raceland coilovers first version (spun all the way down, no perches, trimmed front strut)

      's in OP
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      02-13-2012 02:34 PM #13
      Good thread. Any way we can also post spring rates along side of their respective link? I know I have done a lot of looking for this information and centralizing would be a big help.

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      02-14-2012 09:22 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by nickbeezy View Post
      to the OP may i suggest to add sway bar endlinks to the list?
      I would, but then I wil have to add sway bars, camber plates, and strut bars. That's a lot and then this becomes the suspension thread. Thank you for the suggestion though. I may do it later on.

      Quote Originally Posted by magics5rip View Post
      Any way we can also post spring rates along side of their respective link? I know I have done a lot of looking for this information and centralizing would be a big help.
      Some of the websites have the spring rates listed. Some don't. I tell you what, if you compile a list of spring rates, I will add it to the OP.
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      02-14-2012 09:36 AM #16
      Could you maybe add what parts are necessary for a DIY install? If I remember from the Koni thread its some strut bolts and specialty tools.

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      Quote Originally Posted by KIDVersion 1 View Post
      I would, but then I wil have to add sway bars, camber plates, and strut bars. That's a lot and then this becomes the suspension thread. Thank you for the suggestion though. I may do it later on.



      Some of the websites have the spring rates listed. Some don't. I tell you what, if you compile a list of spring rates, I will add it to the OP.
      If I can find the info, I'll do my part for the community.

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      02-14-2012 09:49 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by gh0stStatus View Post
      Could you maybe add what parts are necessary for a DIY install? If I remember from the Koni thread its some strut bolts and specialty tools.
      I will add the Koni DIY...thanks for reminding me!

      Honestly, I have done many installations and the only parts I recommend replacing are the strut mounts and bearing for the front. I have reused all of my hardware several times with no issues.

      Quote Originally Posted by magics5rip View Post
      If I can find the info, I'll do my part for the community.
      Sounds good! Thanks.
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      add what suspension parts are needed seperatly.. like do we need new bushings, bolts ect?
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      Quote Originally Posted by vortexn View Post
      add what suspension parts are needed seperatly.. like do we need new bushings, bolts ect?
      Ok...I started. I need to get on ETKA a little later to get part numbers and prices.
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      Alrighty...as per request, the OEM replaceable parts have been added, along with the part numbers and Volkswagen MSRP. I am not saying you have to replace any of these, but if you want to, there they are. ECS Tuning has most of these put together as kits.
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      Quote Originally Posted by KIDVersion 1 View Post
      Alrighty...as per request, the OEM replaceable parts have been added, along with the part numbers and Volkswagen MSRP. I am not saying you have to replace any of these, but if you want to, there they are. ECS Tuning has most of these put together as kits.
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      02-17-2012 11:22 AM #27
      Vogtland Coilovers [#968554] (6) threads left in front and (8) in the rear. 24.5" FTG (give or take). Great Thread as always Good work Kidversion1!
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      Thanks for the input guys.
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      02-20-2012 12:17 PM #33
      Upon looking for spring rates, most companies simply say they have "progressive springs" and offer no other additional info. Mid-to-high end coilovers, however,may have spring rate numbers (I believe the Rabbit/GTI kit is 6k/8k for the Ksport V1s.)

      I'll keep looking...

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      02-20-2012 07:45 PM #35
      Does this kit give me what I need in regards to the front strut mount and bearing? http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-..._All/ES248794/

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