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    Thread: Factory springs from '11 GTI on '09 how much drop?

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      04-30-2012 10:18 AM #1
      EDIT: I wasn't clear in the title. I'm wondering about '11 GTI springs on an '09 Rabbit

      There's a local guy selling some springs off his 2011 GTI for a good price. They're not driver gear springs, just the stock GTI ones.

      My understanding is that they'll fit my 09 Rabbit, true? If so how much of drop will I see between stock '11 springs and stock '09 rabbit springs?

      Please spare me the "save for coilovers" speech. I'm going with springs for sure. I just want to see if its even worth considering these.

      Thanks
      Last edited by getthething; 04-30-2012 at 11:07 AM.

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      04-30-2012 10:18 AM #2
      none drop

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      04-30-2012 10:26 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by JettaGT8V80 View Post
      none drop

      I just realized the title didn't indicate it but the post did. I'm wondering about GTI spring on a Rabbit. Not GTI to GTI.

      No drop?

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      04-30-2012 10:27 AM #4
      mkvi

      edit: my b, didnt see 09, got no answer for you

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      04-30-2012 10:55 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by JettaGT8V80 View Post
      none drop
      Just to clarify.
      When I first read the title I thought he was comparing an '11 GTi to an '09 GTi,
      which I agree, are the same.

      Are the GTi and Rabbit the same stock ride height stock too?
      I would not be surprised if they are, the stock GTi seems plenty high to me.

      BTW 2006 GTi on stock 2009 GTi springs, 2k miles of settling,
      OEM VW 16" x 6.5" Ditto (6.5Jx16H2 ET50) [VW PN 1K0601025BC]
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      i.e Rabbit option size tires

      Front 22-1/2"


      Rear 22"
      2102 Golf R, 2008 US b6 Passat 4-motion - sold 2006 US Mk V bmp GTI mt (230,000 miles/ 7 yrs)

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      04-30-2012 11:18 AM #6
      i didn't read the thread that'll teach me to do that

      you will get about a half inch lower i believe over rabbit springs

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