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    Thread: installing coilovers next week....which way to go??

    1. Member passatv6AF's Avatar
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      05-05-2012 03:53 PM #1
      I've decided to lower my car 2 1/4 in front and 1.5 in the back so it can be on a stance or just lower it the same height in the front and back. What do you guys prefer??

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      05-05-2012 08:29 PM #2
      I vote for lowered the same all the way around

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      05-07-2012 03:02 PM #3
      do yourself a favor and spray the s#!t out of the pinchbolt on the upper control arm with pb blaster or something at LEAST a few days in advance. oh yeah and level drop obv
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      05-08-2012 09:47 AM #4
      Either level, or no more than 1/2" higher in the rear. I'm at about 24" front 24.5" rear on mine. And I didn't take out that pinch bolt like the manual says to(because it was stuck) I unbolted the control arms from the bracket the control arms and strut mount to. Think it was pretty easy that way too, just have to be smart about how you're doing it.
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      05-08-2012 06:36 PM #5
      Gosh I gotta wait 4 more days til It's lowered but I decided to lower it 2 1/4 all around. Hopefully It's just above the tire.

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