There are some things on a car you never cheap out on...... on the top of my list are 1: suspension and 2: tires. They are the 2 things thaat you will notice the most driving and the 2 things that keep you car on the road (literally)
stock 97 GLX wagen........
if your life savings is the price of a set of good coils then find a new job.
its a heavy car and racelands dont ride so well. you can pick up a used set of H&R ultra lows for a decent price. you can use MK2 and mk3 coils since they are the same suspension.
i disagree. my wagon is sittin on raceland coils and i love the ride, but to each their own. as for fk springs, i had an fk cup kit in an a2 golf and the setup rode very nice. lowering springs on stock struts/shocks is gonna be bouncy and blow the dampers within a month....dont try it
Last edited by Bozwell; 05-10-2012 at 11:07 AM.
I have the FK cupkit in my car. Lowers by 35/40mm. It doesnt ride too bad. I am happy with it. www.concept1.ca The only problem is that if you live in a place that has snow, you will be plowing the roads all the time when lowered too much because of the front spoiler. (Only got high centered once ) Make sure you upgrade to the vr strut mounts.
I had the exact setup as you are thinking for a while, putting the lowering springs on the oem struts(with kyb inserts since the orig were blown). There is no preload at all on the springs then and you car will dive when ever you hit a lower spot in the road and it does not work very well at all. To do it properly you need the shortened struts also. I really dont know why they sell just the springs by themselves because of the crappy performance. The price difference is completely justified.
Last edited by dustovich2; 05-12-2012 at 02:46 PM.
my H&R ultra lows have been my best purchase. I learned a while back, spend some money up front and you wont have to go back and redo it and spend more money. Also learned that COILS are the only way I would go because you might decided later you want to go lower. But nowahdays with bags that is another option.
... I'm poor too I just recently had a bad experience dealing with Raceland's customer service, "standing behind their word" & operations manager. I don't hate them, but I will most likely never deal with them again. Go for the Ultimos
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