I was told by a tech, that the beetle does not do well lowered. It has something to do with the CV joints. FYI
i have done a few suspension installs, including coils and air ride.... jesus this car aggervated the hell out of me.
to top it all off when i went to back it out of the garage for a test drive, either the axle broke or the CV fall apart. So i get to fix that tomorrow. I wanted to put it on air, she did not want air ride. So ST's it was....
....all the way down in the front, no perches in the rear with trimmed bump stops.
the CV fell apart most likely because of stress from trying to get the stock struts out. The technician was blowing smoke. My GTI has been lowered for almost 40k, 17k of that being all the way down on FK coilovers... my CV's are fine.
Best of luck with that CV bud.
GTI looks great. Yea I worked for my local dealer for 2 years so I got things warrantied that people wish the could have pulled off. Now I don't and have moved over an hour away from the dealer so will have to man up and find a new one that is cool. This is my old ride. I had a TDI with stage 1 and some bolt ons and that was allot of torque that came on at 1,800 RPM no CV problems. Just have to be smart and a good driver. What all do you have done to the motor in the GTI. I sold the TDI because I am close to my current job and had no need for it and got a TSI to have a fun car. Plus insurance does not see a Turbo Beetle as a sports car so it was 30 bucks cheaper and 200lbs lighter lol.
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these jetta coilovers are weak. The ST's have a progressive spring in the rear... so im thinking if i find a non progressive spring from a coilover, likw a FK spring or a H&R spring.... the rear may actually come down.