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snobrdrdan

former GTI owner
I didn't say they would blow....I just said that the ride quality will degrade

The ride quality isn't going to be "on par" as if it were matched up to a aftermarket damper (Konis/Bilsteins/etc.)
 

g60_corrado_91

Go Kart Champion
Location
IL
Car(s)
2006 GTI 6MT Pkg 1
not necessarily... ive been on supersports for about 40,000 miles, and my shocks are still fine...
Right? The super sports I'm now on used to be on my buddies GTI. I drive my car hard, very hard. He's probably the only person I know that beats on his car harder than I do.:lol:

He put them on with stock shocks at 25k. He took them off at ~85k after 2 winters and numerous autox's, 1/4 mile runs, crappy IL roads, clutch drops (wheelhop), and just driving hard on the street overall. He's now on the stock 06/07 springs again and getting FK Highsports eventually. Still has the same shocks and honestly, his car still road fine and wasn't bouncy. Maybe they took a beating to an extent, but not too noticeable.

I didn't say they would blow....I just said that the ride quality will degrade

The ride quality isn't going to be "on par" as if it were matched up to a aftermarket damper (Konis/Bilsteins/etc.)
I'd say the ride quality would be worse. Not worse as in a bad thing. Just stiffer which would give you better handling.
 

snobrdrdan

former GTI owner
Well to each their own, of course

But if you wanna do it only once & do it right....ideally you should match the spring to the correct damper

Plus with a damper like the Koni's you have adjustability and can "dial them in" as you wish
 

g60_corrado_91

Go Kart Champion
Location
IL
Car(s)
2006 GTI 6MT Pkg 1
Well to each their own, of course

But if you wanna do it only once & do it right....ideally you should match the spring to the correct damper

Plus with a damper like the Koni's you have adjustability and can "dial them in" as you wish
Lol not questioning you like the other debate of what tucking tire is.:lol:

I definitely agree with you. Hell, that's why I went with a cupkit with matching struts.
 

g60_corrado_91

Go Kart Champion
Location
IL
Car(s)
2006 GTI 6MT Pkg 1
That's funny....I thought you were debating again...lol

And then you have matching springs/struts is the kicker....hilarious man :bellyroll:
Yup haha. Well I try to do things right the first time, but I thought I'd add that because the stock shocks don't do too bad. But yes, if you are looking for the most performance and longevity, do it right with matching struts.
 

tmoult

Ready to race!
Location
Calgary, Canada
Sorry how much do eibach sportlines drop the rabbits? As I'm thinking bout getting them combined with the eibach dampeners instead of cheap coils. Will this set last a long time?
 

snobrdrdan

former GTI owner
It'll probably be a good 2"-2.5" drop & you can plan on having a 1-1.5 finger gap all the way around

Looks awesome!

And the Eibach dampers will last a while...no worries man
 

snobrdrdan

former GTI owner
Well just search for pics of Sportline springs on a GTI or Rabbit...it'll look the same except with smaller wheels

If you run stock Rabbit shocks, it'll sit a hair lower (cuz they're softer compared to a GTI).....but you'll definitely want new dampers to use with them

Awesome riding spring & I recommend them!

Pics of my GTI on Sportlines with 17's:


 

garag7

Ready to race!
Location
Spain
Well just search for pics of Sportline springs on a GTI or Rabbit...it'll look the same except with smaller wheels

If you run stock Rabbit shocks, it'll sit a hair lower (cuz they're softer compared to a GTI).....but you'll definitely want new dampers to use with them

Awesome riding spring & I recommend them!

Pics of my GTI on Sportlines with 17's:
What wheels are those? ...Offset/Width?,

Thanks,
-garag
 

tmoult

Ready to race!
Location
Calgary, Canada
awesome i think im sold on doing this over a tune first. will the eibach dampers hold up for awhile? as im in uni and don't want something to be shortlived
 

snobrdrdan

former GTI owner
awesome i think im sold on doing this over a tune first. will the eibach dampers hold up for awhile? as im in uni and don't want something to be shortlived
Either the Koni Sports or Bilsteins work great with low springs

But the Eibach dampers should be fine too...just nobody really runs them on here....even though they're designed to work with those springs

Your choice man....but they'll hold up fine (Eibach sells the Sportline Plus Kit? with those springs & dampers together obviously)
 
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