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Brandon

Oval Newbie
Location
Perth, Australia
The Eibach and H&R look the best imo. The wheels look snug in the arches. The only thing I don't like about lowering is the decrease in ride comfort. :(
 

Rabbit222

Drag Racing Champion
Location
South Africa
Car(s)
Audi S3
H&R Sport springs made Specifically for the MK5 GTI. 40mm
The ride feels exactly like stock if not better.

 

Dubdr

Rally Car Champion
Location
Hampton, NH
Is anyone running the eibach or nuespeed springs yet. I have a 05 Lancer that runs progress spring but the ride is soooo bouncy. I am trying to decide if I want to order the euro springs or aftermarket. I just can't take bouncing back and forth to school.
 

frank2287

Touring Car Newbie
Location
IL
how does it cost for the KW coilovers ?? is there any rubbing on the wheelwell or anything if u drop it that low or even for the H&R coilovers how much are those?
 

JJ-R32

Administrator
Staff member
H&R Sport Springs + Bilstein Sport Shocks

Branman's car
 

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NewYorkMike

So hot right now. . .
Location
AZ
40mm looks good to me...but I *LOVE* the ride in my gti at stock. I had a 2004 Jetta with H&R race and even though it looked great the ride was a little harsh. I swear I read that the dampeners on the NA GTI are Eibach, I could be mistaken but I am sure I read that so I wondered if going with an Eibach sports which I think are about 40mm would be better with the stock dampeners?

I just want the car to be as firm, yet forgiving as it is stock....what actually decides that..spring rate? if so, anyone know the spring rate on the stock springs?

Also: my car has less wheel gap in the back so I would presume that slightly lower in the front would balance it out no? Where do the % stiffer figures come from listed above and the ones not listed @ % mean same as stock or not known?

sorry, I am saving to get it lowered and don't want the headaches like the first car I had lowered...
 
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NewYorkMike

So hot right now. . .
Location
AZ
Rabbit222 said:
H&R Sport springs made Specifically for the MK5 GTI. 40mm
The ride feels exactly like stock if not better.


but won't those destroy your shocks? Is this your daily driver? I'd like to think I could get away with springs only but I don't think I'd be that lucky... :confused:
 

8ty8 LS1

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Jersey
how's the ride with the neuspeed springs/shocks?
 

KharatosGTI

Rally Car Newbie
Location
Bay Area, CA
JJ-R32 said:
H&R Sport Springs + Bilstein Sport Shocks

Branman's car

Are we certain that the euro version is only 0.5 inch lower? Because compare these two pictures, one is with H&R sports which is supposed to lower 1.5 inches but it looks like the wheel gap is the same as this other picture of an euro GTI with 17" wheels? :confused:



 

XM_Rocks

Autocross Newbie
Location
Austin, TX
Need to Update w/ H&R Race and H&R Cup Kit (A3)

Plus it would be nice to see spring rates or % stiffer than stock
 
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