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Golf-V Aftermarket Suspension Guide

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?
 

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:
 

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:



 

BLACKMAGICGTI'06

Rally Car Champion
Location
Selden, New York
Opinion can i get away with running h&r race springs without new shocks? how long will they last? Or should i go with the H&R sport springs instead? the car is my daily driver and i am extremely careful of potholes/curbs/speedbumps etc.
 

KaynE

FIA World Rally Car Champion
Location
So Cal
BLACKMAGICGTI'06 said:
Opinion can i get away with running h&r race springs without new shocks? how long will they last? Or should i go with the H&R sport springs instead? the car is my daily driver and i am extremely careful of potholes/curbs/speedbumps etc.
The only spring I can think of that probably won't require new shocks is Eibach prokit.
 

KaynE

FIA World Rally Car Champion
Location
So Cal
Yea those rims look quite nice.

I just got my coilovers today. KW V1.

I'm getting 18x8 rims, I wonder if a 50 mm drop would not rub on me.
 

DBCPerformance

OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS
Location
T E X A S
Ride
An Imaginary GT2
any pics yet?and please pm me where you got the kit from, b/c that is a killer price

aznkukuboi said:
Yea those rims look quite nice.

I just got my coilovers today. KW V1.

I'm getting 18x8 rims, I wonder if a 50 mm drop would not rub on me.
 
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