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Old 07-31-2014, 06:14 AM   #71
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I know you found his answer, but let me know if you have any further questions regarding the Bilsteins and ride performance.

I ended up with VWR springs and B8s. When I rode in a car with stock dampers, the VWRs felt stiff and the car would also bounce at speed. With the setup I'm running, the ride compliance is great. I'd almost even say I would want stiffer springs, as the dampers seem to handle anything that's thrown at them.
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Old 07-31-2014, 09:25 PM   #72
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Pleased to hear you're happy with your current setup.

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Would you say that DG springs + B8/Sport dampers would offer superior ride quality on the street over B14 coilovers?
Oh yes, they do.
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Old 08-07-2014, 02:28 PM   #73
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I ended up with VWR springs and B8s. When I rode in a car with stock dampers, the VWRs felt stiff and the car would also bounce at speed. With the setup I'm running, the ride compliance is great. I'd almost even say I would want stiffer springs, as the dampers seem to handle anything that's thrown at them.
I see the B8 is of monotube construction. Very good choice!
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Old 11-19-2014, 10:27 PM   #74
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I've got DGs on the way and I'm looking to pair them with OEM shocks. My stock suspension has 61,000 miles though. What should I replace other than the stretch bolts? I want to do this right. Thanks.
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Old 12-25-2014, 02:23 PM   #75
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Thumbs up ÍHLINS VWS MP20

Good news for Mk.VII owners and those considering to go for a Mk.VII:
Íhlins Road & Track is available for Mk.VII GTI and R as well now.

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So i am picking up a set of Bilstien PSS10 next week chances are i wont lower it any more than 1.4 inches since i daily this. So are far as other components to the set up i was going to pick up some Front and rear sways and some adjustable end links.

From what i have read this is a good idea but i in all honesty i cant find any simple answers to me question. Should i or should i not?

Car is driven only 10 miles a day with occasional highway trips once every 2-3 months.
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Old 01-20-2015, 03:25 AM   #77
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From what i have read this is a good idea but i in all honesty i cant find any simple answers to me question. Should i or should i not?
Should I what?
Bilstein is a good idea, as are sway bars, TT mounts, TT/S3 bushings,
good summer tires and proper alignment. Sway bar links? Depends on.
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Should I what?
Bilstein is a good idea, as are sway bars, TT mounts, TT/S3 bushings,
good summer tires and proper alignment. Sway bar links? Depends on.
Well yah im trying to figure out if i should get the end links or not.
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Old 01-20-2015, 05:42 PM   #79
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I know The Bruce swears by the Powergrid endlinks and I bought them on his advice. Unfortunately, I'm not sure I like them much for a few reasons:
1. they are one more thing to adjust in an already complicated dynamic of rims/wheels/tires/alignment/sway bars/shocks/springs/etc. When something isn't quite right, the endlink shouldn't be part of the possible problem.
2. their adjustment isn't simple. My original set (co. sent me a replacement) snapped after less than 3 months and I still don't know why. I do know that VW charged me $300 to re-install the stock ones. But I did install the replacements that are still on my car.
3. depending on how they are adjusted, they will have a significant effect on drivability and I'm not sure endlinks are supposed to do that (still concerned with the snapped one). I can certainly see their worth on the track, but what't the point of adjusting endlinks on a dd? Once set, they aren't adjusted and so why not stick to the stock endlinks...

Just my viewpoint. And I continue to read and take The Bruce's great advice!
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I know The Bruce swears by the Powergrid endlinks and I bought them on his advice. Unfortunately, I'm not sure I like them much for a few reasons:
1. they are one more thing to adjust in an already complicated dynamic of rims/wheels/tires/alignment/sway bars/shocks/springs/etc. When something isn't quite right, the endlink shouldn't be part of the possible problem.
2. their adjustment isn't simple. My original set (co. sent me a replacement) snapped after less than 3 months and I still don't know why. I do know that VW charged me $300 to re-install the stock ones. But I did install the replacements that are still on my car.
3. depending on how they are adjusted, they will have a significant effect on drivability and I'm not sure endlinks are supposed to do that (still concerned with the snapped one). I can certainly see their worth on the track, but what't the point of adjusting endlinks on a dd? Once set, they aren't adjusted and so why not stick to the stock endlinks...

Just my viewpoint. And I continue to read and take The Bruce's great advice!
from what i understand though once you lower your car you create a preload on the sway bar using endlinks meant for a car with stock ride height. Though by getting shorter or adjustable end links you can rid yourself of preload.....preload..hah
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I don't think I've ever seen Bruce swear by powergrids. I thought that was danzk1?

But Bruce's input on aeroodynamics, suspension, and brakes are so awesome for the community.
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