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Old 12-07-2010, 03:08 PM   #29
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Read the post carefully. If you want .5 to .75" drop then the Driver Gear Eibach springs looks about as close to that as you'll find. The Pro-Kit Eibach's look quite a bit lower.


Dan, how does the ride of the Driver Gear Eibach's compare to the Pro-Kits? I've always had progressive springs on previous cars. Curious how the linear springs feel in comparison. Are the spring rates similar between the 2 springs? I love the idea of keeping it OEM and under warranty.

thank you for clearing that up, it was not very clear on the ECS website.

I am curious why a linear spring would have been used as opposed to a progressive. Based on some of the information I am finding it seems like progressive springs offer a softer ride where as the linear springs offer a stiffer ride with less body roll.
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Old 12-07-2010, 04:32 PM   #30
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I should be able to get my hands on these from the dealer, with possibly a good deal.

PM me if interested I can ship or you can pick up.

thanks!
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Old 12-07-2010, 05:35 PM   #31
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Ok, just checked. I can get them! pm me for details
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:02 PM   #32
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Thank you for the information guys. Its a bummer though. I would like a set of lowering springs, but even the Eibach pro kit springs are a bit too low. I wish there was an option made to work in conjunction with the GTIs stock shocks while lowering the height by 0.50" to 0.75".
Thats why I bought these

http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11470

Should have them this week and installed by next week.
I will write a review on my post.
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Old 12-09-2010, 08:26 AM   #33
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Thank you for the information guys. Its a bummer though. I would like a set of lowering springs, but even the Eibach pro kit springs are a bit too low. I wish there was an option made to work in conjunction with the GTIs stock shocks while lowering the height by 0.50" to 0.75".
Like Jason3d said....then these are the springs that you want. They are designed to work with the stock struts/shocks!

Progressive "can" be softer...but it's only at first and then they get stiffer. You hit a huge bump with a progressive spring...you're going to feel lit.
Linear spring not so much.

They probably picked linear springs to keep it like the OEM setup, but just with a reduced ride height.

Honestly, IMO, the DriverGear springs drive/ride nicer than the stock springs.
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Old 12-09-2010, 08:30 AM   #34
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Dan, how does the ride of the Driver Gear Eibach's compare to the Pro-Kits? I've always had progressive springs on previous cars. Curious how the linear springs feel in comparison. Are the spring rates similar between the 2 springs? I love the idea of keeping it OEM and under warranty.
I have no idea about the spring rates.
Eibach didn't include a sheet with the springs stating what they were, and the DriverGear springs sheet is in German, lol.

I prefer the predictability of the linear springs to be honest. And you can totally feel the difference the rear sway bar makes with the linear springs...seriously. The car feels tighter/firmer (in a good way).
Rides better than stock too.

The Pro-Kit (w/stock shocks) rode like a dream on smooth roads. But when it got bumpy...the ride sucked & got very rough/bouncy.

With the DriverGear springs...it's a nice ride all the time IMO
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:55 PM   #35
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Verrrry interesting....

I think it's kind of crazy how much the prokit lowers our gti's - I've never seen prokit's give that kind of drop on other cars (usually its more similar to the drivergear drop).

Dan - What finger gap was the prokit vs the driver gear? Drivergear looks like 2.5 or so? Whereas prokit was 1.5 or very tight 2?

The drop reminds me of euro springs / bilstein sports I had on my 04 R32.
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Old 12-10-2010, 11:11 AM   #36
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vw driver gear springs for 2011 car?

Do you think it's likely the VW DriverGear springs will be work w/ the 2011 GTI too? I have a 11' 4door GTI DSG & like the sound of this spring?OE strut combo.
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Old 12-10-2010, 11:13 AM   #37
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Do you think it's likely the VW DriverGear springs will be work w/ the 2011 GTI too? I have a 11' 4door GTI DSG & like the sound of this spring?OE strut combo.
Yes they will work.
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Old 12-11-2010, 07:34 AM   #38
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Verrrry interesting....

I think it's kind of crazy how much the prokit lowers our gti's - I've never seen prokit's give that kind of drop on other cars (usually its more similar to the drivergear drop).

Dan - What finger gap was the prokit vs the driver gear? Drivergear looks like 2.5 or so? Whereas prokit was 1.5 or very tight 2?

The drop reminds me of euro springs / bilstein sports I had on my 04 R32.
Pro-Kit on a MK6 is A LOT lower than the Pro-Kit on a MK5 (for reference)

Pro-Kit was a 1 finger gap

DriverGear is a 2 finger gap
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Old 12-11-2010, 07:35 AM   #39
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Do you think it's likely the VW DriverGear springs will be work w/ the 2011 GTI too? I have a 11' 4door GTI DSG & like the sound of this spring?OE strut combo.
Yup...same suspension as the 2010
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Old 12-13-2010, 09:25 PM   #40
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Any Pictures of it settled.

This may be to much to ask but if you measure from the ground to the top of the fender what is the measurement vs stock.
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Old 12-15-2010, 12:59 PM   #41
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Any Pictures of it settled.

This may be to much to ask but if you measure from the ground to the top of the fender what is the measurement vs stock.
I was coming back to this thread to ask the same question. Any new pics? Curious if it's settled any more since it's been a couple weeks.

Have you come across any others who have done Driver Gear springs yet?
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Old 12-15-2010, 03:23 PM   #42
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Got mine installed yesterday. I will wait a bit to take pics as it's fairly obvious settling will happen. But the front is clearly lower than the rear. I heart rake so it's not a problem for me.
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