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Old 12-15-2010, 04:51 PM   #43
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this is looking like a good option for me. i'm not looking for a huge drop and i don't like progressive springs. would like to see some springs rates for stock springs vs. the drivers gear and actual measurements of the drop...
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:52 PM   #44
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Old 12-17-2010, 01:17 AM   #45
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I went to the Keffer website and it specifically says these springs are not for the GTI. What is the deal with that?

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Sport Suspension Springs lowers the standard center of gravity of the vehicle without sacrificing comfort. High dynamic load capacity. Sporty look. High quality corrosion protection. Fits: 2dr (TDI) 2.0 CR TDI Automatic. Not for vehicles equipped with factory lowered sport suspension (GTI).
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:33 AM   #46
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Car is & has been in the body shop

Won't have it back until after Christmas, but it will have an alignment done while it's there
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:35 AM   #47
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I went to the Keffer website and it specifically says these springs are not for the GTI. What is the deal with that?

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Sport Suspension Springs lowers the standard center of gravity of the vehicle without sacrificing comfort. High dynamic load capacity. Sporty look. High quality corrosion protection. Fits: 2dr (TDI) 2.0 CR TDI Automatic. Not for vehicles equipped with factory lowered sport suspension (GTI).
They say that for the MK6 and said that about the MK5 too, but they will in fact work

They just don't lower a GTI as much as a Golf obviously, but the end result/look is the same when both cars have the DriverGear springs on them
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Old 12-21-2010, 12:46 PM   #48
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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.
Any pics yet? How much drop did you see on your car? Any ground to fender measurements?
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Old 12-21-2010, 12:52 PM   #49
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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.
I'm very interested to see pictures of the final product. I'm strongly considering these as I would like to keep my warranty and all that.
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Old 12-21-2010, 03:47 PM   #50
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They say that for the MK6 and said that about the MK5 too, but they will in fact work

They just don't lower a GTI as much as a Golf obviously, but the end result/look is the same when both cars have the DriverGear springs on them
I agree completely with you, but I am a little tossed if I should install a linear spring on a car that already has a progressive spring in it. In other words I dont want to interfere with the dynamics of the car by installing a spring made for a lower performing vehicle. Does this make any sense? Sorry if it doesnt. I'm still pissed that I cant get the VWR springs here and that the eibach pro-kit springs are too damn low.
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:17 PM   #51
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Hmmm I thought stock springs were linear....
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:35 PM   #52
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Any pics yet? How much drop did you see on your car? Any ground to fender measurements?
I haven't forgotten. I'm off work for the holidays next week and I will get the car cleaned up with pics then. There is a comfortable 1.5 finger gap up front, and a very tight 2 finger gap in the rear. I'll get ground to fender measurements too.


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Hmmm I thought stock springs were linear....
I'm not sure, you might be right. I tried looking it up and could not find any information on it.

Heaven forbid I start a new post over at vortex about this topic.
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Regardless, I think you'll be completely safe with the drivergear springs. Hell it's winter with off and on snow here and I want to order these and get em installed Neeeeeed minor drop plus new wheels!
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Old 12-21-2010, 06:36 PM   #55
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I'm not sure, you might be right. I tried looking it up and could not find any information on it.

Heaven forbid I start a new post over at vortex about this topic.
Yeah, it seems like the culture on vortex is to bitch about every little thing and constantly be reminded that there's a search function. That and a barrage of advertisers. I like this forum much better.

In one of Dan's posts above he said the stock GTI springs were linear. I like the idea of linear as well. More predictable and immediately responsive. It's not like we're going crazy low and need the softer progressive coils for the ride quality to be tolerable. The progressive springs are designed to soak up more bumps and then you get the benefit from the firmer coils after the softer coils have started to compress.
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:10 PM   #56
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I agree completely with you, but I am a little tossed if I should install a linear spring on a car that already has a progressive spring in it. In other words I dont want to interfere with the dynamics of the car by installing a spring made for a lower performing vehicle. Does this make any sense? Sorry if it doesnt. I'm still pissed that I cant get the VWR springs here and that the eibach pro-kit springs are too damn low.
Stock springs are in fact linear

VWR springs are not a true VW product....the DriveGear ones are, obviously (if you're concerned about warranty)
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