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Old 08-26-2012, 10:48 PM   #1
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Any DIY Suspension Install guides?

Ordered coilovers, going to do the install with jackstands so can someone link me to an install guide if any are out there?
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:57 PM   #2
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With such a complicated procedure...do you really want to do it yourself? I always trust suspension installs to professionals.
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:03 PM   #3
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http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37480

Make sure to disconnect the xenon leveling arm on the drivers rear before lowering the arm.
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:03 PM   #4
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For me this is one of those things that if I didnt have access to a lift I would have someone else do it. that said.

this should get you started.
http://www.golfmkv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=126937

if you are feeling brave you can replace the bushings as well you will be happy you did. If you dont have a whole crap load of miles you may not even need a blow torch to get them out either. just my 2 cents
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:09 PM   #5
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With such a complicated procedure...do you really want to do it yourself? I always trust suspension installs to professionals.
complicated? nah man. I've done plenty of VW installs, this is my 6th VW. Just wanna make sure the install tech write up is similar to the others.

Thanks for the links.
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:10 PM   #6
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It's not that hard. I can't find the thread on used on mkv but the vortex thread is http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...Product-Review
I did it by myself using a lift in about 2 hours, shouldn't take much more time using jack stands as long as you make sure they are placed more towards the middle so the control arms can still drop down.
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It's not that hard. I can't find the thread on used on mkv but the vortex thread is http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...Product-Review
I did it by myself using a lift in about 2 hours, shouldn't take much more time using jack stands as long as you make sure they are placed more towards the middle so the control arms can still drop down.
Wait, so is it the same as MKV installs?
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:19 PM   #8
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Identical for mine. Now I don't have the auto leveling headlights or whatever so I have no idea about that. Mine was the exact same as the MKV platform though.
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should be about 99.9% the same so close the the only thing with be the placement of the mounting points in mm. should be good we used that as a reference for my buddies mkvi GTI.

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The install I linked is the install I followed for my spring install on my R. All the steps are the same except for one, the xenon leveling arm.
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:28 PM   #11
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Thanks. Car has less than 500 miles on it, may just spend $250 and do the H&R Super Sport springs rather than going ballz deep into $1200 coilovers. How harsh are those springs on the stock struts? I'm never fond of doing a spring on OEM stock install however assuming the car is right out of the factory .... ?
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:34 PM   #12
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my understand is the euro cars run a bit lower so if your not putting on the race springs then you should not have a lot of trouble (not more then normal wear an tear) on the stock struts.
I am no expert by any means so please someone step in and correct me if im way off base.
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:18 PM   #13
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Euro R's have a spring with the same spring rate but about 1/2 inch lower ride height. Euro OEM R springs is what I installed as I didn't want a large drop and wanted just enough to close about 1 inch of wheel gap. Which when combined with 235/35/19 tires they did.
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