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VWR springs on the 2.5L?

MLue1

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Hey Chris, its been a while Bud. The GTI guys run the VWR Springs, they should perform pretty mush the same on the 2.5. The only negative I've read is that they develop a break/crack after a while and have to be replaced.

To be honest since you already have the GTI/TDI springs all you really need is the Hotchkis 27mm rear sway bar, set at the softest setting. Unless you install a 27mm front bar I wouldn't go to a stiffer setting. You will not be disappointed, my Son or I wouldn't consider driving any MK6 Golf/GTI without at least the Hotchkis 27mm rear sway bar, for tracking adding the 27mm front bar is recommended.

Cheers
 
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Wascally Wabbit1

Ready to race!
I sold my 2.5L with the GTI suspension and have a new 2.5L that I am setting up. I wanted this golf to sit a little lower than the old one but not much and didn't want to make the setup too aggressive as this is my daily driver and roads are harsh, and getting harsher, in my neck of the woods.

Thanks for the heads up on the cracking issue.
 

MLue1

Drag Race Newbie
Congrats on the new 2.5!

Ya I get it, everyone wants a lower stance. I'll still recommend installing the RSB and go from there.
 

Wascally Wabbit1

Ready to race!
I have the rear swaybar already as well but I didn't want to go as big as a 27mm. I am going with a 25mm rear sway bar leaving the front stock initially. If I am not happy with it I will do the front and may bump them both to 27mm. We'll see. I already got B4's and VWR springs. I kept my wheels and tires. I am not going to be doing any track days so this should be a step up from my old GTI setup which I was pretty happy with but sold with the car. I'm running stock right now and it is terrible. I already did IE stage 1 and the DSG tune so the suspension is a must. VWR are less than an inch drop compared to my old car and supposedly not too harsh which is why I went that route.

Going down to San Diego today to help a friend install a new thermostat on his 2.5L jetta so the suspension install will have to wait till next weekend.
 
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Wascally Wabbit1

Ready to race!
Hey Chris, its been a while Bud. The GTI guys run the VWR Springs, they should perform pretty mush the same on the 2.5. The only negative I've read is that they develop a break/crack after a while and have to be replaced.

To be honest since you already have the GTI/TDI springs all you really need is the Hotchkis 27mm rear sway bar, set at the softest setting. Unless you install a 27mm front bar I wouldn't go to a stiffer setting. You will not be disappointed, my Son or I wouldn't consider driving any MK6 Golf/GTI without at least the Hotchkis 27mm rear sway bar, for tracking adding the 27mm front bar is recommended.

Cheers
Well made the arrangements to put the Neuspeed 25mm front sway bar on today. The car needs the front I am afraid. It's not the same without it. The bar is backordered for a month so now we wait.
 

MLue1

Drag Race Newbie
Well made the arrangements to put the Neuspeed 25mm front sway bar on today. The car needs the front I am afraid. It's not the same without it. The bar is backordered for a month so now we wait.
(y)what ever works for you.
FYI The Hotchkis 27mm is hollow the effective spring rate of the bar is supposed to be about equal to a 24/25mm solid bar but if you compare them the solid bar is a lot heavier which can add to the effect of the sway bar stiffness, giving more of an "oversteery" feeling.
 
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