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Old 03-02-2012, 02:28 PM   #29
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These springs if they are re labelled DG springs are definitely lower. I highly doubt they are the same spring. A lot of people when they see my car think I am on coil overs depending on the angle and position of my car LOL

DG springs only look slightly lower than a stock GTI
Do you have fender to ground measurements for the front and rear? Any chance you could grab them? It'd be great to be able to compare. I agree, your car looks lower than DG for sure. Also, they say 20MM lowering, which is about 3/4 inch.
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:48 PM   #30
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so officially another option for stock shocks? Sweet.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:11 PM   #31
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Do you have fender to ground measurements for the front and rear
I'd suggest to measure always from fender to rim center. This will give a more precise value without any tire influence.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:21 PM   #32
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I'd suggest to measure always from fender to rim center. This will give a more precise value without any tire influence.
If you could precisely measure to the middle of the center cap, then yes. Most people can't precisely eyeball that since there is rarely anything centered perfectly on the center cap. They are probably at least within, if not beyond, the variation any difference between the OEM size or tire pressure would introduce. FTG is at least easy to pinpoint (touch the ground... fender lip), and nearly all the measurements you'll find for comparison is FTG.
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:17 PM   #33
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VWR Springs could be just rebadged Driver Gear Springs.
They're Eibach springs.

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Old 03-03-2012, 03:25 PM   #34
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:48 PM   #35
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They aren't.

The springs VWR produces are specifically made for each application and only cross over when the weight and setup of other applications are essentially identical. They are also exclusive to VWR, meaning they are not rebranded elsewhere.

For a lot of people, they are a pretty good upgrade. There's not much too it, it's inexpensive, not much to mess up and the likelihood a dealership would get upset is pretty minimal.

I'm currently running the VWR 2 way adjustable Streetsport + setup and will be adding the camber plates in a few weeks. I chose to keep the progressive spring and it's perfect for me so far.

I'm going to get you guys all the information you need on the Volkswagen Racing UK product line in the coming weeks. I even got to enjoy the suspension and brakes around the Nürburgring a few months back. : )
somehow figure out if the brakes will work if using the aluminum knuckle. nobody aside from AP has answered questions about it.
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Damn, just when I was set on the DG's, I have to read this thread lol. The drop on these look pretty good. Choices, choices, choices.
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:25 PM   #37
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For those of you concerned about warranty, someone in this thread claims that VWR is not related to VW at all. Not sure how true it is:

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

Can anyone confirm? Very interested in these as well, as long as they don't void the warranty!
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For those of you concerned about warranty, someone in this thread claims that VWR is not related to VW at all. Not sure how true it is:

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

Can anyone confirm? Very interested in these as well, as long as they don't void the warranty!
Dude, if your concerned about voiding the warranty of your suspension, leave your car bone stock!
Any, I repeat any change from stock voids that portion of your cars warranty.
Which means Drive Gear springs will void your warranty also as they were not labeled as a true fitment for the GTI's.
Some dealers may look the other way but they don't have to.
If you change the springs with anything but the OE spring that was designed for YOUR car from VW and you have any noise/popping/clunking issues they are your issues, not VW's.
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Old 03-04-2012, 03:57 PM   #39
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Yup, still have that car. I have a k04 though.
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Old 03-04-2012, 04:32 PM   #40
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Dude, if your concerned about voiding the warranty of your suspension, leave your car bone stock!
Any, I repeat any change from stock voids that portion of your cars warranty.
Which means Drive Gear springs will void your warranty also as they were not labeled as a true fitment for the GTI's.
Some dealers may look the other way but they don't have to.
If you change the springs with anything but the OE spring that was designed for YOUR car from VW and you have any noise/popping/clunking issues they are your issues, not VW's.

In general you are right !!

Jus one point:
if your VW dealer fits VW original equipment (DG) there shouln't be any issue.
Am I wrong?

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Old 03-04-2012, 05:31 PM   #41
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In general you are right !!

Jus one point:
if your VW dealer fits VW original equipment (DG) there shouln't be any issue.
Am I wrong?

Well, hopefully your dealer warranty's their work, I don't believe VW warranty's dealer custom work!

Meaning, don't go to dealer "B" expecting them to fix a popping sound through VW warranty if dealer "A" did not install a part correctly.
No, I'm not saying any dealership is bad. Just saying not to expect VW to warrant a dealer install on a part that is labeled as not designed for your car (DG springs).

This is getting heavy!

Back on topic!

Still trying to figure out which ones to order!

DG = 15mm drop and nice ride or
VWR = 20-25mm drop and ?? ride?

Don't want the slammed type ride but don't want the 4WD look either!
I spend lots of my time on the highways so I do NOT want a harsher ride than I have now.
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