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Old 12-15-2018, 12:01 AM   #1
Drives: Black 4 door DSG GTI
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Lowering Springs Help?

I want to lower my GTI but Iím on a tight budget so Iím going the spring route until I can save up for coilovers, just curious about possible rubbing or if fender rolling is needed.

Iíve been looking at the options on ECS

The ones that caught my interest:
Eibach spring with an approximate 2 inch drop
Megan Racing springs with an approximate 1.75 inch drop
There are other with a drop at around 1 inch - 1.5 inches as well

Iím running the ecs flush fitment kit as well on oem 18inch wheels if you have pictures I could see to get an idea Iíd appreciate it also. Can someone let me know whatís the best route to go for springs and any helpful tips at changing them out.

Also, I did a light look around/search before posting so if theres a thread for this already if I could be directed that way then?
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Old 12-15-2018, 07:09 PM   #2
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A lot of folks seem to like the DG/VWR springs. Thereís a pretty large thread on them. Iím going to be installing VWR springs with Koni Yellows on Monday.
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Old 12-15-2018, 09:43 PM   #3
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I have some H&R sports sitting on the shelf if you're interested.

Swap is pretty easy, you just need a spring compressor and a strut spreader tool. I made one using an allen wrench.
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He's a real straight shooter, no monkey business, and the wheel swap at the Kohl's parking lot was quick and easy.
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Well i did use a breaker bar to snug up that nut instead of a torque wrench.
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my subframe has been out twice without replacing any bolts and I don't have subframe clunks and my world hasn't ended and my car hasn't blown up.
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Old 02-25-2019, 07:02 PM   #4
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Take a look at this thread:
GIAC stage 1. CTS Turbo outlet pipe. Koni CO. H&R 26/24 sway bars. Tyrol sport brake caliper kit. Stoptech pads. Green Filter. Bosch R8 Coils. NGK spark plugs. S3 short shifter kit.
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