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Old 12-05-2012, 01:47 AM   #1
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WTF dg springs not settling?

Hi guys, I installed dg springs 3 weeks ago and have gone 600 miles with them on. When first installed I initially thought the drop was quite obvious ( maybe Canadian version sits high) but always thought as I drive a few hundred miles I will get another .25" drop or so and everything will be perfect.
However, recently when I parked along side another mk6 gti, I noticed that his car is almost the same height as mine with stock suspension (I probably looked like a car thief putting my finger in his wheel gap to measure the difference, lol).
So tonight I did a fender to ground measurement on the ride height and it came out to be 25.75" front and 26" rear. And as I read the forum stock height is 26" all around! The fuck!
Can someone please confirm the stock ride height, ground to fender? Is this normal for driver gear springs? Will it settle more?.
The other gti had winter tires on and some kind of 18" after market rims, ionno if that will make it higher or lower FTG compared to stock 18". My car is 2dr dsg and got the correct springs
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:55 AM   #2
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was the other gti you parked next to a manual gti?

DSG dg springs dont drop dsg cars as much
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:17 AM   #3
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I'm not sure, I park beside it every day, so I will peek inside its window and check. I will probably bring my measuring tape also to measure it's ride height lol
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:22 AM   #4
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My stock gti was 26" ftg all around. MT. When I installed DG springs the fronts were at 25.25 and the rears were 25.5. (on coils now)
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:42 AM   #5
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was the other gti you parked next to a manual gti?

DSG dg springs dont drop dsg cars as much
x2 on this
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:32 AM   #6
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A few have posted pics here showing STOCK cars at about the same height as DG springs on others..
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