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Old 08-20-2018, 10:41 AM   #1
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2013 Golf R suspension

Just bought a 2013 R and it has the Bilstein coilovers and shocks. It is a pretty stiff ride and sits a bit too low for me as we live in snow country. I had the ride height adjusted but that just made it ride even stiffer. I am considering going back to stock suspension for a better ride. I commute about 60 miles one way to work and would like to be a little more comfortable. Does anyone have any suggestions? I don't really want to drop a ton of money on airbags or any of that.
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Old 08-21-2018, 07:32 AM   #2
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I love my Koni's. My R is a daily driver. Coil overs in snow country tend to rust and need replacement after a couple years. My Koni's drop the car a bit, they handle well and are still fine for all around driving. My .02
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Old 09-11-2018, 06:24 PM   #3
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I am so close to going back to stock springs after Neuspeed spring install. The lower is minimal but ride is harsh. I did order Koni Yellow and hoping that helps the ride with new springs. Missing the stock ride feel though.
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Old 09-11-2018, 10:37 PM   #4
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I have Koni Sports with stock springs on my GTI. I'd describe them as smooth. Not as smooth as the OEM Sachs dampers when they were new, but still quite comfortable.
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Old 09-12-2018, 06:46 AM   #5
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I'm on VWR springs over Bilstein B6 and I love it. It's firm, but still comfortable.

When I first installed them the ride was a bit harsh, but after the shocks got broken in it's perfect.
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Old 09-12-2018, 06:07 PM   #6
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Just bought a 2013 R and it has the Bilstein coilovers and shocks. It is a pretty stiff ride and sits a bit too low for me as we live in snow country. I had the ride height adjusted but that just made it ride even stiffer. I am considering going back to stock suspension for a better ride. I commute about 60 miles one way to work and would like to be a little more comfortable. Does anyone have any suggestions? I don't really want to drop a ton of money on airbags or any of that.
I run a stock suspension with the tyrol sport deadset kit and a xbrace. I like this setup because it takes the flex and slop out of the chassis and allows the suspension for work as designed.
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Old 10-02-2018, 01:46 AM   #7
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Do you have a pic of one of the coilover setups? What model is it?

I have a 2013 Golf R on fully stock suspension and am looking for a coilover setup.
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Old 10-02-2018, 07:23 AM   #8
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Beware of coilovers if you are going to drive in any snow, rust is not your friend...
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