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Old 10-29-2017, 11:13 AM   #18
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Did you have the ST X?

Are the dampers adjustable, or just the ride height?
Dampers are NON adjustable...just the height

The XTA's add camber plates and adjustable dampening, which is what crxgator had a variation of (the ShopDAP/Deutsche Auto Parts special set)
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Old 10-29-2017, 01:47 PM   #19
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Tons of people have issues with KW/ST, look at VWroc forums on the KW ddc and its nothing but shit parts and problems out the wazoo, not to mention KW has terrible customer service.
I have never had KWs but I have heard of issues and no good customer service. Probably going Bilsteins
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Old 10-29-2017, 01:58 PM   #20
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Old 10-29-2017, 05:39 PM   #21
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Best Coil Over MK7??

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I have never had KWs but I have heard of issues and no good customer service. Probably going Bilsteins


Im going Bilstein bb14 with Neuspeed Sport spring (wait for Black Friday)




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Old 10-29-2017, 11:31 PM   #22
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Id give you a ride in my 17 SE with Bilstein B16 but Texas might be to far away from Cincinnati.

Did you check on locals what they are on and test it?


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Old 10-29-2017, 11:56 PM   #23
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ST were bad on mk6 too. I installed a set brand new on a mk6 Tdi for a friend, they were blown after 30k miles

I've heard nothing but god about bilstein
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Old 10-30-2017, 12:22 AM   #24
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It's a shame that KW seems to have issues with their setup on this chassis. I've had V1s and V3s on previous cars and loved them. Here's a quick link I found about the KWs:
http://www.vwroc.com/forums/topic/18...fore-ordering/

I guess Bilstein will get my business when the time comes for coilovers.
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Old 10-30-2017, 06:23 AM   #25
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You could try an MSS kit on the stock shocks before trying coilovers...
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Old 10-30-2017, 06:27 AM   #26
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You could try an MSS kit on the stock shocks before trying coilovers...
I drove a friend's Golf R with that setup. He also had DCC.

It feels like the suspension modes got bumped up a notch... That is Comfort now = normal... Race = Race+. But the ride was still very well controlled and didn't crash around too much.
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Old 10-31-2017, 12:07 AM   #27
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I drove a friend's Golf R with that setup. He also had DCC.

It feels like the suspension modes got bumped up a notch... That is Comfort now = normal... Race = Race+. But the ride was still very well controlled and didn't crash around too much.
APR also has a set of DCC compatible springs.
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Old 12-02-2017, 03:52 AM   #28
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It's a shame that KW seems to have issues with their setup on this chassis. I've had V1s and V3s on previous cars and loved them. Here's a quick link I found about the KWs:
http://www.vwroc.com/forums/topic/18...fore-ordering/

I guess Bilstein will get my business when the time comes for coilovers.
Seems like the vast majority of people on the forum in your link are from Europe and even more west. I'm wondering if there has been the same issues in North America. I'm looking at the V1's or Street Comforts for my GTI.
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:03 PM   #29
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You could try an MSS kit on the stock shocks before trying coilovers...
I definitely agree with this. The MSS Kit is a great option I would be happy to answer any questions about these kits.You can read more about them here. I run the sport kit in my car and absolutely love it.

Transforms the way the DCC works entirely.

Bilstein has continually delayed their coilover kit for the MK7 with DCC for whatever reason. There are numerous complaints about the KW setup. There is no good solution right now for those wanting to ditch the factory controls or retain it with a bolt on plug and play coilover.
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:35 PM   #30
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BC ftw! I've heard nothing but great things about them, and they're rebuild-able. Therefore, if something happens to break, you can replace that part, without having to get a whole new unit. Idk if they have DCC compatibility though.
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:54 PM   #31
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fwiw Dinan is closing out their stock
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F152782512336
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:45 PM   #32
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I definitely agree with this. The MSS Kit is a great option I would be happy to answer any questions about these kits.You can read more about them here. I run the sport kit in my car and absolutely love it.

Transforms the way the DCC works entirely.

Bilstein has continually delayed their coilover kit for the MK7 with DCC for whatever reason. There are numerous complaints about the KW setup. There is no good solution right now for those wanting to ditch the factory controls or retain it with a bolt on plug and play coilover.
I've never heard of this kit before. Thanks for the info!
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:49 PM   #33
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fwiw Dinan is closing out their stock
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F152782512336


I was tempted to try those, but they went on sale after I had my DG springs installed.


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Old 12-05-2017, 03:26 PM   #34
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