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Old 08-14-2017, 01:24 PM   #18
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you may want to consider this bar:

http://store.blackforestindustries.c...oemperesw.html

it's an OEM piece that came stock on PP equipped GTIs, easy installation, no fitment issues, no warranty issues either. Nice upgrade
I thougt PP and non PP GTI use the same RSB.
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Old 08-14-2017, 08:04 PM   #19
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WHats wrong with the stock endlinks? I changed to an ST RSB with stock endlinks at it functions perfectly.
They'll never last if you plan on running hard.
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Old 08-14-2017, 08:45 PM   #20
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I thougt PP and non PP GTI use the same RSB.
PP is thicker
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Old 08-14-2017, 09:18 PM   #21
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They'll never last if you plan on running hard.
Had over 50k on my MK6 with H&R RSB on it.. i don't autox the car, just daily with occasional fast cornering, so hopefully will be fine.
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Old 08-14-2017, 10:37 PM   #22
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Had over 50k on my MK6 with H&R RSB on it.. i don't autox the car, just daily with occasional fast cornering, so hopefully will be fine.
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Old 08-17-2017, 12:42 PM   #23
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why??
well first let me note that I said "probably" and I preface below with the same word.

bigger rear bar reduces understeer but does little to help grip up front. car becomes easier to drive fast because driver is making fewer steering corrections since understeer is reduced. But tire grip may not be improved. Rear tires may be slipping more with added stiffness. So easy to drive fast but not necessarily faster.

if your objective is DD you may not care about the potential tradeoff.
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Old 08-17-2017, 02:44 PM   #24
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you may want to consider this bar:

http://store.blackforestindustries.c...oemperesw.html

it's an OEM piece that came stock on PP equipped GTIs, easy installation, no fitment issues, no warranty issues either. Nice upgrade
They overcharge. I found that bar for $93 from VW
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Old 08-17-2017, 08:57 PM   #25
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under $100 from ecs a.year ago when I bought
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Old 08-17-2017, 10:47 PM   #26
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Just picked up the VW bar today, #5Q0511305BA from the VW dealer. Cost more from the dealer than on-line, but at least the $s stayed local. I'll be installing the bar tomorrow or Saturday. It is a hollow bar too BTW.
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Old 08-19-2017, 02:16 AM   #27
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Just picked up the VW bar today, #5Q0511305BA from the VW dealer. Cost more from the dealer than on-line, but at least the $s stayed local. I'll be installing the bar tomorrow or Saturday. It is a hollow bar too BTW.
Me too!
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Old 08-20-2017, 04:21 AM   #28
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PP is thicker
Standard GTI rear sway bar is 20mm
GTI PP rear sway bar is 21.7mm
I doubt that 1.7mm would not make any noticeble difference, would it?
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Old 08-20-2017, 04:52 AM   #29
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Standard GTI rear sway bar is 20mm
GTI PP rear sway bar is 21.7mm
I doubt that 1.7mm would not make any noticeble difference, would it?
Definitely
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Old 08-20-2017, 05:44 AM   #30
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Definitely
Definitely would or would not?
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Old 08-20-2017, 05:53 PM   #31
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Driving hard you definitely would. It's almost a 10% size increase, not as noticeable going from the base Golf 18mm or whatever it is though.
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