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Spring & Shock/Damper Installation Reference Guide

Hammersticks

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Bay Area, CA
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'16 GTI, '18 e-Golf
Also, in the first post the tightening spec for the front pinch bolt is incorrect. I believe it should be 70Nm (52 lb/ft) + 180° additional turn instead of 90°.
Keep in mind that info is a few years old now. I think I got it off of the DAP video. That said, just getting to 90 takes a fair amount of muscle, even using a 1/2” breaker bar. I’d honestly be worried about snapping the bolt if I went to 180. ..but that’s what it says in the repair manual?
 

shortyb

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Keep in mind that info is a few years old now. I think I got it off of the DAP video. That said, just getting to 90 takes a fair amount of muscle, even using a 1/2” breaker bar. I’d honestly be worried about snapping the bolt if I went to 180. ..but that’s what it says in the repair manual?
Yep. And I know what you mean about getting it that tight. Almost have an aneurysm everytime I do an install. Never snapped any bolts though, they are quite beefy.
 

Hammersticks

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Bay Area, CA
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'16 GTI, '18 e-Golf
Honestly only the passenger side (first side I did) was a PITA. Once I got the technique figured out, the other side was pretty easy.
Agreed. Just saying overall, you're looking at hours worth of work for what's a pretty straight forward job on some other cars. The 2x4 method helps considerably.
 
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