all of that.
True kick in the nuts this AM. Went to change lanes b/c person doing 35 in left lane, get in the middle lane and saw the rock in the middle of the road at the last possible second.
Sounds unpleasant!I've spent 2 days installing koni sports and mss springs.
Make sure you sand the paint off the bottom of the front struts, get a REAL strut spreader kit, and grease the bottom of the strut. Also, make sure you have both a 16mm and 17mm offset box wrench with 75 deg angle for the rears.
Konis instructions for adjusting the rears is terrible. You need to compress them fully, with in mm of the threads. No possible way to do it by hand, like in the videos Koni has online. You need a mounted vice (protect the threads) or I bolted an L bracket to top of my workbench and drilled a hole to bolt the rear shock shaft to, then pushed in full, set to full soft, then adjusted.
Still couldn't get the fronts the final inch, put wheels on lowered car, backed out of driveway, drove to driveway, the hit from going up the drive, fully seated them.
With all the suspension removals I’ve done on the mk6, mk7, and the Tiguan now .
I did the lowering springs on Tiguan last weekend from 9:30am to 2:30pm wheels up to wheels down.
Looked great with the spulen springs and oem struts but was just 1/2” too low for me so today swapped those for a set of coilovers front and back. Time I had the lady with me to step on the brakes and hand me tools . Fucking zoomed through the project 4:30pm to 8:30pm !!! Quick jacks also help at ton!
Sounds like the koni’s adjustments aren’t with knob and are like the adjustable struts on my 1970 Camaro - where you have remove from car and fully compress them turn the shaft and feel the clicks.