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spezjag

New member
Location
Northern Virginia
Car(s)
2021 GTi
This afternoon (cold sunny day), I installed the front two RallyArmor mudflaps to my Mk. 7.5 GTi. Instructions were initially a bit confusing, so the first (passenger side) took a while to complete. I also managed to cut my finger trying to cut the zip tie that bound the brackets :rolleyes:. Once I figured what was what, the driver's side went quickly. The fronts look good, not too obvious, and I'm certain they will help protect the sides of the car in inclement weather. The sun started to go down, so I've deferred installing the rear flaps until tomorrow. Once they're all on the car, I'll take and post pics.
 

Kdubya

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Florida
Car(s)
2017 GTI
This afternoon (cold sunny day), I installed the front two RallyArmor mudflaps to my Mk. 7.5 GTi. Instructions were initially a bit confusing, so the first (passenger side) took a while to complete. I also managed to cut my finger trying to cut the zip tie that bound the brackets :rolleyes:. Once I figured what was what, the driver's side went quickly. The fronts look good, not too obvious, and I'm certain they will help protect the sides of the car in inclement weather. The sun started to go down, so I've deferred installing the rear flaps until tomorrow. Once they're all on the car, I'll take and post pics.

I have rally armors as well. They definitely help keeping the sides cleaner and the rear. This is the rear of mine.

I am lowered now though - forgot how big the gap was on the tires lmao 🤣
 

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GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL
CSB. Back in the 90's, I paid $300 month for insurance on my 92 GTI, which I paid $258 a month for.

I had a bad driving record.
 

Kdubya

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Florida
Car(s)
2017 GTI
That's a great looking car!

How challenging was it to install the rears?

Not nearly as annoying as the fronts but still enough. I ended up making a small hole in the fender liner for the screws to “sit flush” for now..

i have yet to go back and make a permanent fix which would be to find a spare nut that will fit the screw and screw it on with a washer through the liner. Just my OCD- don’t listen. 😂
 

swcrow

Autocross Champion
Location
Virginia
Car(s)
7.5
I have rally armors as well. They definitely help keeping the sides cleaner and the rear. This is the rear of mine.

I am lowered now though - forgot how big the gap was on the tires lmao 🤣

That's a great looking car!

How challenging was it to install the rears?
Love my black RA flaps....really does help and when you go over a speed bump or up a driveway, the nice dragging sound is a great reminder you're lowered lol. Rears were easier to install than fronts for me
 

Kdubya

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Florida
Car(s)
2017 GTI
Love my black RA flaps....really does help and when you go over a speed bump or up a driveway, the nice dragging sound is a great reminder you're lowered lol. Rears were easier to install than fronts for me

The dragging sound is terrible! Driving down the highway on certain bumps i can hear it and it sounds like metal on metal for a brief second.

When I’m in the car the flaps sit only 1–3 inches off the ground
 

swcrow

Autocross Champion
Location
Virginia
Car(s)
7.5
The dragging sound is terrible! Driving down the highway on certain bumps i can hear it and it sounds like metal on metal for a brief second.

When I’m in the car the flaps sit only 1–3 inches off the ground
definitely worth in in keeping crap from flying up for me
 

Kdubya

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Florida
Car(s)
2017 GTI
definitely worth in in keeping crap from flying up for me

Oh absolutely- specifically having a darker colored car- totally worth it
 

ZERO815

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Köln Germany
Car(s)
2017 GTI SE DSG
I think that makes sense. So you had to break up the headlight power cable into two where it come together for the fuse joint?
And where did you connect the end terminals that the manual says to connect to the positive battery terminal?
The fuse block inside off the engine bay fuse box offers battery+ for free ;-)

Please check the pdf and let me know if you need more info.
 

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ZERO815

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Köln Germany
Car(s)
2017 GTI SE DSG
This is great info!
I was actually thinking about a B12 kit (Eibach linear + B8) on my 7.5 GTI 6MT PP but have the same concern; a steep parking garage that I use fairly regularly. You mention that the rear is 8-9mm higher but I was curious about how much the R springs raised the front. How does the car sit, overall, compared to stock?
Measurements: Center of Wheel to Fender
Eibach R-kit linear on '17 GTI SE (Sunroof+DSG)
Front 345mm
Rear 352mm
Factory heights:
Front 368mm
Rear 368mm
 

Strange Mud

Autocross Champion
Location
Small Town CT
Car(s)
Assorted
had the reminder that snow tires have less grip than my Contis.....Running late and I thought the first sharp corner felt a bit off. The 2nd one was a loud reminder to slow down
 
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MrTSI

New member
Location
Canada
Car(s)
2018 GTI 6MT
Measurements: Center of Wheel to Fender
Eibach R-kit linear on '17 GTI SE (Sunroof+DSG)
Front 345mm
Rear 352mm
Factory heights:
Front 368mm
Rear 368mm
Thanks for the follow up.
My car is 6MT and no sunroof, so it would probably sit slightly higher in the front than your car. This is looking like a pretty viable option for stiffer springs but with a slightly milder drop.
 
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