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swcrow

Autocross Champion
Location
Virginia
Car(s)
7.5 GTI

Nineeightyone

Autocross Champion
Location
Pennsylvania
Car(s)
20 CX5 19 GTI 10 MZ3
For the seat kit, which one did you purchase, the black 10 pin or red 17 pin?
Mine was the red connector. Then I still needed the passengers' side occupancy thing (which I also got from Sean) and of course, the resistors for the seat delete. Not sure what the difference is, but basically I sent photos to him and got hooked up with everything I needed.
 

aegis

Go Kart Champion
Location
Ontario
Car(s)
MK7 GTI
you doing the 2x4 method?
That was the plan. However the later years of the thread, people started to move away from it. I was going to rip it down to 3x2 however. Seems like people struggled with the insert angle during reinstallation with this method. If you strap the wood to the spring to run parallel, idk how it would be that big of an issue but that's just my dumbass perspective as someone who's never done it before.
 

Nineeightyone

Autocross Champion
Location
Pennsylvania
Car(s)
20 CX5 19 GTI 10 MZ3
That was the plan. However the later years of the thread, people started to move away from it. I was going to rip it down to 3x2 however. Seems like people struggled with the insert angle during reinstallation with this method. If you strap the wood to the spring to run parallel, idk how it would be that big of an issue but that's just my dumbass perspective as someone who's never done it before.
I used a 2x3 and strapped it to the strut for safety with a ratchet strap (wound many, many times around). It's a bit of a sketchy operation for sure. If you're doing coilovers though, just set the perches all the way down/to full low and it's far easier to get everything in, or at least it was for me. ST XA and a little gentle wiggling, though I had the axle nut out anyway.
 

Francoleon91

Autocross Newbie
Location
Nassau county
That was the plan. However the later years of the thread, people started to move away from it. I was going to rip it down to 3x2 however. Seems like people struggled with the insert angle during reinstallation with this method. If you strap the wood to the spring to run parallel, idk how it would be that big of an issue but that's just my dumbass perspective as someone who's never done it before.
I tackled this job last week and If I may suggest something. Use this instead of a piece of wood. This was also my first time doing a suspension job on my car and im glad I didnt use a piece of wood.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B7985S26?ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details&th=1
 

aegis

Go Kart Champion
Location
Ontario
Car(s)
MK7 GTI
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Francoleon91

Autocross Newbie
Location
Nassau county
Thanks for this tip, this would be much safer as you don't run the risk of the bolt splitting the piece of wood if it's shitty and dry or something. Or just used hardwood. How did you rest that on the jack pad though to prevent slipping?

Edit// just saw your pictures. Still cant tell how it's resting on the jack but it looks like you removed the puck?
literally just has it straight up and down on the jack. I made sure the car was jacked up on all corners evenly. If you only jack up the front of the car, this method wont work, doing it on an angle will be even more dangerous lol. Also maybe you can get some sort of rubber boot for the bottom of the metal so it doesnt slip.
 

aegis

Go Kart Champion
Location
Ontario
Car(s)
MK7 GTI
rubber boot for the bottom of the metal so it doesnt slip.
True. My jack isn't really a pad, it's a U jack so I can probably rig up a thru-bolt or something at the bottom of the unistrut to rest on the teeth. Maybe strap that down too for added safety.
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Mass_Paul

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Central Massachusetts
Car(s)
2017 Golf MK7 GTI S
This happened. Can you guess what went wrong.
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And i don't know how to weld or solder, so this is the best i could come up with based on what i have on hand.

Unfortunately i don't have a thin 10mm to hold the bottom nut, but I've never had issues before. I guess shop cranked it down last time i had pcv changed.

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When I did my plugs I was very concerned about this happening. I had one coil ground where the top nut and stud bold were moving together with the ground lug wanting to go for the ride. I found an old flat wrench that must have come with an item I needed to assemble (I save everything tool related) that could fit under the ground lug and hold the bolt while I removed the top not. No help to you at this point, but perhaps anyone else who encounters this.
 

Mass_Paul

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Central Massachusetts
Car(s)
2017 Golf MK7 GTI S
I tackled this job last week and If I may suggest something. Use this instead of a piece of wood. This was also my first time doing a suspension job on my car and im glad I didnt use a piece of wood.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B7985S26?ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details&th=1
You can find unistrut at Home Depot ot Lowes for cheap too. Just be careful, even though it's steel, it tends to be mild steel. I have seen in bend and/or crack in certain instances.
 

GTI Jake

Autocross Champion
Location
Charlotte, NC
You can find unistrut at Home Depot ot Lowes for cheap too. Just be careful, even though it's steel, it tends to be mild steel. I have seen in bend and/or crack in certain instances.

There’s a whole generation of people making a culture of hack BS for what’s a very simple job with $12 worth of lifetime warranty hardware and a $20 strut spreader that’ll last a lifetime.

I get it, not everyone is a professional technician, but it’s far from difficult to just do VWs maintenance procedures.
 

MonkeyMD

Autocross Champion
When I did my plugs I was very concerned about this happening. I had one coil ground where the top nut and stud bold were moving together with the ground lug wanting to go for the ride. I found an old flat wrench that must have come with an item I needed to assemble (I save everything tool related) that could fit under the ground lug and hold the bolt while I removed the top not. No help to you at this point, but perhaps anyone else who encounters this.
Yeah. I noticed them turning together. So i thought i flipped the switch to reverse on my powered screwdriver, but apparently didn't & it ripped it right off.

And i can normally hold the bottom but with needlose vice grips but couldn't find them. Tried needlenose pliers so i could at least do the others and change pcv. That didn't work.

Oh well, i got some slim wrenches & I'll just wait for the grounding kit to come to do everything at once
 

Track R

Autocross Champion
Location
California
Car(s)
R
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