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Old 02-14-2019, 05:44 AM   #1
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Apr springs

Anybody run apr springs, want slightly stiffer ride for track and spirited driving. Getting intercooler, brakes, downpipe and stage 2 done within the month just feel suspension will be lacking. Mostly a daily car but want to track 2-4 times a year.

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Old 02-14-2019, 05:31 PM   #2
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I’m sure they’re fine.

Still scratching my head on their original drop numbers and what the reality was.

They said .75” and iirc they were dropping 1.1”-1.2”.

What type of drop are you looking for?
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Old 02-15-2019, 12:20 PM   #3
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I’m sure they’re fine.

Still scratching my head on their original drop numbers and what the reality was.

They said .75” and iirc they were dropping 1.1”-1.2”.

What type of drop are you looking for?
Honestly I'm not looking for the drop so much as just a stiffer ride, I live in ohio and currently my gti is my daily winter included and having the extra clearance is snow is nice, but I'm planning to buy a cheap used manual of some sort just because really.

Apr springs just say they are slightly stiffer with a minimal drop because idk at what point dropping becomes an issue with stuff like camber toe and just general driveability issues.
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Old 02-17-2019, 04:13 AM   #4
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I have APR springs on my car. You can see photos in my build thread (link in sig). Ride is about 20% stiffer than stock. I've had no complaints. Certainly corners flatter/handles better. Dropped the car about 1.1" as opposed to their advertised 3/4"
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Old 02-17-2019, 04:30 AM   #5
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I’m running APR springs. I’ve had them now for almost a year. I’d say it does stiffen the ride a little bit, as mentioned above I’d agree it’s about a 20% stiffer feel. As for drop, I don’t think it’s that big a difference the HR springs definitely go lower. Here’s a picture when I first got my APR springs installed. Before and After:

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I’d say it’s close to what they advertise, .75”
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Old 02-17-2019, 06:03 AM   #6
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Thanks for the feedback and photos!

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Old 02-17-2019, 07:42 PM   #7
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^ there is no way that’s a .75” drop on a GTI.

That’s more in the range of 1.2-1.5”.

That’s super low.
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