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Old 04-03-2018, 04:07 PM   #86
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There is the problem, stock springs here in argentina comes to high.... for example at fender stock is 74 cm and with prokit 64 cm.... 10 cm drop !!! (like 4 inch) ...amazing.... stock gti here come from mexico like a 4x4....

i think that like bilstein B16 (love them) can upp the prokit 1 inch.....

i write to www.bilsteinus.com to tell the height of B12 (monotube with prokit) and B16 in th upper position..... they not answer yet.....
Oh wow. Well I'll have some extra NA OE springs soon LOL. Just like everyone else here though.
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Old 04-03-2018, 07:35 PM   #87
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Iím looking to lower my MK7 as well but the roads are not the best here...

I like how the stock GTI rides, but I donít like the 4x4 look. Also I donít want a squeaking suspension.

My local VW dealership has DG springs on sale for $215 should I jump on ?

Not an easy decision for me...
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Old 04-03-2018, 07:41 PM   #88
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Iím looking to lower my MK7 as well but the roads are not the best here...

I like how the stock GTI rides, but I donít like the 4x4 look. Also I donít want a squeaking suspension.

My local VW dealership has DG springs on sale for $215 should I jump on ?

Not an easy decision for me...


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Old 04-03-2018, 07:47 PM   #89
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But read this first...you will want to replace front strut bearings and pinch bolts/nuts (at least), unless your car is brand new.

Parts needed with new springs?
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Old 04-03-2018, 07:52 PM   #90
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But read this first...you will want to replace front strut bearings and pinch bolts/nuts (at least), unless your car is brand new.

Parts needed with new springs?
https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?sha...4&share_type=t


I have less than 5000 miles on it so far...
No need to change them or?
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Old 04-03-2018, 08:00 PM   #91
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I have less than 5000 miles on it so far...
No need to change them or?


I wouldnít think so but, you might want to ask for an opinion in that other thread. See what the experts have to say.
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Old 04-05-2018, 02:55 PM   #92
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I've put about 200 miles on my DG's so far since Saturday. My car only had 1100 miles. The dealer re-used my hardware and I have to say the car rides great. Every so slightly stiffer. I'm guessing about as close to stock as you can get with lowering springs. No regrets hear so far and I've my car on a few pot hole littered roads this week.
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Old 04-05-2018, 03:03 PM   #93
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Been running Pro Kits on stock dampers since last summer. Mild drop. Just about dead level front/rear. Near stock ride quality. No issues what so ever.
Are those... painted Nogaros? I like it!
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Old 04-06-2018, 08:48 AM   #94
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I have less than 5000 miles on it so far...
No need to change them or?
Change them out!
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Old 04-06-2018, 11:16 PM   #95
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I have less than 5000 miles on it so far...
No need to change them or?
I had almost 12k miles on my GTI before lowering it and I didn't change those. I haven't had any issues, I'm at almost 17k miles now.
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Old 04-07-2018, 07:34 AM   #96
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I had almost 12k miles on my GTI before lowering it and I didn't change those. I haven't had any issues, I'm at almost 17k miles now.

nype didn't replace his either, and now he has noises and will be paying the labor a 2nd time because of not spending the few extra bucks the first time & doing it correctly (no offense nype).
And other members have gone thru this too btw

AGAIN...they're supposed to be changed out when you disassemble/reassemble the strut
Kind of like the stretch/TTY bolts are to be replaced as well

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http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22788
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Old 04-07-2018, 04:14 PM   #97
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Are those... painted Nogaros? I like it!
Plastidip. Silver metalizer if memory serves.
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