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Old 02-16-2017, 08:11 AM   #1412
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How west are you? I'm in the Yorkville area and have seen a car similar to yours cruising around, is that you?
I have a white MK7 in Aurora and was seeing another White MK7 multiple times a week. I'll see MK7's a lot for awhile, and then go long stretches seeing none.
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Old 02-16-2017, 02:20 PM   #1413
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I only see MK7rs. Like at least once a week, sometimes more. Where are all the GTIs?
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Old 02-16-2017, 05:19 PM   #1414
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I only see MK7rs. Like at least once a week, sometimes more. Where are all the GTIs?
For only 4000 something of them being sold last year nation wide, I do see a lot of the MK7R.
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Old 02-19-2017, 03:10 PM   #1415
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^i got em, live not too far from ya.

gotta say worth it man. the LED 'u's are not PERFECTLY fluid looking like the oem stuff (you can kinda see the hotspots of the leds) and they glow a little more blue-ish than i would like, but those are small gripes and honestly the oem stuff has the same issue.

Otherwise they are holding up great, great quality, everything else is good!
Did you install yours yourself? I just ordered mine last week. Maybe we can get a little tech day going?
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Old 02-25-2017, 05:23 PM   #1416
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Also, could anyone recommend a reliable shop that could install lowering springs?
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Old 02-25-2017, 05:43 PM   #1417
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Also, could anyone recommend a reliable shop that could install lowering springs?


Everything I've gotten done is at GRD. good people to work with


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Old 02-26-2017, 01:45 AM   #1418
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Everything I've gotten done is at GRD. good people to work with


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Thanks for the suggestion. They quoted me around $400 for the install, which to me seems a bit high.
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Old 02-26-2017, 02:08 PM   #1419
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Thanks for the suggestion. They quoted me around $400 for the install, which to me seems a bit high.


Let me know if you find anything cheaper. Want springs but don't want to pay more than they are for labor lol.


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Old 02-26-2017, 03:13 PM   #1420
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Let me know if you find anything cheaper. Want springs but don't want to pay more than they are for labor lol.


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It's going to be hard to find it much cheaper unless you find a buddy that will do this as a side job. It's a pretty labor intensive job. Is that price quote including an alignment as well?

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Old 02-26-2017, 05:18 PM   #1421
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Let me know if you find anything cheaper. Want springs but don't want to pay more than they are for labor lol.


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Will do. I may have a friend actually do it as a side job, if so I can forward you his info.

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It's going to be hard to find it much cheaper unless you find a buddy that will do this as a side job. It's a pretty labor intensive job. Is that price quote including an alignment as well?

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That's a great question, I'm not sure actually. He said it may be cheaper if I bought the springs through GRD.
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Old 02-26-2017, 05:20 PM   #1422
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Will do. I may have a friend actually do it as a side job, if so I can forward you his info.







That's a great question, I'm not sure actually. He said it may be cheaper if I bought the springs through GRD.


I talked to someone while they were getting them done at GRD and supposedly the GTI springs are an absolute pain in the ass


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Old 02-26-2017, 05:25 PM   #1423
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I talked to someone while they were getting them done at GRD and supposedly the GTI springs are an absolute pain in the ass


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I watched an install video. It's a little more work than a standard spring install because you actually have to remove part of the axle apparently, so yeah that's probably accurate. Any way, I think I found someone to do a side job so I'll see what that runs me.
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Old 02-27-2017, 04:46 AM   #1424
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supposedly the GTI springs are an absolute pain in the ass
Not true

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It's a little more work than a standard spring install because you actually have to remove part of the axle apparently, so yeah that's probably accurate. Any way, I think I found someone to do a side job so I'll see what that runs me.
Not true
Use the 2x4 method & life (and the job) will be a lot easier...no axle removal required

If you still need help, try contacting Jay in the Chicago area....he does installs:
http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/member.php?u=29528
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Old 02-27-2017, 05:44 AM   #1425
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2x4 method all day. I had never done a spring install in my life and it took me a good 8 hours referencing how to videos, taking my time and taking a lot of breaks. Could probably do it in under 4 now.




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Old 02-27-2017, 04:15 PM   #1426
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Not true



Not true
Use the 2x4 method & life (and the job) will be a lot easier...no axle removal required

If you still need help, try contacting Jay in the Chicago area....he does installs:
http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/member.php?u=29528
Is he only on that forum? I'm not a member on there.

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2x4 method all day. I had never done a spring install in my life and it took me a good 8 hours referencing how to videos, taking my time and taking a lot of breaks. Could probably do it in under 4 now.


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Are you willing to do side jobs? lol
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Old 02-27-2017, 07:06 PM   #1427
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Are you willing to do side jobs? lol
Hahaha no. It's not that bad, but it's far from being a good time. I feel like the amount of time and effort it required was worth the savings though.
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Old 02-28-2017, 05:12 AM   #1428
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Kurt over at Komet is great and is familiar with the platform.
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