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Old 03-13-2018, 05:58 PM   #52
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Guys, i have a question.

TSI 1.8, my set up is 18x8 ET35 225/40/18.
I want to install DG springs, it will be ok with no rub and poke?
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:19 PM   #53
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Guys, i have a question.

TSI 1.8, my set up is 18x8 ET35 225/40/18.
I want to install DG springs, it will be ok with no rub and poke?


Re: poke

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Use GTI Austins wheels + spacers as the “flush” baseline (18x75 ET49). Factor in 15mm front and 20mm rear.

Rubbing shouldn’t be an issue since you’re going with OEM GTI tire size (circumference). But I don’t know how much the DG springs for the 1.8 drop, as compared to how they mildly drop the GTI.
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:45 PM   #54
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Re: poke

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Use GTI Austins wheels + spacers as the “flush” baseline (18x75 ET49). Factor in 15mm front and 20mm rear.

Rubbing shouldn’t be an issue since you’re going with OEM GTI tire size (circumference). But I don’t know how much the DG springs for the 1.8 drop, as compared to how they mildly drop the GTI.
25mm-30mm for the Golf.
That’s more than enough for me.
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Old 03-13-2018, 11:25 PM   #55
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25mm-30mm for the Golf.

That’s more than enough for me.


If that’s what the math comes back with as far as “more poke than stock Austins”, then you’re going to poke 10mm past the fender on all corners.
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Old 03-15-2018, 04:34 PM   #56
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Guys, i have a question.

TSI 1.8, my set up is 18x8 ET35 225/40/18.
I want to install DG springs, it will be ok with no rub and poke?
Rubbing is the last thing to worry about.You'll have about 2-3 fingers worth of gap (close to Golf R stock). I'm on 235's with 18x8.5 ET45 and not close to rubbing. I planned on getting ST X coilovers (2 inches from 1.8t stock), and even on that setup I was told I won't rub.
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Old 03-15-2018, 10:52 PM   #57
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What did your alignment numbers turn out to be with this setup?


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The pre-alignment numbers were:
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Caster: 7.7° both sides
Camber: -1.2° Left, -1° Right
Toe: .35° Left, -.25° Right

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Camber: -2° both sides
Toe: -.10° Left, .05° Right
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Old 03-21-2018, 07:18 PM   #58
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Well, I guess I made my first choice. I had the MSSKit in my cart but at the last minute, I switched to DG's. I know doubt could dial in the MSSkit to the exact height I wanted to see. Since I'm purely doing this for cosmetic reasons and enjoy my stock ride I stayed with the DG's. If I hate the ride, I'll move on.
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Old 03-21-2018, 07:29 PM   #59
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I am having DG installed tomorrow on my Mk7.5 GTI DSG DCC. I'll post photos and drop numbers.
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Old 03-21-2018, 08:19 PM   #60
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If I hate the ride, I'll move on.
If you liked the ride with stock springs you'll like the ride with the DG's
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Old 03-21-2018, 08:35 PM   #61
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If you liked the ride with stock springs you'll like the ride with the DG's
That is what I was hoping for. Debated these or the H&R OE Sport Springs. Settled on the DG after reading tons of feedback.
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Old 03-22-2018, 01:11 AM   #62
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For those of you wondering here are some pics of the car with the DG springs now after about 3000km.
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Old 03-22-2018, 02:15 AM   #63
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And here is a car with a 1000miles on a stock gti
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Old 03-27-2018, 10:45 PM   #64
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DG installed last week. All settled in. FTC front is 347.6, rear is 344.4 with both left and right sides measuring the same.

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Old 03-28-2018, 02:22 AM   #65
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Looks great! Mine go in on Saturday.
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Old 03-28-2018, 02:33 AM   #66
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Installed my DG springs today. Very happy so far.
Noticeable difference in comfort, but nothing crazy.


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Old 03-28-2018, 03:09 AM   #67
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Installed my DG springs today. Very happy so far.
Noticeable difference in comfort, but nothing crazy.


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How does the DG springs feel compared to the stock suspension?
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Old 03-28-2018, 03:34 AM   #68
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How does the DG springs feel compared to the stock suspension?
I noticed they’re less bouncy, and a little bit more stiff. I would say 20-30% stiffer.
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