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    Those look a little long to me. Love the vinyl graphics on the plasma.

    Edit: They are new springs and have not settled in yet so that may be why I think they are longer.


    Last edited by BecauseRaceCar; 07-12-2019 at 09:37 AM. Reason: Second look at my original photos.

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    Thanks! Yes I'm hoping they settle a bit, but I carry enough weight most of the time that I'd much rather have it a little high than too low. I'm getting used to the feel, but overall it's an improvement. Once I add back my Daox rear sway bar, should feel just right.

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    I did the vw spring swap about 6 months ago. Just my two cents but the shocks bottom bad when not loaded and the car feels more tippy in my opinion. Although I tow a small trailer almost every other day and keep weight in the car. With that in mind itís an excellent for that but otherwise I think the stock springs are better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Z View Post
    I did the vw spring swap about 6 months ago. Just my two cents but the shocks bottom bad when not loaded and the car feels more tippy in my opinion. Although I tow a small trailer almost every other day and keep weight in the car. With that in mind it’s an excellent for that but otherwise I think the stock springs are better.
    I agree.

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    H&R Coilover kit works pretty well. Not too soft,not too stiff. 30mm drop.

    Had the car fully loaded with no problems. $190. Price is reasonable for brand/quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydaredevil View Post
    H&R Coilover kit works pretty well. Not too soft,not too stiff. 30mm drop.

    Had the car fully loaded with no problems. $190. Price is reasonable for brand/quality.
    Quick question for you jerseydaredevil - have you had your alignment checked after installing this lowering kit? I'm curious to know how alignment was affected, especially the rear axle.

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    Yes. I had the alignment done after the install.

    I couldn't tell you how off it was. From what i can remember it wasn't out a heck of alot. My rule of thumb is when you mess with suspension. It's a good idea to get the alignment checked. Also had front & rear braces fitted along with the kit.



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