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    Some threads are just good straight forward information, good to have whenever you need to look them up, regardless of age.

    They should be sticky because of their practical value, including but not limited to the three how-to's about camber, toe-in, caster...


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    Excellent instructions. I did this and I've always been afraid of touching springs. This was super easy. The reason I did it was because I have an excellent set of 15" Blizzak winter tires that rubbed just a bit in the rear. The VW Beetle springs raised the height in the rear and stiffened it up just enough that most of the contact over bumps is gone. And subjectively, it seems to have gotten rid of a bit of the roll. I went through last winter with these Blizzaks and car did fantastically in snow and ice. Better, I'd say, than all wheel drive with all season tires.

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    Thanks it's really not that bad of a job just have too be mindful for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMirageMpg View Post
    Thanks it's really not that bad of a job just have too be mindful for sure
    Thanks for the good write-up.

    Question: Does alignment need to be checked and adjusted after replacing the springs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jzink0883 View Post
    Thanks for the good write-up.

    Question: Does alignment need to be checked and adjusted after replacing the springs?
    Yes I would go get your alignment checked before you do the spring install and then do one after. The rear is non adjustable and is known for being out of spec from the factory. Lowering has seemed to make the rear toe in and camber worse on some members vehicles.



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