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    Need help with beetle rear springs.

    I know this topic has been covered numerous time before but I purchased 2003 Beetle rear springs Moog 81055 to have a little stiffer springs in order to carry 4 people without the rear sagging.

    I tried to install them today and they are too tall -- could not get the shock bolt to line up. I know folks have installed these spring successfully so I'm not certain if they shipped me the springs on accident. Or am I doing something wrong here? My car is 2014 not sure if that makes a difference.

    Any thoughts? Should I return these to Amazon and try to get different year Beetle springs? Please advise.


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    i believe that other members have used 1998-2006 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE F1.4/R1.2 lowering springs.

    Here is the thread:

    https://mirageforum.com/forum/showth...way-bar-review

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    Quote Originally Posted by inuvik View Post
    i believe that other members have used 1998-2006 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE F1.4/R1.2 lowering springs.

    Here is the thread:

    https://mirageforum.com/forum/showth...way-bar-review
    I thought regular beetle springs would work and not lowering springs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaft View Post
    I thought regular beetle springs would work and not lowering springs.
    The lowering springs are roughly the same height as the Mirage's just much stiffer since the VW is a way heavier vehicle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by inuvik View Post
    The lowering springs are roughly the same height as the Mirage's just much stiffer since the VW is a way heavier vehicle.
    Ok didn't realize it has to be lowering springs. I guess I'm returning these springs to Amazon. What others options do I have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaft View Post
    Ok didn't realize it has to be lowering springs. I guess I'm returning these springs to Amazon. What others options do I have?
    Buy a VW Beetle that uses those springs.

    No very helpful, I know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by inuvik View Post
    The lowering springs are roughly the same height as the Mirage's just much stiffer since the VW is a way heavier vehicle.

    I'm confused .... i've seen several post where people used regular beetle rear springs and the didn't have any issues installing it. Not certain why the springs I received are too tall.

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    A member has used Yaris rear springs with success. Here is the thread.

    https://mirageforum.com/forum/showth...ks-and-springs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaft View Post
    I'm confused .... i've seen several post where people used regular beetle rear springs and the didn't have any issues installing it. Not certain why the springs I received are too tall.
    I tried a set of regular Beetle springs from a junkyard and found them too tall - my rear shock absorbers were at full extension much of the time. They fit in the spring seats. I returned those springs and went back with my stock set.

    I also tried a couple sets of springs from something else - some Yarii I think - they didn't fit well in the spring seats so I gave up on those too.

    Despite some claims here on the forum, I cannot recommend Beetle springs. Maybe if I found a lowering set, it hasn't been that important for me to pursue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inuvik View Post
    A member has used Yaris rear springs with success. Here is the thread.

    https://mirageforum.com/forum/showth...ks-and-springs
    Appreciate that. That was a good read.



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