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Hi,

I have the VW sports suspension and want to improve the cornering without lowering the car!

I have read/been told that Eibach ARB's are the way to go!

Are they really that good and will it make a big difference that I will notice it?

I have also been told that just changing the ARB could cause understeer etc....?

So is it worth it?
 

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In a word! YES! They are quality... Up there in the top 5 Mods for me! Speak to R1GTI for a good price...

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Quote: posted by Jammy on 26/01/2005 15:28:17

Are they really that good and will it make a big difference that I will notice it?

YES [!].
 

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Can I add a yes to that.

If you have an early Golf you may need new ARB brackets for the front only a tenner though.

Just seen you sig so as you have a 52 plate you should be OK and have the newer style ARB brackets.
 

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Cheers lads, looks like I know what will be my next mod [;)]

Are they easy to fit, would any garage be able to do it? Or could I do it myself?
 

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You can do it yourself quite happily but it's a chore to do the fronts. Not difficult as such, just tie consuming as you need to drop the front subframe down to get the old one out and the new one in. The rear is about a 30 minute job on a good day assuming bolts aren't siezed etc.

Depends how confident you are. I'd give it a 2 or 3 out of 5 for difficulty.

Rich
 

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Quote: posted by R1GTI on 27/01/2005 12:42:05

You can do it yourself quite happily but it's a chore to do the fronts. Not difficult as such, just tie consuming as you need to drop the front subframe down to get the old one out and the new one in. The rear is about a 30 minute job on a good day assuming bolts aren't siezed etc.

Depends how confident you are. I'd give it a 2 or 3 out of 5 for difficulty.

Rich

Rich, the next time you get a new batch in of ARB's, hows about doing a supply & fit deal [;)]
 

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I can if you like, I won't be fitting them but it can be arranged, however not that many people are prepared to travel the distance to me if they live in leeds, but it's certainly something we've bene considering. I'll speak to our master mechanic and see what his thoughts are. As he works for himself and does everything from home at the weekends.

I'll look into it and see what we come up with.

Rich
 

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Quote: posted by R1GTI on 27/01/2005 13:21:00

I can if you like, I won't be fitting them but it can be arranged, however not that many people are prepared to travel the distance to me if they live in leeds, but it's certainly something we've bene considering. I'll speak to our master mechanic and see what his thoughts are. As he works for himself and does everything from home at the weekends.

I'll look into it and see what we come up with.

Rich

Nice one,

if you can get back with a price and if any good [;)] I will wait untill you are able to get your hands on some more!

Cheers!
 

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Quote: posted by Jammy on 27/01/2005 10:49:12

Cheers lads, looks like I know what will be my next mod [;)]

Are they easy to fit, would any garage be able to do it? Or could I do it myself?

See Volkswagen Driver mag, Nov 2004 for a how-to. Rear one is an easy DIY job, front one is DIY too so long as you are prepared to drop the front subframe ? needs a good set of axle stands, and a spare pair of hands to help...
 

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Nik, looking at about ?120 individually

Jammy, for fitting yeah I'll keep you informed.

NBirkett... axle stands! what are they! Safety first kids :)
 

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Quote: posted by NikB on 27/01/2005 13:24:59

How much would it be for a front only? I've already got a neuspeed rear one.

Do you notice any side effects of only having the rear fitted Nick?
 

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Don't know Chris as I've not been in one with both on so I can't compare. It's definately been a good thing to have though, sharpened up the handling no end.
 

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Ah ok mate... just wondered whether it made the front end feel looser having the rear stiffened. Goodness knows what the insurance company would say anyway.. so its probably a no-go! [:(]
 

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Didn't add anything to my insurance. Wouldn't say the front end is much looser but if you are doing it I'd recommend both.
 

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Jammy, I have got both Eibach arb's fitted to my TDI 130 and I'm now driving a different car and can't stop smiling....just amazing.

Just do it mate!!! I can't believe they didn't fit a rear arb as standard.
 

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I've just had my Eibach ARB's fitted today (Cheers, R1GTI and Jim @ Star!) and although i've only done about 70 miles in them , it's been on roads I normally travel (E: i.e. I am able to make some comparison over the normal journey). I just have the normal 130 soft setup and i would say it's much better.

Do IT!
 

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Cheers for the reviews lads...........

This is my next mod for sure now! Just have to wait until Rich gets in some more [:(]

[8D]
 

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They are fantastic, especially when used with uprated springs/dampers and poly bushes[:D]

Quote: posted by Redbeard7 on 29/01/2005 00:17:43

I can't believe they didn't fit a rear arb as standard.

They did. It's built into the rear beam.
 
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