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Just had some eibach -30mm spings fitted to the 1.8T and I have to say I'm pleasantly suprised. The drop was a bit more than I expected with a smidgen more to come as the springs settle. Even on the standard 16" montral's the car looks subtly more aggressive.

And while the change in handling wasn't massive the car feels more direct and solid although body roll is still noticable (something I'll eventually sort out with new anti-roll bars - but not until after Revo [}:)])

Best of all the ride has only firmed up slightly so the car is still as comfortable as you'd want and there is no need to drive over speed bumps at 2mph or search out billard smooth roads.
 

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Was that the Pro-kit or SportLine Shane? (i expect it was the former?)

We are buying Eibachs on the Group Buy........I hear from many sources that they make the OEM springs for VW, so must be decent!!
 

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I have been very pleased with my Eibachs (Pro-Kit). The addition of a rear ARB really does make a differnce though!

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Can you just fit the rear ARB ?

What effect will it have on the handling of my GT TDI 130 if I only fit the Eibach Rear ARB ??

Unbalanced ??

Improved ??
 

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I have only fitted an ARB to the rear of my 110 TDI and the handling is vastly improved. The car is much more composed adn less wallowy, but not in the least bit twitchy on the front end. I beleive the front can get skittish with the uprated ARB fitted.

AKAIK The front already has an ARB. The aftermarket ones are uprated versions of this. On the rear, the beam axle is meant to act as an ARB but (as far I am concerned) is woefully inadequate. The rear one is by far the easiest to fit, the front requires dropping the subframe.

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Quote: posted by Foxy on 14/01/2005 11:15:11

Was that the Pro-kit or SportLine Shane? (i expect it was the former?)

We are buying Eibachs on the Group Buy........I hear from many sources that they make the OEM springs for VW, so must be decent!!

It was the Pro-kit and they're excellent
 

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Yeah pic's please mate! im thinking about the same and running same wheels as you so would be nice to see what it looks like!
 

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Quote: posted by pope1 on 14/01/2005 15:27:14

Any pictures yet Shane?

Never thought of taking any pictures cause the car is almost totally standard - only things done so far are the springs, audi TT gear linkage, modified cable catches, audi tt pedals and an alloy gear knob on a shorted gear lever.

As it happens though I have some pictures of before so I'll get out and get some pictures of the car in the same location/position at the next opportunity (i.e. light permitting).
 

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Quote: posted by pope1 on 17/01/2005 12:34:18

Great, many thanks. Looking forward to seeing them.

By conincidence I parked beside a standard '02 GTI today in work - there is quite a considerable difference in ride height which considering the still comfortable, suble and pliant ride is pretty amazing.
 

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[?] is 35mm enough drop on a GTTDi 110. I have Audi RS6 18" wheels fitted. And been wanting it dropped since getting the wheels 3 months ago, But i cant decide, Been told By Minisport Padiham, That 40mm is the maximum without changing the shocks. And i have also read that the ARB can catch on the drive shafts. Any recomendations would help, Needs dropping soon or i might get squatters under my arches.
 

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Quote: posted by pope1 on 14/01/2005 15:27:14

Any pictures yet Shane?

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Quote: posted by g-master on 20/01/2005 15:52:31

No pic's mate just red x's .

Think I've fixed it now :)
 

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Thanks Shane. Did you realise that you parked 3 ft further forward in the second pic? Thought you would have had the car lined up precisely with the fence [:D].

I have to admit I'm confused. Are those pics the right way round?
 
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