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My car is booked in to have the KW's fitted tomorrow but as i have not got a different ARB yet what is gonna be a realistic drop?

I am guessing around 40 mm?

I may not get an arb for a month or so yet so dont want to wreck anything in the meantime!

I guess i could just get the rear set at the height i want and the front set at a sensible height so there is no knocking! This may look a bit odd though!

Any thoughts from anyone would be great or experiences!
 

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Quote: posted by Alex1.8T on 09/02/2005 16:32:26

My car is booked in to have the KW's fitted tomorrow but as i have not got a different ARB yet what is gonna be a realistic drop?

I am guessing around 40 mm?

I may not get an arb for a month or so yet so dont want to wreck anything in the meantime!

I guess i could just get the rear set at the height i want and the front set at a sensible height so there is no knocking! This may look a bit odd though!

Any thoughts from anyone would be great or experiences!

IMO 50mm should be ok... diesels struggle more because of the bigger driveshafts. Mate has a 1.8T nora, with a 50mm spring drop, and hes not getting any catching at all.[:D]
 

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Mate, had mine put on last week, dropped 40mm looks nice and no worrys about speedbumps or rubbing. (did tests[^] )

Feels so different driving car after the drop, makes you realize the fun youve been missing.

Dont forget to get allignment after 500miles when theyre beded in nicely

IMO i wouldnt go lower than 50, your asking for trouble
 

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yeh i am looking forward to getting back to a decent ride, after coming from coilovers on my last car!

Bone do u get the same problems with ur car as 1.8T's do?
 

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Same problems being what m8?

Im thinking about the camber being T!Ts up'd and the risk of bottom outs during every day driving.
 

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Quote: posted by bone on 09/02/2005 22:26:43

Same problems being what m8?

Im thinking about the camber being T!Ts up'd and the risk of bottom outs during every day driving.

Where did you get yours fitted, bone ? Your not far from me and i'm gonna be buying some FK's soon ! [:D]
 

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Quote: posted by bone on 09/02/2005 22:26:43

Same problems being what m8?

Im thinking about the camber being T!Ts up'd and the risk of bottom outs during every day driving.

You wont get bottom outs or an issue with camber up to and even beyond 50mm. Not on the FWD platforms. (Of cousre you must get 4 wheel alignment done, but what I mean is it is adjustable to this level of lowering )
 

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Alex1.8t- If your worried about arb rubbing get a set with loops on to clear the driveshaft. I think this is after a drop of >45mm tho.

Tylerama- www.gmskentltd.co.uk a couple of ex VW mechanics.PM me if you want more info m8.

Evilhomer-Well m8 im getting slight scuffing because of my driveway, as it slopes up a drop kerb then slopes down the driveway to my garage. At highest point is the problem, a block of wood the gates lock in to when closed[B)] (im gonna get busy with a saw the weekend)

OK techincally not a bum out but blOOdy annoying [:(]

There is a V small ammount of adjustment on the tiebars, and the subframe can be moved slightly to adjust camber on the front. Had a chat about it when lowered, car should be within factory tolerences at 40-45mm drop. And these guys know there way around a golf.
 

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Quote: posted by bone on 10/02/2005 17:32:03

Alex1.8t- If your worried about arb rubbing get a set with loops on to clear the driveshaft. I think this is after a drop of >45mm tho.

Tylerama- www.gmskentltd.co.uk a couple of ex VW mechanics.PM me if you want more info m8.

Evilhomer-Well m8 im getting slight scuffing because of my driveway, as it slopes up a drop kerb then slopes down the driveway to my garage. At highest point is the problem, a block of wood the gates lock in to when closed[B)] (im gonna get busy with a saw the weekend)

OK techincally not a bum out but blOOdy annoying [:(]

There is a V small ammount of adjustment on the tiebars, and the subframe can be moved slightly to adjust camber on the front. Had a chat about it when lowered, car should be within factory tolerences at 40-45mm drop. And these guys know there way around a golf.

appreciate that bud, im just goin off my mates cars and mine. Ive got a bud with a 1.8T on H&R 50mm springs, and another with a diesel on coilovers. (slammed) Obviously the latter has issues with some of the speedbumps etc, but as for camber, its been lazer aligned at Demon tweekes no prob, even the camber.

Not to mention that K-mac have now released a proper top mount adjustable camber kit for the FWD mk4's.

Mine is a b'stard cos of the problem with the lack of camber adjustment on the rear of the 4wd's. Im in the process of machining some factory lower arms to compensate for the camber issue I have.. Fronts are fine.

IMO 50mm, is not really that low... but then I suppose my sense of perception is warped bcos I am like a hoover!!! [:D]
 

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Well got them fitted yesterday and its sitting nice n low, ARB is not much of a problem really, dont get any rubbing, it has only rubbed on full right lock turning into my drive which undulates a bit as u go in!

I will still get the R32 ARB put on tho as i would like the front lowered a touch more!

Evil - did u manage to get the part numbers at all for the R32 ARB?
 

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Quote: posted by bone on 10/02/2005 17:32:03

Alex1.8t- If your worried about arb rubbing get a set with loops on to clear the driveshaft. I think this is after a drop of >45mm tho.

Tylerama- www.gmskentltd.co.uk a couple of ex VW mechanics.PM me if you want more info m8.

Evilhomer-Well m8 im getting slight scuffing because of my driveway, as it slopes up a drop kerb then slopes down the driveway to my garage. At highest point is the problem, a block of wood the gates lock in to when closed[B)] (im gonna get busy with a saw the weekend)

OK techincally not a bum out but blOOdy annoying [:(]

There is a V small ammount of adjustment on the tiebars, and the subframe can be moved slightly to adjust camber on the front. Had a chat about it when lowered, car should be within factory tolerences at 40-45mm drop. And these guys know there way around a golf.

Cheers Bone. I spoken to thme before. They come across alright. But, there's a new place two miles from my house that does dub stuff.. so might get a few quotes and try and save myself a 50 mile trip to maidstone, when I do eventually get the coilovers fitted! [:D]
 

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Quote: posted by Alex1.8T on 11/02/2005 08:56:29

Well got them fitted yesterday and its sitting nice n low, ARB is not much of a problem really, dont get any rubbing, it has only rubbed on full right lock turning into my drive which undulates a bit as u go in!

I will still get the R32 ARB put on tho as i would like the front lowered a touch more!

Evil - did u manage to get the part numbers at all for the R32 ARB?

Oops - sorry forgot about them here they are!!!

Front R32 - 1J0 411 305 E - 23mm - about ?65

Rear R32 - 1J0 511 409 K - 19mm - dont think this one is of any use to you!!!
 

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evil - cheers mate, i did actually phone vag parts up later on today, they quoted me ?116 for the arb, drop links and inner bushes all delivered! wasnt to bad, might pop into crewe vw tomorrow morning to see what it will all cost from them!

actually need to get this done pretty soon as i looked at the arb/driveshaft today and it must be rubbing a bit as i saw some bare metal on the driveshaft! i raised the fronts by one turn on the coilover to hopefully stop this for now!

Raising the front by one turn shouldnt screw the tracking up to much should it?
 

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Quote: posted by Alex1.8T on 11/02/2005 18:11:52

evil - cheers mate, i did actually phone vag parts up later on today, they quoted me ?116 for the arb, drop links and inner bushes all delivered! wasnt to bad, might pop into crewe vw tomorrow morning to see what it will all cost from them!

actually need to get this done pretty soon as i looked at the arb/driveshaft today and it must be rubbing a bit as i saw some bare metal on the driveshaft! i raised the fronts by one turn on the coilover to hopefully stop this for now!

Raising the front by one turn shouldnt screw the tracking up to much should it?

Naaa, will be fine.. Speak to damien if you go to crewe. he will do keen prices. [:D]
 

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bone - the car feels soooo much better now, it actually goes where i want it to! The ride is really good to, i had some h&r's on my old car and they were rough as hell! The car is sitting about 30mm at the front and 50mm at the back......thats on top on the gti sports suspension! i will drop the front down a bit yet when the arb is fitted!
 
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