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I want some lowering springs and dont know which to get, i know everyone rates Eibach but the drop is only 30mm were as the H&R are 35mm. Im looking for feedback from people who have or have had H&R springs, whats the drop like, whats the ride like and if you have any pics that would be brilliant.
 

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Yes Gary decided on Bilstein Shocks after searching for ages they seem to be the best fro me as they are uprated but seem to retain a good ride.
 

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Joe, having been in Wilko's 1.8T with Eibach springs and prodampers then I would have to recommend those, really good bit of kit especially when paired with ARB's.

If you are unsure of your rideheight then it may pay to opt for coilovers.
 

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Tabs had them on his Jazz blue I think he rated them very highly, If I remember rightly when I joined the forum a year or so ago everyone was talking about them and they were very highly rated, as an alternativ the car in this post http://www.uk-mkivs.net/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=57248 uses boge (OEM manufacturer) lowering springs and they are available from german and swedish so are probably very reasanable.
 

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I saw that thread the other day, the car sits just right, but i have never heard of BOGE springs are they any good they seem a bit cheap for ?69.
 

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If I was to do a BOGE job and have these springs and my orginal 2.0GTI dampers 50K milage how long do people estimate the dampers will last for? and will the ride be hard or as comfy as now but just a bit tighter in bends?

Also, what sort of cost should I be looking at to get a garage to fit the springs, just so I know I'm not being ripped off?

Thanks.
 

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I had H&R springs on my old Mk 3 and the ride was a little harsh, although I used standard shocks so it's probably my own fault!
 

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I have them on mine!! fantatsic springs.

Ride has got a little sloppy as on standard dampers, but the ride height is great if not a little on the high side on the back.

recommended, I got mine for 50 quid - brand new [;)] RSD deadstock.

you can kind of see the ride height here:

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This was a week after having it done: * it has settled more now.

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chrisf70 - I think I got mine done for 70 pounds cash job from a mate, but that was with replacing the wish bones and new front discs labour too.

I would say around 50 quid?
 

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Hornetrider, whats the ride like and are you running stadard shocks.The front looks quite low, do yo get any rubbing probs.
 

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I had them for a while, very good ride but after a while the standard shocks get a bit bouncy. Ride was better than standard IMO.

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yeah there's an occasional rub off the front when I go over a big bump, but nothing I'm too worried about.

to be honest the ride is a bit bouncy for my taste, not enough rebound damping on the standard shocks. if I was doing it again then I'd really go for shocks as well. many people say this but I went for the more affordable option at the time.

its not to say I'm regretting it - far from it - but I'll be looking at dampers later on this year probably
 

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Decisions, decisions! Excuse my ignorance but are H&R the same as Boge or are we talking two different things?

Thanks for the fitting advice, Oxford the drop looks good on yours and Hornetrider your's is exceedingly low!

I don't know if I want to have a bouncy ride as a trade off for dropping the ride height so I might save a bit more and get a suspension kit.

When people say after a while the standard shocks started to give up with lowering springs, what are we talking 10K, 20K?

Thanks.
 

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I would save the extra cash and get a "cup kit" from H&R or alternative.

It isnt mega bouncy but for the sake of a hundred quid extra its worth getting dampers and springs as it will be a total transformation rather than a partail one.
 

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Quote: posted by smithjoe on 16/04/2005 01:13:26

Has anyone had any probs with the driveshaft rubbing with 35mm drops?

You should be fine (i hope)

Smithjoe - I've got an unused set of H&R -35mm springs sat in my garage (Good old RSD eh Oxford [:)]) - They could be your for peanuts. PM me if you're interested.
 

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I highly recommend H&R suspensions. I had 50mm drop on my golf with 19" wheels and the ride was very comfortable, not harsh like people would expect when running 19's. I also have an H&R set up on my current S3.

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