Author Topic: best size for lowering springs ???  (Read 1929 times)

Offline tanbe174

  • Taking part
  • ***
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 0
  • -Receive: 0
  • Posts: 43
best size for lowering springs ???
« on: April 26, 2010, 08:48:47 PM »
Hi all,

I'm considering to lower my car with springs and i am tempted to go with Eibach. but what's stopping me to buy the springs now is i want to know what is the perfect lowering for both rear and front without hitting those nasty street bumps? Got a Golf MK5 GTI 2005
The place where i live got quite many those. I'm missing my country  cry

Offline Top Cat

  • Top cat
  • Global Moderator
  • Just look at my post count
  • *
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 171
  • -Receive: 331
  • Posts: 8199
  • Almost Jacamo
Re: best size for lowering springs ???
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2010, 08:50:04 PM »
30 - 40 mil drop.  :happy2:

Offline tanbe174

  • Taking part
  • ***
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 0
  • -Receive: 0
  • Posts: 43
Re: best size for lowering springs ???
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2010, 08:55:08 PM »
30 - 40 mil drop.  :happy2:

i guess it's 30mm front and 40mm rear right ?

Offline mattyw

  • Always Involved
  • ****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 7
  • -Receive: 3
  • Posts: 75
Re: best size for lowering springs ???
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2010, 09:47:25 PM »
i think the eibach pro's only lower a gti by about 15-20mm,i've just ordered h&r springs which are 30mm

Offline tanbe174

  • Taking part
  • ***
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 0
  • -Receive: 0
  • Posts: 43
Re: best size for lowering springs ???
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2010, 09:56:50 PM »
i think the eibach pro's only lower a gti by about 15-20mm,i've just ordered h&r springs which are 30mm

where did you order them ? a link is welcome  :wink:. and how much did they cost ?

Offline Beddie

  • Just look at my post count
  • ******
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 24
  • -Receive: 69
  • Posts: 1243
    • Email
Re: best size for lowering springs ???
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2010, 10:06:19 PM »
I've gone for the VWR springs on mine, lower around 20mm and perfect for me and the terrible roads round here  :happy2:


Tornado Red ED30 : Number 1644 - Gone

Carbon Grey Edition 35 - Here

Offline mattyw

  • Always Involved
  • ****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 7
  • -Receive: 3
  • Posts: 75
Re: best size for lowering springs ???
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2010, 10:19:37 PM »
i think the eibach pro's only lower a gti by about 15-20mm,i've just ordered h&r springs which are 30mm

where did you order them ? a link is welcome  :wink:. and how much did they cost ?

hi mate they are on ebay for £205 plus postage which is a good price,but i had ordered a set of dampers from dpm performance so they price matched the springs

Offline tanbe174

  • Taking part
  • ***
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 0
  • -Receive: 0
  • Posts: 43
Re: best size for lowering springs ???
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2010, 10:29:19 PM »
thanks all for the posts.

Found this on ebay http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220564549092&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT
H&R springs 30mm and the shop/ebayer is in manchester near where i live and they fit it for you.

£205 I think it s a good price for H&R.

think i will go for them . i can also pay a visit to the shop so i can check them onsite

Offline tanbe174

  • Taking part
  • ***
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 0
  • -Receive: 0
  • Posts: 43
Re: best size for lowering springs ???
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2010, 10:58:13 PM »
I've gone for the VWR springs on mine, lower around 20mm and perfect for me and the terrible roads round here  :happy2:

do you have a pic ? so i can see how it looks with 20mm springs .

cheers mate

Offline Beddie

  • Just look at my post count
  • ******
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 24
  • -Receive: 69
  • Posts: 1243
    • Email
Re: best size for lowering springs ???
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2010, 11:11:53 PM »

do you have a pic ? so i can see how it looks with 20mm springs .

cheers mate

Excuse the crappy driveway pic  :signLOL:



Tornado Red ED30 : Number 1644 - Gone

Carbon Grey Edition 35 - Here

Offline tanbe174

  • Taking part
  • ***
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 0
  • -Receive: 0
  • Posts: 43
Re: best size for lowering springs ???
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2010, 11:28:35 PM »

do you have a pic ? so i can see how it looks with 20mm springs .

cheers mate

Excuse the crappy driveway pic  :signLOL:

no problem mate ... nice car... seems good to me  :happy2:

can't really see the differences between 20 and 30mm. Though I know that i don't want a car that is slamming the ground.

You think 30mm will be able to cross those stupid street bumps ?

Offline tanbe174

  • Taking part
  • ***
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 0
  • -Receive: 0
  • Posts: 43
Re: best size for lowering springs ???
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2010, 09:07:24 PM »
Yo Beddie,

After a few days of considering options and so on, and looking at your car's picture i think the 20mm is the perfect size for me. It actually look awesome.

Beddie can you tell me what brand yours it and where you bought them from?

Offline Beddie

  • Just look at my post count
  • ******
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 24
  • -Receive: 69
  • Posts: 1243
    • Email
Re: best size for lowering springs ???
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2010, 09:15:55 PM »

Beddie can you tell me what brand yours it and where you bought them from?

I got mine a while back from 'VWR' aka http://www.racingline.com/, i believe they are actually 'AP' springs though so can be got a good bit cheaper from here: http://www.dpmperformance.co.uk/ap-20mm-lowering-suspension-springsbr-golf-5-gt-14t-si-gti-20t-fsi-gt-20tdi-1204-p-5952.html
 :happy2:



Tornado Red ED30 : Number 1644 - Gone

Carbon Grey Edition 35 - Here

Offline tanbe174

  • Taking part
  • ***
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 0
  • -Receive: 0
  • Posts: 43
Re: best size for lowering springs ???
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2010, 09:19:18 PM »
Nice thanks mate :congrats: :happy2:

Offline Beddie

  • Just look at my post count
  • ******
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 24
  • -Receive: 69
  • Posts: 1243
    • Email
Re: best size for lowering springs ???
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2010, 09:21:33 PM »
Nice thanks mate :congrats: :happy2:
No probs mate  :happy2:

The pics of the silver ED30 on the VWR site show another forum members car on the 20mm springs too, Paulk's car if you want his opinion on them too  :smiley:


Tornado Red ED30 : Number 1644 - Gone

Carbon Grey Edition 35 - Here