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« on: April 26, 2010, 07:48:47 PM »

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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
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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2010, 07:50:04 PM »

30 - 40 mil drop.  happy2
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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2010, 07:55:08 PM »

30 - 40 mil drop.  happy2

i guess it's 30mm front and 40mm rear right ?
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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2010, 08:47:25 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
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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2010, 08:56:50 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 ?
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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2010, 09:06:19 PM »

I've gone for the VWR springs on mine, lower around 20mm and perfect for me and the terrible roads round here  happy2
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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2010, 09:19:37 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
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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2010, 09:29:19 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
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« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2010, 09:58:13 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 .

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« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2010, 10:11:53 PM »


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

cheers mate

Excuse the crappy driveway pic  signLOL

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« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2010, 10:28:35 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 ?
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« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2010, 08:07:24 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?
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« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2010, 08:15:55 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
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« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2010, 08:19:18 PM »

Nice thanks mate Congrats happy2
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« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2010, 08:21:33 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
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