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Offline J30SBO

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Re: Suspension refresh
« Reply #45 on: March 14, 2021, 10:37:22 am »
Yeah I’m very happy with the b12 sportline kit. Holds the road very well and doesn’t feel crashy or harsh atall IMO! Just been out for 30 mins this morning after fitting yesturday and I’m very glad I went for the b12! Out of interest pudding, how long ago did you use the b12 sportline kit? Maybe they’ve made some changes as again, it sits very well and doesn’t feel anything like you described?




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Re: Suspension refresh
« Reply #46 on: March 22, 2021, 09:46:58 pm »
I had my 75k mile Gti done at the weekend.

Sachs OEM front and rear shocks
TTRS Topmounts and new bearings
OE Quality balljoints and droplinks

Feels more planted and less rattled over rough ground now. It was not too bad before to be honest but thought it was time to do it. It was not a bad idea after all as front nearside was weeping.






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Re: Suspension refresh
« Reply #47 on: March 22, 2021, 10:30:47 pm »
I had my 75k mile Gti done at the weekend.

Sachs OEM front and rear shocks
TTRS Topmounts and new bearings
OE Quality balljoints and droplinks

Feels more planted and less rattled over rough ground now. It was not too bad before to be honest but thought it was time to do it. It was not a bad idea after all as front nearside was weeping.






Nice one.
I've got some ST shocks & TTRS top mounts to be fitted next week.
Any chance of links part numbers for the ball joints and droplinks please?
Cheers.

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Re: Suspension refresh
« Reply #48 on: March 23, 2021, 02:01:41 pm »
Does anyone have part numbers for the stock springs? Not overly happy with the drop on these Eibachs. Maybe I'm just getting old  :grin:

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Re: Suspension refresh
« Reply #49 on: March 23, 2021, 02:46:31 pm »
I had my 75k mile Gti done at the weekend.

Sachs OEM front and rear shocks
TTRS Topmounts and new bearings
OE Quality balljoints and droplinks

Feels more planted and less rattled over rough ground now. It was not too bad before to be honest but thought it was time to do it. It was not a bad idea after all as front nearside was weeping.






Nice one.
I've got some ST shocks & TTRS top mounts to be fitted next week.
Any chance of links part numbers for the ball joints and droplinks please?
Cheers.

This is what my friend Nat told me when I asked him for you.

TTRS TOPMOUNTS: 8J0412331
Lemforder balljoints: 2677302 / 2677202
Lemforder droplinks: 614440225

I use those or the Febi Bilstein ones. Or Meyle HD are good also as heavier duty than OE for droplinks

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Re: Suspension refresh
« Reply #50 on: March 27, 2021, 10:23:09 am »
Yeah I’m very happy with the b12 sportline kit. Holds the road very well and doesn’t feel crashy or harsh atall IMO! Just been out for 30 mins this morning after fitting yesturday and I’m very glad I went for the b12! Out of interest pudding, how long ago did you use the b12 sportline kit? Maybe they’ve made some changes as again, it sits very well and doesn’t feel anything like you described?




Sits nicely that too.
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Re: Suspension refresh
« Reply #51 on: March 27, 2021, 02:02:29 pm »
Yeah I’m well happy with it! Honestly cannot think of any downsides

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Re: Suspension refresh
« Reply #52 on: March 29, 2021, 10:21:24 am »
Folks,

FYI if you're like me and don't want to drop as low as the sportline kit, this is the correct pro kit for our cars: https://www.dpmperformance.co.uk/car-parts/volkswagen/golf/bilstein-30mm-b12-pro-lowering-springs-shocks-suspension-kitgolf-mk5-20042009-14tsi-16-16fsi-19tdi-20fsi.

If in doubt I'd highly recommend speaking to Damian at DPM performance, extremely knowledgable and happy to take the time to explore the different options.

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Re: Suspension refresh
« Reply #53 on: March 29, 2021, 02:22:15 pm »
The picture above is of my ed30 with the correctsport line kit. It is barely any lower than it was before? Don’t understand why people keep saying it makes it too low 🤷🏻‍♂️

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Re: Suspension refresh
« Reply #54 on: March 29, 2021, 03:47:54 pm »
You're right, it doesn't look any lower - I don't understand that. I've currently got sportline springs (which should be the same as yours) and the drop over stock was very significant. Not happy with it and fancy new dampers so going for the pro kit instead.

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Re: Suspension refresh
« Reply #55 on: March 29, 2021, 05:55:48 pm »
The Eibachs with B4s make the rear lower than yours, front is the same. Definitely too low for me so when I can I'd like to swap them out for springs that are near stock.

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Re: Suspension refresh
« Reply #56 on: April 03, 2021, 11:24:58 am »
Yeah I’m very happy with the b12 sportline kit. Holds the road very well and doesn’t feel crashy or harsh atall IMO! Just been out for 30 mins this morning after fitting yesturday and I’m very glad I went for the b12! Out of interest pudding, how long ago did you use the b12 sportline kit? Maybe they’ve made some changes as again, it sits very well and doesn’t feel anything like you described?




Yeah that looks spot on  :happy2:

It was years ago I tried the B12 Sportline.  Maybe they have made some changes then because it used to be so bad, people were using MK6 dampers instead as they were known to be softer valved.  Glad you're happy with it.  I do really like how monotubes drive compared to twin tubes, you'll have a lot of fun with that  :happy2:


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