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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:32 am 
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cut springs are a great, inexpensive way to drop the ride height.

when you have things apart to cut the coils, trim the expanded foam bump stops on the shafts of the struts, too. that will keep the struts from hammering on the stops when the springs compress and really reduces the harshness of the cut springs. there are 2 bulges on the stops and i remove the first, smaller one with a razor knife or hack saw.

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doe shte fact that my Metrp has over 105,000 miles on it make a difference? Or should I just pony up for the H&R's?


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mileage like that probably won't make any difference on the springs, it will on the struts.

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Thanks T3, hopefully I can get this done before I leave for a 4 month school in Virginia. Driving the 'tro there from Colorado in March.


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If you put early springs in your Mk4 car, it will lower it, but since the early springs are less stiff than the Mk4 springs and the Mk4 is a heavier car, you may well wind up with an unpleasant trip to 1970's automotive handling.

Better to cut the Mk4 springs. Get another set at the junkyard if you are worried about wanting to reverse the mod or messing the cut up.


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I have a set of 95 springs that I want to install in my 91 but I'd like to leave it the same ride height. How much should I cut off?

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much to my annoyance my 87 turbe firefly had different springs and strut assemblys then the 89+. The coils were skinnier and the cups smaller. Also it wound tighter near the ends. Making it a pain to chop 1/2 from each end and make it sit in the cup properly. As the spring is wider then the cup.

Should i just buy later model strut assemblies and chop the 89+ springs or what. im nervouse with the springs sitting not perfect.

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for what i read here, the latest models have the best rates in springs
wonder if the latest european 1.0 , 3cyl models 1999 up, offer the best stiffer rate compared to the gti :huh: :huh: :huh:

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