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Postby Russell » Mar 7th, 2011, 4:34 pm

Are there any warranty issues with lowering my car? I'm only thinking about dropping 1" but I don't want to do it if it's going to be issues. Let me know.

Thanks,

Chris

EDIT: I should have put this on the BMVA section. Mods, could you please move this for me. Thanks!
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Re: Attn: Danny

Postby Danny » Mar 7th, 2011, 5:47 pm

Chris,

There are no issues with lowering, especially if it is just a modest drop of 1".

Just a heads up (and this is common sense) but if you put aftermarket springs in the Jetta and there is an issue with them, the springs themselves will not be covered by VW warranty...you will have to go to whoever you bought them from. However, I think we can now get VW lowering springs for the new Jetta. Would you like me to check on that for you as well?

I hope this answered your question well enough.
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Re: Attn: Danny

Postby Russell » Mar 7th, 2011, 5:57 pm

That's great man! Can you check on those springs for me. Do you guys need to install them or can I do it?
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Re: Attn: Danny

Postby lew » Mar 7th, 2011, 6:32 pm

Pffffff 1" drop :lol:
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Re: Attn: Danny

Postby Fenny » Mar 7th, 2011, 6:55 pm

A nice subtle drop and some nice wheels will look great.

You can do it yourself...shouldn't be hard if you have the proper tools. ie. spring compressor, strut spreader, I'm sure you'll probably need a triple hex bit as well but I'm not certain. Don't really know what bits and such the new jettas use.

Should be a piece of piss, just take your time. And don't forget to get a wheel alignment after you're done.
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Re: Attn: Danny

Postby Russell » Mar 7th, 2011, 7:40 pm

lewismartin wrote:Pffffff 1" drop :lol:


That's enough for around here isn't it? ;) I don't want to high center in a pot hole in my brand new car. :D How low is everybody going around here without beating up everything?
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Re: Attn: Danny

Postby GTI » Mar 7th, 2011, 8:01 pm

1.5 to 2 is plenty Chris and even the 1 inch drop will settle overtime. Don't go too low if its a daily driver which I'm pretty sure it is see if danny has a sport spring upgrade
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Re: Attn: Danny

Postby Fenny » Mar 7th, 2011, 8:42 pm

Russell wrote:
lewismartin wrote:Pffffff 1" drop :lol:


That's enough for around here isn't it? ;) I don't want to high center in a pot hole in my brand new car. :D How low is everybody going around here without beating up everything?


Ask Karl, I think he's the lowest, then probably dubnut and then possibly myself.

I his subframe from time to time, and when you go over bumps my butt clinches but the car looks dope...lol :crazy:

I'm dropped about 3 inches from original height...I thought I bought a tiguan til I put the coilovers on... :D
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Re: Attn: Danny

Postby lew » Mar 7th, 2011, 8:44 pm

Russell wrote:
lewismartin wrote:Pffffff 1" drop :lol:


That's enough for around here isn't it? ;) I don't want to high center in a pot hole in my brand new car. :D How low is everybody going around here without beating up everything?


I'm just messing around, 1"is plenty for the roads in NL.
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Re: Attn: Danny

Postby Fenny » Mar 7th, 2011, 8:46 pm

Fenny wrote:
Russell wrote:
lewismartin wrote:Pffffff 1" drop :lol:


That's enough for around here isn't it? ;) I don't want to high center in a pot hole in my brand new car. :D How low is everybody going around here without beating up everything?


Ask Karl, I think he's the lowest, then probably dubnut and then possibly myself.

I his subframe from time to time, and when you go over bumps my butt clinches but the car looks dope...lol :crazy:

I'm dropped about 3 inches from original height...I thought I bought a tiguan til I put the coilovers on... :D


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Re: Attn: Danny

Postby Danny » Mar 7th, 2011, 9:16 pm

Sorry for the delay Chris, I just read your post. I will check in the morning on the update for the new Jetta springs. I assume they are available because the GLI's are on the way in.

I haven't witnessed the new Jetta taken apart yet, but I assume it's the same old routine. To swap the old ones you will compress the current springs, drop out the struts, swap springs, compress again and install them back up. After this your Jetta will require a wheel alignment to ensure you tires don't get eaten up.

I will PM you when I check on availability tomorrow in the AM.
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Re: Attn: Danny

Postby lew » Mar 8th, 2011, 12:03 am

Danny wrote:After this your Jetta will require a wheel alignment to ensure you tires don't get eaten up.

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Re: Attn: Danny

Postby vdubkarl » Mar 8th, 2011, 7:26 am

i bottom out once every couple of weeks....but i also have a fairly low car. it's a trade-off...a 1 inch drop on a new jetta will make a bigger difference than it would on a mk4!
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Re: Attn: Danny

Postby dubnut » Mar 8th, 2011, 8:21 am

vdubkarl wrote:i bottom out once every couple of weeks....but i also have a fairly low car. it's a trade-off...a 1 inch drop on a new jetta will make a bigger difference than it would on a mk4!


Pfft...every couple weeks? I usually do about once a day! And with the winter tires on now which are smaller profile, it's even worse, even after lifting it an inch or so in the front. Glad I got the FJ now. :)

But 1" is more than enough, especially if it's going to be used to transport your family around.
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Re: Attn: Danny

Postby vdubkarl » Mar 8th, 2011, 1:10 pm

I don't drive my car daily...plus I'm not chipped so I don't drive as fast haha
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Re: Attn: Danny

Postby Russell » Mar 9th, 2011, 11:25 am

Looks like H&R are the only guys making springs for the new Jetta as of yet. Gonna skip this process for this year due to some good advise from the local VW dealer.

Thanks guys!

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Re: Attn: Danny

Postby lew » Mar 9th, 2011, 12:06 pm

Russell wrote:Will MKVI Golf/GTI springs work in my Jetta or are the spring rates totally different? Or size/diameter different? I have lots of questions! :D

Thanks guys!

Chris


You sir need to become one with http://forums.vwvortex.com all your questions are awnsered there.
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Re: Attn: Danny

Postby GLI » Mar 9th, 2011, 12:24 pm

lewismartin wrote:
Russell wrote:Will MKVI Golf/GTI springs work in my Jetta or are the spring rates totally different? Or size/diameter different? I have lots of questions! :D

Thanks guys!

Chris


You sir need to become one with http://forums.vwvortex.com all your questions are awnsered there.


but only after requisite responses to your thread of "learn how to use the seartch function" by the whoretex nazis.

I suspect the answer is yes as long as your mk6 is not a 2.0l which I think comes with the steel girder suspension system as opposed to the independant multi link rear on 2.5l and GTi / GLIs.
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Re: Attn: Danny

Postby Fenny » Mar 9th, 2011, 12:31 pm

H&R are quality. Highly recommended by many, many people.
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Re: Attn: Danny

Postby Russell » Mar 9th, 2011, 12:39 pm

I've alrady signed up on the Vortex. I have done a lot of searching but, not much luck where the car is an all new model. I'll try for springs next year and just go with the wheels for this one. Thanks for the input guys!

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Re: Attn: Danny

Postby GTI » Mar 9th, 2011, 12:42 pm

Did Danny come up with anything? H&R are good as are FK. I've used both.
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Re: Attn: Danny

Postby lew » Mar 9th, 2011, 1:08 pm

I'm rolling H&R's and they are awesome, not a single problem after ~35k
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Re: Attn: Danny

Postby GTI » Mar 9th, 2011, 1:11 pm

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Re: Attn: Danny

Postby T_Dub » Mar 9th, 2011, 1:19 pm

I'm gonna go sort of off topic here. The Jetta 6 base model has a 2.slo, and Jetta 4 suspension!?!?! WTF, thats nutty, no wonder its so cheap.
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Re: Attn: Danny

Postby lew » Mar 9th, 2011, 1:42 pm

T_Dub wrote:I'm gonna go sort of off topic here. The Jetta 6 base model has a 2.slo, and Jetta 4 suspension!?!?! WTF, thats nutty, no wonder its so cheap.


It doesn't have independent rear axle and has drum breaks in the rear too :thumbdown:

And Russell, stop completly editing your posts after people reply, its really confusing.
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