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Whatsup everybody, I'm not gonna pretend like I know it all because I certainly don't and I am here to learn lol.... I've been reading forums up and down and one thing I have decided I definitely do want to do is lower my car and get rid of that wheel gap. I do have to occasionally go over small speed bumps so I can't go ridiculously low. I need something functional but dope looking too, you know what im sayin?

So I have a couple of questions for you guys.... first what would you suggest I do to achieve this?
Second, I see all over the forums people talking about springs, and coils, and sway bars, and im just not positive as to what the pros/cons are of each of these things....I know its a novice question but please bare with me lol. Im eager to learn and appreciate anybodys help
 

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Honestly I don't really have a budget in place as of right now.... the more expensive, the longer ill have to save lol.... but I definitely don't want to be cheap and get ****ty parts. I'd rather save longer and do it right. Just want to consider options and am open to any suggestions
 

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I would suggest coil overs if you're in the $200-1k range. You can get as low or as high as you want. They offer adjustability, where a cup kit does not. If you can save $1500-2k, you can look for an air ride kit, which will give you adjustability on the fly. Either way, include a complete suspension refresh kit in your budget. You don't really need to mess with the sway bar, if you're just looking for conservative low. Sway bars improve handling, so I would consider them down the line a bit.
 

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awesome, yeah the air ride kit would be awesome but i dont think ill bring myself to drop that kinda money on it, so i will prob go with coil overs.... so i need to get a suspension refresh kit and the coil overs and is that all? also do you have any specific brand suggestions for both of these things? thanks so much
 

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Most people are happy with their Raceland coilovers. I had FK Streetlines and they got really low. These are both considered "economy" coilovers and for the money you can't really go wrong. For the refresh kit, check out ECS tuning. You can get all oem parts. I just got the ECS made in China parts. Mainly you want to replace all the stretch bolts because they should be used one time only. They make kits specific to your car and year. You'll probably spend about $120 on the front and rear kits.
 

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This is as low as you can go with springs...H&R SuperSports or Eibach Sportlines will do it. They clear most speed-bumps.
But consider coils if you are not certain you will not tempt yourself in the future for lower.
Swaybars, mainly the rear for fwd, are upgraded for reducing body roll and reducing under-steer when cornering in fwd cars.
They make cornering much more fun and controllable.

 

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That is not completely true about coils and corners. It is if you spend enough to have rear coils that eliminate the rear spring position to a true coilover in the rear.
This is correct...the spring is a true coilover: http://www.tirerack.com/suspension/...utoModel=GTI&autoYear=2007&autoModClar=2-Door...http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/bilstein coilover/ES2500587/

This is the same as springs....keeping the springs in the stock position: http://www.moddedeuros.com/products/vwr-streetsport-coilover-system-06-12-golf-gti/
 

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Right..technically no. There are only a couple of true coil over kits for a mkv that I'm aware of.
 

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Well for clarification, when I say 'springs' make you look cool, I'm referring to literally replacing just the springs http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-Golf_V--2.0T/Suspension/Springs/ES2569959/
which lower your car 2" and get rid of that wheel gap.
Which looks cool.

When I say 'coilovers' let you go fast around corners, I'm referring to replacing your entire suspension system with what the intrawebz call "coilovers" http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-Golf_V--2.0T/Suspension/Coilovers/ES2177185/
which lower your car as well but also have a stiffer spring rate, adjustable damping and adjustable ride height which all lead to better feedback and more confidence in cornering.
 

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I haven't heard of these, but I have heard of WRD...purchased my first mod from them back in '06:
http://www.wrdusa.com/

Good price, but unsure of the quality. Does have a 3 year warranty
 

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That is not completely true about coils and corners. It is if you spend enough to have rear coils that eliminate the rear spring position to a true coilover in the rear.
This is correct...the spring is a true coilover: http://www.tirerack.com/suspension/...utoModel=GTI&autoYear=2007&autoModClar=2-Door...http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/bilstein coilover/ES2500587/

This is the same as springs....keeping the springs in the stock position: http://www.moddedeuros.com/products/vwr-streetsport-coilover-system-06-12-golf-gti/
That kw v3 is just a general picture. The kw v3 are shock and spring seperate. I have them on my mkv gti and they sit in OEM positions. Spring in the pearch and the shock on the spindle

sent from my phone bytchs
 

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Right....only pointing out using the pic for reference
 
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