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Old September 11th, 2017, 12:11   #428
craigldavis
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Join Date: May 2003
TDI(s): 2009 JSW M/T
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Originally Posted by johngfc View Post
Summary of preferred lift options:

Springs for all options:
Front: Tiguan 2WD springs (SUPLEX or OEM)
Rear: Towing springs for ~ 2" lift (SUPLEX or OEM). Tiguan 4WD rear for ~1.5" lift and slightly stiffer(?) ride.
Bolt kit

Cost not in issue; most robust:
Koni FSD (adjustable and potentially best for light and heavy loads)
'09 TDI SportWagen

One possible add is Tire Sizes with the lift:

With my lift I can now run 215 60 16's with zero rubbing. Fills the newly created gap between the wheel and fender nicely.
NOTE: I did have to remove the front factory black plastic "mud flap" trim pieces to avoid slight rubbing on those.

To confirm my experience:

I have the IDParts springs listed above (originally installed with my stock OEM struts which were worn out at 200,000 miles but the budget didn't allow for me to get the Koni FSD's at that time).

It made the struts and shocks even more obvious they needed to be replaced (like sailing on rolling seas).

Finally put the Koni FSD Shocks and Struts (and replaced all of the TTY bolts and installed new strut bearings/mounts and shock mounts).

The ride is amazing, stiff, flat, comfortable, smooth.
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'09 Jetta SportWagen TDI MT6
320,000 miles

Last edited by craigldavis; September 11th, 2017 at 12:40. Reason: Added note about removing front mud flaps
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