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Upgrades (non TDI Engine related) The place of handling, lighting and other upgrades that do not relate to the performance or economy of the TDI engine. In other words upgrades to your TDI that don't fit into TDI Fuel Economy & TDI Engine Enhancements.Please note the Performance Disclaimer

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Old March 13th, 2019, 19:30   #406
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Old March 24th, 2019, 19:04   #407
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Old March 24th, 2019, 19:05   #408
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Old March 26th, 2019, 09:11   #409
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Looks really cool!

What size tires and brand are you running?
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Old June 8th, 2019, 04:03   #410
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Interesting read. I'm going to use some of the ideas here.
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Old June 10th, 2019, 12:28   #411
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Iíd like to see some alignment spec sheets.

I changed every bushing with exception the the sway bar. Did front subframe when my rack failed. Car is up 2.1 up from 2.3 in rear 2Ē lift from higher AT tires. Is these tires are brand new , the car has been aligned, the rear camber is off slightly. I anticipated odd rear tire wear, it the front inside tires are wearing very fast, probably 60-75 percent of that tread is gone after 5k miles on a 60k tire!

Anyone else having this? Iím m a post this on the FB page.
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Old June 11th, 2019, 09:40   #412
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I just redid the whole front end on my 01 a few months back. Front and rear poly bushings, ball joints, struts/springs with 2" lift, poly top strut mount. I had noticeable inner wear in the front within the first 2 weeks (~1000 miles). The car was also really squirrely in turns and rain.

The toe was out by 1" front to back of tire. (i forgot to check after i was done putting everything back together probably because i had just about everything go wrong on this job and i was fed up!! Rust!!). I just used the tape measure method and got her lined up. No more inner wear!! Ive done various levels front end jobs and never had to touch anything.
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Old June 12th, 2019, 11:23   #413
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I just redid the whole front end on my 01 a few months back. Front and rear poly bushings, ball joints, struts/springs with 2" lift, poly top strut mount. I had noticeable inner wear in the front within the first 2 weeks (~1000 miles). The car was also really squirrely in turns and rain.

The toe was out by 1" front to back of tire. (i forgot to check after i was done putting everything back together probably because i had just about everything go wrong on this job and i was fed up!! Rust!!). I just used the tape measure method and got her lined up. No more inner wear!! Ive done various levels front end jobs and never had to touch anything.
Iím having the same inner wear issues.
Did you shift your rear beam at all?
I think maybe m gonna have to pay to gave the subframe and rear beam shifted
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Old June 12th, 2019, 15:22   #414
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In my case I had to file the ball joint bolt slots very slightly so camber could be brought back in spec.
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Old June 13th, 2019, 09:42   #415
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Ive never shifted a rear beam. only replaced bushings. rears have camber and will wear on the inners from what i have read. Ive never had excessive wear in the rears. i also think that the rear camber is fixed, but i could be wrong.
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Old June 13th, 2019, 21:33   #416
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There are shims available from NAPA to bring the rear castor back into specs.
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Old June 14th, 2019, 09:50   #417
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Iím aware it the shins they were on my plans till I discovered a larger issue.

Boring out the balljoint holes is an excellent idea. Iím going to do this before I take it to get aligned.

I found a shop that says 110$ for an alignment with subframe shift.
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Old June 14th, 2019, 10:59   #418
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Just to be clear, I’m talking about the holes in the lower control arm. I used a round file and a machinist square on the wheel to bring it to a half degree negative camber. It doesn’t take much metal removal. About ,.030” if I recall correctly
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Old June 16th, 2019, 13:31   #419
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The control arm not the ball joint and only a couple of soft passes with a file that it’s the hole loosely
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