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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 November 1st, 2016, 07:09   #376
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Finally got the general grabber at2 205 75r15 I wanted to fit my DIY 3" lift.

The bottle is 10" tall. I have about 10" clearance in the front and 11"in the rear

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Old November 21st, 2016, 19:59   #377
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Finally got the general grabber at2 205 75r15 I wanted to fit my DIY 3" lift.

The bottle is 10" tall. I have about 10" clearance in the front and 11"in the rear

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Tires look good. I wish they made the Blizzak's a size up for 15's that would work. 205/65/15 is all I find. What did the tires and lift do to your mpg?
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Old December 26th, 2016, 08:27   #378
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I haven't calculated mpg yet. But it takes a lot more energy to turn the wheels.
If general made a 205 65r15, i would get those instead

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Old January 23rd, 2017, 22:23   #379
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Is there any off the shelf parts from lowes or home depot I can get for the front spacer? Like 1" black Iron pipe or something like that?
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Old February 9th, 2017, 11:45   #380
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I wonder.. if i installed this:

http://www.kermatdi.com/1-inch-lift-...l-new-beetles/

and then put Bilstein HD Gas shocks or similar KY-B shocks, would I then net about 2 inch lift.?
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Old February 9th, 2017, 11:53   #381
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I wonder.. if i installed this:
http://www.kermatdi.com/1-inch-lift-...l-new-beetles/
and then put Bilstein HD Gas shocks or similar KY-B shocks, would I then net about 2 inch lift.?

Wont work. Any of the lift kits that use spacers like that can NOT use Bilstein HD front struts. The HD has a larger strut tube so the spacer will not fit.
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Old February 9th, 2017, 12:06   #382
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oh really, what shocks would then?
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Old February 9th, 2017, 15:58   #383
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Anything else with a strut tube the same dimensions as factory
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Old June 5th, 2017, 17:20   #384
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Well, Finished my budget lift. The 2"x4" bushing was found here: www.supplyhouse.com I also picked up a piece of 2" pipe 3" long and cut it in half. The strut spacers are 1" black pipe cut 2" long. The shock spacers were from 1"x1" square tubing from lowes. I drilled and fitted everything, then had it powder coated. Should survive many salty PA winters. Tires should be on this week.



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Old June 10th, 2017, 18:21   #385
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looking good man!


[QUOTE=Gluckmysock;5288542]Well, Finished my budget lift. The 2"x4" bushing was found here: www.supplyhouse.com I also picked up a piece of 2" pipe 3" long and cut it in half. The strut spacers are 1" black pipe cut 2" long. The shock spacers were from 1"x1" square tubing from lowes. I drilled and fitted everything, then had it powder coated. Should survive many salty PA winters. Tires should be on this week.
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Old June 11th, 2017, 03:31   #386
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Thanks Man! Appreciate it.
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Ok, I've been watching this thread for a good while, and had a question that I don't remember having seen yet.

How much of a difference do the larger tires make in the daily driving behavior, when you go from 195/65-R15 to 205/75-R15?

I did some digging and looking at the ratios/speedometer error numbers, but am curious if anyone has personal experience that they would share.

My car is stock at the moment, but as soon as I can find my timing belt tools, is going to be getting an 11mm pump, Sprint 520 injectors, and a Malone stage 3 tune, so I'll have some increased torque to play with.

I've already replaced one oil pan, and don't want to replace another. This led to my plan to lift the car at least 1", but might go for a 2" lift and the larger tires, depending on drivability.
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Old June 13th, 2017, 16:16   #388
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I have my tires, 215/75/15 air pressure set to 40 on the front and 35 on the rear.

Car rides very nice and smooth. Handles very well.

I'll probably drop the front to 37-8 and the rear to around 33. Only because I thinks the air pressure is just a little to high.
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It's all about that flex!



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Hey Allen, My car is axacly the same as what you describe... I have 11mm pump, sprint nozzles and stage 3 tune. I am running 215/75-15 grabbers. I love them but they definitely do throw off the gearing. It still has the power to turn them but it take a bit of a hit. I notice that I am always between gears unless I really want to put the boost to it. Then it doesn't really matter.. I only notice it when Im just chugging along and I come to a hill. I dont want to always have to hit 20lbs of boost to hold a gear on a hill. I didnt have to with the stock tires, but I do with 215's. I also dont love how close they are with a 2" lift. I loved my rear mud flaps, but cant fit them with the big tires. That being said. The grabbers ride/handle fine, they look AWESOME, the clearance is great, and the lower RPM on the hyw is nice. This is just my .02. I hope it helps.


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Ok, I've been watching this thread for a good while, and had a question that I don't remember having seen yet.

How much of a difference do the larger tires make in the daily driving behavior, when you go from 195/65-R15 to 205/75-R15?

I did some digging and looking at the ratios/speedometer error numbers, but am curious if anyone has personal experience that they would share.

My car is stock at the moment, but as soon as I can find my timing belt tools, is going to be getting an 11mm pump, Sprint 520 injectors, and a Malone stage 3 tune, so I'll have some increased torque to play with.

I've already replaced one oil pan, and don't want to replace another. This led to my plan to lift the car at least 1", but might go for a 2" lift and the larger tires, depending on drivability.
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