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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 14th, 2017, 18:16   #391
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Hey guys, I've had this thread bookmarked for a couple years now and now I finally have the time and space to do this the install photos are gone! I'm sure I'd be able to piece it together but does any body have install photos for a MK4 Jetta? They'd be much appreciated!
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Old January 11th, 2018, 07:42   #392
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Hey guys, I've had this thread bookmarked for a couple years now and now I finally have the time and space to do this the install photos are gone! I'm sure I'd be able to piece it together but does any body have install photos for a MK4 Jetta? They'd be much appreciated!

I did not follow this thread to an exact T, but there's two things I'll say.

1) is about the pictures. It's a photobucket thing!
Use either chrome or Firefox in a computer and there's a "photobucket fix" extension that will show the images again. Be patient it works!
2)Facebook and search "lifted water cooled vw" join and enjoy
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Old February 5th, 2018, 08:05   #393
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Hey guys, I've had this thread bookmarked for a couple years now and now I finally have the time and space to do this the install photos are gone! I'm sure I'd be able to piece it together but does any body have install photos for a MK4 Jetta? They'd be much appreciated!
I'm in the same boat. Photobucket fix isn't working on any of the pictures in the original post. The only thing I'm struggling with is the rear shock extensions. Searching around it looks like you can either extend from the top or the bottom of the shock. What's the best option? Any pictures? Thanks!
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Old February 6th, 2018, 06:54   #394
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Wagon shocks are about an inch longer. They working well for me

I believe what you do is take a 1x1" steel box and put two holes in each side.
One side mates with the car body and gets tightened down.
The bottom side will use a nut and bolt through the shock, inside the box tube is where the nut will be.

I tried shackles , but they need welded or they rub badly. Some have used shock extenders like the link , I believe they had to be re threaded , but in sure somewhere you can get them in correct size. https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Shock...xoCZ9IQAvD_BwE

No time for images; but google chrome web browser works for me after I install the extension https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...bifiaedg?hl=en
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Old February 6th, 2018, 07:23   #395
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Wagon shocks are about an inch longer. They working well for me

I believe what you do is take a 1x1" steel box and put two holes in each side.
One side mates with the car body and gets tightened down.
The bottom side will use a nut and bolt through the shock, inside the box tube is where the nut will be.

I tried shackles , but they need welded or they rub badly. Some have used shock extenders like the link , I believe they had to be re threaded , but in sure somewhere you can get them in correct size. https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Shock...xoCZ9IQAvD_BwE

No time for images; but google chrome web browser works for me after I install the extension https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...bifiaedg?hl=en
I just can't wrap my head around the idea of using square box to lower the top. If the bolts were perpendicular to the body, sure that makes sense, but they're slanted. I'm sure it would work, my little brain just can't imagine it.

Those extenders though.. I haven't seen them yet. That's very interesting...
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Old February 6th, 2018, 07:27   #396
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Hey that link did work! I can see pictures! Looks like what I imagined I guess. Just didn't think it would work very well but who am I to argue with results? Thanks for the help.
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Old February 7th, 2018, 00:44   #397
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I was not a fan of that idea either. So, I went a different route that others had done.
Truck shackles , and they sucked.

I do plan on drinking a hole in the bottom and bolting and weilding them down...one day. Maybe when I do the rear beam bushings
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Old February 7th, 2018, 08:59   #398
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I was not a fan of that idea either. So, I went a different route that others had done.
Truck shackles , and they sucked.

I do plan on drinking a hole in the bottom and bolting and weilding them down...one day. Maybe when I do the rear beam bushings
You don't have to touch the shocks to do the rear beam bushings so you may as well just do them now haha
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Old February 13th, 2018, 08:44   #399
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I tried replying to your PM but got an error saying you can't receive private messages at this time so here's my reply

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I lift the car until the wheels are a few inches off the ground, and support with jack stands usually at the factory jack points where you would use the spare tire jack.

left side brake line you can pull the clip that holds the line to the body and pull the line through just far enough. right side the brake line bracket unbolts from the body with a single 13mm bolt.

Personally I like to unhook the abs harness from the beam axle to avoid stretching the wires. you don't have to unplug from the sensors but there's one small tab that holds the harness about halfway to the sensor.
you'll want to take the parking brake cables off the support tab/wire things under the bushings too.

Put your jack in the center of the beam and put just enough pressure so it won't drop, then pull both long bushing bolts out and lower it down enough to access the bushings. It may be easier for you if the wheels are removed, but it's not necessary.

Then it's pretty much fighting with the bushings the same as you would with the axle out of the car...
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Old February 14th, 2018, 12:30   #400
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Thanks !

I'm going to look into why I can't get messages .
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Old April 5th, 2018, 12:23   #401
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Can Someone Please fix the photos from the OP?
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Old April 5th, 2018, 14:22   #402
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The photos are still there if you have the Photobucket hotlink fix addon installed in Chrome, and I believe that there is an equivalent addon for Firefox.

The issue is that Photobucket turned greedy, to the tune of $400/year to host pictures now.
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Old October 3rd, 2018, 16:06   #403
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So it looks like it’s been about 8 years since this “up-grade” (pun intended!) was put to use and there’s been no new news on its longevity. Anybody have any thing to report?
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Old December 30th, 2018, 10:51   #404
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Hi i like this low cost lift! What’s the source for the non metal spacers used under the pipe flange?
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Old March 13th, 2019, 19:30   #405
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