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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 July 1st, 2018, 19:38   #481
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I finally got the MOOG rear springs installed today and the rear wheel well arch height is 27-3/8". So there is only 3/16" difference from back to front
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Old July 6th, 2018, 06:38   #482
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I just installed the beef on a budget (Koni STR.T + Moog Lift Springs Kit). I have only gone 50 miles since I installed them so it will probably level out some but here is a pic.


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Old October 21st, 2018, 12:00   #483
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do you guys find anything unsafe on doing this? If so, why? I know that powerflex has a -10mm mounts to lower the car that uses the same method as this.







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Old November 16th, 2018, 08:47   #484
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I'd like to see a lifted only alignment spec sheet and issues thread.
I second that. I'm about to have the Tiguan spring/towing spring set installed on my 2010 wagon (which the young and inexperienced service advisor at my dealership of choice strongly advised against). Post installation, I'd like to be confident that an alignment performed by a competent mechanic will be all that's required.
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Old November 16th, 2018, 19:19   #485
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I'm about to have the Tiguan spring/towing spring set installed on my 2010 wagon (which the young and inexperienced service advisor at my dealership of choice strongly advised against). Post installation, I'd like to be confident that an alignment performed by a competent mechanic will be all that's required.
I put the Suplex Sportwagen rear towing springs on my Tiguan and it raised the rear about 2 inches. The place I always get my alignments had no issues except for the caster was slightly out (I'm guessing due to the increased rake). The wagon suspension is very similar to the Tiguan, so I can't see any other issues you would have. You will certainly have increased ride height when you are done. I replaced the struts, shocks and several other suspension bushings at the same time. I would suggest you check everything for wear, but other than that you should be fine.
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Old January 7th, 2019, 14:29   #486
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do you guys find anything unsafe on doing this? If so, why? I know that powerflex has a -10mm mounts to lower the car that uses the same method as this.



Just to give you guys a feedback. Done a couple thousand miles with this mod, all kinds of cornering, nothing unsafe about it. Running them with koni yellow sport and eibach pro kit.

What you are seeing is some spring rubber mounts from the rear suspension, golf 4 too.

Got that lift you can see on the pics, 1/2 in maybe? Probably got a little bit of confort due to the adding of rubber on the setup.

The reason why the lift on the front only? Eibach pro kit gave the car a high rake and the front was sitting too low.
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Old January 17th, 2019, 17:24   #487
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I've gone full front and rear mounting, bushing, and stops hardware, with the Golf Lift Springs of IDparts, Suplex parts 1J0411105CD 1J0511115CP, paired up with the Koni Special Active front and rears, pair of 10mm spacers for up front.

Out of the gate it's sitting at 27 3/4 or 5/8" front, 28" rears, which is an honest 2" bump in the front, maybe a little less than that in the rear end. I know that will likely settle a bit, but right now it's amazing to finally drive my car with a real intact suspension system.
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Old February 4th, 2019, 09:47   #488
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I wanted to give you all an update on how my car is doing since I did the beef on a budget package. A couple months ago I was driving on the interstate with my cruise set at 75 MPH when I drove into hard rain. It wasn’t a torrential down pour but it was a pretty consistent rain, bordering on heavy rain. I turned on the windshield wipers and was able to see clearly so I didn’t let up. I just kept the cruise set at 75. I was driving on a flat & straight stretch of the interstate in the left lane when all of the sudden my rear end started floating to the right.

I immediately tapped my brake to turn off the cruise control but it was too late, all the sudden I was doing 75 MPH freakin sideways! I then over corrected to where I was now sideways facing the other direction. I then over corrected again to where I did two complete 360’s and ended up in the middle of the median facing the opposite direction I was going. It’s a miracle that I didn’t touch a thing. Not a single scratch! I then pulled back onto the interstate and drove home.

You can only imagine what was going through my mind while all of this was going on. Yes the cruise control was most likely the reason. However, I drove this car off the show room floor over 17 years and 326,000 miles ago. I know this car well. In all those miles the rear end has never ever hydroplaned. Yes there have been numerous times over the years where my front end hydroplaned, but never the rear.

Well when I came out to my car the next day I noticed one of my rear tires was flat and I then found a screw in the tire. I would have to assume this happened when I went off the road. Knowing the tread on my rear tires was close to the legal tread limit, I took it to get patched but knew they might not be able to. Well to my surprise it had enough legal tread for them to patch it. The next week I bought a new set of tires and it has not hydroplaned in the rear since.

Now the only thing I had changed on the car was this new suspension package replacing the shocks, struts and springs which has raised the rear end a little which could have then sent a little more of the weight of the car to the nose of it in the front possibly making the rear a little lighter. Now I ran that idea by both Peter of ID Parts and my mechanic who also happens to be an engineer. Neither one of them think these new springs (which have raised my rear an inch higher than the front) could have caused this but I just wanted to be honest and up front with you all about my experience.

Yes the combination of using the cruise control and my rear tires barely having legal tread was most likely the culprit. However, the weird thing is that an interstate has a crown between the left and right lane for water run off so it doesn’t pond on the road. When my rear floated, it floated up and over the crown instead of down and away from it. In other words, you would think the rear end would have floated to the left and not the right since I was in the left lane.

There is no doubt that my front tires did not lose traction in all of this. This all happened from the rear. Now I did have 140 pounds of paperwork in tubs in the trunk and the back seat did have about 70 pounds in it. I don’t remember how full the fuel tank was but that also could have added another 100 pounds or so to the weight in the rear if it was close to being full.

Here is an updated pic of my car with this beef on a budget package installed. From the ground to the top of the wheel well is 27 inches in the front and 28 inches in the rear. Now when I add all the tubs of paperwork to the trunk it lowers my rear to where its just over 27 1/2 inches at the top of the rear wheel well. I love how these new struts, shocks and springs feel. My car has never handled better. I will just make a point to not let my tires get close to the legal tread limit and never use the cruise while its raining ever again.

Here is a list of everything I installed with the beef on a budget package.

Koni STR.T+ Lift Springs Kit (A4)
- Front Strut Mounts:
- Shock Bump Stops:
- Strut Bump Stops:
- Rear Shock Mounts:
- Installation Bolt Kit
Rear Shock Boot / Dust Covers Pair
Seat Cupra Rear Axle Bushing Pair
Hardware: Bolt & Nut
Front Strut Bearing
Front Strut Boot/Covers
Sway bar bushings
Ball joints
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