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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 August 13th, 2008, 23:19   #1
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Default 2" lifted beetle w/ 215/65/16's

Here is a picture of my lifted new beetle. Future plans: Jetta Wagon Rear Springs, VR6 Springs in Front.



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Old August 14th, 2008, 00:11   #2
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wich kind of tires are you using ?
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Old August 14th, 2008, 03:42   #3
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Nice!

Whats the effect on your speedo? Mileage?
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Old August 14th, 2008, 10:33   #4
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Im curious what method you used to lift it. If it is a kit, where did you get it? I am looking at doing a similar size lift to my MK4 Jetta. Also curious about TDICADGUY's question.

PS. That looks aswome

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Old August 14th, 2008, 13:28   #5
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Solarmike, that looks beautiful! I've got 205/75R15s on mine with crummy rubber blocks doing the lifting between the springs.

Another great lift thread: http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=159231

I'm looking for a air bags that could lift my rear. I don't want to install a compressor and tank, just a line with a shrader valve so I can adjust the height with any air pump.
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Old August 14th, 2008, 16:47   #6
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ummm....he said the tires.

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Im curious what method you used to lift it. If it is a kit, where did you get it? I am looking at doing a similar size lift to my MK4 Jetta. Also curious about TDICADGUY's question.

PS. That looks aswome
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Old August 14th, 2008, 16:52   #7
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Oh..., I thought that he was saying the tires were in addition to a lift, not the lift itself. Oops.

Still looks cool though
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Old August 14th, 2008, 17:28   #8
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Those tires are only one inch larger radius than stock so the only provide one inch of lift. They provide the same lift as my tires. Judjing from the fender well clearance there is probably a 2" lift kit of some kind under there.

Hopefully Solarmike will check back in on this thread he started?
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Old August 14th, 2008, 19:16   #9
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I'm curious as what kind of a mpg hit you take lifting a tdi two inches. Living in Alaska, the ability to navigate snow and dirt roads is paramount.
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Old August 15th, 2008, 06:35   #10
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Please can you tell me wich brand of tire are you using, they look very nice, thanks !!!
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Old August 16th, 2008, 17:35   #11
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I'm curious as what kind of a mpg hit you take lifting a tdi two inches. Living in Alaska, the ability to navigate snow and dirt roads is paramount.
I took no hit that I can tell. My mileage is actually up due to other mods/change in driving style.
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Old August 19th, 2008, 06:04   #12
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Looks like he's using the same type of tires krmn59 and I are. The only AT tire in that size that I could find was the General Grabber AT2. My lift is a little more substantial however and so they sit quite a ways further down.
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 09:05   #13
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Not totally on-topic, but here's a calculator that shows the overall differences in tires based on width, aspect ratio and size -

http://www.csgnetwork.com/tireinfo4calc.html

I'm finding it a help when trying to decide whether to get larger wheels or not -==- as many of the larger wheels seem to have lower aspect ratio tires which negates the overall lift benefit.
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 14:54   #14
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Here's an even better one that gives you a visual display, which allows you to see the difference for a clearer perspective.

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Old August 22nd, 2008, 15:05   #15
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I REALLY like the look, especially on the Beetle.

I've seen one Jetta with a 2 inch lift and stock 15 in. wheels and tires....kinda silly looking...
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