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VW MKVII-Mk7 Golf family including Golf Wagon (~ 2015 +) Discussions area for the Mk7 (2015+) Golf and Golf Wagon TDIs based on the MQB (Modularer Querbaukasten) platform.

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Old January 8th, 2019, 08:50   #16
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I trying to see what 54786-2 will look like on the Golf. I heard it gives a reverse rake which I don't want. I like it to sit even front & back. I would like it to sit like my old GTI but not as low just even.
if you get rake you can use these 8J0512149 rubber spring packing instead of the existing ones it will raise the rear about 1/4" or so
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Old January 8th, 2019, 08:57   #17
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if you get rake you can use these 8J0512149 rubber spring packing instead of the existing ones it will raise the rear about 1/4" or so
Good to know, thanks
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Old January 8th, 2019, 11:12   #18
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stock shocks on HR sport 54788

i'm running same setup on stock shocks. on mine, the rear sits a tad bit higher than front.
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Old January 8th, 2019, 17:20   #19
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i'm running same setup on stock shocks. on mine, the rear sits a tad bit higher than front.
same here, thats what i need
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Old January 8th, 2019, 18:08   #20
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Here's some info that helped me decide. http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=488538

Ended up with the H&R's with stock shocks.
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Old January 8th, 2019, 21:19   #21
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I used the EMD (Emmanuele Designs) springs. The are linear and not progressive like many springs. They have a more "stock" feel/ride. The site says they will not work on the TDI, but after research and speaking with others who have used them on a TDI, they fit and work perfectly fine. They even come with rear spacers that you can use or leave out depending on the look and amount of travel you like.

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Old January 9th, 2019, 04:22   #22
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My 4X4 TDI for now
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Old January 9th, 2019, 18:34   #23
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Thanks for posting. This is the look I'm after. Are these H&R springs? If so are these the one for the TDI? Part # 54786-2
No sweat- I believe so. I ordered them from a non-tdiclub vendor that happened to be having a blowout sale back when I got them, they were less than $200 when on sale. Any vendor on this site will be competitive with any current deals and I'd check through them, they'll know what's correct. here's a link to forum vendors

To each their own, but I'd really recommend doing at least the front shocks while it's all apart. you'll almost certainly blow out the stock fronts within a short time if you continue to run the stockers, and doing that job twice on jack stands will suck. Maybe I'm the only one that hates spring compressors and strut spreaders. I waited to do the rears, but I'm already feeling a degradation in ride quality so once I get paid I'll order up the rear konis and throw them in.

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No sweat- I believe so. I ordered them from a non-tdiclub vendor that happened to be having a blowout sale back when I got them, they were less than $200 when on sale. Any vendor on this site will be competitive with any current deals and I'd check through them, they'll know what's correct. here's a link to forum vendors

To each their own, but I'd really recommend doing at least the front shocks while it's all apart. you'll almost certainly blow out the stock fronts within a short time if you continue to run the stockers, and doing that job twice on jack stands will suck. Maybe I'm the only one that hates spring compressors and strut spreaders. I waited to do the rears, but I'm already feeling a degradation in ride quality so once I get paid I'll order up the rear konis and throw them in.
Thanks for the info. Yes, I agree, as I mentioned on page 1 I'm planning on using Bilstein B8 Plus with H&R lowering springs.
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I'm guess with our solid TDI rear axle we can't adjust camber or toe?
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Old January 15th, 2019, 19:00   #26
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Does anyone know if the MK6 springs and struts are usable on the MBQ platform? I have 3 sets of mk6 springs in the garage: VWR, Golf R and H&R, and I would love to use them on my GSW. I understand that the rear is now a solid vs independent but it seems strange if the MK6 and MK7 aren't close enough for it to work.
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Does anyone know if the MK6 springs and struts are usable on the MBQ platform? I have 3 sets of mk6 springs in the garage: VWR, Golf R and H&R, and I would love to use them on my GSW. I understand that the rear is now a solid vs independent but it seems strange if the MK6 and MK7 aren't close enough for it to work.
id say youre gonna have to try it, at least the rears, 30 min job
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