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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 25th, 2017, 13:30   #451
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These are all great suggestions. Thank you!
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Old August 12th, 2017, 17:02   #452
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I am wondering if anyone has used moog springs in the last year?

all the previous catalog discussion about rock auto seems to not exist.

Im weary that the moogs will give any lift as no store (online) can confirm that these are for a wagon specifically. Will be checking locally soon.

moreover, I found two 2002 wagons at the local pick n pull one had 1.8t the other 2.0 and one had two silver and three green springs while the other had two brown and one green. I can't find any info about these.
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Old August 12th, 2017, 17:03   #453
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I asked about the three green two silver before and one person said "there is no reason to think they would not provide a lift" but there is no other conformation.

Id rather just buy new from IPD that guarantee 1.5' lift for $99 vs the 50$ its gonna cost at pick and pull on a Saturday with the blond working. lol
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Old August 12th, 2017, 21:27   #454
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I put MOOG VR6 springs - front & rear - on my Mk4 Jetta and I'm very happy with them. I got them from RA lat last year. My car definitely sits higher, but the OE springs were shot.

I posted pictures under the title of Desert Jetta reveal.
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Old August 12th, 2017, 22:39   #455
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Yes I have seen that. I think I might try and new moog springs in the 1 inch spacer
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Old November 17th, 2017, 18:34   #456
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Well, still researching , I'm a week away from going up , waiting on the front TC's in the mail. (Less than 100$ at FCP BTW)

Anyway, my research has led me to some interesting data
How to get spring rate WITH OUT a machine!

Here is the formula and an explanation

http://www.bluecoilspring.com/rate.htm

I believe it's accurate because two white and one green is 154 lbs (fronts) according to common data form vw gurus. And my calculations with fast measurements got me about 141.3lbs. Very close enough to say there's a small margin of error.

Maybe someone needs this? I wish I had those different color rear wagon springs I found and was wondering f about. I imagine th
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Ok, so I went up finally. Im up about 30" in the rear and 29.5 up front.


My rear end is making a metal on metal rattle. I don't think its shots toping out they are extended. Im damn frustrated. I don't wield nor do I have any friends who will help me.

A few weeks ago I found someone who said they were using a bilistean rear shock that was extended but was not designed for MK4's. Now I can't find it. I think (based on my internet search history) it might be BILSTEIN 33-230351

can anyone confirm this or has anyone read this?

http://pics.tdiclub.com/showphoto.ph...e=lift&cat=500

http://pics.tdiclub.com/showphoto.ph...e=lift&cat=500
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Old December 12th, 2017, 07:28   #458
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Mine rattled when I put Moog wagon springs in also. Only the right side and I found after twisting it to match where the left was seated it quit.
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Old December 12th, 2017, 09:23   #459
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I took my shackles off and the problem is gone. Now the shocks are maxed out.
The tears a bit hop happy. I'm going to get wagon struts prolly koni reds . First I'll call IPD and ask for measurements of the various wagon struts they have. I want good travel on dirt FS and BLM roads
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