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Old May 26th, 2013, 16:06   #1
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Here's what my 2003 Golf GL TDI looks like with a 2 inch (5 cm) lift kit from Metalnerd.





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Old May 26th, 2013, 19:22   #2
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What are you using for struts?
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Old May 26th, 2013, 19:58   #3
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Old May 26th, 2013, 20:54   #4
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Looks eerily similar to a Subaru Forester... pretty cool. If I lived just a little bit further in the woods, I'd seriously consider the 1in kit.
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Old May 27th, 2013, 01:19   #5
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Looks-wise, I think I'd prefer the 1" lift, or maybe none. There seems to be too much air between the wheel wells & tires. It looked even more 'rad' when I bought it; the guy I bought it from had 4 studded snow tires on it that were relatively new as well as one size taller and one size wider than OE spec (which is what's on the car in the pic.)

But there is one definite advantage of a 2" lift: easier access. I'm 6'1" and for the past ~13 years my daily driver has been various flavors of Ford E-150 cargo van - you step up to get in! I'm still training myself to get in and out of the Golf.
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Old June 3rd, 2013, 20:48   #6
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I don't think that's a 2 inch, because I have a 3 inch lift (which you can see in the jetta pics gallery) and it looks way lower than yours. That looks much more like a 4 inch. I know mine is a 3 inch because I made my life kit (machined the blocks that sit under the springs myself) and I swear yours looks taller. But I think if you got some bigger rims and maintained the tire to rim ratio, it would look really awesome. I always love the gold look, and with this forester look yours has, I love it just that much more.

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Old June 6th, 2013, 00:43   #7
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looks great. this is one of the first things i am going to do to my golf when i get it
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Old June 11th, 2013, 13:57   #8
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I don't think that's a 2 inch, because I have a 3 inch lift (which you can see in the jetta pics gallery) and it looks way lower than yours.
Well, the installation instructions that the previous owner gave me say that they're for 1.5 and 2" lift kits. I can't read the handwritten part number on the actual installation sheet & can't find anything equivalent on Metalnerd.com.

In looking at that info though, I did find that it got new Monroe Reflex struts on the front and OEM VW on the rear.

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Old June 23rd, 2013, 16:40   #9
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One thing I learned today: when you have a lift kit, your stock vehicle jack is close to the end of it's travel if you don't have a lift kit for your jack!

For me, a piece of 2x4 will probably work.

I didn't have a flat; I just wanted to learn the VW way of doing it, learning in my garage as opposed to the highway.

Unfortunately, I damaged the underside of the car in the process. I put the jack under the left rear door and lifted it up. Then I realized I hadn't broken the torque on the studs, so I lowered it back down. All ok so far.

Two of the studs must have been put on at oh, 200 ft-lbs I'd guess, so I had to set the parking brake. I then freed the studs, and started to jack it up, forgetting to look at the jack again to see if it's still in the steel edge under the car. (It was, but barely, as I would later find out.)

The car came down on the jack after the holder slipped out of the steel edge. As a reward, I now have some 1/4" tears in the plastisol where the car hit the jack. Dented the metal a bit too. With the help of a bottle jack from the van, I was able to raise the car enough to pull the jack out.

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You don't see lifted cars in va, props for being outside the box
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Hi all,

Probs the only UK reply on this topic.....

I've got a 2000 Golf tdi and want to raise it!! Its not really something thats done over here!

Does anyone have a description of parts or maybe a part list required?

Or even the dimensions of certain things that I could have fabricated?

Thanks in advance guys.............
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you can get the lift kit here: http://www.metalnerd.com/cat09.htm
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I imagine shipping to UK will be expensive, on this thread there's instructions to make your own (you probably want to read all 19 pages though, to get the details.

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread...ight=metalnerd
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Go to my pictures page and you will find some drawings on how to make your own kit. Sorry, but the dimensions and material used are in imperial.
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