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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 February 19th, 2018, 08:08   #1
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Talking Success! - ALLTRACK Springs on Mk7 Sportwagen TDI = 2" Lift!

Finally got the first set of AllTrack Springs in and was excited to test them on fellow member, btcost, 2015 Sportwagen SEL DSG. His wagon is usually loaded up with a few hundred pounds of equipment and drives through bad roads in the city every day. He had his '12 Sportwagen lifted with springs so was excited to get the '15 done.

The front suspension design between the AllTrack and GSW are identical, however, the AllTrack has IRS vs the beam of the GSW TDI. The springs are physically nearly identical in width and bottom coil but use a thicker metal and a longer overall length.



While they were comparable we were still somewhat worried we'd run into something during the installation. Thankfully the springs fit perfectly and the job was extremely easy.

Installation Instructions:
  1. Put Rear of Vehicle on Jack Stands
  2. Remove Rear Wheels
  3. Put Jack Underneath the Swing Arm at the Rear Shock
  4. REMOVE REAR BRAKE LINE & ABS Harness from Clips on the body- important otherwise you will over-stretch these during the job.
  5. Remove Rear Shock Bottom Bolt
  6. Allow Axle to Swing Down Slowly by Releasing Jack

You'll have to remove both left and right side rear shock bottom bolt to get the axle to swing down far enough. Put both springs in and then, one side at a time, use the jack to push the axle back up and re-install the rear shock bottom bolt.

Before ride height (with ~200 lbs of cargo in hatch):


After ride height (with ~200 lbs of cargo in hatch):


Pretty spot-on 2" increase in ride height!
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Old February 19th, 2018, 08:27   #2
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I love this forum. Everyone on the non-TDI MK7 forums is trying to go lower. Here, they're trying to go higher!

Thanks for posting the results. Good info for those who want to go higher.
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Old February 19th, 2018, 13:08   #3
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So... is this 2" increase for just the back or did you install a complete set of 4, what about an unloaded height increase?
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Old February 19th, 2018, 15:06   #4
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Very nice to hear, gives me hope my DriverGear springs meant for IRS will work just fine (they share the same upper/lower cushion part numbers). Still haven't had time to test fit!
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Old February 19th, 2018, 23:05   #5
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Interesting!

What kind of wheels/tires are you running on now? A different set in the future?
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So... is this 2" increase for just the back or did you install a complete set of 4, what about an unloaded height increase?
^ this...
Where's the info on the front?!?
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This looks like a pretty hefty increase in spring rate, and the spring height change as well.

How's the handling? I'm guessing that it may feel oversteery in the turns if the rear is too stiff. Thoughts?
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Old February 20th, 2018, 05:12   #8
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not that it matters but the Alltrack has 55mm strut diameter (same as golf R), golf sportwagen 4mo has 50mm (same as GIT).

Not sure if that affects the front springs, prob not.

Also there should be a slew of Alltrack springs forsale, I've seen quite a few alltracks slide in Golf R springs (with TT rear pads). I'm sure if you cruise vortex or the mk7 sportwagen/alltrack facebook group and ask, people will practically give these away.
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Also there should be a slew of Alltrack springs forsale, I've seen quite a few alltracks slide in Golf R springs (with TT rear pads). I'm sure if you cruise vortex or the mk7 sportwagen/alltrack facebook group and ask, people will practically give these away.
There are also 2018 Tiguan owners who have switched to GTI springs and shocks to lower the ride height. Since they are all MQB vehicles, Tiguan parts would also be an option for raising a Sportwagen. These might also be available cheap on the Vortex.

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I'd be interested in seeing if the tiggy springs are also a cheap lift option for the Alltrack.

I'd do .5-.75 at most.

MQB is a great thing.
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Cool. I wonder what the FE penalty is with 2" of lift. Probably not so bad if it's just the back that's lifted.
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Found this.
https://www.idparts.com/golf-alltrac...71.htmlhttp://
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So who will be the first to jam Atlas springs under their Sportwagon?
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So who will be the first to jam Atlas springs under their Sportwagon?
Bruh. Donít spill the beans.
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Fixed the link for you: https://www.idparts.com/golf-alltrac...k7-p-7371.html
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