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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 March 12th, 2018, 05:19   #31
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Someone over on the AT facebook group tossed tiquan firestone bags on his alltrack don't have the PN off the top of my head, seemed to work, but can't comment on longevity, which always seems questionable with firestone bags.
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Old March 12th, 2018, 15:57   #32
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Yea the tiguan bags are what I was thinking about
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Old March 16th, 2018, 16:30   #33
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I installed these and I'm getting some fairly strong torque steer to the right. Any ideas?
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Old March 19th, 2018, 04:56   #34
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did you get an alignment?
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Old March 19th, 2018, 05:10   #35
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It tracks perfectly straight coasting and under braking, but pulls stronger and stronger to the right as I increase acceleration. It's really bad when trying to tow something. So I haven't gotten an alignment because (with my limited knowledge) I thought it was something else. I'm gonna take it to a local VW place that does alot of lowering, hopefully they find a fix or if it's just an alignment issue that would be great.

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Old March 19th, 2018, 06:51   #36
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Disassembling the front suspension is going to affect alignment. How the car drives sometimes is not an indicator. After I replaced suspension on my Passat it drove fine but the alignment was so far off the machine couldn't see the mirrors when they put it up for alignment.
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Old March 25th, 2018, 08:41   #37
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I took it to a VW shop last week to look over the front end and get an alignment. A few hundred dollars latter car drives the same. I still have pretty strong torque steer to the right. It's really bad when I try to tow something, I guess the extra throttle needed combined with a lighter front make for a bad combo. I have to re-tap the left axle because of some bad threads where it hold the hub on. The bolt tightens up nicely and seemed to be fine on the re-installation of everything. Any ideas?
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Old March 26th, 2018, 10:46   #38
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I took it to a VW shop last week to look over the front end and get an alignment. A few hundred dollars latter car drives the same. I still have pretty strong torque steer to the right. It's really bad when I try to tow something, I guess the extra throttle needed combined with a lighter front make for a bad combo. I have to re-tap the left axle because of some bad threads where it hold the hub on. The bolt tightens up nicely and seemed to be fine on the re-installation of everything. Any ideas?
Bummer

I may be in the same boat after installing Spaccers on my springs. I know I couldn't live with that torque steer

Maybe the geometry of the axles in the 2wd system cant take the lift, hopefully not

Hope you find a solution, I can't think of anything
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Old March 28th, 2018, 11:51   #39
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Finally, a pic of the GSW, loaded, with rear Alltrack springs only installed.


Owner tells us he has about 250 lbs. of equipment in the cargo area. He also reports the car drives really well with these springs, much better than previously. He'll install the fronts soon.
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Old April 3rd, 2018, 06:35   #40
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Finally, a pic of the GSW, loaded, with rear Alltrack springs only installed.


Owner tells us he has about 250 lbs. of equipment in the cargo area. He also reports the car drives really well with these springs, much better than previously. He'll install the fronts soon.


These springs were tested on the front as well before ya'll stated selling them? From the research I've been doing, lifting the front of a front wheel drive car can definitely cause torque steer.

http://www.aa1car.com/library/torque_steer.htm
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Old April 3rd, 2018, 07:30   #41
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Yesterday I installed the Spaccer spring spacers on the driver side of my gsw.
Fortunately I found a way to install them without removing the whole assembly from the car, but it was still a pain in the ass.
Today I will do the passenger side and then I will report on any torque steer, hopefully I will get lucky, otherwise I will remove them.( not looking forward to that !)

Two spacers each side give just under 1" of lift.


What is the measurement from center of front wheel to fender lip on yours right now ?
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Old April 3rd, 2018, 07:32   #42
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I like the raked look. wonder how if it would affect handling on a golf S with conti tires?
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Old April 3rd, 2018, 07:39   #43
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This car is getting fronts shortly. We don't expect any issues with torque steer. We've lifted hundreds of MKVI Sportwagens with no torque steer reports.
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Old April 3rd, 2018, 07:40   #44
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I like the raked look. wonder how if it would affect handling on a golf S with conti tires?
I think these springs on a Golf S would make the rear too tall, unless you carry a lot of weight in it. You could try regular GSW springs.
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Old April 3rd, 2018, 10:50   #45
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Installed the other Spaccer spring spacers this morning. Took half the time as yesterday as is typical when doing something for the first time.

Measurements:

center of wheel to fender...16" even ( measures difference of lift only )
ground to fender 28 1/4" ( suspension lift and taller tires )

Went for a test drive...first over several "stop bumps" aka speedbumps...no noises of any kind, not even extension limit, but I also didn't fly over them.

Drove on the freeway, accelerated hard...no torque steer. Took hands off the wheel..nothing

Alignment maybe off ever so slightly but I don't notice it enough to have it re aligned right away

AT the rear I have emanual design spacers with TT pads, car looks level.

So I guess I'm lucky...again I hope Hause can find a solution.

My preference would be longer springs at about the same rate as OEM's rather than spacers, but I will live with this setup

At least the spacers didn't require disassembly of the fronts since they are horseshoe shaped
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