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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 April 4th, 2018, 04:34   #46
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Pics of before and after with the Spaccer lift?
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Old April 4th, 2018, 04:36   #47
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Anyone know if the front upper strut mount on an mk7 is the same triangle bolt patter as on the mk6?
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Old April 4th, 2018, 06:08   #48
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pretty similar, not sure if exactly the same.

https://store.034motorsport.com/stru...t-tts-mqb.html
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Old April 4th, 2018, 13:41   #49
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What helper air bags will fit these springs? I can't find any that are showing to fit Alltrack springs witch is I'm guessing that's what I need?
If you go to "Air-Lift" web site, and call them with your measurements, they can tell you which bags to order.

- they need inside diameter of coil spring dimension
- and height dimension inside of the coil spring.

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Old April 4th, 2018, 13:49   #50
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I installed these and I'm getting some fairly strong torque steer to the right. Any ideas?
Just a note to ponder:

I have a customer who has a 2003 Jetta wagon that we'd installed a 2" lift in a couple of years ago. While it achieves the goals he set out for, I've noticed that he's going thru rear wheel bearings more prematurely than normal, and he ate up the front control arm (front bushings) quickly resulting in a severe case of torque-steer.

I may add that it might not all be from the lift, as he's running aftermarket 17" rims (unsure of the offset), and 235/55/17 tires, - so pretty large tires as well with a larger overall diameter than stock, by quite a bit.

Don't get me wrong, I like the idea of the taller springs, and am contemplating putting some on the rear of my 15 GSW so when I haul my trailer the rear end of the car doesn't sit so low, but may also look into helper bags as well to complement the situation.
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Those are big tires. I'd suspect the tires have more to do with the issues than the lift. And maybe he's giving the car harder use (towing, heavier loads) than most drivers.

My son's Golf has a 2" lift and stock tires and we haven't seen any unusual component wear. He did need wheel bearings last year but the car had 330K on it and we have no idea when (or if) they were last changed.
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Those are big tires. I'd suspect the tires have more to do with the issues than the lift. And maybe he's giving the car harder use (towing, heavier loads) than most drivers.

My son's Golf has a 2" lift and stock tires and we haven't seen any unusual component wear. He did need wheel bearings last year but the car had 330K on it and we have no idea when (or if) they were last changed.

I agree Peter, and like I said I do not know what the offset distance is on those rims, I suspect that is a big factor with those big tires out there on them.
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Old April 5th, 2018, 15:28   #53
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Maybe this VCDS change could help :

Torque Steer Compensation (TSC)
Description: Using the Steering Assist controller (not the brakes), TSC will help prevent torque steer on tuned cars. A TSC of 1 is used by default in higher HP FWD VW models like the VR6 FWD Passat.
Go to Adaptation in the Steering Assist module
Choose "Torque Steer Compensation (TSC)"
Set new value to 1

From this great post :

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=482612

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Pics of before and after with the Spaccer lift?

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Old April 9th, 2018, 05:33   #55
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Awesome! Thanks!
I didn't see it in either thread... Did you change tire/rim size?
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Old April 12th, 2018, 07:47   #56
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Awesome! Thanks!
I didn't see it in either thread... Did you change tire/rim size?
Yes, rims are 16x7's with 205/60/16 Pirelli P4's now . Slightly taller than stock 205/55/16's.

I also installed spacers. 15 mm front and 25 rears. The wider stance seems to improve handling

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Old April 13th, 2018, 04:51   #57
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I'm running 18mm and 25mm on the alltrack, def way better cross wind handling and much more planted on the highway.

FYI 205-60-16 is stock diameter for the Alltrack, could have stepped it up to 215-65-16 if you really wanted a nice lift.
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Old July 22nd, 2018, 08:29   #58
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I wanted more load capacity in the back without the 2" lift on a standard Sportwagen so I ordered Alltrack 54789 sport springs from Urotuning. https://www.urotuning.com/H-R-Sport-...en-p/54789.htm Alltrack Sport springs are supposed to lower the Alltrack but Alltrack stock springs are supposed to raise the standard sportwagen so I hoped the net difference would cancel out. The springs fit great and the resulting ride height (floor to top of wheel arch) is 26-3/4" high. No handling problems - drives as good or better than stock. New springs seem to have less sag when loaded with passengers in the back.

You can install these without a spring compressor in the back but I had to remove 3 bolts to get the swing arm low enough to remove:
1) sway bar
2) shock
3) lower arm knuckle
Don't forget to unclip the brakeline clips
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I wanted more load capacity in the back without the 2" lift on a standard Sportwagen so I ordered Alltrack 54789 sport springs from Urotuning. https://www.urotuning.com/H-R-Sport-...en-p/54789.htm Alltrack Sport springs are supposed to lower the Alltrack but Alltrack stock springs are supposed to raise the standard sportwagen so I hoped the net difference would cancel out. The springs fit great and the resulting ride height (floor to top of wheel arch) is 26-3/4" high. No handling problems - drives as good or better than stock. New springs seem to have less sag when loaded with passengers in the back.
You can install these without a spring compressor in the back but I had to remove 3 bolts to get the swing arm low enough to remove:
1) sway bar
2) shock
3) lower arm knuckle
Don't forget to unclip the brakeline clips
Looks like a great solution for a slight gsw lift !

Did you also do fronts, or just rears ? Do they just sell rears ?

What sway bar ? aftermarket ?

Do you have a photo of the springs installed with the car without jacks ? Wondering if the progressive coils are touching....

Also, don't forget the disconnect the headlight adjustment thingy, I did and broke mine.


I recently went ahead and installed Alltrack rear springs, but I also have a 1.125" lift up front.


Its a little tall when unloaded but perfect when loaded especially with bikes hanging on the back hitch.

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I'm looking at buying the alltrack springs for my '15 Golf TDI S

I have 112k on mine and wanted to do a suspension refresh. Was thinking about lifting, so figured why not.

Should I go for new oem shocks/struts or aftermarket?
Anything else I should buy that I may need to replace during the install?
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