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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 September 13th, 2018, 09:47   #61
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I'd go with Koni Yellows or Special Actives. The damping on OE struts and shocks may be inadequate. You could try and source Alltrack OE dampers but I'm not sure rear fitment is the same. I'd replace front and rear mounts, but you should be able to swap over the bump stops and boots.
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Old September 13th, 2018, 15:45   #62
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I did this lift with Koni FSD's. Rides awesome.I added Firestone Coil Rite bags to it also.Stock suspension would be pretty harsh, would be my guess.
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Old September 13th, 2018, 23:57   #63
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Keep in mind that Koni has re-branded FSDs to Special Actives.
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Old September 14th, 2018, 05:14   #64
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does idparts carry/get a hold of konis Special Actives for the mk7? specifically the 55mm front struts?
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Old September 14th, 2018, 09:52   #65
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We have fronts and rears on order, arriving soon. I believe the TDIs use 50mm struts, however, so we won't be stocking the 55s.
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Old September 14th, 2018, 12:28   #66
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We have fronts and rears on order, arriving soon. I believe the TDIs use 50mm struts, however, so we won't be stocking the 55s.
Peter, are the Special Active rears on order for the twist beam or IRS? Just following up on a previous inquiry about the unavailability of the rears.
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Old September 14th, 2018, 12:50   #67
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I'd go with Koni Yellows or Special Actives. The damping on OE struts and shocks may be inadequate. You could try and source Alltrack OE dampers but I'm not sure rear fitment is the same. I'd replace front and rear mounts, but you should be able to swap over the bump stops and boots.
Thank you sir! I'll definitely replace the mounts. I'm thinking I'll go with the special actives.

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I did this lift with Koni FSD's. Rides awesome.I added Firestone Coil Rite bags to it also.Stock suspension would be pretty harsh, would be my guess.
I'm seriously considering this. How long did everything take you? Did you install on a lift?
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Old September 14th, 2018, 12:55   #68
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Chris, we're ordering twist beam rear Special Actives. We were ready to special order them from Koni, but they decided to stock them in the US. We don't have an arrival date yet.
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Great, thanks!
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I wonder how much different Bilstein TC's all around with the AllTrack springs would handle.

Is the MKVII rear wagon shock different than the MKVII Golf hatchback shock like in the MKIV's? If not it looks like Rock Auto already has the rears available - but no Bilstein for the fronts.

Peter - what's your thoughts on the MKVII control arm bushings? They look to be the same style as the MKIV with the thinner areas. Any VW/Audi cars that use the same size bushing like we did on the MKIV's and the TT control arm bushing?
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Don't know how the car will handle with different dampers. One thing I've learned is it's a mistake to extrapolate how one car handles with a certain damper to another platform. It usually doesn't work out. For example, I've found that MKIII cars ride great with TCs, MKIVs ride more harshly, IMO. So you'd have to try it and see what you think.

We haven't investigated the bushings yet, but VW seems to have more model-specific suspension components now than previously. I suspect Rock Auto shows two rear shocks because one is for IRS and one is for the beam axle. I don't think there's any difference in the rear shocks between the GSW and Golf TDIs.
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I wonder how much different Bilstein TC's all around with the AllTrack springs would handle.

Is the MKVII rear wagon shock different than the MKVII Golf hatchback shock like in the MKIV's? If not it looks like Rock Auto already has the rears available - but no Bilstein for the fronts.

Peter - what's your thoughts on the MKVII control arm bushings? They look to be the same style as the MKIV with the thinner areas. Any VW/Audi cars that use the same size bushing like we did on the MKIV's and the TT control arm bushing?

Lots of MBQ LCA stuff can be swapped with S3/R including cast subframe rather than the stamped steel.

I believe Whiteline and Super Pro make replacement LCA, that should bolt up to the 50mm knucles of the Golf.
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Old November 12th, 2018, 20:21   #73
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Any updates on this???

Also any idea if some A/T tires will fit in the rear with this setup?
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