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Old February 22nd, 2018, 15:59   #466
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My son's Golf with a 2" lift was not in factory specs for front camber. But it's only slightly out. He's driven the car close to 100K miles and we haven't seen any unusual tire wear.
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Old February 22nd, 2018, 19:42   #467
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I'd like to see a lifted only alignment spec sheet and issues thread.
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Old February 22nd, 2018, 19:46   #468
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So after reading this thread multiple times, I am at a loss of what to buy. I don't want to use spacers in the front if I can avoid it, so should I dish out the extra money for the Suplex VR6 front springs and the wagon rear springs? Granted the Suplex springs are almost three-times the cost of the "regular" VR6 front springs, but if I can get 1-1/2" without spacers and negatively affecting the alignment geometry, I can figure out the rear final height after the suspension settles, right? Thanks in advance.
I ran a while on the Moog cheap springs until they sagged down, then I got the Suplex. I'm in upstate New York with awful roads. I have the springs and spacers. You can adjust camber a bit with the 3 ball joint bolts.

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Old February 23rd, 2018, 15:36   #469
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I put 2” spacers with high mileage auto springs up front, moog wagon springs and Napa wagon shocks in rear. 1 1/4” rear spacers gave the rear end a slight rake. Shock travel and length were nearly the same as sedan. I believe I extended them 2”. I set the camber with a machinist square and had to slightly egg the ball joint mounting holes in the control arms to reach the spec. Spec was 1/4 degree I think. I haven’t driven it enough to make any claims on wear or settlement. Just found a pair of cheap 215/65/16’s to experiment with to see what it does to my gearing before buying tires and having it aligned. Curious at what speed it will idle in 2nd and 3rd gear. Hopefully some info someone can find useful. Also, when I had a friend spin up the rear spacers, I had him fit those little SS sacrificial spring seats on both ends of the spacers. Hoping that keeps the aluminum spacers from wearing.
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