Finally lifted my golf wagon

KAG

Veteran Member
Joined
Aug 2, 2004
Location
Innisfil
TDI
None
Bought 2 years ago from I'd parts a 2 inch lift kit. Didn't install it for various reasons. After sitting in my parked car at work and funny enough the right front spring blew - what a sound. Limped it to mechanic and found a broken rear spring as well finally decided ots time.
Not sure if they sent me the wrong kit, but it lifted it closer to 3 inches - but I love it.

Now I must admit, I need to replace a drive shaft (one was done as the cv boot was cracked) and now there is a very noticeable drive shimmy at low speeds and low power.
My mechanic recommended if it doesn't clear soon, replace the other worn shaft as it's the cause. Its getting done asap as it hasn't settled down.

I love the new height, it's much more like a subaru now, i basically turned my golf wagon into a crossover.
 

Thunder Chicken

Veteran Member
Joined
Jul 19, 2012
Location
Sioux Lookout, Ontario
TDI
2012 Golf Wagon
I love my lifted height, but I’ve also noticed a weird shimmy that may be an axle doing something funny….
Ive also broke sway arm links like crazy it seems…. Not sure if any of this is related to the lift, or the fact the car has hit the 10 years old self destruct age…(thanks salty roads and extreme weather)
 

DivineChaos

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Joined
Jul 27, 2019
Location
Minnesota
TDI
mk6 jetta sportwagen tdi
I love my lifted height, but I’ve also noticed a weird shimmy that may be an axle doing something funny….
Ive also broke sway arm links like crazy it seems…. Not sure if any of this is related to the lift, or the fact the car has hit the 10 years old self destruct age…(thanks salty roads and extreme weather)
Did you get it aligned after the lift install?
 

DivineChaos

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Joined
Jul 27, 2019
Location
Minnesota
TDI
mk6 jetta sportwagen tdi
I did and it was all in spec. I’ve done about 25k km and had no weird tire wear. Besides what I think is the axle shimmy, it worked great for a 10k km road trip. Now that winter is over I’ve found broken links, one broken rear spring…. (Suplex brand springs)
Bent rim or a failing tyre.
 

KAG

Veteran Member
Joined
Aug 2, 2004
Location
Innisfil
TDI
None
Also getting second axle replaced on Tuesday. Hope that takes out the low speed wobble. It's fine on the highway. I had a 4 wheel tire alignment done, also like a noob I didn't get them to balance my tires.
So I'm going to thus time.
Height wise it's awesome, and now that I've done this I've noticed a few other vws lifted here in Barrie Ontario
 
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