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GLI Suspension Upgrade Options
Hendrick
#1 Posted : Wednesday, April 7, 2010 8:26:40 PM Quote
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Here we Go!
Let's start off with a picture of the original OE set-up (stock ride height).



First..lets tackle the removal of our stock system


Hendrick
#2 Posted : Wednesday, April 7, 2010 8:49:28 PM Quote
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Our new SPAX kit Drool


Lets begin with the rear.
After an inspection of all rear bushings revealed no problems or issues that needed to be attended to, it was decided that we could move forward with the assembly and intsalation of the new shorter travel shocks and adjustable springs.

The OLD...and the NEW.


Firts our bump stops needed to be 'trimmed'Wink

Assembled.

Installed

Set the dampening.


TO BE CONTINUED.......
Hendrick
#3 Posted : Friday, April 9, 2010 6:22:48 PM Quote
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........Now on to the front suspension.

It was decided that the stock A-arm bushings would be swapped for the more rigid Audi TT units.
Let's take a look at the difference between these parts.

Notice the stock unit (left) has kidney shaped pockets, where as the TT unit (right) are 360* of solid rubber.

Time to press out the old.

...and the new TT bushing installed.
Hendrick
#4 Posted : Sunday, April 11, 2010 8:49:17 AM Quote
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.....And finally, a look at our front coilover set-up.


Assembled with NEW Febi/Bilstein upper strut mounts & bearings






Here's where things get interesting.....after installing the 18" BBS rollers, we immediately noticed that there was a clearance issue.Blink
The tires were making contact right at this location. (see below)


The solution....we machined some thick 5 X 100 FK spacers down to achieve our desired clearance.


The finished product, front wheels sit nicely in the arches and do not protrude out past the fender lip.ThumpUp



mkivGLI-ry
#5 Posted : Thursday, April 15, 2010 12:13:06 AM Quote
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Good Look
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#6 Posted : Wednesday, March 2, 2011 6:20:47 PM Quote
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how much did the whole set up cost?
Sinc
#7 Posted : Monday, March 14, 2011 6:46:10 PM Quote
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you don't have any more of the spax available? just the non-dampening adjustable set on display?
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