Cheapest way to drop an mk4 gti?

Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by sniffitgood, Oct 22, 2005.

  1. sniffitgood

    sniffitgood Guest

    Just wondering what the cheapest way to drop an mk4 GTI is. There's too much wheel gap with the 17 inch monte carlo rims. :wtc: :greddy: :hay:

    thanks.
     
  2. Chris87

    Chris87 flatoutperformance.com

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    If you want to be an idiot and cheap and not do anything properly, just cut the springs.
     
  3. sniffitgood

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    how much would springs be? would i have to get new shocks?

    these are canadian funds. im in saskatoon, too....
     
  4. Ry4n

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    You can run just lowering springs on stock shocks, but don't expect the shocks to last as long as they normally would.
     
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    As long as you don't lower it much (more than 1.5-2in) you should be ok I was told. :dunno:

    For lowering springs I mean..
     
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    What are the odds that there would be another s'tooner in the euro forum? lol. :run:


    Springs will typically run you $250-$400cdn for a set.

    :werd:

    Shocks/Struts will usually run you $200-$250cdn for EACH front strut, and $100-$150cdn for EACH rear shock... For decent ones.

    With a setup like that, you're going to get good looks AND have the car handle very very well. If you cut your springs or get some cheap Ebay junk, your car will look good, but it'll drive and handle like a peice of shit.
     
  7. sniffitgood

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    time to buy used....lol. :x: :riaa:
     
  8. blang

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    just monitor a canadian vw site like www.vwdov.ca and wait for a set of used springs/shocks to pop up, then buy then cheap
     
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    I have the same wheels on mine, I just put on Eibach sport springs, it's about a 2" drop. I'm saving up for a set of coilovers.
     
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    Took mine 6-months for the shocks to die out on me.... Do a full kit if your'e taking the time to pull the suspension off.
     

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