and punch him right in the face. As some of you know with mk4 vw's, the suspension can be kind of a pain in the ass. Specifically, the front. There are three big things that gripe me about this car. First thing is the floating strut mounts. What a stupid design. It has poor handling characteristics not to mention it makes strut removal very difficult. Not a big deal if you have air tools, but a PITA nonetheless. The second thing which is another pain in the ass. The stupid ass spindle. What genius decided that spreading the spindle for strut removal was a good idea. I have a strut spreader (two to be exact, lol) but still, it is a pain in the ass. Not to mention my KW v2 coil currently on the car was seized when I tried pulling it out. Not a great big deal, but still a PITA as well. Now the third thing which is what pisses me off the most. The fucking right front axle. When you drop the spindle, the axle hits the subframe, so you have limited movement. In order to remove or install the factory suspension, you have to pull the axle in order to get the spindle low enough in order to slide the strut out (or in). Arghhhh Yesterday I was going to pull my coils, put a gli suspension on, and put snow tires on. Well I knew I was going to have problems with that right front, so I started there. By the time I got the compressor fired up in the cold weather (ether rules, gas compressors dont), I was already fealing beat. Then I had to wrestle and hammer the kw coil out of the spindle, with the spindle totally spread. Then I get to that issue with the RF axle. Oh man what a pita. I've never pulled the axle myself (friend helped me pull my oem strut out) so I'm going to have to find out what tools I need and what I need to do for that. I was hoping it wouldn't happen either because I figured the gli strut was shorter, and obviously a little lower than stock. The damn thing wouldn't fit by 1/2-1" or so. I was so pissed, I was like "fuck this" and just threw the kw coil back in. Then I just threw all the snow tires on and I was done for the day. Thanks for listening to my rant. And after I put the snows on, I then realized I could have just raised the car for the winter or until I feel like pulling that axle. In my frustration I didn't even realize it.