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luke89

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Post #51
Yep,I think I need to get someone else to have a look at it now,the amount of hours I've spent staring at it means I have no idea what's right from wrong anymore.rikky?
Posted 12th Dec 2014 at 02:49
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Post #52
Mate if you were closer I would come and help you as reading this thread I'm feeling for ya

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Posted 12th Dec 2014 at 07:17
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Post #53
where abouts are you? i think i asked you before, forget your answer

i'm in stockport, if you want me to have a nosey you're welcome to pop over at weekend / evenings

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Posted 12th Dec 2014 at 08:41
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Post #54
Cheers chaps. I'm in Salford rikky so you aren't far for me to come at all.
Posted 12th Dec 2014 at 12:56
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Post #55
Seems to have settled somewhat after 50 miles on the motorway but it's still too high....

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Posted 14th Dec 2014 at 23:03
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Post #56
Near side.

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Posted 14th Dec 2014 at 23:04
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Full side.Last photo.

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Posted 14th Dec 2014 at 23:06
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Post #58
Would like to see picture of another standard 6 height
Posted 15th Dec 2014 at 04:57
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Post #59
Here's mine at standard height although the springs are 17 years old and have covered 140k so have probably dropped a bit.Smile

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Posted 15th Dec 2014 at 06:20
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Post #60
look fine to me, I think its the problem these cars are getting to the age where standard ones are rarer and people have forgotten what they look like at stock heights with 55 profile tyres.

same happens with the 205, many have been using lowering springs which were far lower than actually advertised and they have been seen as the normal ride height for a while a standard car looks very odd!

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Posted 15th Dec 2014 at 10:52
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I've been to pug bitz in Denton today and without being prompted the mechanic who sees plenty of these every week was amazed at how high the car was,he said and I quote "it looks like there's too much of the strut between the top of the hub and the spring seat. He confirmed that my fitting wasn't an issue and that everything is fitted properly.
Posted 23rd Dec 2014 at 20:11
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Post #62
could always put some eibach springs on the front it will bring it down a touch

I just put my nile back on std looking front struts and that seems a bit high ? Not driven yet as I need new drop links and an mot
Posted 23rd Dec 2014 at 20:18
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Post #63
My mates looks really high on standard suspension and wheels but im used to seeing mine on eibachs and b8s with 17s but still the 40 profile should bring the total radius to around the same as 15s and 55s.
Your first pic looked way high the second didn't look to bad, still thought it was slightly high tho but as I said I'm used to seeing lower cars with bigger wheels, I'd say it's not far off, see what it's like in a couple of months, it doesn't look far off my mates standard 6

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Posted 23rd Dec 2014 at 20:32
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Post #64
Just had a thought about this. Could the top mounts be fitted the wrong way around, not flipped obviously but twisted so that the top mount is 180 degrees turned from where it should be?
Posted 27th Jan 2015 at 11:15
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Post #65
Don't look far off compared to the blaze
Posted 27th Jan 2015 at 11:23
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Fwiw, Here's mine. Standard on 16s with 50 profile. Yours doesn't look any 'worse' than mine.

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Posted 27th Jan 2015 at 11:42
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Post #67
Now that they have settled it looks standard height.

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Posted 27th Jan 2015 at 12:03
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i looked at his car. it does look a bit high, looks like it could do with going about 30mm lower to look standard IMO

looking at the hubs / strut underneath, they look like they need to go in a further 30mm though, but they obviously can't due to the tab positioning on the shock body

topmounts have a locating tab in them which would foul if back to front

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Posted 27th Jan 2015 at 12:20
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Post #69
I'd convinced myself it was the right height until I went to Rikkys and now he's gone and given me O.C.D about it again!

He is right though it shouldn't be as high as it is.
Posted 27th Jan 2015 at 12:53
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For a true reference, here's a side-on of mine with standard suspension and OEM 195/55 tyres.

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Posted 27th Jan 2015 at 13:29
luke89

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Post #71
How old are your springs and shocks mate? Looks significantly lower than mine.
Posted 27th Jan 2015 at 13:32
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When the photograph was taken, 7 years and ~100,000 miles. Shocks won't make a difference to the ride height (whether they're new or old), unless you're fannying around with aftermarket s**te. Springs will though.
Posted 27th Jan 2015 at 13:37
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Post #73
if the shocks aren't in the hubs enough, they will.. and his aren't because of the design of them

GOD TOM, KEEP UP

see dis fred for lots of confused people - http://www.306gti6.com/forum/showthread.php?id=159389

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Posted 27th Jan 2015 at 13:41
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rikky wrote:
if the shocks aren't in the hubs enough, they will.. and his aren't because of the design of them

GOD TOM, KEEP UP


So, they're s**tty quality then. I'd be fairly miffed if I fitted some shock absorbers to a car they were designed for only to find they don't fit the bloody hub properly! LOL

Other things that won't fit the hub properly include scaffolding poles and cucumbers.
Posted 27th Jan 2015 at 13:42
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Post #75
Luke as you those springs came off my 6 in 2009 had covered 62k , they have all the markings on :-)






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