Which lowering springs. Eibach or H&R

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Which lowering springs. Eibach or H&R

Post by john__m » Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:05 pm

Eibach or h&r springs on polo gti ?
Which is the better choice ?

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Re: Which lowering springs. Eibach or H&R

Post by Dink » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:19 pm

I have eibach springs fitted to my gti and the ride is better than standard (6c gti)

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Re: Which lowering springs. Eibach or H&R

Post by john__m » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:21 pm

Any pics so i can see the height?
H&r do a lower ride height than eibach

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Re: Which lowering springs. Eibach or H&R

Post by Dink » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:16 pm

This is with the eibach springs fitted. It's a subtle drop and is about right imho.
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Re: Which lowering springs. Eibach or H&R

Post by Andy1273 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:38 pm

The rear looks so much better. By how much did it lower by? Did you purchase a standard kit or a specific type for the height?
Any problems with speed bumps, kerbs, pot holes etc....

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Re: Which lowering springs. Eibach or H&R

Post by Dink » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:45 pm

Think eibach only do one drop height for the polo gti and it's around 25mm

I've not had any problems with rubbing or Kerbs.

I didn't want to go to low on the rear as it starts to push the wheel forward and just makes it look broken imho

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Re: Which lowering springs. Eibach or H&R

Post by john__m » Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:30 pm

Does look better than standard, and probably not as rough a ride as the h&r ones but i do like the lower look

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Re: Which lowering springs. Eibach or H&R

Post by Andy1273 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:33 am

john__m wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:30 pm
Does look better than standard, and probably not as rough a ride as the h&r ones but i do like the lower look
I agree does look better than standard.
Where may I ask did you get the springs from? VW and how did you get them fitted, independent garage or at VW?
I presume although you've had them fitted to your GTI they will also fit a 6c TSI?

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Re: Which lowering springs. Eibach or H&R

Post by Dink » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:55 am

Andy1273 wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:33 am
I agree does look better than standard.
Where may I ask did you get the springs from? VW and how did you get them fitted, independent garage or at VW?
I presume although you've had them fitted to your GTI they will also fit a 6c TSI?
I got them from a site called autodoc.co.uk (they were the cheapest around) and got a local garage to fit them.

You will struggle to get vw to fit them.

There is a part for lowering springs from vw but they can sometimes be a bit of pain to find.

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Re: Which lowering springs. Eibach or H&R

Post by Andy1273 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:11 pm

Dink wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:55 am
Andy1273 wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:33 am
I agree does look better than standard.
Where may I ask did you get the springs from? VW and how did you get them fitted, independent garage or at VW?
I presume although you've had them fitted to your GTI they will also fit a 6c TSI?


There is a part for lowering springs from vw but they can sometimes be a bit of pain to find.
So do you need this part to be able to fit them? You have a part number?

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Re: Which lowering springs. Eibach or H&R

Post by Dink » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:25 pm

No. vw do lowering springs (well they used to) but it's difficult to find the part number. They won't be listed under your vin number

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Re: Which lowering springs. Eibach or H&R

Post by john__m » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:07 pm

You can still get them. They are called vw racingline. But ive heard the ride is terrible and they cost a lot more than eibach or h&rs

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Re: Which lowering springs. Eibach or H&R

Post by Dink » Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:58 pm

john__m wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:07 pm
You can still get them. They are called vw racingline. But ive heard the ride is terrible and they cost a lot more than eibach or h&rs
I'd read up on what the h&r springs are like for ride quality 😉😁

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Re: Which lowering springs. Eibach or H&R

Post by Alexnesta » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:32 pm

I used Eibach and H&R, with H&R the car was very short and nice but it bounced all the time my car is a 6R Blue GT. After a week of use, Mount Eibach again as the car worked really badly. I bought H&R 35 / 55mm. I sincerely recommend eibach

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Re: Which lowering springs. Eibach or H&R

Post by john__m » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:34 pm

Looks good
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