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 Post subject: EL GLI Wagon with superlows?
Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:34 pm 
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ok, i have an EL GLI Wagon and i want to lower it, i picked up a set of King Spring Superlows and a set of lowered leaf springs off a mate which he said made the car sit even with the superlows

my question is, does anyone know how much these will lower my car? as i am afraid that they will make it too low and i wont be able to get in and out of my driveway, both up/down the curb and down/up the slope.

Cheers Kristian
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 Post subject: Re: EL GLI Wagon with superlows?
Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:31 am 
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Hi Mate.

My Wagon has King Spring Super Lows in the front, and I used 2.5" lowering blocks in the back.

It looks like this.
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The only real way to know is to install the new gear, and see for yourself how it looks, and how you are able to navigate all the usual places you go.

If you don't like, change it back. It is only time.

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 Post subject: Re: EL GLI Wagon with superlows?
Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:19 am 
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cheers mate, looks mad, only thing im worried about is the money in having my springs replaced twice.
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 Post subject: Re: EL GLI Wagon with superlows?
Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:42 am 
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gome wrote:
cheers mate, looks mad, only thing im worried about is the money in having my springs replaced twice.


Time = Money...so in a sense BenJ was correct in saying it's only time :P. You can try and do it yourself? (not sure how hard leaf springs are...but coil springs seem easy enough)

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL GLI Wagon with superlows?
Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:02 pm 
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hmm true true, so how do i go about changing front springs? is it doable or do i need special tools?
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Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:42 pm 
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You need spring compressors, and a workshop manual.

If you have not got any idea on how to do it now, get someone local to help you so you can learn as you go.

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 Post subject: Re: EL GLI Wagon with superlows?
Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:51 pm 
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hmm after reading some stuff i reckon i may be able to do this myself, though the rears may be harder then i thought, shall look into it, cheers
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 Post subject: Re: EL GLI Wagon with superlows?
Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:13 pm 
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leafs are easy to swap over, fronts are even easier
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