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I’m looking for about a 20mm drop that retains the DCC. I’ve always bought eibach pro kits in the past because they seem to give the perfect balance of drivability and looks. The only ones I have found are the racingline which have had mixed reviews on the mk7 and the more aggressive eibach sportline springs. Has anyone got any pics or recommendations on what they are running? 

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1 hour ago, PEHZY said:

I think that’s what I’m leaning towards always been eibach in the past but they creaked on my A35 and when I reached out to eibach they didn’t offer much help. 👍

Well my Racingline Springs were matched with the DCC since almost new for 5 yrs and worked a

treat even on track. They  are boxed up in case I take Ohlins off and sell them if I get a new car.


 

If you’re thinking of going this way try and stretch to the rear ARB upgrade and Superpro Caster Bush set which gives more Caster and Camber and is a really cheap upgrade compared to changing the LCA’s.

 

I run 034 Motorsport rear ARB only. Gives the car a nicer turn in and less understeer and has two settings and is great quality. Got the whole lot from Awesome GTI and fitted by VW Race specialists Retro Resus who are APR agents and build VW Cup and MK5 PGTI cars in Somerset.

 

 

 

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Thanks for the advice. I will look into what you have recommended as I’m booked in at awesome for the VWR springs. Do people change the strut top mounts with the springs? They have recommended bilstein ones or should I stick with OEM or even chance the originals that have only covered 12k


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Febi Bilstein is the manufacturer who supplies VW.

At only 12K your original top mounts should be fine. I have kept my original ones on the car and if I go down the road of extra camber I will swap out the LCA’s for Superpro or Whiteline items.

TBH for what I do tyres make a bigger impact go for Inters for track upgrading from my Cup 2’s.

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12 hours ago, PEHZY said:

Thanks I have gone the cautionary route and asked for the recommended Bilstein mounts to be fitted with the springs. £65 for the pair and no extra labour charge. Maybe I can sell my used ones with only 12k!


One good & useful upgrade you could do is to get Awesome to fit the relatively cheap Superpro Caster bush set which gives you more caster and .75 degrees  extra camber. It gives the front much more “feel” with sharper turn in and a reduction in understeer and it weights up the steering give you a much more planted feel. I had these fitted when I had my springs fitted then the car was set up on the Geo.

Its cheaper than swapping out the LCA’s which give a bit more camber. The 034 top mounts are ok from what I’ve heard although there are reports of clunking and a small degree of extra NVH which I didn’t want on a predominantly road orientated car. 
The Ohlins take the car to a different level and are even more comfy than DCC with a lot less thump and no bouncing in comfy mode. They are the R&T which give compression and rebound adjustment on on a rotary dial which is easy to use.

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For a road car running too much camber will knock the inside edges of the tyres. Also you’ll get horrible tram lining  especially on motorways where lorries causes gullies from their weight on the inside lanes. 
 

I ran KW Clubsports with adjustable top plates. Great for a good turn in but knocks top speed off with too much camber.

 

I got my tuner to Geo the car according to which circuit I was at but to be fair if you’re looking at incremental reduction in lap times I’d run a good Intermediate tyre such as Dunlop Direzza’s.  I’d then take weight out. All great things for a good track car. I don’t  bother now and just run MSP Cup 2’s.  
 

As mentioned solid top mounts will give more NVH clunks knocks etc.

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