Lowering front spring cups..

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Lowering front spring cups..

Post by mark1gls » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:21 pm

Anyone got or used these?
Are they any good?

I’ve got Eibach Lowering Springs, Bilstein Gas Shocks but find the front still a little high so thinking this may help reduce the gap between my tyre and wheel arch.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-Scirocco-L ... dpkYoRq9dQ

Or these...
http://www.classic-vw.co.uk/bonrath-fro ... 2834-p.asp


I did look at these but rather pricey and also found out they will hit the bonnet if fitted to a Mk1 Scirocco, good idea for a Mk1 golf.

https://vwgolfmk1.org.uk/forum/index.ph ... rut-risers


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Re: Lowering front spring cups..

Post by james butler » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:54 pm

what bilstein shocks are you running?
if you reduce the travel on the shock any more than the eibachs allready do arent you at risk of botteming out?


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Re: Lowering front spring cups..

Post by mark1gls » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:57 pm

I’ve got this kit.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Eibach-Loweri ... 0033.m2042

I’ve still got 60mm between the wheel arch and tyre and my wishbones are still horizontal so still plenty of room to drop it a bit more.


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Re: Lowering front spring cups..

Post by mark1gls » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:06 pm

A couple of pics, bit dark and wet tonight so not the best pics.
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See what I mean...



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Re: Lowering front spring cups..

Post by james butler » Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:13 pm

thats interesting.
ive got the same setup and i had to raise mine 25mm to get the wishbones level and to the same height as yours.
it was also to stop the shocks bottoming out on the rubbish south brum roads.
did you say these were fitted to a mk1?
maybe the mk1 is quite a bit lighter and thats why its sitting higher?
i would say the spring tops would be the best way to go, i raised mine up that way so theyres no reason you couldnt lower them in the same fashion.
just keep an eye on how much usable shock length you have when its back on the ground.


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Re: Lowering front spring cups..

Post by mark1gls » Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:32 pm

Yes it’s a Mk1, little 1.6 carb feed car so perhaps it’s a little lighter than a Mk2. I did park mine next the Keith’s mk1 storm/Gti at the national meet and you could see his was lower even with the same suspension kit fitted, he did mention the position of the lower spring cups could be different on GLS struts so I measured mine to the Mk1 Golf Gti I have and they are in the same place so that ruled out that idea...
I’ve gone and bought some so will let you all know how I get on.
For £25 delivered it’s worth a go.


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Re: Lowering front spring cups..

Post by james butler » Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:26 pm

definately worth a go even if you dont use them you could sell it on easy at that price.


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Re: Lowering front spring cups..

Post by mark1gls » Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:43 pm

New cups arrived at the week end, they look good quality and hopping to fit them in the next couple of weeks.


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Re: Lowering front spring cups..

Post by james butler » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:09 pm

any good mark?


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