Getting through tyres once a month

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Getting through tyres once a month

Post by Simonpiemon » Sat Jun 11, 2022 10:29 pm

So the tracking on my Rocco is stupidly far out borderline dangerous to drive and its destroying my tyres. I don't think the camber is too good either. I've had a few garages try to improve it but not much luck. The coilovers are totally seized and I've been advised to replace them with a decent Lowering kit.

Would a lowering kit sort the issue and if so can anyone reccomend a decent set? I'm put off coilovers after what's happened to mine.



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Re: Getting through tyres once a month

Post by mark1gls » Sun Jun 12, 2022 6:58 pm

Lots of us have Eibach lowering springs and Bilstein B4 shocks which is good kit, it’s lower than the original ride height so they are stiffer but for normal road use they are good but can be a little bumpy on uneven roads but probably better than cheap coilovers.

More info and search for Mk1 Golf as lots more info etc on the web.

https://forum.sciroccoregister.co.uk/vi ... 10&t=19558

If you don’t have the front strut housing then they do a kit with complete front struts.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/233186537738

Or a kit with front shock insterts.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/233057941786 ... 1438.l2649


They are showing out of stock so maybe email them to see if they can get a kit for you, they are very helpful


Or another kit here with tops for the rear shocks.

https://www.classic-vw.co.uk/complete-s ... 8286-p.asp


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Re: Getting through tyres once a month

Post by mark1gls » Sun Jun 12, 2022 7:00 pm

Forgot to add fit new Febi top mounts when changing suspension and you will need to get the camber and tracking done when the new kit is fitted but a lot of tyre places can’t do the camber angle as they all don’t have the kit to carry out the job.


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Re: Getting through tyres once a month

Post by essextom » Mon Jun 13, 2022 11:20 am

coilovers shouldnt effect the tracking. and camber is via the lower camber bolts so i dont really understand why the coilovers being seized (guess the height adjustment collars) prevents the tracking to be sorted.

coilovers are good, you just need to get a decent set.

do you know what coilovers you have at the moment?

changing to normal struts and lowering springs wont really change much. id take the car to someone to laser align. id suggest not using kwik fit or formula 1 as they are generally pants.


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