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2008/05/21 12:09:39 (permalink)
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'NO SOURCE REQUESTS' equivalent on other forums

I've recently joined a VW forum to try and find out information about modifying my new Golf. I made a post regarding suspension and explained I was a complete newbie to the world of car modifying and was the quote I had received from a performance tuning garage realistic.
I also added that would it be cheaper to source the individual components and get a regular garage to fit them

Cue a bombardment of PMs with people offering to sell me various suspension parts, most likely all scammers preying on a wet-behind-the-ears new member.

Now I know how people in the TAOS forum feel when they post their AAS requests and get countless messages from internet scammers.

Not sure why but I felt the need to share this tale with my fellow MTers

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    Ak_88
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    RE: 'NO SOURCE REQUESTS' equivalent on other forums 2008/05/21 12:10:41 (permalink)
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    I think we need a graph illustrating number of source offers from time of request.
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    RE: 'NO SOURCE REQUESTS' equivalent on other forums 2008/05/21 12:10:54 (permalink)
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    Ive found this thru 2 other sites PM'ing system.
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    RE: 'NO SOURCE REQUESTS' equivalent on other forums 2008/05/21 12:11:44 (permalink)
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    ive never had this on the golf forum i used

    what golf have you got? without blowing my own trumpet i know ALOT about the mk4s

    i used to use the ukmkivs forum
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    RE: 'NO SOURCE REQUESTS' equivalent on other forums 2008/05/21 12:19:16 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Jamesw

    ive never had this on the golf forum i used

    what golf have you got? without blowing my own trumpet i know ALOT about the mk4s

    i used to use the ukmkivs forum


    I've had some decent responses from the VW-performance forum but can honestly say the posts on here when I was doing some research last year and last month have been considerably more useful. It's a bit quiet in there.

    Basically, I've got a Mk4 TDi 130bhp.
    I've been quoted £297 for the fitting of an Eibach Pro-Spring kit or £778 for Koni FSD's & Eibach Pro Springs.

    I don't really know what spending £500 more will do, that's really the problem.

    All I'm after is a slight lowering (30mm) and if it improves the handling, all the better. For £778 I'd want something pretty special I feel.

    Any advice gladly receive dthough.
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    RE: 'NO SOURCE REQUESTS' equivalent on other forums 2008/05/21 12:24:33 (permalink)
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    ha,made me laugh,everybody has to try and get a bit of something out of a potential opportunity,especially where cars are involved.

    and no,an honest bit of advice,a normal garage will normally not be interested in performance modifications,but theres exceptions and some younger lads will do stuff on the side.unless your fitting parts that are a straight swap.

    by the way i dont work in a garage anymore.
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    RE: 'NO SOURCE REQUESTS' equivalent on other forums 2008/05/21 12:26:14 (permalink)
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    in all honesty coilovers are the way to go

    you CAN tell the difference like night and day from those to just lower springs

    main problem with lowering springs is that the rear end seems to sit higher than the front

    with coilovers it doesnt as you can adjust it at the rear with a allen key in 5mins.

    the handling with different springs will be little difference

    with coilovers it is like a go-cart and doesnt lean over and stays flat.

    even for cheep coilovers this is all true - they can be had for aslittle as 350-450 plus fitting
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    RE: 'NO SOURCE REQUESTS' equivalent on other forums 2008/05/21 12:28:44 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Lord Monkcheese


    ORIGINAL: Jamesw

    ive never had this on the golf forum i used

    what golf have you got? without blowing my own trumpet i know ALOT about the mk4s

    i used to use the ukmkivs forum


    I've had some decent responses from the VW-performance forum but can honestly say the posts on here when I was doing some research last year and last month have been considerably more useful. It's a bit quiet in there.

    Basically, I've got a Mk4 TDi 130bhp.
    I've been quoted £297 for the fitting of an Eibach Pro-Spring kit or £778 for Koni FSD's & Eibach Pro Springs.

    I don't really know what spending £500 more will do, that's really the problem.

    All I'm after is a slight lowering (30mm) and if it improves the handling, all the better. For £778 I'd want something pretty special I feel.

    Any advice gladly receive dthough.


    koni is adjustable for track days/wether/road surfaces/hard driving etc,they are dampened iirc.the spring kit will just lower the car and make your ride stiffer.

    a possibility would be to check the shockers off of a 1.8t golf or bigger,and see if them shocks are any different/sportier and get some of them priced up and a spring kit.
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    trixta
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    RE: 'NO SOURCE REQUESTS' equivalent on other forums 2008/05/21 12:29:44 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Jamesw

    in all honesty coilovers are the way to go

    you CAN tell the difference like night and day from those to just lower springs

    main problem with lowering springs is that the rear end seems to sit higher than the front

    with coilovers it doesnt as you can adjust it at the rear with a allen key in 5mins.

    the handling with different springs will be little difference

    with coilovers it is like a go-cart and doesnt lean over and stays flat.

    even for cheep coilovers this is all true - they can be had for aslittle as 350-450 plus fitting



    ha bet me to it,better explanation as well.
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    RE: 'NO SOURCE REQUESTS' equivalent on other forums 2008/05/21 12:46:33 (permalink)
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    I've recently joined a VW forum


    There are other forums???

      




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    RE: 'NO SOURCE REQUESTS' equivalent on other forums 2008/05/21 12:52:47 (permalink)
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    one other thing to think about is when you lower the car considrably the front anti rollbar can rub on the driveshafts, dont get a different roll bar as it will induce understeer but nowadays you can get longer drop links to avoid the problem.
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    RE: 'NO SOURCE REQUESTS' equivalent on other forums 2008/05/21 13:00:26 (permalink)
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    Hence no PM system on MT, not just for peolple trying to sell AS, but to stop people selling normal supps through it too, when we have paying sponsors
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    RE: 'NO SOURCE REQUESTS' equivalent on other forums 2008/05/21 14:03:07 (permalink)
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    Jamesw/Trixta - could you tell me then if these 2 parts would be all that is necessary then to lower and improve the handling of my car:

    Eibach Pro Kit Spring: http://www.suspensionshop.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=6779_6788_6789_6825&products_id=1333601
    Eibach Pro Damper Kit: http://www.suspensionshop.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=6779_6787_6870&products_id=1338214

    or would these be better:

    Koni Sport Ride Adjustable Suspension Kit: http://www.suspensionshop.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=1473_3206_8269_8294&products_id=1357816


    (Another busy day at work researching car parts!)
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    RE: 'NO SOURCE REQUESTS' equivalent on other forums 2008/05/21 14:08:42 (permalink)
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    out of curiosity, once you've lowered your car...dont you smack the crap out of the undercarriage and any plastic shod you put on around the car?

    post edited by MMA Guy - 2008/05/21 14:09:31

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    RE: 'NO SOURCE REQUESTS' equivalent on other forums 2008/05/21 14:09:50 (permalink)
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    Spend a little more and get a Tein lowering system. Manually lower it from inside your car
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    RE: 'NO SOURCE REQUESTS' equivalent on other forums 2008/05/21 14:13:26 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Papa Lazarou

    Spend a little more and get a Tein lowering system. Manually lower it from inside your car


    Awwww don't confuse me - I'm still getting to grips with the terms "springs", "shocks" and "coilovers"


    MMA - it won't be lowered by a great deal. Think suspension on a Golf GTi or R32. Something like that. Or for a more representative view, just like MT member Khany's missus' car:

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    RE: 'NO SOURCE REQUESTS' equivalent on other forums 2008/05/21 14:22:14 (permalink)
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    is it a purely visual look your after?
    or downforce?

    for the downforce to be effective you'd have to be going some speed and that indicates some nawty dangerous driving

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    RE: 'NO SOURCE REQUESTS' equivalent on other forums 2008/05/21 14:26:04 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: MMA Guy

    is it a purely visual look your after?
    or downforce?

    for the downforce to be effective you'd have to be going some speed and that indicates some nawty dangerous driving


    huh?

    lowering springs?

    downforce?

    dimebar?
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    RE: 'NO SOURCE REQUESTS' equivalent on other forums 2008/05/21 14:28:28 (permalink)
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    Looks only.

    The current cost of fuel now means I'm scared to go over 3000rpm otherwise it becomes too pricey to drive.
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    RE: 'NO SOURCE REQUESTS' equivalent on other forums 2008/05/21 14:29:46 (permalink)
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    Incidentally I know approximately nothing about golfs, but I have done this on other cars.

    coilovers = best = fantastic handling, if you can afford it get these... (most dosh)
    springs + damper kit = not bad - good handling - capable of being very good but not height adjustable, although you may not care about height (medium dosh)
    springs = crap bouncy handling, generally not worth it, your dampers will not match the new springs = not much dosh

    for fitting, a few hundred sounds about right, it's not a spectacularly difficult job - but a bit time consuming so a few hours labour
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