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#61 tsi_tom

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Posted 07 June 2015 - 12:06 PM

View PostCoke, on 08 June 2013 - 01:34 PM, said:

Also, when you guys did your rears, did you have to switch your lefts with rights, and rights with lefts?  My right is installed on the left, and my left is installed on my right.  It was the only way they would fit with the brake line brackets oriented in the correct position.  Was wondering if anyone else had this situation.

I installed my rears yesterday and had this issue.  It depends on the reference D2 is using.  I think they are looking at the car from the front and determining left and right and not from the back.  I would like to see it labeled drivers side rear/front and passenger side rear front.

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Posted 08 June 2015 - 05:53 AM

same problem here as well.

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Posted 12 June 2015 - 12:22 PM

I had to use the provided relocation brackets for the rear lines, otherwise they were stretched a little with the car sitting low with the lines bolted to the stock locations. You want to use the brackets to lower the brake line mount points.

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Posted 12 June 2015 - 01:49 PM

I didn't notice that on mine with 3 inches.  I'll check once the front are installed,
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Posted 07 June 2017 - 11:16 AM

View PostFuze, on 12 June 2015 - 12:22 PM, said:

I had to use the provided relocation brackets for the rear lines, otherwise they were stretched a little with the car sitting low with the lines bolted to the stock locations. You want to use the brackets to lower the brake line mount points.

Ahh .. So THAT'S what those extra brackets are for. Just put my rears in and it took a little massaging to get the brake lines back on.
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Posted 08 June 2017 - 01:35 PM

View Postpsu_Crash, on 07 June 2017 - 11:16 AM, said:

Ahh .. So THAT'S what those extra brackets are for. Just put my rears in and it took a little massaging to get the brake lines back on.
I hope to be tearing the fronts apart and welding tonight :)

LOL yeah turns out those parts aren't extra!

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 01:57 PM

View PostFuze, on 08 June 2017 - 01:35 PM, said:

LOL yeah turns out those parts aren't extra!

Well .. in my case they are now :)

Any pics of said brackets installed?

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 04:14 PM

Hmmm,  I never installed those
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Posted 12 June 2017 - 07:27 AM

View Postpsu_Crash, on 08 June 2017 - 01:57 PM, said:

Any pics of said brackets installed?

Not for the rear but you just bolt it to the stock location, bend it how you need, put the grommet over the line and slide it into the notched end.

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 03:19 PM

I just bought a set of these and wanted to post a few observations:

My set came with zinc planting instead of powdercoating on the front tubes. This still needs to be removed before welding because the fumes are toxic.

The front coilovers are 12.3 lbs and the rear are 12.25 lbs. This is without the spindles which after being cut for me were 6.6 lbs.

The spring rates out of the box appear to be 8kg/mm and 6kg/mm although they don't have any documentation. The front springs have 11.5-180 written on them which is the wire diameter x the free length of the spring. The rear spring is 10.5-205. (these numbers are from memory)

I see that someone said their set came with dyno plots, mine did not. They came set to full hard.

I went to disassemble them and actually broke my 5mm hex socket, so the installation torque on the front camber plates appears to be fairly high. I was able to remove the rears. I weighed everything I could individually to estimate sprung versus unsprung mass but have it on my other computer so if someone actually wants to see that post here and I'll try and remember to dig it up.

My initial calculations indicate for what I'm going for I need 11kg/mm front springs and 9kg/mm rear springs however I'll get some more data from the car and revise these numbers accordingly. The challenge will be finding swaybar options.
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