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Old 23rd November 2022, 11:49   #1
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Hi guys, I have a vtr with vts wheels. A while ago I had my car lowered all over and think it's slightly too low on the back compared to the front.

Any quick options without taking it to a garage. Thinking about stripping the rear, would it bring it up an 1"? Keep in mind the spare time was removed before having it lowered.
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Probably not, there's not a lot of weight in the plastics at the back.

did you fit lowering shock absorbers? Are they almost against their stops?
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I stripped the rear on both of mine. Made no/little difference.

Just get the torsion bar done again.
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OK thanks guys. I kept the oringal shocks and changed springs 30mm lower at front. I heard going any lower isn't good for oringal shocks and power steering pump/pipe.

I could get the torsion bar done again but I guess I'll leave it as its more of an ocd thing than anything
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OK thanks guys. I kept the oringal shocks and changed springs 30mm lower at front. I heard going any lower isn't good for oringal shocks and power steering pump/pipe.

I could get the torsion bar done again but I guess I'll leave it as its more of an ocd thing than anything
Yeah I agree with that, 50mm would be the absolute limit I'd go on standard stuff. You will need to do the tracking after that, as it will put the toe out.

would still clear the steering and heater matrix pipes though.
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Yeah I agree with that, 50mm would be the absolute limit I'd go on standard stuff. You will need to do the tracking after that, as it will put the toe out.

would still clear the steering and heater matrix pipes though.
OK thank you. There seems to be a couple cms gap between the arch and wheels on the front atm so I'll get some 40mm springs fitted and tracking next time I need some work done.

Will 40mm go over speed bumps OK?
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OK thank you. There seems to be a couple cms gap between the arch and wheels on the front atm so I'll get some 40mm springs fitted and tracking next time I need some work done.

Will 40mm go over speed bumps OK?
That depends on how nasty your local council are!

We use to have one on the main road in our village, it was a VW PD engine car killer. Those were standard cars!

My GTi was 50-60 and it was fine on all the speed bumps. The exhaust used to catch my driveway though, it's pretty steep at the top though.
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