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  1. montana green

    9n lowering springs

    Time Left: 27 days and 4 hours

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    9n lowering springs wanted Fitted 18's, but need to drop it now

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    Manchester

  2. What’s the best suspension for a 6N2 GTi? Currently it is sat on some coil overs (not sure who’s poss FK as yellow springs..) however the ride is crap. Hard and just crashes and bangs everywhere... whats the best fast road set up? Doesn’t have to be stupidly low but must ride well over country roads at 40-60mph, this is a proper car that’s used not a town crawling show queen... I have seen a set of Spax ones on eBay etc but would like a few views on different options before spending £400+ on all new stuff. ta
  3. Brendan

    Polo 9n - inspiration

    Hi Everyone, this is is my first post on here 👋 I bought a 9n for a steal and just want to smarten it up. Want to lower it by 50mm on springs any thoughts?? Cheers Brendan
  4. JCmk2

    Polo breadvan build thread

    Hi there thought I start a build thread from a year ago from when I bought the car. I was 16 what I bought it as a car to learn how to do things on as I had use of a ramp at a local garage as I was a Saturday boy there. I bought it for 200£ with a months on it! I then got a mate at work to list everything that would need doing and there was a fair bit but I took it on. I needed to do starter motor as it was broken and wired up dodgy and a track rod end and new suspension all round which I went for a 60/40 ta technix lowering kit after that a mate done welding to inner and outer both sills which a wasn’t too expensive and was much appreciated as then after a few bulbs and a couple of tyres it passed the mot This picture was taken a few weeks after it passed at dubs at the park and I found pictures of some of the rust and me spraying it after my mate had done the welding
  5. rolo_the_polo

    Lowering Help!

    Hello! I have an 83 Breadvan and looking for the best solution to subtly lowering it. It has 14" immitation g60 wheels and I am pretty sure that any lowing on the rear is going to scrape the arch - centre of tyre sticks slightly further out than the arch. If the front it just lowered (by around 40mm on springs) will it look too top heavy? Does anyone have any other solution or experienced this? Any help welcome and appreciated! Thanks!
  6. Hello Iv had some springs made to lower my 1985 polo saloon 100mm ish but it’s still not low enough at the front. Would lowering top caps from the 6n fit my car??
  7. Hi guys, ive just fitted my new set of coilovers! I replaced my old ones are they was completely siezed. so I’ve got them all fitted and ready to go! I’ve come to adjust the coilovers now to lower the car back to how it was! I’ve dropped it down and the spring has stayed slack As if the shock isn’t allowing the spring to go any lower! What am I missing here! Cheers guys Ryan
  8. Hey guys, I've got a 6N2 currently sitting on original shocks with 40mm lowering springs atm. Problem is... its not low enough. And it drives like shit. The shocks bottom out on the smallest of speed bumps and then proceed to turn the car into a bouncy castle. I've been weighing up my options of going coilovers or a full suspension kit and have decided that coilovers are too much like hard work from the side of maintenance and setup. Also don't want to have to spend 400 quid on some coilies that i will have to worry about. I like the idea of being able to manually adjust my ride height but Englands that full of potholes that i doubt i could go that low anyway. So lowering kit it is. Im not part of stance nation 🤣 Im running on 15 x 7.5j D/W G705s with 195/50/15s by memory. Look great until you realise you could fit a head inside the arch 😅. So basically I'm wondering if anyone on here is running similar setups but with a lowering kit such as the AP 60/30 kit on venom motorsport. I saw the Eibach sportlines on a 6N2 GTI that looked good but that was on 16s (see attached)... and an inch can make a big difference 😜. I want similar fitment to the image below but with my 15s. Modified but manageable. And hopefully more comfortable than linear springs. Cheers
  9. Good morning people looking to get some coil overs for my car are there any difference between 6n2 n 6n ?
  10. Hi guys, new here so first off, hi! I've recently bought a 6n and as much as I love it, I feel like it really needs to be lowered. I read the advice in the 'Rough Guide' on here but can't afford to go with anything more than lowering springs. Basically I am wondering firstly are they actually fine to drive on or will I feel a negative change in handling? Second, how low can I go on just lowering springs/what is advisable? I don't really want to slam it as I have to drive over some pretty mean speed bumps every day! any pictures to give a rough example of how polo's look at any given height would also be much appreciated. Thanks in advance :)
  11. Hi all Been thinking about lowering my GTi a bit and would rather replace the springs and dampers together than fit only springs. From something I read on eBay Golf MK5 (2008 onwards) coilovers will fit. Does anyone know if this is genuine?
  12. Hi I've just brought a 6n2 it's my first German car so I'm a newbie to them, just wondering if I need to do any work to it before lowering or can I just drop it on it's arse with no problems? Tia
  13. Not used this ap kit before but in the passed with phil-j kit I did the 2p trick. Question is do I need to do the same with the ap kit.?
  14. Hi guys, first time posting. I want to but some lowering springs/shocks for my dad's 92 polo but i'm not getting anywhere very quickly. It's not a car that's used everyday and he dosen't want too much low. I've seen a kit on amazon that says it's for a polo 86c 1975/1994 so in theory that's right, but on the photo the front shocks don't look tight, shouldn't they have the bearing housing and all the bottom half of the shock? https://www.amazon.fr/suspension-amortisseur-ressorts-40mm-Derby/dp/B00EDPC2XG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1496596788&sr=8-3&keywords=polo+86c (sorry it's in french but i live in france) It might just be me being stupid but i don't want to get him his birthday present only for it to be wrong, so any help/advice would be incredibly helpful. Thank you
  15. I'm about to lower my 9n for the first time, I think i'm going to go with fk's because i've heard they're probably the best ones, what would be a sensible attractive height that wont completely break my back? They go up to 100mm on the front and 75mm on the back and i'm wondering if anyone out there can give me a good preference height that looks good and doesn't mess your ride up too bad. Thanks.
  16. Thought I'd put together a quick post with regards to suspension kits/setups. I regularly see the same questions asked, particularly on social media with regards to suspension kits, lowering cars etc; so I thought I would try and generalise some advice. Generally, the majority of people seem to want to lower their car, which can be achieved in several ways. Cheapest option: Lowering springs. These can be bought cheaply, and of different brands and quality. Often designed with a few of the coils designed to go coil-bound under the vehicles weight, this ensures the spring is still properly seated with the suspension in full rebound, but also allows it to sit lower under its weight. Generally, you get what you pay for - the springs will tend to be a different rate to standard, and totally change the character of a car, therefore the standard dampers will no longer be matched to the rest of the vehicle. You may find it doesn't drive too great with just lowering springs, or you suffer premature wear of your dampers. Spring and shock kit: As mentioned above, damping can be an issue with lowering springs - not just the damper settings themselves, but also the range of travel the damper has - generally a lowering spring will be both shorter and stiffer, so to ensure it has the correct amount of pre-load, dampers matched to lowering springs tend to have reduced travel. You can spend between £100 and probably £1500 on a spring and shock kit. Cheaper kits will do the job - but probably won't be as good a quality, or have had any of the R&D which a more expensive kit will have had (Bilstein for example) Dependant on your vehicle platform, ride heights can be adjustable with a spring and shock kit via a circlip on the damper body, however, not as accurately as 'coilovers' Coilovers: People commonly describe a lowering kit with threaded height adjusters as coilovers, when really coilovers just means a coil spring over the damper, so technically every standard polo has coilovers on at least the front, and on the rear on some models too. However, for ease of description, coilovers are a spring and damper kit, which generally has threaded adjusters for adjusting ride heights. This is what people tend to go for to get their cars really low (although a lot of them aren't actually approved to go as low as people run them) These are great for tweaking your ride heights, and particularly if you have a track car, setting up the corner weights accurately. Again, you get what you pay for, cheap coilovers can be had for around £150 and up to and over £2000. Cheaper ones tend to again 'do the job' by lowering the car, however handling and ride quality tend to be somewhat sacrificed. More premium brands such as KW put more development into their kits, therefore you are paying towards that, but essentially end up with a better product. Air Ride I don't really have any experience with after market air suspension, so wouldn't like to comment on what is good and bad. Air will let you drive your car at a sensible height, then release air from the air springs to lower your car to look better. Air springs can be a very tunable component, however I have no idea how much thought is put into this for after market kits. Certainly sleeve bags can be made to have linear and non linear rates so you could essentially make a great kit if the effort was made. From what I have seen a lot of kits use bellow style bags, which I don't really know anything about. Air can be bought cheaply second hand, or you could pay up to £10000 getting a good kit professionally installed. Summary When it comes to suspension, the first thing you should ask yourself is 'What am I trying to achieve?' Generally you are compromising a car from what the manufacturer originally created when you start fitting after market suspension, so you need to decide what you are willing to compromise, whether that be ride quality, handling, durability, practicality and so on. Personally I would save up as much as possible to buy the best quality kit you can, it may even pay to buy a premium Spring and Shock kit, instead of a cheap coilover kit. I have witnessed lots of horrors with after market suspension kits, with regards to how they are fitted, or removing parts to make cars lower etc. Just bare in mind, if things like helper springs and bump stops are supplied with a kit, they are supposed to be fitted - if the manufacturer didn't deem them necessary, they wouldn't put them in! When you are driving along and the vehicle goes into a heave moment, such as a small "jump" in the road the main springs become unloaded, without helper/tender springs, the force of the spring acting on the tyre contact patch is lost, the same thing happens when cornering - as the car rolls and the inside of the car essentially lifts up, the spring becomes unloaded, this results in a huge difference in contact patch loading on the tyre, which could well result in erratic and dangerous handling characteristics. Here is an example with a tender spring correctly fitted. The vehicle has its wheel off the ground, so the damper is at its maximum rebound travel, yet the spring is still preloaded: Here is an example without a tender spring fitted, note the gap at the top of the spring, this means there is a lot less force acting on the tyre (basically just the weight of the unsprung mass hanging down) but also when the suspension is compressed again it will have very little force due to no spring resistance, and then a sudden large build up of force: You will find with more expensive coilover kits, the height adjustment range is a lot less than that of cheaper ones, this is because it has been designed to work around a certain range, and optimised for that. This is a key indicator that cheaper kits which have a huge lowering range aren't perhaps as great as people think. I have tried to explain in simple terms to help people understand, but anyway, I hope this brings some help to someone!
  17. Hello, I've bought a 9n3 2009 1.2 recently its fully stock and i want to get into moding it, to start off i want to lower the car since it looks like a rabbit right now. should i go ahead with lowered springs or buy a set of coilovers. i looked at the JOM's and the eibach springs dont really know what to go for and what would be better. Also if i do get the springs i dont want to go too low to still keep it practical. Any opinions or advice would help since im new to all of this, just passed my driving recently, thanks. cheers.
  18. hi guys I've just bought a mk2 saloon and its currently at standard height and we cant have that can we, anyway I've heard the fronts are different from normal cars how would i go about lowering it without cutting the springs also what is the lowest i can go without my wheels hitting the arches id prefer coilovers if i can still on the standard wheels btw thanks
  19. Hi Guy's I have a set of Eibach springs for the 9n3 Gti, they was on my car for 6 days before my coilovers arrived, how much do you think they are worth? Thanks
  20. Hi guys, This is my first post since joining so please excuse any mistakes I'm looking to fit 16" Montreal II's to my 9N3 once they've had a refurb and was also thinking about lowering to make it sit better. Basically I want to lower it, but not for 'megalows'. The reason I don't want to go really low is that the roads around here are made more of speed humps than anything else! and that I still want it to be practical with passengers etc. I originally thought 35-40mm all round on just lowering springs, but the more and more I read coilovers seems to be everyone's preference? I know the standard shocks will only perform to a certain level with lowering springs, and coilovers makes sense in that regard but are they worth it for only a subtle amount... What's the lowest you can go on standard shocks? Also, if I do go with either route, I would still like it to remain somewhat comfortable, not jarring. Any advice would be appreciated, many thanks!
  21. Hello guys, Recently bought a 2002 6n2 polo for myself to have as a little project. I've been looking at getting some new wheels, and I absolutely love the audi TT comps that I've seen on some golfs and 9n's, like below. Unfortunately, the 5x100 wheels wont go straight onto my hubs (obviously) so I'll need some spacers/adapters if I go for them. Basically does anyone have any knowlegde about fitting these wheels, or know of any similar ones that might be able to bolt straight on? Last bit, what would you suggest in terms of lowering, just some new springs, or a full coilover set? And which are good ones to get? Cheers Lee
  22. TomDUBS

    mk2f alpine white stinker!

    Just bought a mk2f 94' polo Alpine white for a sum of £391 My background in motorcycles hopefully might give me a bit of an understanding of the fundamentals of these four wheeled contraptions With my CG125 Café racer being sold tomorrow I'm gonna have some money for springs and various bits and bobs, speakers, sub etc. Having done a few little mods to it so far, de-bump stripped, tinted the standard lights GT style (too budget to buy new lights ) Fitted a speaker to the parcel shelf and now plan on spraying rear door cards, carpeting the boot, new rear seats maybe if I can pick some up cheap enough. Seat covers will have to do for now in the front until I find a decent set of either buckets or leathers from a GTI or a pug maybe! Also need to repair some body work when the weather will allow me! Got a sunroof fitted as well! Bonus!!! Here's the much awaited pics!
  23. Leeren666

    Polo 6r

    evening all, just picked up a nice little polo, 2013 plate, looking at getting some wheels and a mild tyre stretch, need to keep it practical for everyday use, probably 15 or 16's any one got any pics or ideas on good priced rims, tyres and sizes etc, I know nothing about tyre stretches or sizes etc, also want to lower it but again need to keep it practical, I was thinking -35 mm front and -50 rear ? Will this affect tyre/wheel choice, also will I need to change track rods or links for adjustable ones or will lowering springs on their own be ok ? Thanks in advance peeps
  24. Greetings to all..! I want to moderately lower my 1997 16v Polo. Are the springs standard across the range or has the 16v got different springs. So say I went for 40mm lower springs and the 16v already has lower springs I wouldnt get the 40mm drop - right? Any difinative help would be great so I can get them ordered. Ta
  25. just seeing if anyone can shed some light on this. I've found a set of 13"x8j banded steels for sale and was just wondering if anyone knew what sort of tolerence I'd have in regards to lowering it aswell. Only wanna put it down 40mm but obviously don't want any rubbing issues. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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