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Butt...What kind of springs would be best to drop the butt of a VR to match the front??<p>I want to even things out a bit on the VR, is it possible to just get a set of rear springs and match the front or do I need a full set? Also, anyone done this yet and if so, how do you like it...in the butt?? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=120677" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=120677</A>
 

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Thanks for the link, but I'm more interested in how a VR would look and what other's experiences are with it. Needsdecaf said he didn't like it, but I wanted to see if there are any other opinions out there. Thanks though!!
 

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TME you say?? I take it, they will not affect the front ride height too much and even the rear end out a little? <p>I really don't want to go lower than what the front is at already, I just want to get rid of that perch in the back of the wagon. <p>Thanks for the info!!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>so_calR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Thanks for the link, but I'm more interested in how a VR would look and what other's experiences are with it. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'm sure there are pics of VRs floating around, though I don't have any links for ya (sorry <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> ), but it would basically look the same as George's car, just with a wagon in the rear instead of a trunk.<p>The point is, you can match the front height by doing rear springs alone, as George did. This would be your easiest option. There may be full spring sets (front and rear) that would also give you the same height all around - follow up on Needsdecaf's post above.<p>If you'd like to know what others think, then just do a poll.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by S60R1 at 3:38 PM 6-25-2009</i>
 

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Not so much worried about what they think in terms of looks, I'm vain, but not quite that much <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>I was more wondering about ride quality and handling.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>so_calR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Not so much worried about what they think in terms of looks, I'm vain, but not quite that much <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>I was more wondering about ride quality and handling.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I hear ya. I think chances are it should be better than stock...George says his arrangement (rears only) is def better, so a full set can only further improve things. Ultimately, it will depend on whether or not you like a more sportier suspension, as any aftermarket springs will be stiffer, so it may be better from a technical point of view, but if you don't like it, then it can be worse. Do you have other SS members in your area? Maybe someone with springs can take you for a ride.
 

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I wouldn't. (That's a period)<br>You will lose all your wagon functions if you lower it.<p>Lower it and load it up and you <B>will</B> be taildragging, (and possibly bottoming out) These do not have any load leveling shocks remember?<br>They don't look too good anyway with the rear on the ground<p>THESE are TME's BEFORE the 1/2" spacer was installed to actually bring the rear back up, (it was too low and would bottom out with anything in the back more than 200 lbs.)<br><A HREF="http://s732.photobucket.com/albums/ww329/JRL1194/?action=view&current=2006SonicBluenewnewleftft.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://i732.photobucket.com/albums/ww329/JRL1194/2006SonicBluenewnewleftft.jpg" BORDER="0"></A>
 

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Thanks S60R1 and JRL.<p>I do want a sportier suspension. I don't mind it how it is, but sportier is better <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> I'm not sure if there any other VR's on here from Newport...I'll have to look. I definitely like to try before I buy.<p>I do not want A$$ dragging though as I do use it routinely as a surf/snow wagon so thanks for the heads up with that JRL. IMHO, the VR looks sexy with equal ride height in front and back.<p>Probably going to hold off unless I can find a spring that would accommodate both...I have a feeling though that doesn't exist because it would have to be damn stiff to keep the R from bottoming out and that would probably destroy ride quality even more!!
 

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Here's my <I></I>VR<B></B> with TME springs. A perfect 3/4" drop at all four corners.<br><IMG SRC="http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s212/b5v2000/MiscJuly14005.jpg" BORDER="0">
 
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