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Complete Suspension Re-build/set up

Hey guys

My MK2 has some awfully low and stiff coil overs currently. I want to change them back to the stock set up.

I have nothing though as previous owner binned old ones, so I'm wondering what do I need to buy to make a complete suspension piece? So far I've got front and rear dampers, and springs. I don't know the vocab for all the other little bits like top hats etc

Cheers

Re: Complete Suspension Re-build/set up

Reply #1
Hello,

Best bet will be to post photos of exactly what you have up and then we can see what is missing.
But off the top of my head, you'll probably want:
Front spring top cap
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-Front-Coil-Spring-Top-Cap-fits-for-VW-Corrado-Golf-Passat-Vento-FEBI/183792191400?fits=Model%3AGolf%7CPlat_Gen%3AMK+II&hash=item2acade47a8:g:kbYAAOSwyUpcxsnR
Rear spring top cap
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2X-SPRING-CAP-FOR-SEAT-VW-MEYLE-100-512-0102-REAR-AXLE/383560102313?fits=Model%3AGolf%7CPlat_Gen%3AMK+II&epid=248983071&_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item594df6b1a9:g:ExMAAOSwS7Beyml7&amdata=enc%3AAQAFAAACcBaobrjLl8XobRIiIML1V4Imu%252Fn%252BzU5L90Z278x5ickkxFtV7J5P58ubuVigtBH%252Fe%252BfdAUQLmoPH7Sx%252BeNhCVRGkcpc7KylvJODIGtmq4dFePXGkiqHRc7BcrZ87w0WGpZDTBd7JvxUCTz9xDs%252BSrqoNbUeifduXjKWwAAoFbUdBGuGOtrf3RN66YPAZU8w6hbIhaQE6f9LdnjjWz5jzYOeLy2DganxXwe8vqzBSznSU6C0pHgw2sUr523Qs9%252BWbjn3I3Rf3J5upm0PxT8yZRpBGXW78rN%252FT5kmQEOizAnRf9MYDIJJqO3VGlftWBpGKgfKHM3YYvASmoT%252BPLqjhgplsAKOEtVwHrtSEQrcdLK9Cr5ALcYV0lniajtmtVyihNzYR4rth3z1wDXgiT%252BJ3KnIlknB4ZHigCs9Nx6AKh3l2BgWT5bPRlt3AeYzIpHL0PF5BjMZPRnIPEBfBGVTocYmbh5SHen6IDQ728aZ9a%252BJqe%252BasUoNA253FSL7hZFG5RZHkMS3744vrUpdU31L6QYIlxD7O%252FfyNlj4TzOdWqRK7I1cuN5g0rFO6UsKHqPFhq2%252FTNWWX41JaOWaeVuiyxh00PGSvoWrFrTXvuFb4IBUjKhoqYpq%252F9qHrEqEOGGTEAiTBvs6%252BfqjJTuyNrBEPCAleXit%252BH3nHs5fjZn2LzPVysfHRAdjd%252BbPTh5mxcJWi4PUi34y12beOnLD76P2kTW%252BzYqRpvOHKrlxuP%252FMvVt%252BcNS1qiC1OEx536G8tLXdumZ2SnR%252FUUTV5U3oYvUutf3oZ37qP1TXbxiS5jCcc9oz%252FWYoDN6XFhqU0X4n9p6EUHQ%253D%253D%7Ccksum%3A383560102313d1aad8fe008a4730948b75c548389220%7Campid%3APL_CLK%7Cclp%3A2334524

You'll want a front top mount kit, as yours will probably be shagged, I recommend a mk3 top mount setup, last longer, easier to fit and all round better designed...
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pair-of-Febi-Front-Top-Mounts-Mount-Kits-VW-Mk3-Golf-GTI-TDI-Passat-Corrado-VR6/181961618729?epid=1612967464&hash=item2a5dc1f529:g:KPEAAOSwnipWbsPp

You may also need something for the rear top mount, but there is a very good chance you can recycle what you have on there.
Mk2 Driver
Mk2 Silver 8v
Corrado G60 Turbo
Mk2 Red 8v
Mk2 Grey 16v
Mk2 BBM ABF
Bora 20vt
Mk2 Green VR6
Mk2 Green ABF
Mk2 BBM 20vt
3.2 TT Roadster
Mk2 Red 16v
225 TT Coup
3.2 TT Coup
Mk4 Anniversary
Mk7 Red GTI Performance
Mk2 Red GTI Restoration

Mk2 BBM R32
911 Carrera 4S

Re: Complete Suspension Re-build/set up

Reply #2
Thanks for that mate, really helpful! Ive found some used 16v gti suspension setups, the guy is saying its 10mm lowered than standard 8v. Do you think the ride feel will suffer? I want it as smooth as possible!

Re: Complete Suspension Re-build/set up

Reply #3
Stock 16v will still look high just because nearly every other golf on the planet is lowered even its it’s only 30 to 40mm.

You should have no issues but what will make it perfect is when fitting if you replace all the rubber bushes with good oe quality ones.


Re: Complete Suspension Re-build/set up

Reply #5
So what do I need if I've got 24 valves??! :o
Mk2 Driver
Mk2 Silver 8v
Corrado G60 Turbo
Mk2 Red 8v
Mk2 Grey 16v
Mk2 BBM ABF
Bora 20vt
Mk2 Green VR6
Mk2 Green ABF
Mk2 BBM 20vt
3.2 TT Roadster
Mk2 Red 16v
225 TT Coup
3.2 TT Coup
Mk4 Anniversary
Mk7 Red GTI Performance
Mk2 Red GTI Restoration

Mk2 BBM R32
911 Carrera 4S

Re: Complete Suspension Re-build/set up

Reply #6
A Mangina  :D


Re: Complete Suspension Re-build/set up

Reply #8
Can you get those on Amazon?
Mk2 Driver
Mk2 Silver 8v
Corrado G60 Turbo
Mk2 Red 8v
Mk2 Grey 16v
Mk2 BBM ABF
Bora 20vt
Mk2 Green VR6
Mk2 Green ABF
Mk2 BBM 20vt
3.2 TT Roadster
Mk2 Red 16v
225 TT Coup
3.2 TT Coup
Mk4 Anniversary
Mk7 Red GTI Performance
Mk2 Red GTI Restoration

Mk2 BBM R32
911 Carrera 4S