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Author Topic: want stiffer rear springs?  (Read 7591 times)

Offline weitrhino

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Re: want stiffer rear springs?
« Reply #20 on: 06:00:34 PM / 08-Nov-19 »
seishuku, is there any chance of restoring the pictures in this thread?

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Re: want stiffer rear springs?
« Reply #21 on: 09:28:55 PM / 08-Nov-19 »
You got it! :)
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Re: want stiffer rear springs?
« Reply #22 on: 11:42:11 AM / 10-Nov-19 »
seishuku, is there any chance of restoring the pictures in this thread?


You got it! :)


Good man!

Now I get it; Passat front springs on the S12 rear. What did you do for S12 front springs?

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Re: want stiffer rear springs?
« Reply #23 on: 12:46:51 PM / 10-Nov-19 »
Modified stock struts with adjustable perches and springs, I have some more detail in my build thread:
https://club-s12.org/forum/index.php/topic,18552.1080.html

Ultimately, the Passat springs only really lift the rear, which was fine for me, love Rally stuff and it helped my camber issues.
Though I suppose with some careful heating of the coils near the perches, you could safely lower them enough to get stock height out of them, but I wouldn't recommend that, unless you were desperate for higher rate springs and got them for free. lol

The custom struts worked pretty well, but those had issues too, needed about a 6mm spacer, otherwise the spring and perch would contact the tire sidewall... Which could probably be resolved with a shorter spring, so the lower perch can be raised.
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Re: want stiffer rear springs?
« Reply #24 on: 01:19:58 PM / 10-Nov-19 »
If its an irs, i think you just notch the spring pirch on the trailing arm, and you can fit a 2.5" coil over spring. That gives you any rate and height you want

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Re: want stiffer rear springs?
« Reply #25 on: 09:00:12 PM / 10-Nov-19 »
Yeah, like I said, unless you got them for free and really needed some springs, I wouldn't use the Passat springs.
I got them for free from a Friend that was going full coilovers on his 03 Passat, I was just looking at them and thought "those look about right". lol
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