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Black GTI - Cardiff

Black GTI - Cardiff

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PostSubject: Help with Coilovers Mk3 Golf GTI   Help with Coilovers Mk3 Golf GTI I_icon_minitimeTue Oct 04 2011, 05:11

Hey Nomads,

I recently joined and have bought a '95 Glof GTI 8v Mk3 (pics to come soon), apart from two small rusty patches its in factory condition.

I am doing some cosmetics and engine work now but am looking to purchase some coilovers very very soon. Defo want adjustable coilies but unsure which to buy.

I want it as low as possible and need some help, as this is my first VW. Lower the better!

Looking to lower all over by about 70mm-100mm onto 16". But dont want to loose too much ride comfort.

Any recomendations on coilovers????
Make?
Model?
Comfort?
Price - Budget Between 200 - 500 pref?

Help me make my car a LOW beast Smile

Tom (Cardiff)
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PostSubject: Re: Help with Coilovers Mk3 Golf GTI   Help with Coilovers Mk3 Golf GTI I_icon_minitimeTue Oct 04 2011, 05:55

Hello


You can pick up some 120mm coilovers for 150- 250 off ebay

my old VR6 had supersprint 250 and they were pretty decent

unless u spend mega bucks on coilovers with adjustable damping etc most coilovers are going to be uncomfortable ESPECIALLY if you want to 100mm+ low

so if u want to SLAM it .......just buy some cheapo ones!! Smile


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PostSubject: Re: Help with Coilovers Mk3 Golf GTI   Help with Coilovers Mk3 Golf GTI I_icon_minitimeTue Oct 04 2011, 09:04

hello and welcome man!
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minty "TIMMY"
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PostSubject: Re: Help with Coilovers Mk3 Golf GTI   Help with Coilovers Mk3 Golf GTI I_icon_minitimeTue Oct 04 2011, 10:24

welcome to the club.....see you thursday!?!
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Black GTI - Cardiff

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PostSubject: Re: Help with Coilovers Mk3 Golf GTI   Help with Coilovers Mk3 Golf GTI I_icon_minitimeWed Oct 05 2011, 08:51

Thanks for the advice, let the search continue.

Cheers guys,

Not around for this meet but hopefully will be in th e near future.

Tom
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PostSubject: Re: Help with Coilovers Mk3 Golf GTI   Help with Coilovers Mk3 Golf GTI I_icon_minitimeWed Oct 05 2011, 10:29

come on its not that far from cardif!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i came from sheffiled once for the thursday meet(when i lived uo there that is!)
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PostSubject: 2x black gti   Help with Coilovers Mk3 Golf GTI I_icon_minitimeWed Oct 05 2011, 12:58

This could get confusing if the other black gti replies to this topic. It'll look like your talking to yourself Laughing

In all seriousness ask the other "blackgti" as he has exactly the same car and he has coilovers
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PostSubject: Re: Help with Coilovers Mk3 Golf GTI   Help with Coilovers Mk3 Golf GTI I_icon_minitimeWed Oct 05 2011, 14:53

Hi mate, ive got fk streets on mine. The ride is fine on motorways. Country lanes, pot holes they get a bit bouncy, harsh. These are my first coilovers so have nothing to compare with. Buy VW front top mounts, my GSF ones lasted about 2 months!!
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PostSubject: Re: Help with Coilovers Mk3 Golf GTI   Help with Coilovers Mk3 Golf GTI I_icon_minitimeWed Oct 05 2011, 14:55

Blackgti has been cloned!!
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PostSubject: Re: Help with Coilovers Mk3 Golf GTI   Help with Coilovers Mk3 Golf GTI I_icon_minitimeWed Oct 05 2011, 14:56

did he just answer his own post? haha
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PostSubject: Re: Help with Coilovers Mk3 Golf GTI   Help with Coilovers Mk3 Golf GTI I_icon_minitimeWed Oct 05 2011, 15:07

Cloned!! How can there be another blackgti on this forum??????
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PostSubject: Re: Help with Coilovers Mk3 Golf GTI   Help with Coilovers Mk3 Golf GTI I_icon_minitimeWed Oct 05 2011, 15:20

Cus some one else uses blackgti as there name off here....hence being cloned!!
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PostSubject: Re: Help with Coilovers Mk3 Golf GTI   Help with Coilovers Mk3 Golf GTI I_icon_minitimeWed Oct 05 2011, 15:21

I'm confused now what blackgti posted what!
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Black GTI - Cardiff

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PostSubject: Re: Help with Coilovers Mk3 Golf GTI   Help with Coilovers Mk3 Golf GTI I_icon_minitimeThu Oct 06 2011, 05:09

Ha ha to avoid confusion i have changed my profile name to Black GTI - Cardiff as you will see.

Didnt mean to steel anybodies forum name lol.

Cheers for the additional advice original blackgti, will have a look and defo will change the top mounts if yours went that qucikly.
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PostSubject: Re: Help with Coilovers Mk3 Golf GTI   Help with Coilovers Mk3 Golf GTI I_icon_minitimeThu Oct 06 2011, 07:26



ita all gettin mighty confusing round yer

to clarify tom (my brother in law) AKA black gti-cardiff is our first cardiff nomad

and his factory leather interior frickkkin brand new

once its not scared of the ground it be sweeeeeeet

get some pics and info up T..........

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PostSubject: Re: Help with Coilovers Mk3 Golf GTI   Help with Coilovers Mk3 Golf GTI I_icon_minitimeMon Oct 10 2011, 13:21

Well for lows I would go for JOM ebay specials my 3 was very low and I had plenty more of thread left, if you go with them be prepared to be in a wheelchair in your later life as they are might harsh on your back
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PostSubject: Re: Help with Coilovers Mk3 Golf GTI   Help with Coilovers Mk3 Golf GTI I_icon_minitimeMon Oct 17 2011, 06:48

Wherabouts in cardiff are you mate? my Mrs is in Talybont for Uni Purposes!

Jake
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Black GTI - Cardiff

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PostSubject: Re: Help with Coilovers Mk3 Golf GTI   Help with Coilovers Mk3 Golf GTI I_icon_minitimeWed Oct 19 2011, 08:10

Im in central Cardiff man, just by Newport Road.

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