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  • I believe these are what he was referencing

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Solo-Werks-...9a4KgF&vxp=mtr
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    • Originally posted by TWFodor View Post
      I believe these are what he was referencing

      https://www.ebay.com/itm/Solo-Werks-...9a4KgF&vxp=mtr
      Yes those are the coilovers... Any thoughts on VR6 valves? Do you think they would be any diffrent from any other mk2/3 coilovers?

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      • I can't imagine the VR6 valving would be that different than the 4cyl GTI's valving, but I'm no expert. You might want to ask the seller how much of difference there is. Maybe they'll have some information to give you.
        1990 L Plus Stock B3 automatic -scrapped- My First Festiva - RIP
        1991 GL - B6d, g-series trans, aspire brakes, Advanced Suspension coilovers, Miata 7 spoke rims, '98 Prelude seats, more to come!
        2005 Focus ZX4 SES - purchased from original owner, my grandmother. Currently my wife's daily. 210k

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        • There's one kit out the that Nate had blow out in 6k miles just wanted to make sure it wasn't them. Those should work fine I doubt at theses prices anyone is really putting much r&d into different valving.

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          • Originally posted by sam View Post
            Robotkarate, you mentioned you used the caddy fronts. How's the length comparison to the coilover fronts of raceland. Did you still have to re-drill the holes to fit the hub.
            The seller said they were the same exact setup as the mkii fronts. All the same modifications applied to them and they worked great!
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            • So i contacted the seller, they said

              "The valving will make the shock a bit more firm. Solo does not offer a 4cyl spec shock any longer as everyone always like the upgrade"

              I looked up reviews of the coilover on vw fourms, and the people that did the review said they prefered them over racelands and they where running 4cyl vws.

              I decided to buy them. I figure it shouldnt make a huge difference, and i plan to do an b6t swap down the road... At that price about $270 CAD shipped to my door, who can beat that!

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              • Hey, new to modding festivas. Is there any major reason why you couldn't just use the original mk2 coilovers on the rear? Or is it just personal preference?

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                • Welcome Best !

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                  • They're too long and the damping is different. They can be used but aren't optimal.

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                    Last edited by shorestiva; 07-13-2018, 11:03 AM.
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                    • Just ordered all my bits. If any Aussiesare thinking of doing it, . Between postage and Aussi dollar, it ended up being twice the suggested. Crazy hey?

                      I ended up going maxpeedingrods for the front if it makes a difference.

                      I was Just wondering what the consensus was on slotting the front bolts. The pic in the thread at start was slotted bottom bolt up. But but the text said to slot the top bolt down.

                      I just got my coilovers an the top has way more meat in it. Dunno anything about camber ect though.


                      Thanks for the input as always guys .

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                      • Originally posted by wack View Post
                        Just ordered all my bits. If any Aussiesare thinking of doing it, . Between postage and Aussi dollar, it ended up being twice the suggested. Crazy hey?

                        I ended up going maxpeedingrods for the front if it makes a difference.

                        I was Just wondering what the consensus was on slotting the front bolts. The pic in the thread at start was slotted bottom bolt up. But but the text said to slot the top bolt down.

                        I just got my coilovers an the top has way more meat in it. Dunno anything about camber ect though.


                        Thanks for the input as always guys .
                        The top bolt should be slotted horizontally, while the bottom bolt slots up. The picture in the beginning shows it correctly,

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                        • Thanks mate, just checking before I got the die grinder out. My whole suspension has been stuffed since I had it, should be wonderful when its done ��

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                          • I'm not modding mine, just need to replace the stock units. I have the replacements - I assume a spring compressor needed for the fronts to swap the springs over to the new shocks. But couldn't work out from the pictures in the OP if the rears just pop out and if they can be put back and the spring compressed just by jacking up the wheel?
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                            • Originally posted by pitdroidtech View Post
                              I'm not modding mine, just need to replace the stock units. I have the replacements - I assume a spring compressor needed for the fronts to swap the springs over to the new shocks. But couldn't work out from the pictures in the OP if the rears just pop out and if they can be put back and the spring compressed just by jacking up the wheel?
                              Yeah, the back can be done by using a jack to lift the rear beam while you guide the strut up into the hole.
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                              • Throwing this out there- If you have the ultimate suspension and notice a creaking sound in the rear, it is probably the VW bump stops rubbing the springs if you added them of course. I've been listening to that sound for about a year. Just got done removing the bump stops and viola! total quiet back there. Well, quiet as a 30 year old Festy can reasonably be. Hope this helps someone.

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