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  • The vw bump stops should be sanded to a relatively loose fit inside the spring.
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    • Here is a video of how i narrowed mine down to fit. One i didnt get narrow enough and silicon spray helped
      https://youtu.be/3zBuI6FQEZI

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      • There should be about one inch of space before the bump stop comes into play, select or cut as appropriate. If the squeek is because the diameter is too large, it can be reduced with a sander.
        Last edited by Dragonhealer; 09-29-2018, 10:02 AM.
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        • Love the way list everything. Good job. So are you saying that you paid for a set of coilovers and could only use the fronts. The rears could not even be ajusted?

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          • Ok so the rear suspension is about the only thing I haven't done yet (redid rest of car stock in most aspects) I just put on new tires and some 13"wheels 155/80r13 and now when I go over bigger bumps and pothole I hear the right rear scraping the wheel well. Now I want to do the advanced suspension but my question being if I do it will it drop the car too low where the tires will rub. Can I jack up the coilovers to raise the ride height and avoid the problem. Is this a big problem with just simply having worn out stock suspension. Would it be corrected with the modded setup. Also I'm not terribly crazy about going crazy low with the car at most 1.5" and not crazy bout that. Is there any input yall might be able to give such as different spring weights (i.e.-120 , 105 , 150 for the rears) as well as the fronts.

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            • Originally posted by DirtMcGurt View Post
              Ok so the rear suspension is about the only thing I haven't done yet (redid rest of car stock in most aspects) I just put on new tires and some 13"wheels 155/80r13 and now when I go over bigger bumps and pothole I hear the right rear scraping the wheel well. Now I want to do the advanced suspension but my question being if I do it will it drop the car too low where the tires will rub. Can I jack up the coilovers to raise the ride height and avoid the problem. Is this a big problem with just simply having worn out stock suspension. Would it be corrected with the modded setup. Also I'm not terribly crazy about going crazy low with the car at most 1.5" and not crazy bout that. Is there any input yall might be able to give such as different spring weights (i.e.-120 , 105 , 150 for the rears) as well as the fronts.
              All the spring rate info should be in the beginning of the thread.
              The Coilovers give you much more space for wheels and tires.
              Have you actually checked where your current tires are rubbing? It's very common for them to actually rub on the stock rear spring perches (not the fender itself). A lot of that depends on what offset your wheels are. 155/80R13 should be nowhere close to rubbing if the offset is correct, even more so if you have rear coilovers (because they are thinner than factory, giving you more room)
              Yes, they are adjustable, you don't need to have it all the way low, it's very usable when adjusted to Max height. You can also gain some height if you flip the Coilover sleeves upside down. There is a second thread for that as well.

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              • I have the Festiva Motor Sports Lowering Springs. Can I use these? I am only going to do the front .
                If it don't fit, use a bigger hammer!


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                • Originally posted by navdoc101 View Post
                  I have the Festiva Motor Sports Lowering Springs. Can I use these? I am only going to do the front .
                  How large in diameter are they? I believe the lowering springs are only meant so the stock struts and not the coilovers

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                  • First off, thank you to all that have contributed to this. Great info! My apologies if this is not the place to ask this but I'm looking for recommended spring rates for a 1997 Aspire using the Advanced/Ultimate suspension. Multi purpose car with a focus towards track days. Thanks

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                    • Charlie should chime in, as I don't know if the lengths need to be different.
                      with the B3 I would start with 130lb/in front
                      And 120lb/in rear for a multi use car.
                      No car too fast !

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