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I have posted a question about a thunk and extra bumpiness coming from the rear of my weitec TX'd 2001 1.8T. My bf told me that I may be hitting the bumpstops if they were not cut....I didn't know anyting about that, and my mechanic usually works on porsches so I don't know if he would know to cut them. Bf says that it is "just assumed" that he would.
my point" Who has the 30mm weitec kit (either or, I guess) and cuts their bumpstops. Should I check mine and get them cut???
 

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Re: bumpstops, lowering and the MK4 (lyz2828)

Excellent post once again, Liz. I would also like to know if this is true for Eibach springs.
Start those answers!
 

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Re: bumpstops, lowering and the MK4 (lyz2828)

If you drop the car you need to cut down the factory bumpstops (exc. inv. bilstein struts), or replace them with celastos.
 

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Re: bumpstops, lowering and the MK4 (bugged)

I don't know about that on the MKIV's H&R actually suggests that you DON'T cut the bumpstops. take a look at the top of your spring it may be hitting the car's underbody this has happened to me before and I had to actually grind down some excess welding that was getting hit.
 

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Re: bumpstops, lowering and the MK4 (GTI_Matador)

For Eibach Pro-Kits/Damper, it comes with a front bump stop, it looks a bit shorter than the stock one. For the back, they don't recommend to cut it.
 

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Re: bumpstops, lowering and the MK4 (SCK)

quote:[HR][/HR]For Eibach Pro-Kits/Damper, it comes with a front bump stop, it looks a bit shorter than the stock one. For the back, they don't recommend to cut it.[HR][/HR]​
Any idea how much shorter? Is it differently shaped too or will cutting off the stock bump stop achieve the same results?
 

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Re: bumpstops, lowering and the MK4 (pal)

what part of the underbody might my spring hit? It fits into a little space at the top and bottom that holds the 1st coil's worth---wouldnt it only occupy/touch that part of the car?
I think my rears might be too tight (light in the back, very stiff). I may wait a week. Then loosen the rears, and if that's still not enough, I may go to the GT kit. The noise makes me crazy~!
 

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Re: bumpstops, lowering and the MK4 (pal)

I can't really tell how much different between them (in terms of numbers) because I haven't compare the two side by side, but the shape is pretty much similiar.
 

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Re: bumpstops, lowering and the MK4 (lyz2828)

quote:[HR][/HR]what part of the underbody might my spring hit? It fits into a little space at the top and bottom that holds the 1st coil's worth---wouldnt it only occupy/touch that part of the car?
I think my rears might be too tight (light in the back, very stiff). I may wait a week. Then loosen the rears, and if that's still not enough, I may go to the GT kit. The noise makes me crazy~![HR][/HR]​
Try to get under the car while its on the ground and look at the springs, you'll see that they come VERY close to a point on the underbody thats where I'm talking about you'll want to keep an eye on that location if your getting a knocking in the rear.
 
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