So after buying my eGolf, in the beginning, I made a decision not to lower it. Now that I've owned it for a year, I felt like it needed more handling to go with this peppy electric motor. I set a budget of $250 and the research begins.
I come across Emanuele Design linear springs. From what I read, they were exactly what I was looking for. A lowering spring with OEM spring rate that isn't progressive or stiff. Bad news, no one really made lowering springs for the eGolf. I research curb weights for all the 2016 Golf models. Here's what I found:
Golf = 2950lbs.
GTi = 3000lbs.
SportWagen = 3200lbs.
GolfR = 3300lbs.
eGolf = 3390lbs.
Going back to Emmanuele Design, I ordered a linear spring set for a SportWagen. Luckily they were on sale from $280 to $238 shipped!
I compared the stock springs with the lowering springs. It got me a little nervous, especially knowing the eGolf was almost 200lbs. heavier.
Started the install at 10am and finished up at 2pm this past Saturday. Been driving on them now for almost a week and I am so glad I decided to do it.
I slapped on my old circa '05 19" summer wheels and fell in love with my eGolf again.
Here's a little video of it.
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