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Since entering the Passat realm, I have been seeing many questions pertaining to lowering (coilovers, springs, and air). To help consolidate everything to one location, This thread will be spot for information, photos, and questions regarding lowering the B7 (NMS) platform.

Currently, there are not many, if any, companies that are manufacturing B7 Passat specific coilovers, springs, or air kits. But it has been confirmed that kits for the MkV and MkVI platforms (with independent rear suspension) will be a direct fit.

That being said, here is a comprehensive list of suspension components. This also includes replacement bolts, mounts, and bearings. If I am missing something, feel free to PM me and I will add it to this thread.

Please, refrain from quoting full images and videos. Image quotes tend to clutter a thread.

*Disclaimer*

- All listings below are for a 2008 Jetta. Please check what is needed for your vehicle before making any purchases.

- CLICK HERE for the Koni Coilover DIY. This thread is useful for all coilover and spring installations, regardless of brands, with some very minor differences.
- CLICK HERE for the sister thread, The Official MkV Golf/Jetta Aftermarket Intake Guide.
- CLICK HERE for the sister thread, The Official MkV Golf/Jetta Aftermarket Engine/Transmission Mount Guide. :thumbup:
- CLICK HERE for the FK Coilover review thread.

OEM Components

When replacing suspension components, there are several items that can be replaced. The most common is the front upper strut mount and bearing. If you are reusing the OEM struts, then replacing the nuts are an option. Most coilover companies include the nuts. If you want to replace all components, then here they are:

- Front Upper Strut Mount Bearing: 6N0-412-249-C (MSRP $10.50 each)
- Front Upper Strut Mount: 1K0-412-331-B (MSRP $59.50 each)
- Front Upper Strut Nut: N-910-216-01 (MSRP $2.80 each)
- Front Upper Strut Mount Bolts (three per side): N-101-277-07 (MSRP $1.50 each)
- Front Lower Strut Pinch Bolt: N-909-548-02 (MSRP $3.00 each)
- Front Lower Strut Pinch Bolt Nut: N-101-064-02 (MSRP $0.90 each)
- Rear Upper Shock Nut: N-103-041-02 (MSRP $0.90 each)

Lowering Springs

- FK High Tec Sport Springs
- H&R Spring Product Line and Application Guide
- NEUSPEED Spring Kit Race
- NEUSPEED Spring Kit Sport
- Eibach PRO-KIT Performance Springs
- Eibach SPORTLINE Kit
- VWR Sport Springs

Coilovers

- Megan Racing Euro-Street Series
- Koni Coilover Kit
- FK Streetline
- FK Highsport
- FK Silverline
- FK Konigsport
- FK Silverline X
- KW Variant 1 inox-line – Perfect Street Performance
- KW Variant 2 inox-line – Perfect Street Performance
- KW Variant 3 inox-line – Perfect Street Performance
- KW clubsport – Coilovers for race track and road
- KW street comfort
- KW competition 2-way adjustable
- KW competition 3-way adjustable
- H&R Coilover Product Line and Application Guide
- ST Suspensions Coilover Kit
- BC Coilover Product Line and Application Guide
- Raceland Coilover Kit
- Raceland Ultimo Coilover Kit
- Rokkor Coilover Kit
- V-Maxx Coilovers
- Bilstein Performance Coilovers
- Eibach PRO-STREET Coil-Over Kit
- Eibach MULTI-PRO-R1 Coil-Over Kit
- Eibach MULTI-PRO-R2 Coil-Over Kit
- KSport Rally Spec AR Damper System
- KSport Version RR Damper System
- 8380 Tuning Street+ Coils
- VWR StreetSport and StreetSport Plus Coilover Systems
- HPA SHS Coilovers
 

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User Applications

I will try to keep an updated list of users with suspension information and photos for a quick reference.


KIDVersion 1: Air Lift Performance front struts | Airhouse II rear bags | Dorbritz Designs D-Cups



2012psst: H&R Coilovers


Image 1 by 24fan24-7, on Flickr

-TEXAS2LO-: ST Coilovers



trefive: K-Sport Kontrolpro Coilovers



fixmy59bug: B7 H&R Sport Springs - Part Number 54763 | H&R Struts and Shocks from the MkV Sport Cup kit



B7_bombEr



TexasPassat12: ST coilovers (kit #90614) with about 5 threads left to max drop



gawa: H&R sport springs only, stock shocks



snobrdrdan: HPA SHS Coilovers | 25 1/4" Front FTG - 25 1/2" Rear FTG



cheapa55TDI: KW V3

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Firemedic679: Solowerks s1 coilovers

 

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Suspension:

B7 H&R Sport Springs - Part Number 54763
H&R Struts and Shocks from the MkV Sport Cup kit

Wheels:
20x8.5 TSW Vortex shod with 225/35-20 Continental ExtremeContact DWS

No rubbing, no scraping. Rides like a dream.
 

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sweet finally

I have a 2013 se on ST coils all the way down, I would love to add the pics but every time I hit the icon in the above line to add pics it asks for a "URL of my pic" I am sorry but I don't know what that is...help please!!!

thanks in advance.

nick
 

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Subscribed, thanks for all the info.
I just received my ST coilovers, but after reading a few things on them I have debated on sending them back and either buying h&r springs or the h&r coilover kit. I am running 20x8.5 and a 245 35 20 tire so any advice would be awesoooommmeee :)
 

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Hello... Question for all... Is there a good camber kit available for the b7???
I will try to add a list of camber plates today or tomorrow. :thumbup:

I have a 2013 se on ST coils all the way down, I would love to add the pics but every time I hit the icon in the above line to add pics it asks for a "URL of my pic" I am sorry but I don't know what that is...help please!!!
You need to have your files hosted on something like Facebook, Flickr, or Photobucket.

Subscribed, thanks for all the info.
I just received my ST coilovers, but after reading a few things on them I have debated on sending them back and either buying h&r springs or the h&r coilover kit. I am running 20x8.5 and a 245 35 20 tire so any advice would be awesoooommmeee :)
Don't go with 245, way too wide. Stick with 235 or 225.

i just had to post a picture of my car lol
Haha...much appreciated. What's your setup? Also, still want those wheels...had a chance to get a set but since you and VAGwhore have them, I didn't want to be number three.
 

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well thats not a good thing to hear, due to me already having them mounted. are they too wide due to lowering? if so i'm not looking for a slammed look, just killing the wheel gap mainly.
Depending on drop, you don't want to risk getting close to the fenders. THIS LINK is a huge help. 235/35R20 is your best bet, but I personally would run the 225/35R20.
 

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Depending on drop, you don't want to risk getting close to the fenders. THIS LINK is a huge help. 235/35R20 is your best bet, but I personally would run the 225/35R20.
Sounds good, Like i said i only plan on just eliminating wheel gap and have debated on sending the st coilovers back and either doing just springs, or the non adj h&r coilover kit. The other issue im battling with is if i should because if it voids the warranty for lowering i wasted 2k on the ext warranty. lots of things to think about. thanks for the help:thumbup:
 

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I hope to join this crowd soon. I have a little over 6500 miles on mine. I want to get lowered and new wheels and tires. Im having a hard time deciding on how to lower. I drive about 650 miles a week so comfort is key. The cool thing is i do all my commuting on 1 tank of diesel. Any opinions would be appreciated as to which way to go on the lowering. Springs only, or coils?
 

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I hope to join this crowd soon. I have a little over 6500 miles on mine. I want to get lowered and new wheels and tires. Im having a hard time deciding on how to lower. I drive about 650 miles a week so comfort is key. The cool thing is i do all my commuting on 1 tank of diesel. Any opinions would be appreciated as to which way to go on the lowering. Springs only, or coils?
Springs will most likely need new shocks paired with them for a good ride (especially on a DD).....which could be $250 for springs & at least $500 for struts/shocks.
And you're at a set height

That same amount of money can buy you coilovers with a nice ride & also the freedom to dial in whatever height you want

IMO: Coilovers
 
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