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I have a 95 Jetta that I'm about to hook up the suspension for. I was looking at coilovers, but they are pretty expensive. So I'm gonna go the cheaper route and get shocks and springs. I'm working with my mechanic who only works w/ VW's and when I told him that I decided to get Neuspeed race springs that drop 2 in. f/b and Tokico shocks which are $279, he highly suggested not to. He told me to get 1.5 in. sport springs, and Boge shocks which are $400. Now my coworker who is a big car enthusist and own an Audi A4 with 2 in. drop ect ect, told me to go with the 2 in. and the Tokico's. My question to anyone who can help is this: What is the difference between the 1.5 in. and the 2 in. springs? Is the ride really that much rougher? Would I be sacrificing anything with the 2 in? And the difference between the Tokico shocks and the Boge shocks? Are the Boge that much better to spend the extra cash for? I'd really appreciate it if anybody has any feedback.
 

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Re: Suspension for a 95 Jetta GL 2.0 (Spekter)

well if you do a 2 inch you better know what kind of rim youre getting (offset) mine were rubbing mad I coulndt use the suspension much because of the rubbing, even after I rolled the lips
change to 1.5 drop and it was much better...but still rubs a bit

HnR springs bilsteins
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Re: Suspension for a 95 Jetta GL 2.0 (ricardo)

I'm getting 17 x 7 in. Flik Lex wheels with a 42mm offset. The tires will be 205/40/17. What do you think?
 

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Re: Suspension for a 95 Jetta GL 2.0 (Spekter)

i got flik artic-a's/ 17 x 7 with a bilstein pss slamed about 4 in. from stock. only rubbing o full lock turn http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
oh yeah, tires-215/40
 

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Re: Suspension for a 95 Jetta GL 2.0 (havok917)

havok917- would you recommend the 1.5 in. or the 2 in drop springs?
 

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I have a 95 with the full Tokico HP kit. I loweres about 1.5 and handles awesome. Not pricy, awesome kit, it comes in 1 box. Do it that way
 

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Re: Suspension for a 95 Jetta GL 2.0 (Spekter)

the bilstain pss that i have is a full coilover set. threaded body shocks & springs. with this setup you can adjust the ride height. trust me i speak from experance, once you go low, you want to go lower. just shoot the wallet and go for the coilovers. i got mine for 899 shipped from nuespeed. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif


Modified by havok917 at 4:28 PM 5-20-2004
 

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ANy cup kit you like. I hear FK is good, I have a 94 and same 2 slow, but I'm gonna go FK simply because they're cheaper and people have told me that the H&R doesn't ride as well as the FK. 17 or 18 inch rims. Why? Looks and handling. Rims can really make a Jetta look good even if the body looks like crap.
 
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