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Re: Suspension mods by VW - are they worth it? (Der NuB)

quote:[HR][/HR]Also, VW also offers "VW Accessory Sport Springs". These are different. They are a bit more aggressive than 1BE, and lower the car about .25-.5" more than 1BE. They are made by Eibach. VW has not yet made these available for the 2001.5 Passats, and it may take a while. But check with them. This may have changed. These springs are in fact the "Pro-Kit" which are also available thru aftermarket parts sellers. But beware, the VW-Eibach kit (and VW authorized) is the euro-spec version while the Pro-kit sold elsewhere is the U.S.-spec (slightly stiffer and NOT VW-approved). If you doubt this, look at the kit # listed on a box at a dealer and then call Eibach USA (800-222-8811) and ask if they have that kit in stock.[HR][/HR]​
For the record, I have a 1.8T Passat with the European version of the Eibach Pro-Kit. The part number is 8554.140E -- which does not match what Eibach USA have on their website.
 
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