Thanks for the reply, the Bilstein B6 seem to be the go-to replacement shocks...though I have heard they make a "HD" version for the MkVII. I'll look into the AWE exhaust, thanks again!no lift but front is about 1/4 inch higher due to MSS springs/suspension changes. It's actually a Forge lift kit in the front, but with MSS adjustable springs and bilstein B4 struts. The result is about 1/4" higher in the front. Rear is stock with bilstein B6 shocks and a 25.4mm RSB. The tires are a tad bigger than stock (225/55R17) - totally recommend the BFG Advantage T/A tire for a decent road tire that also works well on dirt. Exhaust is AWE touring- a little expensive, but i like quality and sound! I think it's hard to make these 4-cyl motors sound good... Overall most of the mods have made it worse off road (except for the tires), but so much better handling on the road!