Having evicted a furry hitchhiker and replaced the cracked windshield, it was time to address one of the last known issues the Jetta Ute would need fixed to pass Massachusetts state inspection: new tires.
These are a bit larger in diameter than the stock tires, so I needed to give the Jetta a little bit of a lift to accommodate them. Fortunately, one end of the car was already finished. The Smyth Performance ute kit replaced the original steel rear end with an aluminum and fiberglass bed, removing pounds from the back of the car. As a result, the back sits higher than it used to, providing the amount of lift I want with no modifications to the suspension. What an easy job—I'm already halfway done.
The front, however, still sat as low as before, giving the Ute a dragster-style forward rake. I researched many options for raising the front. I could get custom springs for a few hundred bucks.
In the end, I chose the cheapest, simplest solution I could find. My Jetta is a Wolfsburg Edition with the 1.
This engine weighs significantly more than the turbo four. Cars equipped with the VR6 use stiffer springs to handle the extra weight. These were easy enough to replace with a set of strut compressors. My biggest problem was not the stiffer springs, but years of corrosion from New England's salty roads holding suspension components together even after I had removed all the bolts. Liberal amounts of lubricant and percussive maintenance in other words, whacking it with a hammer convinced the parts to separate eventually.
The VR6 springs are significantly taller than the ones I took off the car. The problem was compounded by the fact that the bottom coils of each original spring had actually broken off at some point.
No wonder the front sat so low. Installation was the opposite of removal, and the Ute sat on its own four wheels again. It was as if the stock VR6 springs had been designed by Volkswagen to level out a 1.
The Jetta now sits perfectly level and a slightly higher than stock ride height that should be enough to fit the larger tires when they arrive.
My car has basic struts, not Bilsteins. I didn't replace them because they still work fine and I'm cheap. While I do notice the VR6 springs are stiffer than the broken original springs, the car still has the excellent ride quality it had before, which is what I was worried about losing. If anything, it soaks up the bumps even better now that its springs are all there, despite them being a bit taller and stiffer than before.
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Click here to read article on Gunaxin Magazine. You can find this URL by logging into Facebook, viewing the fan page that you'd like to display, and grabbing the URL from your browser's address bar. This can be done through the module's options.At best your car has 4. Our kit as been thoroughly tested and is the perfect height to maintain the stock camber, caster, shock and strut tolerances. Components are comprised of Aluminum and Stainless Steelproviding great corrosion resistance.
This kit is a perfect match with our Atlas aluminum skid plates by giving you more height and superior protection of your engine bay components. Increasing the ride height of the vehicle is going to alter suspension geometry from the factory ideal.
This will have vehicle handling consequences. In house testing of this kit found slightly increased body roll. We've installed several 1" lift kits on MK4s and have some seat time in them. Equipped vehicles have slightly more body roll. Having slid equipped vehicles around in snowy parking lots to active the traction control, We haven't found a difference in how the vehicle responds when those systems are active.
Home - Return to Previous Page. SKU: C Qty :. Add to Cart Add to Wishlist. Install takes 45min on a hoist and at least 60 minutes using a jack. Please note: Increasing the ride height of the vehicle is going to alter suspension geometry from the factory ideal. Package Dimensions: W5.
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May We Suggest. Password Forgot Password?This kit is part of a limited pre-production Gamma test. Risers are manufactured from billet aluminum with hard anodize coating for durability. Shock extension bracket is high strength steel with zinc and powder coated for durability. Includes specialty fasteners for bracket modification and requires the drilling of two 8.
We do not carry the spring compressor needed to install this kit, but we DO carry the special strut spreader and strut nut socket that are needed. Shipping is not included. Shipping is not free. We calculate shipping and add it to your order total before we process your credit card. If you want a shipping quote make a note in the comments section of the cart and we will provide a quote before we process your order.
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