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TR7

TR7


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5/11/17 11:14 p.m.

On the suspension side you can put in the Audi TT spindle to get some better geometry, just flip the tie rod around. Partsgeek also has TT lower control arms ($88 each!) loaded with the above mentioned bushings and moog balljoints. That will gain some camber adjustability. And if you are doing all this, it’s likely that changing the struts is in the plans anyway, and surprise! TT struts will fit, and also provide a convenient mounting point for the swaybar mount lost swapping to the updated control arms. Just add a universal 18″ ball end sway bar endlink from white line. (No need to swap to a TT sway bar). If lowering is in the plans, be aware that there is a short and long version of the bumpstops for the standard and sport cars. All GTI brake gear will fit, and fit under 15″ wheels. Larger rotors will fit with TT caliper bracket, but larger wheels are needed. The rear end can be stiffened up on the cheap with some springs from the Jetta sedan or wagon.

smokindav

The MkV and newer are much better cars – please do a write up on them.

jonnyd330

smokindav wrote:

The MkV and newer are much better cars – please do a write up on them.

But thr mk4 is better looking

einy

einy


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5/14/17 7:20 p.m.

smokindav wrote:

The MkV and newer are much better cars – please do a write up on them.

I second this request … MkVI please!

Dootz

Dootz


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10/18/19 12:38 a.m.

Guys, the Mk6 writeup is literally on the sidebar of this page:

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/articles/tech-tips-2010-14-vw-gti/

Creammotors

I have an 04, automatic, 4dr, 2.0! Timing belt busted on me. I am looking for some options. I may go new motor, but uncertain. I am looking for some ideas/options! 

aw614

aw614


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10/18/19 7:22 a.m.

jonnyd330 said:

smokindav wrote: The MkV and newer are much better cars – please do a write up on them.

But thr mk4 is better looking

It brought us a generation of paint eating stance bro VW owners lol.

GTI_2032

In reply to TR7 :

Does the lower control arm change require the TT spindle or can the VW spindle be used with the TT lower control arm?  Would be nice to have some adjustment on camber.  Thanks!  

GTI_2032

Not sure i understand all of the hate for the MK4 GTI.  I have a 20th anniversary edition.  I think it is a very nice car.  Fun to drive.  Even more fun to drive after some OEM+ mods to suspension and engine.

I have ridden and driven in a MK7 GTI.  Very nice car, for sure.

TR7 (Forum Supporter)

GTI_2032 said:

In reply to TR7 :

Does the lower control arm change require the TT spindle or can the VW spindle be used with the TT lower control arm?  Would be nice to have some adjustment on camber.  Thanks!  

From what I remember, you can use the TT lower control arm and VW ball joint with the VW spindle. This will gain you some camber, maybe 1 degree on its least aggressive setting? You cannot however use a TT spindle with a TT ball joint and VW control arm. Technically I guess you can make it work, but its awful. The ball joint doesnt really fit and you end up with a lot of positive camber. 





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