Discussion in '2012-2016 VW Passat TDI forum' started by TDI_Brad, May 11, 2012.
I got the springs installed today.
Looking good brad I think I am going to do it to my car
Looks great Brad!!
I have to say I was nervous about how the ride was going to turn out. But it's actually not bad with four adults a baby and the old springs in the trunk we were all comfy. My wife and friends did even notice anything was different about the car. This wasn't exactly a wife approved modification but hey what mod is wife approved.
How much did it lower the car?
Thy look great. Did you do the work yourself? I've done suspension work on bmw's before and that's not too bad, but never have on a vw.........is Tirerack a good source for parts? Thanks. I'm really interested in tightening up cornering response but don't want to have it ride like a semi......
No I didn't do the install I'm not equipped to that kinda work. I took it to a shop the specializes in BMWs mercs and VW. I paid 500 for the install and 120 for alignment. I did order my springs from tirerack bc the other places I looked had them on backorder but tirerack charged more than the other places. The other places I'm talking about ate ecs tuning, ach tuning, and allsprings.com they all had the springs cheaper than tirerack. But tirerack did get them to me in two days.
I do think my steering is more responsive and the ride is not too firm. So if it's something you've been thinking about go for it.
I know tell me about it.
wow $620, ultimate ripoff
I know but I'm good for it. And that's the price of having a trusted shop do the work.
$500 for 2 hours worth of work? Sorry, but you got screwed!
I did it on jack stands in my garage with basic tools in less than 3 hours by myself, and I'm not an auto mechanic.
Well I think my car looks great and I love the way it handles too. I think it was worth every penny. Its just a few hundred dollars.
Originally I started this thread to show some more pics of a Passat with H&R springs on it. And give some reviews on how the car rides with them installed. Just things to help others decide if they would want to do this mod. And it goes in a direction on a topic I hadn't paid much attention to and that is how much is too much to pay for the install. I may not be able to help someone do the install but I have apparently set the bar on what not to pay for the install. That's what's great about these websites you can help people in ways you never intended to.
You know brad it does not matter how much u pay for some thing as long as u are happy and your car look great and it does !!! That all that matters
I'm sorry. I think I'm the one that steered this off topic. $620 seems high to me, but having a trusted shop do quality work goes a long way.
Save a few bucks and have problems? Its just not worth it. You definitely did it right! It looks GREAT!!!
If it were easy and you did not need specialized tools for everything, it would be cheaper and a DIY.
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