Aug 21, 2009 update to the Volkswagen Golf project car

Golf Suspension Makeover

The suspension work centered around the H&R coil-overs—but everything works well as a package.
We set the ride height using H&R's specified reference points, but we'll need to fine-tune the final settings.
Ground Control now makes bolt-in camber plates for the Volkswagen that don't require any cutting or drilling.
New Powerslot rotors and Axxis pads are the start of our brake upgrades. We still have to run the StopTech stainless braided lines.
To get the car to handle well, we expect to have to raise the nose. However, the car does look cool as is.
Installing the new Black Forest control arms and Neuspeed anti-roll bar required that we lower the subframe—we used a transmission jack to get it back into place.

The car is simply a different animal now.

We got in some quality shop time yesterday with our Golf project—and after six hours, we had completely revitalized the handling of the car. H&R RS coil-overs with Ground Control bolt-in camber plates replaced our MacPherson strut (Ground Control now makes bolt-in camber plates for the Volkswagen that don’t require any cutting or drilling).

The anti-roll bars were were swapped out for Neuspeed units, while the control arms and bushings were from Black Forest Industries.

We set the ride height using H&R’s specified reference points, but we’ll need to fine-tune the final settings.

We topped off the transformation with some reinforcements from Eurosport Accessories and brakes from Powerslot and StopTech.

The car is simply a different animal now. We’re waiting to cornerweight and align it before doing on-track testing, but it looks like this was a straightforward, if not cheap, install.

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