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Offline Dondbg

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Re: Lowering options for B7 2.0T avant Quattro
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2017, 09:51:26 am »
So guys. Where to go in auckalnd?

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Re: Lowering options for B7 2.0T avant Quattro
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2017, 09:58:40 am »
Where are you based?
Hennie (GLIDN) is on the north shore. He can hook you up.
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Re: Lowering options for B7 2.0T avant Quattro
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2017, 10:03:29 am »
if you are after ST shock kit or coil overs?
I can provide KW and a few others as well.
This I can most certainly assist with.

For everyone else, coil over certification costs $790 now
I have a car booked in next week for an LVV cert.
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Offline Dondbg

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Re: Lowering options for B7 2.0T avant Quattro
« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2017, 06:10:09 pm »
if you are after ST shock kit or coil overs?
I can provide KW and a few others as well.
This I can most certainly assist with.

For everyone else, coil over certification costs $790 now
I have a car booked in next week for an LVV cert.

I'm after a shock and spring kit to keep the cost down and I'm not after a crazy drop mate , I want an sline hight. What can you offer here ?

Just to confirm : when I need a certification ? Only if I go really low ?


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Re: Lowering options for B7 2.0T avant Quattro
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2017, 11:10:19 am »
Cert required if less than 100mm ground clearance, or if the height is adjustable: http://www.lvvta.org.nz/documents/suplementary_information/LVVTA_LVV_Cert_Threshold.pdf

So a small drop using lowering springs should be fine.
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Offline GLIDN

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Re: Lowering options for B7 2.0T avant Quattro
« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2017, 04:05:33 pm »
Cert required if less than 100mm ground clearance, or if the height is adjustable: http://www.lvvta.org.nz/documents/suplementary_information/LVVTA_LVV_Cert_Threshold.pdf

So a small drop using lowering springs should be fine.

As Le Mans pointed out,
If a structural part of the vehicle is below 100mm from the ground. Even with Lowering springs.
The vehicle would require LVV.
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Offline Dondbg

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Re: Lowering options for B7 2.0T avant Quattro
« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2017, 09:27:28 am »
Make sense.
I'm after suspension kits with fixed hight That is not below 100mm so below doesn't apply :)

What options are avaible in Nz to acuhive like 30mm drop, I'm looking for spring + shock kit.

Thanks guys.

Offline DTM

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Re: Lowering options for B7 2.0T avant Quattro
« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2017, 04:06:45 pm »
Just to understand what is a legal drop  and how many mm.?

I've never come across one must have a certificate if the car is lowered. I can understand that certain drops must be within certain ranges maybe where I used to come from all this doesn't exist cause no one was monitoring it or there was no legislation in place stipulating what is a safe drop and what's regarded as overboard such as bagging.

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Re: Lowering options for B7 2.0T avant Quattro
« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2017, 05:49:54 pm »
The thresholds are in the link above (steering and suspension). Anything that exceeds the threshold and has not been certified by the LVVTA should fail a wof inspection.
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Re: Lowering options for B7 2.0T avant Quattro
« Reply #24 on: July 17, 2017, 09:00:10 am »
I can't find the link right now,
But found some H&R springs on trade me for $280-350. Again can't exactly remember price I saw.
Have a quick search.
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Re: Lowering options for B7 2.0T avant Quattro
« Reply #25 on: July 17, 2017, 09:04:04 am »
Just to understand what is a legal drop  and how many mm.?

I've never come across one must have a certificate if the car is lowered. I can understand that certain drops must be within certain ranges maybe where I used to come from all this doesn't exist cause no one was monitoring it or there was no legislation in place stipulating what is a safe drop and what's regarded as overboard such as bagging.

That depends on what was mentioned earlier that no structural part of the vehicle is lower than 100mm.
Each car is different.

For example, A tiguan with 300mm off the ground, could in theory be lowered as much as 200mm.
But a car that has 120mm off the ground, 20mm or less lowering kit, taking into account the spring settling height.

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Re: Lowering options for B7 2.0T avant Quattro
« Reply #26 on: July 21, 2017, 10:47:49 am »
Hi, my 2cents worth :)
https://www.kwsuspensions.com/products.html

I have KW v2's for the S5 and the Coupe - great ride.

Offline Dondbg

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Re: Lowering options for B7 2.0T avant Quattro
« Reply #27 on: August 29, 2017, 03:31:31 pm »
I heard that if you got coilovers installed then you must get a certificate
Find hard to believe and yet and I can confirm it's true.

Anyone ?

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Re: Lowering options for B7 2.0T avant Quattro
« Reply #28 on: August 29, 2017, 03:37:07 pm »
I heard that if you got coilovers installed then you must get a certificate
Find hard to believe and yet and I can confirm it's true.

Anyone ?

This is correct. And you can only adjust the height +/- 5%.
These days certs are $700ish.
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Offline Dondbg

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Re: Lowering options for B7 2.0T avant Quattro
« Reply #29 on: August 29, 2017, 06:15:45 pm »
This is correct. And you can only adjust the height +/- 5%.
These days certs are $700ish.

Even if the ground clearance is above 100mm still cert is required !?!

This is a ripoff , WTF $700 for someone to have a look at a German certified coils and stick a plate... fffak