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Offline avimistry

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Mk5 GTI Suspension Upgrades
« on: December 01, 2019, 12:38:00 pm »
Hi members,

So my Mk5 GTI Pirelli will be going stage 2, and just wanted to know of items that will assist with improving traction off the line? Currently on H&R sport springs, will be getting some decent tires (PS4), and looking at an anti-lift kit. I don't track the car, just a daily driver with the occasional spirited run. I do feel a bit of rear "lift" when cornering, I say lift because it feels like the rear wants to lift. This was a lot more pronounced before the H&R's. I've also read that aftermarket mounts help with getting the power down by reducing wheel hop.

Appreciate all feedback.

Cheers!

Avi
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Offline schattenblau

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Re: Mk5 GTI Suspension Upgrades
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2019, 10:56:07 pm »
forget the alk, go for a mechanical lsd !

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Offline avimistry

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Re: Mk5 GTI Suspension Upgrades
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2019, 11:46:32 pm »
forget the alk, go for a mechanical lsd !

:D

Don't temp me! ;D Seriously though, you are 100% correct, it's the way to go. But it's out of my budget: https://www.alittletuningco.nz/products/alt-wav-10-309-185wk?_pos=98&_sid=9af5b45a8&_ss=r

Back to the alk. I've heard that some other bushings (can't remember exactly which ones) should be upgraded at the same time due to increased load as a result of the alk. This kit looks interesting: https://www.whiteline.com.au/product_detail4.php?part_number=WEK004&sq=55079
« Last Edit: December 01, 2019, 11:49:28 pm by avimistry »
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Offline Alittletuningco

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Re: Mk5 GTI Suspension Upgrades
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2019, 09:36:30 am »
Engine mounts, and a sway bar upgrade will help.

Couple of Octavia's that have had the IS38 upgrade on the MQB, have also reported good results with upgraded strut mounts and bearings.

Offline McDoof

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Re: Mk5 GTI Suspension Upgrades
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2019, 09:41:35 am »
I did ALK, dogbone mount insert and a set of PS4 tyres on my Stage 1 MK5. (yes I know it's a lot less power) That made a world of difference. I got a whopping 18k km out of my bridgstone RE002s before these changes. When I sold my car the Michellins were at 30k and still had enough meat left for another 10 to 15k. That is just a reflection on how much less time I spent spinning wheels rather than moving forwards.
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Offline The Red Warrior

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Re: Mk5 GTI Suspension Upgrades
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2019, 01:40:33 pm »
I did ALK, dogbone mount insert and a set of PS4 tyres on my Stage 1 MK5. (yes I know it's a lot less power) That made a world of difference. I got a whopping 18k km out of my bridgstone RE002s before these changes. When I sold my car the Michellins were at 30k and still had enough meat left for another 10 to 15k. That is just a reflection on how much less time I spent spinning wheels rather than moving forwards.

Yes indeed. I have all the above, but I'm stage 2+ and hardly ever get wheelspin. But I do have an LSD.

Offline avimistry

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Re: Mk5 GTI Suspension Upgrades
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2019, 12:51:23 am »
Thanks guys. So alk and dogbone mount insert will do the trick?

The Red Warrior, no biggy, just an LSD hey ;D If I thought about going stage 2 earlier, which I should have, then an LSD would make the list. But car mileage is up there and budget doesn't allow for an LSD.
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Re: Mk5 GTI Suspension Upgrades
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2019, 09:31:06 am »
Thanks guys. So alk and dogbone mount insert will do the trick?

The Red Warrior, no biggy, just an LSD hey ;D If I thought about going stage 2 earlier, which I should have, then an LSD would make the list. But car mileage is up there and budget doesn't allow for an LSD.
Hi Avi,
Just fitted both of these to the ED30 and going for an alignment this weekend hopefully. Will report back with the difference.
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Offline avimistry

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Re: Mk5 GTI Suspension Upgrades
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2019, 08:18:21 pm »
Hi Avi,
Just fitted both of these to the ED30 and going for an alignment this weekend hopefully. Will report back with the difference.

Ok,cool. Look forward to your feedback. Did you purchase local?
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Offline The Red Warrior

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Re: Mk5 GTI Suspension Upgrades
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2019, 08:22:35 pm »
Thanks guys. So alk and dogbone mount insert will do the trick?

The Red Warrior, no biggy, just an LSD hey ;D If I thought about going stage 2 earlier, which I should have, then an LSD would make the list. But car mileage is up there and budget doesn't allow for an LSD.

Yeah, even though an LSD isnít exactly cheap, it wasnít that much more when I was replacing the clutch. I did all the work myself so that cut down on costs considerably.

I havenít seen your car in a while now. Used to often see it parked at the Ormiston Rd Pak n Save

Offline avimistry

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Re: Mk5 GTI Suspension Upgrades
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2019, 12:48:19 pm »
Yeah, even though an LSD isnít exactly cheap, it wasnít that much more when I was replacing the clutch. I did all the work myself so that cut down on costs considerably.

I havenít seen your car in a while now. Used to often see it parked at the Ormiston Rd Pak n Save

That makes absolute sense, clutch and lsd at one go. Whatís the mileage on yours now?

Haha, still go there, but aim to do shopping late evening when it is quieter. Iím impatient like that.
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Offline GLIDN

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Re: Mk5 GTI Suspension Upgrades
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2019, 02:35:33 pm »
honestly anti lift kit is an absolutely worthwhile mod. FWD or AWD 6R etc.
got one in my tiguan as well. Awesome improvement indeed.

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Offline The Red Warrior

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Re: Mk5 GTI Suspension Upgrades
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2019, 06:29:59 pm »
That makes absolute sense, clutch and lsd at one go. Whatís the mileage on yours now?

Haha, still go there, but aim to do shopping late evening when it is quieter. Iím impatient like that.

Sounds like me, get there at 9pm on a Sunday to do the shopping that Iíve had all weekend to do.

Mineís at 186k now. Think I replaced the clutch at about 160k. Not sure if I posted up here with the photos of doing it, or if I only posted it on mk5golfgti.co.uk

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Re: Mk5 GTI Suspension Upgrades
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2019, 10:07:19 am »
Sounds like me, get there at 9pm on a Sunday to do the shopping that Iíve had all weekend to do.

Mineís at 186k now. Think I replaced the clutch at about 160k. Not sure if I posted up here with the photos of doing it, or if I only posted it on mk5golfgti.co.uk

pretty sure you only posted on mk5 UK forum.

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