Coilies fitted to the S-Line

chazd

Registered User
Earlier this year during a service I was advised my rear shock was leaking and As the MOT is due in the next few weeks I thought I had better do something about it.

i had a Passat a few years back with TA Technik coilies and 20s and braved JOM on this...

I got them v cheap and a mate fitted for me, at least I know it will get through the MOT now!

So opinions....they were easy to fit but a total pain to adjust once fitted, especially the backs, without removing the shock it takes a bit of imagination to adjust but I have the nack so it adjusts easy.

So the JOMs in my opinion provide a nicer ride to stock, gone is the crash suspension and its first trip was the a34 and m40 to Birmingham today. Overall I am pleasantly surprised, the ride is smooth and not as bad as I had imagined. It handled the back roads well and felt more planted and did not make hard work of the a roads.

The worst is the rubbing on the rear around roundabouts or over big bumps, rear arch screw need removing I think? Wheels are 8x18 et42...

I do a fair bit of mileage and generally purchased as they were local, I needed a shock replaced so thought why not wedge something different on.

lets see how they fair and I will keep updated and expect some criticism, but for under £80 for the lot, I am not one to complain,even if they last 12 months !

pics below, I haven't totally slammed as do a fair bit of mileage and need it drive able as normally I have no clue where I am going! Front need dropping a tad more? Think it has a tad bit of reverse rake... Opinions?

Before

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after

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Ironborn

English...not so good
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I like the before, because of the better picture quality :p Looks nice mate, I'm also be fitting JOM, Cold weather keeps putting me off.
 

chazd

Registered User
Thanks peeps, am really pleased, fronts dropped a tad and back has settled lower so need to tweak at the weekend
 

BBlackburn

Registered User
Wow before pic looks ridiculous when you see how it should be! Looks much better.
 

leeds2592

When I grow up, I want a 964!
Looks much better :thumbsup:
 

c_w

Registered User
Agree it makes the first pic look high, but IMO it is just a tad too low now - it looks good but for me 5mm higher or so would be better.
 

chazd

Registered User
Agree it makes the first pic look high, but IMO it is just a tad too low now - it looks good but for me 5mm higher or so would be better.

i may need to raise it a little as the back is rubbing a lot :-(
 

c_w

Registered User
Looks good. Wheels wouldn't be my preference but I really like the (admittedly over used) OEM S-Line 18" alloys.
 

chazd

Registered User
Still v impressed with the JOMs, done over 2000 miles and they are going good.

owing to my high mileage I have added a bra( only put on for the journeys)

here is how it now sits for the day to day slog.

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Still on the hunt for new wheels....
 

chazd

Registered User
I raised the rear up and it seems to be a lot better. The rear is as high as it will go!

i love the wheels some days and others fancy a change...
 
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