Suspension Lift for Passat

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    Suspension Lift for Passat

    Hello
    I know many lowering kits are available for those passat owners who like to scratch the bellies of their beloved VW.
    I like to keep the bottom protection in good shape, so I was thinking that since I have to change the shocks anyway, adding 2 cm of clearance would maybe save my passat from some belly scratching or some front end bumping against a deep unmarked dip on a corner. IN many countries the Passats have an extra cm or two of clearance.
    Anybody knows if you can find here the taller/longer coil springs to add that extra clearance to the passats?
    Thanks,
    Alejandro

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    you could buy coilovers and go much higher but thats just stupid.

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    If your worried about something hitting your engine or tranny I heartily recommend the Panzer skid plate.

    http://www.dieselgeek.com/servlet/Ca...er+Skid+Plates

    I figure your Passat will start to look strange if you jack it any higher - unless you throw some 22 inch wheels and appropriate tyres on it. Kinda a poor man's Touareg

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    Yeah I wouldn't raise it any higher for the body roll will be crazy. Where do you live and what are the stats of the car? Maybe your stock sus setup is gone and your bouncing up and down to much causing the rubbing? When stock you should hit a thing unless you are in the woods!

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    Get Yer Donk On Bitches!

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    There's a kit for raising the suspension.

    https://www.passatworld.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=175894

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    I think the metal skid plate is the best answer. Unless you're going off road, I think you have to really try to bottom out on the stock suspension, assuming your shocks aren't blown.

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    Just go trade the passat in for a subaru outback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alalor View Post
    Hello
    I know many lowering kits are available for those passat owners who like to scratch the bellies of their beloved VW.
    I like to keep the bottom protection in good shape, so I was thinking that since I have to change the shocks anyway, adding 2 cm of clearance would maybe save my passat from some belly scratching or some front end bumping against a deep unmarked dip on a corner. IN many countries the Passats have an extra cm or two of clearance.
    Anybody knows if you can find here the taller/longer coil springs to add that extra clearance to the passats?
    Thanks,
    Alejandro
    and what put 24" rims on it to?

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    Way to go guys! It took a Brit to actually point this guy in the right direction. Flame away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ama269 View Post
    Just go trade the passat in for a subaru outback.
    That is exactly what I was thinking haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueflames View Post
    Way to go guys! It took a Brit to actually point this guy in the right direction. Flame away.
    Meaning what?

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    1BB would work, but may be hard to get in the US. I actually bottom out less on my 1BE/Koni than I did on the stock suspension. I have a 1" drop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueflames View Post
    Way to go guys! It took a Brit to actually point this guy in the right direction. Flame away.
    Quote Originally Posted by mycarsavw View Post
    Meaning what?
    My assumption is that he was pointing out that it took someone from another country to give the OP a straight answer.


    And on a side note, I need this info as well. I'm looking into adding yet another B5 to the stable primarily for winter driving. My wife thought it would be kinda kewl to have identical color/trim B5's, my FWD Variant for most of my driving and a 4Mo Sedan for the winter. The white stuff comes down stupid fast sometimes and I don't want to drive the 4x4 (87 K5 Blazer) the entire 130 r/t just so I can get to the freeway that's 22 miles from the house. I'm looking at slightly lifting the 4Mo to get some much needed ground clearance for those times...

    - Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullit62 View Post
    My assumption is that he was pointing out that it took someone from another country to give the OP a straight answer.
    Ah of course, people from other countries don't usually offer much assistance.

    Short of being hotel porters, waiters and Grenedier Guards we Brits are pretty useless at everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mycarsavw View Post
    Ah of course, people from other countries don't usually offer much assistance.

    Short of being hotel porters, waiters and Grenedier Guards we Brits are pretty useless at everything.
    Au contraire, mes amis, you DID provide us with Guiness, Harp and Bass!

    But you ALSO gave us bubble & squeak and bangers & mash...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mycarsavw View Post
    Meaning what?
    Meaning that the responses from most of the US guys were insults rather that helpful. I guess if you don't slam your passat for use on paved and well maintained roads in non snowbelt areas, you are subject to insults in the forum. I think lowered passats look great, but folks who's cars are not lowered are also valued members of the club and not deserving of insults.

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    Here is one way to raise it. Picture are from linked thread.






    Also, Bullit62, Harp and Guiness are from Ireland.
    Last edited by kabatc; 06-20-2008 at 10:09 AM. Reason: added photos

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    Quote Originally Posted by kabatc View Post
    Here is one way to raise it. Picture are from linked thread.






    Also, Bullit62, Harp and Guiness are from Ireland.
    Ireland, England, Scotland... It's all the same...


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    ..Wales, don't forget Wales.

    Damned Canadians

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    You can find 1BB spring codes here.

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    scraping

    Most bottoming is caused by a combination of lowering and soft springs(virtually all lowering kits). I dont know of any taller suspension kits,but you can certainly get a stiffer setup that will be far more resistant to scraping,and perk up the handling significantly.My wifes car(98 B5 Passat) no longer bottoms out on our severely crowned driveway after adding my springs.

    Dick Shine

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