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Ok guys, stand up and be counted! :)

I was on the phone today with the Eibach specialist that looks after VW applications (he actually owns a Passat 1.8T sedan) to find out what were their plans for the new 1.8T 4Mo, wagon in my case.

He is to look into this a bit further with Eibach Europe (which already has a spring kit for the 4 & 5cyl 4Mo wagon) and get back to me, but what he thinks he could do is make a kit with the front springs for the 1.8T FWD and the rear springs for the V6 4Mo. He would then bring it up to the R&D guys for implementation.

To improve the odds of this working out, he would like a feel for the potential interest for this kit. To understand where he's coming from, they are discontinuing their V6 4Mo kit because it is not selling; he said they sold only 22, and they look for 50 per year. They still have 9 kits I think in stock, which in this case could be good for the 1.8T as it would be a way to recycle the rear springs part of the kit... and the front pair is good for the FWD V6 anyway.

So what say you? If you are interested, please let me know and I will tell him. Or you can contact him directly to voice your interest, call Eibach at 909-256-8300 and ask for Scott.

Given the lack of interest so far from the other usual suspects (H&R, Neuspeed, etc) this is the closest we are right now to have lowering springs for the 1.8T 4Mo wagon.

Thanks :)
 

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That would work pretty good. You could use the V6 spring kit with Konis. Use the stock perch plate in place of the Koni
perch plate and you end up with a nice 1.2" drop all around. I have this on my FWD. It would probably work with Bilstien
adjustable on the lowest setting.

You could do the same with H+R Sports,but they drop the V6 1.75". On a 1.8T the car would be level
with no rake and about a 1.2-1.4" drop. I had installed this on Donkeypunchers car.

The V6 springs are a little stronger than the 1.8T springs. The ride is great,handling even better.
It is less likely to bottom out.
 

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Yes Paul, that may very well be what I end up doing, just buying the V6 4Mo kit if they can't make one up for the 1.8T, even on special order. I have a 1BE rear anti-roll bar on order as well, and I know I'm going with Konis.

Could I make a quick poll?

Of those that have a 1.8T 4Mo wagon:

1) have you modified your suspension yet?
2) If yes, with what?
3) If no, do you intend to?

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I have not lowered my car yet but I will be once I find out whats available and some companies start to specifically make some kits for the car. I am looking to lower my car no more than an inch really since I spend a lot of time in the snow and mountains (thats why I have 4mo to begin with)
 

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I have a 2004 1.8t 4mo with H&R coils ........ expensive but worth it
 
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