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I'm thinking about replacing the OEM springs on my passat wagon with Neuspeed Sport Springs. They will lower the car 1.5".

I know it will make the handling tighter when the roads are dry, but how will the new suspension geometry affect the handling when the roads are wet or snowy??

I'm really interested in hearing from people who actually have experience with the Neuspeed springs in wet/snowy conditions. Thank you for your help!
 

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I never used them in snowy conditions, but haven't noticed any adverse difference in the rain. Most of the improvement in handling in general probably came alot more from my bilstein sport shocks, rather than from the neuspeed sport springs, which apparently aren't really a whole lot stiffer than stock, if at all.To really confuse yourself, check out the spring rate thread in the amateur motorsports forum http://www.passatworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=205178
 

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You'll be riding low on softer springs and on the bumpstops. . . .
So, yes, however, with upgraded shocks handling won't be that degraded compared to stock (might be better depending on the shock). Comparing stock with sports and the same shock, handling will be degraded.
Not enough to be dangerious.
Oh yeah. If you're driving outside of places with perfect roads year round, if dropping a passat that much, you moight wanna consider an AL skidplate.
 

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You'll be riding low on softer springs and on the bumpstops. . . .
So, yes, however, with upgraded shocks handling won't be that degraded compared to stock (might be better depending on the shock). Comparing stock with sports and the same shock, handling will be degraded.
Not enough to be dangerious.
Oh yeah. If you're driving outside of places with perfect roads year round, if dropping a passat that much, you moight wanna consider an AL skidplate.
You won't ride on bump stops with those springs, I never was on my bump stops. I'm on coilovers now and it drivers no different then stock in my opinion.
 

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You won't ride on bump stops with those springs, I never was on my bump stops. I'm on coilovers now and it drivers no different then stock in my opinion.
Read the aboved linked thread. Pay attention to rusty's views on riding pon the bumpstops to the end.
With the nature of passat bumpstops its gonna happen with soft springs running that low. You may not be "riding" on them, but you'll be hitting em damn quick.
 
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