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Just ordered a set of KW Variant 1 coilovers for my 2004.5
Variant, 4mo. Now....

This will be the first performance mod. on this car. What else
do I need to do to accompany this? Anything? Rumor has it
that new shocks may be needed...this car only has 500 miles
on it though!!

What about sway bars- necessary? Anything else? I am trying
to figure out what will be NECESSARY once the KW's are
installed.

THanks.
 

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A rear sway bar would be a nice addition... perferably a NEUSPEED or something. Solid core. It'll really increase the cornering ability, way flatter through the turns.


I don't know what'll happen because it's a 4-MOTION. You may have to wait for a 4-Motion model swaybar.


Man, I wish I had one of those 4-Motion 1.8T's. 5-speed, too! :cry:


New rims are a must!
 

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Whoa, Whoa, Whoa!!! You do know that coilovers are a single unit that replaces both your shocks and springs. Depending on the drop, you really have to watch your alignment when you lower the 4 Motion. Make sure your alignment shop uses a Hunter Rack and they have the Passat 1BE settings.

Other than that, my 2nd mod would be a new diverter valve and a chip for a 1.8T 4 Motion. What about new wheels??
 

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The Swami said:
Whoa, Whoa, Whoa!!! You do know that coilovers are a single unit that replaces both your shocks and springs. Depending on the drop, you really have to watch your alignment when you lower the 4 Motion. Make sure your alignment shop uses a Hunter Rack and they have the Passat 1BE settings.

Other than that, my 2nd mod would be a new diverter valve and a chip for a 1.8T 4 Motion. What about new wheels??
Yea, what he said.

You got coilovers man - your set (shocks and springs in one adjustable unit) Thats why they were pricey! haha
 

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Coilovers

Okay, Swami...

1. Please describe this "Hunter Rack". Will this be something that
my mechanic should have? I might assume- his shop is called
"German Motors".

2. Please elaborate on the 1BE settings....or should I dig
through the vaults?

3. What about control arm issues? Are new ones a
necessity with my upcoming suspension mod?

Thanks for all your help.
I'm trying here, man.... :lol:
 
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