hi guys and girls,
some of you guys will know i got my car keyed last week. i was planning on getting that sorted before having the coilovers i bought recently fitted. but as i need my car every day and wasn't going to have a chance to drop it off for a while, i had them fitted as planned.
first off some thank yous, to smudge_don for providing the 2nd hand coilovers. he's putting his car up for sale and so putting all the OEM parts back on. this is in order to free up some funds to get onto the property ladder. i hope you'll join me in wishing him the very best of luck.
second thank you goes to Midland VW for fitting them. if i'm honest they weren't as on the ball as i'm used to on this ocassion and i'm going to have to take it back to get a couple of things sorted. however i think this may have been a product of the gaffer being away. they're incredibly knowledgable, happy to help and experienced and they give you this experience at a very reasonable cost so i'd still recommend them to anyone.
ok so after 24hrs and some brisk driving here are my first thoughts:
the handling is much improved, body roll reduced and less pitch and dive under breaking. there's no trade off in ride comfort. the ride is at least as comfortable as the OEM S-Line suspension I had previously, and actually takes the edge off some of the rougher imperfections in our roads.
at the moment the car is a bit lower than i'd ideally like. my bumper's caught on a couple of speed bumps, but even without this inconvenience it's a shade lower than the stance i'm going for. i'll put up photos once i've had this corrected and had some spacers fitted.
conclusion: very good purchase, and one i'm glad i made. 8/10 (will become 9/10 once i've had the stance corrected).