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Peddavis

Scirocco /mk1 golf front suspension

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Well, had a front lower spring mount failure on my Mk2 Scirocco, which took out the tyre as well and was quite an interesting experience! As a result I am looking at replacing the front suspension (both sides for safety).

Anyone have any experience of this set up?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/front-suspension-kit-shock-absorbers-springs-bearings-VW-Golf-Mk1-Scirocco-Mk2-/361524252887?fits=Model%3AGolf&hash=item542c8650d7:g:vmIAAOSwbdpWXoz8

Seems way too cheap, but in case its a bargain sell off? 

I am probably going for bilstein from these guys  

https://www.vwheritage.com/shop/scirocco/171412031J/front-shock-absorber-complete-mk1-golf/?crumbStartPage=1&crumbStartRow=1

Do I need to replace the springs at the same time or should they be OK unless damaged? I am getting new bump stops thrown in with the Bilsteins, but is it necessary to swap out the tops also? I think they have been replaced at some point previously.

Any insights / alternatives I should be considering? Any thoughts gratefully accepted!

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If you like driving and are keeping the car,

for comfort and positive handling, get a set of Konis shocks with Eibach springs. They transform the car and the ride and handling are unbelievable. if your replacing the suspension do all bump stops and top mounts while your at it.  With the struts off, a 256 brake Caliper replacement is also worthwhile. You can actually stop safely without cacking yourself on a motorway.

 

This will be dependant on the quality of your existing struts. If they are past their sell by date go for a set of coilovers, FK are a good choice but I'm not 100% if they still make them for the Rocco. 

 

Ive had both above fitted. The coilovers are stiff. My weapon of choice would be the Konis with Eibach springs, win hands down. Comfortable drive, and if you want to, your can steer into a hard corner at speed and it goes where you tell it.

 

Put a post on the Scirocco register uk, lots of good advice from a range of users. 

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