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1. Lowering the ride height, so the centre of gravity is lower and improved handling, plus a better look with it being lowered a bit.
2. Fitting a MillTek non-resonating cat back exhaust.
I’m getting so much different information from people and I really don’t know what to do. I met a great guy from this site who has a VW Scirocco 2.0 TSI GT and has lowered his car with H&R 35mm springs. I got to drive his car and I really like the look and feel of it. He also has the MillTek Non- res exhaust, which sounds great.
There’s this guy at a garage near me (He’s a VW master tech). He said he wouldn’t advise me buying H&R springs. He mentioned something about my car already being lowered and and that I may not see any difference if I have the H&R springs fitted (which I have already purchased from Demon Tweeks). I’m also booked in at another garage to have them fitted. If there’s going to be no difference then it would be a complete waste of money. I’m trying to get rid of the large gap between the wheels and wheel arch, but obviously I don’t want to compromise the car in any way with possible damage to it. Which is another thing some people have said.
Does anyone here understand what I’ve been told about the GTS already being lowered compared to other models and that H&R 35mm springs would make no difference??
Why am I seeing a fairly large gap above above the wheels then??
Another person from a company called VW Parts International has recommended VWR VWRacing Springs. Does anyone know about these??
Back to the VW guy where I live....he is recommending the KW CoilOvers as he says I will get the look I want without compromising the car in any way and the ride will be less harsh. Plus the ride height can be adjusted easily. Is that a good route to go down do you think? Some people have said it’s overkill for a road car like mine. I’m aware of the cost too.
Then there’s the exhaust. I thought I’d just be able to take the car to one of these independent VW garages and get the exhaust fitted. But I’m being told the one for my car hasn’t been released and MillTek don’t have plans to make one for the GTS because there’s such little demand. I have seen on eBay a MillTek Sport 2.75 Cat Back Non Res Exhaust GT80 for the GT and GTS. Again I don’t want to buy if it won’t fit.
I have made enquiries with a company called PowerFlow Exhausts and they can fabricate an exhaust for me and get the sound I want for £415 plus VAT.
As I have said, many different people including MillTek have said it’s not available, so I’m really confused. I don’t want to buy something that won’t fit my car.
I thought getting these mods done would be straightforward, but it’s anything but easy and is stressing me out.
I really hope you can help me and explain or advise me as I have extremely little knowledge of cars except driving my Scirocco. I love the car and know what I want to achieve, but getting there is proving difficult.
Sorry for long message, thanks for reading :)