09-16-2005, 11:14 PM
I posted this question on the TT forum, but i wanna make sure i get as many opinions as i can before taking this step. the local german performance shop i go to recommended i go with coilovers on my TT. That is if money is no object. kind of a turn key solution to lowering performance. they also told me that a camber kit would not be necessary.
Most of the feedback I am getting from the TT owners is not really that positive with coilovers. Seems like most are runnig spring and shock/strut combinations and camber kits.
What say ye?....
09-19-2005, 06:51 AM
...all the other BS about harshness or whatever is total crap.
Sure, if you adjust the ride height all whacked out, it will be worse then spring shock, but if you adjust it properly, it's no different then spring shock (except of course you'll have the ability to set your own ride height ((within reason))).
As for a camber kit, in the TT, you'll need something in the rear. The lateral arms are fixed length and non adjustable, when you lower, you gain a ton of negative rear camber. So you'll need either eccentric bushings (get all 4, not 2 ((kmac makes a kit))), or go with adjustable lateral arms, I think Forge makes these (the nicer more expensive better option).
For the front, I don't think anyone makes camber plates (upper strut mount to car), but if they did, that'd be good to get more caster in the car. You have slots in the lower A arm up front, so that will allow some minor camber adjustment, but not much.
Back to coilover question. If you can find a spring/shock combination that is the perfect height for you, then getting coilovers is only going to add the pain of adjusting the height till you get it right, which up front in the TT is a breeze, but in the rear totally sucks. If the spring/shock combo's are too high or too low, then you need coilovers.
09-20-2005, 06:51 PM
There's a camber kit on the market right now that works on the Audi TT. Email me if you're interested in more details.