5e colin Posted March 17, 2014 Share Posted March 17, 2014 (edited) so me being a poor man i could never afford the big brand pro coilovers for my starlet so i went on a mission to find budget coild for my starlet so after months off research i came up with a closed match and they were old golf coils *so i put up a thread off it on toc and our moderator DJNR8 came to the resceuhe could provide me all the details i needed so he did he was strait on it emailing me the pictures and measurement *so first off i want to say thank you djnr8 for being there with mi od requests :) this is where i got them pm them tru ebay and request mk2 fronts and mk1 rears ( golf )http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-GOLF-MK1-Complete-Rear-Coilover-1x-unit-ONLY-/251385383078?ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:GB:1123so finally my ta technics coilovers arrived this morning there from mk1/2 golf fronts are mk2 and rears mk1 so strait away went digging up my old topmounts to try fitting them hoping they fit *:cheers:* yay they do strait bolt on we are in luck boys *they do knead small modifications but its only minor that could be done at home !!!!!here a quick pic with the topmounts on for now till i make some more detailed 1s about the mods needed on the bottom off the coils so taken some measurements *so here we go these are the bits u need they just unsrcew off the coils golf vs starlet mount starlet rear 32mmgolf mk1 rear 50mm !!!!!!!this is how much will come off off the sides still plenty left its this way we knead to file the hole down a bit think i will get my angle grinder out in a min. and trim the rear busheswell i cut the rear bottoms to size *warning to people using a angle grinder cough cough some really nasty stinking smell comes off it do not inhale like i did i am still coughing brrrthis is the spacer u want to cut down 5mm to get more thread uptopin the bench u get an idea now how muchthis 1 is for bimotoman *as requester when u cut the spacers make sure when u finish they are equal length like this now my 2 rear coilovers are ready to fit this is what they look like will have to play with spring tension and height adjustershave a small issue :)ha ha so i made the holes on both for the starlet hub to fit here you can see my rooky mistake i should off taken equal out off both holes then this wouldn't of happened anyways i am not bothered i will just buy 3mm thick washers and make a small cut out in them problem solved :)-------------------------------------------------------measured the front coils for stock camber did a bit of a miss calculation on the previous 1s i then made a metal template for the holesnow using my template i dont need to dos around trying to align the holes and makes the job so much faster + i will have the template for future coils to :)-------------------------------------------------------- so i finished my fronts today *and made a pic how low they go with the helper spring removed ONLY 400mm tall *!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! while with the helper still in it its 485mm tal thats an extra drop off 8.5cm !!!!!!!!!!!here are how they are now set to softest and with the topmounts on *ready to fit so who ever does this in the future go and enjoy them ha ha Edited August 11, 2015 by 5e colin Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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