Shock Height with a spring change?

Henry A Harper III hah at
Thu Jul 25 13:47:02 EDT 2002

I noticed very little change in static ride height when replacing my OEM
w/"HD"s. See

Chewy, if the car's butt is up in the air, take it back and tell them to
install the shocks properly this time. :)

Henry Harper hah at
1991 200 quattro, 118k
1988 GTI 16v, 229k

On Thursday, July 25, 2002 10:59 AM, Jack Walker
[SMTP:jwalker at] wrote:
> So if there is an increase in static ride height with the Bilstein HD
shocks, how about the sport shocks, how much is it? How about either with
the change to either the HR or the Eibach springs. To further compicate
things, on an Avant? I've seen mention of spring pads? or perches? What are
these exactly rubber pads to go between the springs and???
> I am in snow a lot in the winter and would love to replace springs and
shocks but really don't want to go lower than 1" than where we are with a
car that's "normal height"
> If there is an increase with the shocks and a decrese with the springs I
could be just right?
> Jack Walker
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