[Vwdiesel] A2 Jetta ride height comparison?

Sandy Cameron scameron at compmore.net
Wed Oct 19 11:57:57 EDT 2005

At 08:15 AM 10/19/05 -0700, you wrote:
>With all this talk of springs, I'm wondering if it is worth taking a poll
on A2 
>Jettas (and Golfs) for ride height comparisons, paying close attention to 
>those which are stock. What I'm hoping to determine is what is the normal 
>range for springs in good condition, and how to identify worn out springs. 
>Perhaps a base measurement from fender lip to wheel centre, with car 
>empty, but a full tank of fuel. Then a measurement with a specific amount 
>of weight, say 200lbs, applied to the trunk, or the hood. Assuming stock oil 
>shocks, only the springs should affect ride height, correct?
>So if we had enough samples perhaps we could establish some 
>measurements that would help identify spring condition. This could be 
>useful in locating bad (or good) springs in parts vehicles for example...
>Shawn Wright

An interesting idea....
I have 3 A2 jettas on the property, an 87 jetta diesel, an 87 carat
(converted to diesel), and a 91 basic no frills diesel,  I will get the
ferder lip to wheel center dimension and post here. I know the springs in
the 87 carat are different than the ones in the basic 87 jetta. They are
thicker on the carat.

I think the springs (front) may be different for A/C equipped cars than basics.

We may end up with more variety than 020 transmissions!


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