[Vwdiesel] Rear shocks 91 ECO Jetta

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Wed Apr 2 23:17:59 PDT 2008

In a message dated 4/2/2008 11:03:52 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
william at taygan.com writes:

> Oh, my 91 ECO backend is TERRIBLE!  Especially with 20 gallons of veg in
> the trunk.  Anyone try/suggest stiffer springs?  Anything else to change
> out back there?  Would new shocks make a world of difference?
> My buddy's 92 ECO is just as bad, aargh!

  I see a lot of people that think new shocks will make 
clearance for their tires, make it ride higher, etc.  
  Springs are for the lift (and PRESSURE on the tires for 
traction) and the rebound.  Shocks CONTROL the rebound 
or bounce and dampen the compression.  
  Unless new shocks/struts come with new springs they won't 
really help with sag, just a slamming or bouncy ride mostly.  
  Were there GTI springs available?  Otherwise some heavier 
aftermarket or even custom springs might be the trick with that 
much weight.  The original ones ARE generally pretty soft to start 

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