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A bit harsh

Hi,
I've recently purchased a 1985 cabriolet and the previous owner had it lowered with eibach suspension.
I like the lower look but jeez when I go over a pothole it sounds like I'm the suspension is coming through the wings.
Can anyone recommend a replacement kit either to lower it where the ride is still decent or can anyone recommend going back to the original GTI suspension setup?

Thanks

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Could be the last owner did not fit shorter bump stops so you are hitting or riding on the bumps stops.
I've got the eibach springs and bilstein shocks fitted to my cabriolet and they are only a little bit stiffer than the original set up.

I've got this set, I think they sell the shorter bump stops and covers?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/233057941786?fits=Model%3AGolf&hash=item364355f91a:g:0eMAAOSw9KhZ-hQy


You might need to check if the last owner changed the shocks at the same time as the springs?

Have a look at the front strut top mounts and if you can get your thumb between the metal cap and rubber they are shot and that can cause knocking/banging.

1988 Mk1 Golf GTi Cabriolet 1.8cc DX, K-jet. Daily drive. 300,000 miles and counting
1978 Mk1 Scirocco GLS 1.6cc FR, Webber carb. Weekend toy.

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Thanks. That's brilliant. 

Just the info I needed.

Now I need to speak to someone about the poor fitting roof. Can you recommend anyone? 

Cheers

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Chortle is the go to man for cabriolet roof, (not sure how to tag him on this thread)

Maybe try and PM him?

Last thread on roof here.

https://vwgolfmk1.org.uk/forum/index.php?page=topicview&id=helllllpppp%2Funtitled_412


 There is a guide to fitting a new roof (lots of pages) which may help?

https://vwgolfmk1.org.uk/data/attachment.php?id=472&for_session=1346466e7f5b9c08282b02ed6ae8c812

1988 Mk1 Golf GTi Cabriolet 1.8cc DX, K-jet. Daily drive. 300,000 miles and counting
1978 Mk1 Scirocco GLS 1.6cc FR, Webber carb. Weekend toy.

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mark1gls said

Chortle is the go to man for cabriolet roof, (not sure how to tag him on this thread)

Maybe try and PM him?

Last thread on roof here.

https://vwgolfmk1.org.uk/forum/index.php?page=topicview&id=helllllpppp%2Funtitled_412


 There is a guide to fitting a new roof (lots of pages) which may help?

https://vwgolfmk1.org.uk/data/attachment.php?id=472&for_session=1346466e7f5b9c08282b02ed6ae8c812
Carl is on holiday in Wales wait until the weekend

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Do not know a lot but willing to help if possible

1989 Sapphire Blue Mk1 Cabriolet 1.8 DX
1985 Atlas Grey Mk2 GTI 2.0 ABF

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Thanks for the point in the right direction. 
Much appreciated.
All the best!
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