Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Golf GTI Edition 30 : MOT / TTS 340mm cross drilled discs / Ferodo DS2500 / Bilstein B12 Sportline kit / Votex Congleton

@71,000 miles Nov 2013

Top work from the guys @Votex Congleton, it was MOT time, but I had stored up some upgrades too.

@70000 miles the original OE suspension was well past its best (specifically the shock absorbers). No leaks but they not longer performed well on suppressing rebound.
I wanted to get a matched set and wanted lower too.

I was a little concerned the B12 Sportkit was going to be too low , but as it turns out its just perfect. I can still navigate speed bumps (just)

For the B12 Sportline they quote -50mm, but in reality this is -25mm as the Ed30 is already -30mm (from the std GTI) from new.

supplied by Balance Motorsport (or you could get it from JKM etc)


You can also consider the Mk6 version (and fit it to a mk5 ) for a more compliant ride

Full work was :
  • MOT (the law in the UK)
  • Cam follower replacement (this is a prudent service item on the 2.0 TFSI)

  • Replace discs and pads all round

(340 mm TTS cross drilled + Ferodo DS2500 front)
Ferodo DS2500 Performance Racing Brake Pads - FCP1629H

(TTS cross drilled 280mm rear and std pads)

  • Fit B12 Bilstein Sportline suspension kit (-25mm) (Eibach springs)
  • replacer rear wheel bearing
  • 2 new front strut top mounts
  • 70,000 mile service
  • replace track rod end

heres the 'after' stance

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