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Re: Another VW MKII Golf
March 21, 2015 03:59PM
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William Marenich
John V, I want to say thank you for cutting the grooves in my shock bodies. I will be ordering springs very soon. Do you have a recommendation on what manufacturer to use? I would like to use the longer 16" springs. I have read in some of you other post to stay around 150-175lb, what is your thoughts with the dampeners I have?

Let's go 150 x 16 PAC springs and I can drop ship., whaddya stink about dat.



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Re: Another VW MKII Golf
March 21, 2015 08:25PM
I think that is a swell idea. Let me know I owe.
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William Marenich
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Re: Another VW MKII Golf
March 30, 2015 03:30PM
Its been a few weeks, so here is a little update. I have been working on removing the rain cowl, I have been using a Spot weld cutter and hand chisels as well as a saws all. The reason I am removing this, so I can install the TSSfab strut tower extensions and be able to weld the back side. I have found a little rust on the fire wall, I will patch that up after I pull the dash out.

TSSfab strut tower extension just sitting there, I need to remove the seam sealer and spot weld around the whole strut tower assembly.


Also have a few update for the 4K 020 Transmission, 4.86:1 ring and pinion from MTS. I can not believe how fast they were to get my order to me. I sent them payment on Friday morning and I had the RnP on the following Monday.


While I have the gearbox opened up I might as well install this


Corby Motorsports did a custom setup for my LSD. I just need to order my ARP hardware.

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William Marenich
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Re: Another VW MKII Golf
March 31, 2015 09:39PM
There is no turning back now, started drilling, and cutting for the strut tower extensions from TSSfab.

I used the mounting holes on the extensions that are drilled for the Subaru camber plates, Flipped them upside down, lined them up marked and drilled. We trying to determine the right length of spacer to set the height. Right now it looks like there is a large gap out on outside edge, this will close up once I make clearance on the inside.


I had to cut the old upper in order to push the extensions towards the frame rail.


Drilled out the spot welds to remove in the inner.


Still a large gap


Still hitting on the lower front and rear edge. I need to decide on hammer it or cut it?
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Re: Another VW MKII Golf
April 01, 2015 03:22PM
I don't remember a gap on the outside of ours. There was some hammering. And we cut off part of the lower apron (That said TSS) to help fit.















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Re: Another VW MKII Golf
April 01, 2015 04:02PM
looking good!



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Re: Another VW MKII Golf
May 05, 2015 12:57PM
I was finely able to get the TSS, shock tower extensions welded up. Here is a little photo update, Welding went pretty good, cutting out the old ones once I was slightly uncomfortable. I have about 46 day until my event, The 020 transmission is being dropped off this week to have the new ring and pinion and gripper diff installed.







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