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#21 OFFLINE   Stiguan4Motion

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 01:00 PM

Hi everyone. This is my first post and first Tiguan. It's a 2010 Wolfsburg 4 motion. I'm looking to replace the stock springs, struts and shocks. I'm looking at the Vogtland drop springs and kyb excel-g struts/shocks. At a 1.4" drop, will anything outside of a normal alignment be needed?? Also planning to swap the stock 18" (43mm offset) wheels out for 20" (35-38mm offset) with 255/35-20" tires. I'm open to any and all help! Thanks

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 11:56 PM

Hi everyone. This is my first post and first Tiguan. It's a 2010 Wolfsburg 4 motion. I'm looking to replace the stock springs, struts and shocks. I'm looking at the Vogtland drop springs and kyb excel-g struts/shocks. At a 1.4" drop, will anything outside of a normal alignment be needed?? Also planning to swap the stock 18" (43mm offset) wheels out for 20" (35-38mm offset) with 255/35-20" tires. I'm open to any and all help! Thanks

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 11:33 PM

1.4" is not a big drop, but you won't know if any extreme measures will need to be taken during an alignment until the car is on the rack. Considering what you plan on spending on tires/rims. I would get an alignment when the suspension is changed and then go back after everything settles and get it done again. The cost of an alignment is far less than new tires.

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 02:20 PM

Hopefully quoting works for me as I don't see it in the text box as I type this, maybe I don't have enough posts yet. 

 

I know this is an old thread, but in case anybody else stumbles across it....  I just replaced the struts on our 2010 Tiguan w/ 73,000 kms on it.  They were a bit soft, but have knocked in the cold for a few years now.  Took about 4 hours to do, once everything was gathered up, in the driveway.

 

In response to bigandy10, I had to use a 5lb hammer to tap it out by hitting the bolt head with the bolt backed out a bit.  I tried a couple dead blow hammers, then a piece of wood with the 5lb hammer, but ultimately had to use the 5lb hammer on its own with a good tap to start breaking the driveshaft free.  Not big swings, it just needed a solid hit to break free of the rust. 






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