We developed this 1" lift kit to raise the low stock level height of the MKIV VW's. At best your car has 4.5 inches of clearance and with the known saggy springs you can be as low as 3.5 inches clearance.
Our kit as been thoroughly tested and is the perfect height to maintain the stock camber, caster, shock and strut tolerances. Components are comprised of Aluminum and Stainless Steelproviding great corrosion resistance.
This kit is a perfect match with our Atlas aluminum skid plates by giving you more height and superior protection of your engine bay components.
Install takes 45min on a hoist and at least 60 minutes using a jack.
Increasing the ride height of the vehicle is going to alter suspension geometry from the factory ideal. This will have vehicle handling consequences. In house testing of this kit found slightly increased body roll. Furthermore, if your car is equipped with traction control (ASR, ESP, etc.) the change in suspension geometry by the lift kit may alter how the vehicle responds when this system is activated during circumstances when the ABS module believes the driver has lost control of the vehicle.
We've installed several 1" lift kits on MK4s and have some seat time in them. Equipped vehicles have slightly more body roll. Having slid equipped vehicles around in snowy parking lots to active the traction control, We haven't found a difference in how the vehicle responds when those systems are active.
THIS LIFT KIT IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH BILSTEIN HD SHOCKS or with KERMA OR SHINE SPRINGS