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Has anyone lowered their gte. I’m a bit gutted as it stated sports suspension like the gtd but it sits higher and doesn’t look as good.

Id put up with it if it had nice wheels but not loving the wheels either.

has anyone lowered theirs?
 

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I lowered my old mk7 GTE on some Eibach springs, it’s as straightforward as any other Golf as long as you don’t have the DCC dampers or lane assist etc via a windscreen camera.

The latter is a pain, as it needs re-calibrating when you lower the vehicle.

You’ll also need to adjust the headlamp aim and check/adjust the suspension geometry afterwards.

Looks good once done though, but you’ll find you scrape and catch the underside a lot more, which on the GTE with its batteries low down was always a slight concern.
 

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Lowered mine about 70mm. No issues with windshield camera or acc. No recalibration done. Headlights needed calibration ofc.
Just because you haven’t done the recalibration doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be done. There is working, and working correctly.

There is a procedure in the workshop manual for adjustment of radar angle on the Golf 7 if any of the systems are disturbed or changed via fitting of lowering springs etc.
 

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Just because you haven’t done the recalibration doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be done. There is working, and working correctly.

There is a procedure in the workshop manual for adjustment of radar angle on the Golf 7 if any of the systems are disturbed or changed via fitting of lowering springs etc.
Yea dont mind about this. I’ve driven 40000km with this setup with zero issues.

Of course you can pay the dealership for their fine calibration work, but just saying that it is not necessarily needed.

This is based on my own experience, not the dealership guidebook, so I’m not starting an argue about this. Do calibration or dont, I dont care. I did not do it.
Not replying on this subject anymore. 👍🏻
 

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Yea dont mind about this. I’ve driven 40000km with this setup with zero issues.

Of course you can pay the dealership for their fine calibration work, but just saying that it is not necessarily needed.

This is based on my own experience, not the dealership guidebook, so I’m not starting an argue about this. Do calibration or dont, I dont care. I did not do it.
No replying on this subject anymore. 👍🏻
I get that you aren’t bothered about it, and to be honest I don’t care about that either.

It’s more to let other people know who are considering it that they should be aware that it does alter the operation of a safety system, there wouldn’t be a workshop calibration procedure if it didn’t.

It wasn’t that much to get it properly checked and recalibrated, and it had the added benefit that my VW dealer knew about it and no warranty issues going forwards either.
 
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