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Phshead Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:53 am

Does anybody know if there is a lift kit available for a 2011 Jetta? I'm not looking for crazy, off-road lift. Just an inch or two for some clearance for winter driving. I have a 2011 Jetta Sportwagen.

bowditch Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:29 am

yeah, i'm wondering the same for my winter beater jetta 89. is there a lift kit available for that as well?

EvileNV Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:21 pm

You could easily make some upper strut lift plates, or have some fabricated...personally I would make my own, looks like your 2011 jetta has struts at every corner :)

Here's a random link that shows front upper strut lift plates so you can get an idea of what I mean http://janeandjohn.org/pages/carry/liftkit.html

VWaddict01 Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:10 pm

bowditch wrote: yeah, i'm wondering the same for my winter beater jetta 89. is there a lift kit available for that as well?

for your 89 I would try to source a used mk2 golf country suspenion as those were lifted from the factory and should bolt right up to your mk2 jetta

bubblehead Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:35 pm

I believe you can fit stock Tiguan springs for your 2011.

zuhaelter_82 Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:54 pm

VWaddict01 wrote: bowditch wrote: yeah, i'm wondering the same for my winter beater jetta 89. is there a lift kit available for that as well?

for your 89 I would try to source a used mk2 golf country suspenion as those were lifted from the factory and should bolt right up to your mk2 jetta

Yes, because finding a set of used Golf Country anything, is really easy... :roll:

cfvwtuner Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:42 pm

I would try a set of add on sleeve coilovers, like Ground Control ones.
Then you can get longer springs and set the spring rates too

tjet Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:42 pm

I installed a 2" kit from Metalnerd. I also installed all-terrain truck tires.

I did this because I hit a huge hole on my drive home from work. It damaged both front wheels, tore out the OEM underbody splash pan & left fender liner. It also damaged the left front strut upper bearing. I got the idea to lift it while I was installing a pair of quick struts. I also installed a dieselgeek skid plate.



EverettB Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:16 pm

Damn, that is mean looking!

Glenn Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:54 pm

EverettB wrote: Damn, that is mean looking!
I rather a Subaru Crosstrek.

tjet Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:43 pm

EverettB wrote: Damn, that is mean looking!

Thanks.

Tires are General Grabber AT2's.

Front: 205/75r15 on 15x6 OEM steel rims.
Rear: 225/70r15 on custom 15x8 widened OEM rims (5" backspace).

Yeah, I would get a Subaru, but this diesel gives me 45 mpg. I drive it 150 miles round trip daily to NYC, which is where the bad roads are.

I am going to build an EJ257 for my Syncro, does that count?

Glenn Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:50 pm

tjet wrote: Yeah, I would get a Subaru, but this diesel gives me 45 mpg. I drive it 150 miles round trip daily to NYC, which is where the bad roads are.
Last time in my Impreza I got 42mpg over a 200 mile drive. I used to commute from Long Island to Leonia, NJ.

ach60 Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:35 pm

Glenn wrote: tjet wrote: Yeah, I would get a Subaru, but this diesel gives me 45 mpg. I drive it 150 miles round trip daily to NYC, which is where the bad roads are.
Last time in my Impreza I got 42mpg over a 200 mile drive. I used to commute from Long Island to Leonia, NJ.

NOPE, NADA, just can't bring myself to do it.
I don't want no foreign car, I want a VOLKSWAGEN !

Glenn Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:02 am

ach60 wrote: NOPE, NADA, just can't bring myself to do it.
I don't want no foreign car,
It's made in Indiana.

hellenic vanagon Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:45 am

tjet wrote: I installed a 2" kit from Metalnerd. I also installed all-terrain truck tires.





Very nice!

My Passat Syncro g60 has a 2'' lift kit already but with 205 55 15 tires.

Your combo looks much better.

Is there any scrubbing?

tjet Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:06 am

Will let you know. No rubbing noticed yet. I'm still looking for the optimum tire pressure. Right now, I'm running 30 psi in the front and 33 in the rear.

The 2"lift blocks & the 2" taller than stock tires gave the car an oversteer / bump-steer feeling. I had it aligned yesterday and it feels better now.

hellenic vanagon Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:39 am

tjet wrote: Will let you know. No rubbing noticed yet. I'm still looking for the optimum tire pressure. Right now, I'm running 30 psi in the front and 33 in the rear.

The 2"lift blocks & the 2" taller than stock tires gave the car an oversteer / bump-steer feeling. I had it aligned yesterday and it feels better now.


Thank you very much for your answer.



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