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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:53 am    Post subject: Jetta lift kit? Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, i'm wondering the same for my winter beater jetta 89. is there a lift kit available for that as well?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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 Smile

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
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe you can fit stock Tiguan springs for your 2011.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Jetta lift kit? Reply with quote

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.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Jetta lift kit? Reply with quote

Damn, that is mean looking!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Jetta lift kit? Reply with quote

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Damn, that is mean looking!

I rather a Subaru Crosstrek.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Jetta lift kit? Reply with quote

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?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Jetta lift kit? Reply with quote

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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.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Jetta lift kit? Reply with quote

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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 !
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:02 am    Post subject: Re: Jetta lift kit? Reply with quote

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

It's made in Indiana.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:45 am    Post subject: Re: Jetta lift kit? Reply with quote

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

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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?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:06 am    Post subject: Re: Jetta lift kit? Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:39 am    Post subject: Re: Jetta lift kit? Reply with quote

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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