H&R launches suspension kits for the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR
As you may remember, the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR hot hatch that debuted in spring earlier this year turned out to be rather controversial, with the consensus being that it failed to combine the functions of a family car and a track tool in one body. You can’t have cake and eat it, too, right? Well, you sure can’t in this particular case, because the suspension turned out downright bad for a sports vehicle. Luckily, this is what aftermarket company H&R addresses with its latest release.
Those who feel like endowing their hatchback with some additional prowess while not spending too much may opt for the regular H&R lowering kit (€312). The new springs lower the gravity center by 25 mm (1 inch), which should be sufficient for making sharp, fast curves.
Those with a mean street racer streak in them should still consider upgrading the anti-sway bars. The kit costs €253 for the front axle only or €482 for both axles.
Finally, hardcore modders and control freaks will know to appreciate the H&R Monotube, a set of height-adjustable springs/coilovers. Using it, you may lower the front axle by any amount from 40 to 60 mm (1.6 – 2.4 inches) and the rear axle by 30 – 50 mm (1.2 – 2 inches). These will set you back €1205.
Oh, and you may opt for a set of H&R Trak+ wheel spacers if you would like a broader wheelspan (€45).
Chief Editor Olga Markelova
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