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    Lowering a Yeti

    Has anyone had any experience with lowering a Yeti. I find the space for the wheels (17inch) looks somewhat oversized...
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    ...and its really hard to wash the roof without a chair to stand on.
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    Puzzled why you'd want to do this
    Isn't greater ground clearance a feature?
    I'd suggest buying an Octavia...
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    It's my understanding the lowering springs / shocks to suit the Tiguan will suit the Yeti.

    I'm thinking of doing it too, given the reality I offroad like - never, might as well make it a road burner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Antiplastix View Post
    ...and its really hard to wash the roof without a chair to stand on.
    Stand on the back wheels, works for me.
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    Lowering a Yeti

    Quote Originally Posted by SkodaYeti View Post
    Has anyone had any experience with lowering a Yeti. I find the space for the wheels (17inch) looks somewhat oversized...
    Cheers
    Yes I have lowered mine. Used golf r springs I bought second hand. Nice and stiff around corners especially with a thicker rear sway bar from a golf gti.

    https://instagram.com/p/BLFFy8Sgikq/

    Quote Originally Posted by code618 View Post
    Puzzled why you'd want to do this
    Isn't greater ground clearance a feature?
    I'd suggest buying an Octavia...
    Because mine is a 2wd 77tsi, and I wanted it to handle more to my tastes for the majority of my driving.


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    Cool great tip, looks perfect to me!

    Just be aware the GTI / R rear sway will only suit the 2WD models, you need a 4x4 Tig etc version for the 4x4 to get around the rear haldex diff. I've my sights set on a Whiteline one for a Tig.
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    Cheers Cbay - looks nice! what was the approx cost of this conversion all up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Roles View Post
    Cool great tip, looks perfect to me!

    Just be aware the GTI / R rear sway will only suit the 2WD models, you need a 4x4 Tig etc version for the 4x4 to get around the rear haldex diff. I've my sights set on a Whiteline one for a Tig.
    Go the Superpro. The way the whiteline is secured (locking collars around the swaybar mounts) leaves something to be desired. The mounts will come loose and the bar will slide; and start clunking. Awful design!
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    some some coilovers and set whatever height you like!

    pretty much anything to suit a PQ35 chassis will fit. just be careful if you need 50mm or 55mm front struts

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