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 Post subject: eGolf SEL dropped with Coilovers and 20"s
PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:22 pm 
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Got the coilovers from ECS: https://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-Golf_VII--e_Golf/Suspension/Coilovers/ES3096372/. They are OK, not great. It was really hard trying to get them level and I still have some work to do. I'm afraid if I can't get them level I'll have to rip them out and go with another set.

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 Post subject: Re: eGolf SEL dropped with Coilovers and 20"s
PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:16 pm 
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That's really low. Hope you don't have to pull in to many sloped driveways or go over many speedbumps :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: eGolf SEL dropped with Coilovers and 20"s
PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:37 pm 
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It's not that bad. The front is not too low so I'm not worried. I have to roll the fenders in the front, the backs are at no risk. Also have to get a corner balance and an alignment. By the looks of it the wheels run no risk of impacting the fenders :)

Today was the first day taking it out and it got a ton of attention.


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 Post subject: Re: eGolf SEL dropped with Coilovers and 20"s
PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:14 pm 
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Obligatory question: how much of a range hit did you suffer by switching to those tires?

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 Post subject: Re: eGolf SEL dropped with Coilovers and 20"s
PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:47 pm 
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Don't know. I got the car and did the work. I did not have enough time with the car to figure out how much range I was getting for my driving habits.

I can tell you it takes longer to get to work now because I'm getting strange ass the whole commute.


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 Post subject: Re: eGolf SEL dropped with Coilovers and 20"s
PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:28 am 
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kamkaz wrote:
Don't know. I got the car and did the work. I did not have enough time with the car to figure out how much range I was getting for my driving habits.

I can tell you it takes longer to get to work now because I'm getting strange ass the whole commute.

You can easily tell using the Car->Since Start KWH meter.
If you are getting less than 3.0 then you know that setup is doing harm.

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 Post subject: Re: eGolf SEL dropped with Coilovers and 20"s
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:26 pm 
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Over the last couple of days it's been around 3.6-3.8 .


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 Post subject: Re: eGolf SEL dropped with Coilovers and 20"s
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:14 am 
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kamkaz wrote:
Over the last couple of days it's been around 3.6-3.8 .

That's usually the rate if you do a lot of freeway driving. If you are mostly roads, well then that is low.

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 Post subject: Re: eGolf SEL dropped with Coilovers and 20"s
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:40 am 
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That is very low. I think the worst I have ever seen over a charge is ~4+ miles / kWh in the winter with lots of heat and snow and ice, etc.


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 Post subject: Re: eGolf SEL dropped with Coilovers and 20"s
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:28 pm 
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Yeah I was doing 70+ mph on the freeway.

I don't really care. My commute is 40 miles roundtrip and I charge everyday at work.


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