Just wondering if there is anyone on the forum with a knowledge of interchangeability of parts between the Mk4 Golf and Mk1 TT?
Id like to do some suspension mods to my PD130 Golf using TT parts and need a bit more of a comprehensive parts list from someone who knows what they’re talking about. I’m happy I know the main bits, the theory and amcapable of doing the work, I just want to know what exactly I need to complete the mods properly.
Also worth mentioning before it’s suggested is that I have checked Golf and TT forums but the posts relating to my car and these mods are all very old, very out of date, and all those forums are full of know it alls who only want to prove they know more than you do and actually don’t care about helping you or answering the question! And for that reason, RR is the only forum I use. Though the Mk4 Golf is one of those odd cars that is old enough to be on here but not often seen very much so I don’t know how lucky I’ll be.....
I’ll go into more detail about what I need to know if there’s someone who can help, to save writing it all out!
I'd suggest you could compare part numbers on oemepc.com but that won't help. I have a TT, am on the TT forum and have always found it helpful, but I have no mods at all on mine so can't be any help on that front - anything I tell you will be just passed on from the TT forum.
Second chance what is it you want to achieve? Lowering? Firm ride? Longer lasting bushes? Knowing what you want will help us help you. I work for a Audi main dealer and the TT always rides the noisiest, firmest, hardest out of the platform range. It’s not to everyone’s taste.
The weight balance and payload of the cars will also make the dampers used on the Audi different to the Golf. One is a 5 seater, the other a two. Ford, for example even use different damper combinations depending on the spec of the car and also the wheel size specifed from the factory.
I seem to recall when friends had theirs, ableit the 4WD versions, that stiffer ARBs were seen as a key mod, and dialled out alot of the factory understeer, along with a damper setup to something a little nicer .