The Volkswagen Golf GTI is fast becoming the darling of the tuning world. From driveline upgrades to aero modifications, there’s an aftermarket part for almost every corner of the hot hatch.
But before the pursuit of more power, it’s important to have the chassis sorted first. And that’s where chassis specialist H&R comes in.
The American tuner latest offering is a lowering sport springs and spacer package for the Mk8 Golf GTI, GTD and Clubsport, sharpening the hot hatch’s already impressive handling even further.
Compatible with the standard shock absorbers, the H&R springs lower the hot hatch by up to 40mm all around, which, according to the tuner, gives better handling and reduced roll in corners. For those who prefer something a little less aggressive, H&R also offers another variant of lowering springs for the Golf which lower the hatch by 35mm all around.
For better stability and sportier stance, H&R is also beefing up the Golf GTI, GTD and Clubsport with a set of wheel spacers which push the wheels outwards by 6mm, ensuring they sit properly flush with the wheel fenders. The springs and spacer package gives the hot hatch a much more aggressive, hunkered down look, with the factory 19-inch alloy wheels now filling up the wheel arches nicely.
The sport springs for the Volkswagen Golf GTI, GTD and Clubsport costs 354.62 euros while the wheel spacers will set you back a further 44.83 euros.