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Hey guys.

Started the install of the Vogland coilovers on my 2013 Pop. Did the rears yesterday and when all was said and done, it seemed to me like something wasn't quite right.
I'd appreciate if you guys who'd done this take a look at the pics, and let me know if you think the rear springs appear normal. This is resting, on it's own suspension and on level ground:

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It looks right to me. What makes you think it’s wrong?
Are all the top coils supposed to be resting on each other? I know it's supposed to be progressive, but it looks like the bottom third of the spring is the only part doing any springing.
 

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Are all the top coils supposed to be resting on each other? I know it's supposed to be progressive, but it looks like the bottom third of the spring is the only part doing any springing.
Eh! I've gone through so many shock/spring combos, and I can tell you, it's normal. When we talk about suspension travel, we are basically talking about fully extended to fully compressed. When stationary, the car is 'technically' in the middle (not necessarily always so, but you get the idea). So you are correct, at static, only the bottom half is doing the springing, but when moving, a car is never level, so the upper part of the spring comes into play.
 

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I hate springs that look like those...
I know they are supposed to be "progressive" but just personal preference i guess, i dont like coils on the springs sitting on itself like that...

are your rear shocks adjustable?
 

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Hey guys.

Started the install of the Vogland coilovers on my 2013 Pop. Did the rears yesterday and when all was said and done, it seemed to me like something wasn't quite right.
I'd appreciate if you guys who'd done this take a look at the pics, and let me know if you think the rear springs appear normal. This is resting, on it's own suspension and on level ground:

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Thanks for the responses guys. The Vogtland shocks are stiff boy. The Front srtuts are liveable with their stock damping (not that I have a choice!) But the rear shocks...I don't know. They are really, really stiff. (and, while not a racer - I have had pretty aggressice suspensions on my cars before. Up until 2016, I had a 1997 Porsche 993 with Bilstein PSS9s (Professionally installed, adjudted and corner balanced), and it was stiff - but in a good way. (That's what she said ! HA!)
The Vogtlands have had a couple months to break in and settle down...and they are still pretty unbearable going over bumps that would never upset one of my other rides.

And I know the question is "Did you slam it?"

Nope. I dropped the front and rear about 1.5" - 2.0" There's still an inch of lowering in the rear, though the car would almost ride the bump stops then.

Would love to hear from anyone else who installed the Vogtlands on their 500.
 
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