2015 Volkswagen MK7 GTI H&R Springs ECS Spacers Parts Score Scottsdale

2015 Volkswagen Mk7 GTI: Spaced Out & Sprung

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The quintessential hot hatch is back with the new, 7th generation, VW Mk7 GTI. With only 4,100 miles on the clock, the owner contacted us hoping to make his car ride lower and wider.


The 2015 VW Mk7 GTI, In Stock Form
The 2015 VW Mk7 GTI, In Stock Form

The stock ride height and wheel offset leave room for improvement, which we addressed with spring and spacer package.


The Mk7 GTI Front Suspension Comparison
The Mk7 GTI Front Suspension Comparison

The left side shows the H&R Sport Spring installed. The right side shows the stock spring.

The H&R Sport Spring Installed in the Rear Suspension
The H&R Sport Spring Installed in the Rear Suspension

The H&R Sport Spring Set lowers the ride height by an average of 1.3 inches.


The stock suspension and wheel offset, even on the sport models, leave something to be desired. We were able to recommend and install an inexpensive package that would bring the center of gravity down and widen the track of the car. Beyond the performance enhancing aspects, the aesthetics were also enhanced with a greatly reduced wheel gap and a flush appearance to the wheels.

The H&R Sport Spring Set lowers the ride height by an average of 1.3 inches and the firmer spring rate offers improved cornering without completely sacrificing the original ride comfort.

The ECS Tuning GTI Flush Kit consists of two 15mm spacers for the front and two 20mm spacers for the rear, along with 20 extended black wheel bolts to accommodate the increased width.


The ECS Tuning GTI Flush Wheel Spacer Kit
The ECS Tuning GTI Flush Wheel Spacer Kit

The ECS Tuning GTI Flush Kit consists of two 15mm spacers for the front and two 20mm spacers for the rear, along with 20 extended black wheel bolts to accommodate the increased width. We put a dab of anti-seize lubricant on the wheel bolts to prevent any potential lock up down the road.

The stock suspension and wheel offset, even on the sport models, leave something to be desired. We were able to recommend and install an inexpensive package that would bring the center of gravity down and widen the track of the car.
The Side View, After H&R Sport Spring Set Install
The Side View, After H&R Sport Spring Set Install

Even before these H&R Sport Springs have had a chance to settle (which will make it slightly lower), the Mk7 GTI now possesses much improved looks and handling characteristics.

The Wider Stance Provided by the ECS Tuning GTI Flush Wheel Spacer Kit
The Wider Stance Provided by the ECS Tuning GTI Flush Wheel Spacer Kit

The spacers achieve a wider stance as well as the all important flush look of the wheels to the fenders.


The end result is a subtle change with a dramatic effect. Offering tighter, more stable car control/performance and the visual appeal of modified suspension and wheels, this reasonably priced package is hard to beat.


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Spaced Out & Sprung

  • 2015 Volkswagen Mk7 GTI
  • 2.0L TSI Engine | I4 Turbo
  • DSG Gearbox | 6 Speed | Dual Clutch
  • Pure White Exterior | Black Interior
  • H&R Sport Spring Set
  • ECS Tuning GTI Flush Wheel Kit
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