GoWesty Front Coil Springs [2WD Vanagon]
One PAIR of GoWesty-designed dual-rate FRONT coil springs for your 2WD Vanagon.
These springs are an exclusive GoWesty design. They are made right here in America by a leading automotive spring manufacturer that supplies many aftermarket companies. They feature an ultra-modern, hot wound (just like the OEM springs), dual-rate design based on the manufacturer's knowledge and our personal R&D over the past decade. They may look unusual, but they work. For the complete story on these springs, and a thorough explanation as to why they are the way to go, click here. For an informative response to the oft-asked question, "If I add lifting springs, do I have to install a longer shock?" click here.
Options—Now you have a decision to make: Do you choose the 2" lowering, ZERO lift springs, or the 1.5" lift springs?
2" LOWERING: These springs will lower a 1980-91 Vanagon 2WD Westfalia camper about 2", bringing it down to roughly the factory height of a Carat model. On a lighter hard-top Vanagon (or single/double cab truck), expect a drop of as much as 1.5". These springs ride a bit firmer than our +0" and +1.5" springs, but they still offer a comfortable ride - especially with our new bump stops.
ZERO LIFT: These are designed as a direct replacement for all 1980-91 Vanagon 2WD Westfalia campers and will maintain your factory ride height. If you have the much lighter hard-top Vanagon (or single/double cab truck), you will see a slight suspension lift of up to 1.5". If you have an engine conversion that has a different weight or weight distribution—something other than the Vanagon water-boxer engine—your Vanagon may not sit level. These springs are NOT designed to compensate for Vanagons with engine conversions. If you need additional leveling, we offer spring pads (see the related items). Keep in mind that certain models of Vanagon (like the Carat) have factory lowering springs, and they sit 1.5" to 2" lower than standard camper models; thus, these zero lift springs will actually lift your vehicle about 1.5" to 2" overall!
1.5" LIFT: These springs will provide roughly a 1.5" suspension lift for all 1980-91 Vanagon 2WD Westfalia campers. If you have the much lighter hard-top Vanagon (or single/double cab truck), these springs will provide too much lift for your suspension geometry. Don't say we didn't warn you! If you have an engine conversion that has a different weight or weight distribution—something other than the Vanagon water-boxer engine—your Vanagon may not sit level. These springs are NOT designed to compensate for Vanagons with engine conversions. If you need additional leveling, we offer spring pads (see related items). This spring set INCLUDES our billet aluminum Upper Ball Joint Spacer Kit.
THESE ARE FRONT SPRINGS ONLY! Order rear springs here.
ADDITIONAL NOTES FOR LIFTING SPRINGS: If you have installed lifting springs (as opposed to our zero-lift springs), you must also install our Upper Ball Joint Spacer Kit (included with all lifting springs), and will need to have the front end re-aligned. It is important to note that our lifting springs will raise your Vanagon to its suspension limit—which means these springs are designed to get your vehicle as high as possible while still maintaining proper alignment specs. Each set of lifting springs comes with our ball joint spacer kit, which will help with your alignment. Please read this article for tips on correctly aligning your vehicle!
ADDITIONAL NOTES FOR 0" LIFT AND LOWERING SPRINGS: The difference in lengths between the spring being removed and the new GoWesty spring being installed IS NOT NECESSARILY the before/after resulting change in ride height once installed.
Once installed, the ride height might is way off from what we advertise it should be. This is normal. A front end alignment must be performed and the suspension must fully settle (gone over several bumps/cycles) to achieve the desired lowering result.
60 Day Satisfaction Guarantee: We are confident that you will love these springs. If you do not love the way they feel, you are free to return them anytime within the first 60 days for a 100% refund. Shipping & installation labor excluded.
Limited Lifetime Warranty:
• These springs are guaranteed never to sag, period.
• If even one of these springs sags or becomes defective in any way, we will replace the entire set or refund your money.
• If the returned spring(s) is/are determined to be defective, we will also reimburse you for the initial installation labor. We will also pay for the spring(s) to be returned to the manufacturer for thorough testing to determine what happened and why.