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Transforming the Volkswagen Jetta SEL with H&R Springs

Dropping an Mk VI for performance.

Volkswagen has always had a cult-like following since the days of the original Beetle. Today, the group of enthusiasts is as strong as ever with cars like the sixth-generation Golf, Passat, and Jetta leading the way.

The new, sixth-generation (aka Mk VI) Volkswagen Jetta continues to bring customers and enthusiasts an unmatched combination of European performance, styling, and build quality that the German automaker has been known for. H&R Springs, the German suspension specialists have upgraded the 2011 VW Jetta 2.5 SEL with their newest range of products to give the sedan better style, stance, and performance.

H&R Springs 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SEL

One of the most common complaints about Volkswagen models is the gap between the wheels and the body. To fix this and improve handling, H&R has installed a new set of H&R Sport Springs. The springs lower the overall ride height by 1.3 inches, contributing to a more athletic stance and better handling. Each of the H&R Sport Spring features a progressive spring rate design that improves vehicle dynamics without sacrificing overall ride quality.

After the Sport Springs were installed, the stance was finished off with a complete wheel, tire, and brake upgrade. New, lightweight OZ Superturismo LM wheels were installed in a 19×8.5 fitment and silver painted finish. Optimum contact with the road is achieved by new 235/35 R19 Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric tires. Behind each of the wheels are new four-piston Brembo monoblock calipers clenching down on two-piece, cross-drilled, 14.4-inch rotors. Completing the look are new H&R Trak + aluminum and magnesium hub centric wheel spacers. The spacers can be fitted to stock or aftermarkets wheels and widen each axle to create a powerful look.

H&R Springs 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SEL

Complementing the new stance is new OEM body work. The entire 2011 Jetta SEL was given a body kit complete with rear spoiler from the Volkswagen Accessory range for better aerodynamics, and then then covered by Sticky Jewel Graphics.

H&R Springs 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SEL

The stock 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine that cranks out a respectable 170 horsepower and 177 lb-ft. of torque is by no means a dull motor, especially in the H&R Springs Jetta SEL. To gain a few extra horses and unleash an aggressive exhaust note, the German company installed a custom cat-back exhaust system.

The range of accessories and upgrades from H&R Springs transforms the sixth-generation Volkswagen Jetta into an enthusiasts dream, offering both performance and style.

H&R Springs 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SEL

H&R Springs 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SEL Specifications:

Engine:
Type: 2.5-liter five-cylinder
Exhaust: Stainless steel cat-back system

Chassis and Suspension:
Wheels: OZ Superturismo LM with silver paint, 19×8.5
Tires: 235/35 R19 Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric
Brakes: Brembo four-piston monoblock calipers and 14.4-inch two-piece cross-drilled rotors
Spacers: H&R Track+ wheel spacers
Suspension: H&R Sport Springs, lower ride height by 1.3 inches

Exterior:
Bodywork: Volkswagen Accessory body kit with rear spoiler
Graphics: Sticky Jewel Graphics

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