Lowering your VW Transporter T5 T6

Now, we know what you are thinking. Lowering springs will do the job, right? Well, not necessarily. The best thing you can do for your VW T6 is to find out what will be perfect for you and your van. So, get started on reading all the information that you will need!

Lowering your Transporter T6 Van at Wildworx

The Safety

Here at Wildworx , the safety of our customers will always be our top priority. As a result of this, we can assure you that every single one of our suspension kits that are available for you to purchase for your VW T6 from our website, are TUV Approved. If you are unsure as to what this means, then you have come to the right place to find out! TUV Approved means that a sample of the suspension kit has been taken and tested for safety, and is found to have met all of the minimum requirements of the German Equipment and Product Safety Act. If you are planning on getting your suspension kit fitted here at Wildworx, you will be glad to know that we have a team of fully trained and qualified professionals who are more than ready to get started on the job. 

Should I choose Coilovers or Lowering Springs?

Now, we know that for a lot of people this can be a difficult decision. Whether it's due to financial reasons or even just a lack of knowledge, the best thing that you can do is find out the advantages and disadvantages of both coilovers and lowering springs. In our opinion, we believe that coilovers will most certainly be a better choice for lowering your VW T6. This is due to many different reasons, such as the fact that coilovers will allow you to adjust the height of your VW T6 at any time you would like to. With lowering springs, you will find that your VW T6 will be stuck at one height. You will also find that when driving in your VW T6, you will feel a lot more of the road. Some people don’t mind this feeling, while for others this is definitely a no go. Lowering springs can also actually cause faster wear of both the shocks and struts too. If you are someone who is on a tight budget, then opting for lowering springs may be a better choice financially speaking. But, you should definitely consider going for coilovers. 

What are the advantages of Coilovers for my VW T6?

There are so many various advantages that coilovers can provide for your VW T6. Even if you want the coilovers for appearance reasons, or practical reasons, coilovers are definitely the best choice for lowering for your VW T6. Coilovers can improve the handling of your VW T6 majorly, and will also help enable your T6 to stick around any corners & reduce body roll if it is lowered to an appropriate height. You will also find that the springs and shocks are matched to reduce any potential wear that may occur on the system. When it comes to the cosmetic side of things, coilovers will instantly provide your VW T6 with a magnificent sport slammed look which will tremendously boost the appearance of your VW T6! In conclusion to all of this, you can easily see that coilovers will definitely be the best choice to go for if you are looking to lower your VW T6. Obviously you do not have to have them if you don’t think they will be very beneficial to you personally, but if you are someone who loves accessories that provide you with both practical and appearance benefits, then totally invest in some coilovers! If you are unsure as to what coilovers look like exactly, or if you fancy installing them yourself, the internet is a great way to get all the information you will require. 

What about the cost?

Cost always plays a key part in van parts. For some, it may even be seen as the most important factor. As we discussed previously, lowering springs may be a better option to go for if you are someone who wants to lower your VW T6, but are on a very tight budget. However, if this does not apply to you, always go for coilovers. When it comes to suspension kits, we highly recommend you go for coilovers instead of lowering springs for your VW T6. You will also find that with suspension kits for your VW T6, you will often get what you pay for. Yes, you may want to save as much money as possible, but this could have a detrimental impact financially in the future. When you go to purchase coilover kits, always try and get premium ones as they will do the job perfectly! You can purchase the coilover kits that we sell here at Wildworx Customs right here.

What mistakes do people make when they lower their T6?

Aargh. Who doesn’t hate making mistakes? Literally nobody. But, what is the best way of not making mistakes? Learn from others! By making the right choice and going out of your way to find out what mistakes people tend to make when it comes to lowering their Transporter T6, you will easily be able to eliminate any potential mistakes that you may make. 

The first very common mistake that you will find people make, is to do with the price. As we said above, try to avoid buying cheap coilover kits or lowering springs. You really do not want to do this. Some people may find what they think is a great bargain, install the suspension kit into their VW T6, and then a couple of months later have to spend more money on either repairing or finding a new suspension kit. If you are someone who is guilty of bargain hunting, then please avoid doing this.

The next popular mistake that you will find that quite a lot of people make when it comes to lowering their VW T6, is not being aware of what they need to look out for. When you shop for suspension kits, you may not be aware that the shock and spring absorbers can actually be sold separately from each other. This may not seem like a huge issue at first, but it really can be frustrating as the original parts of the system need to match up. This can also create even more issues, as you will have to order the correct ones and then have to wait even longer for the job to be done, as you will have to wait for them to arrive. 

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Try doing it yourself!

Completing DIY tasks is a great way to gain primary knowledge. A lot of people actually prefer installing suspension kits themselves as a way to save money too. However, it is not as easy and easy as following some instructions on some pieces of paper. If you are going to install the coilovers yourself, you really need to make sure that you are aware of everything that will be involved throughout the process. This includes things such as what tools or equipment will be needed, how the suspension kit will be fitted, and also how to install the suspension kit correctly. If you do not know any of these things, or are lacking knowledge in specific areas, please do not attempt to fit the suspension kit yourself. You really do not want to be in a position where your safety is compromised, or where you will find yourself spending more money in the future as a result of a fault from the suspension kit. If you know that this is something which applies to you, the best thing you can do is to hire a team of professionals to complete the job for you. Even if it is an extra small fee, it really will be worth it! However, if you are in the position to fit the suspension kit yourself, then totally go for it! Different platforms such as Youtube will be a great way to help you out in any tricky situations. 

What we have to offer here at Wildworx Customs

Here at Wildworx Customs, we offer a Van Slam Coilover Kit which is perfect for lowering your VW T6! They offer an amazing lowering range between 40mm and 70mm, meaning that you will be able to easily achieve whatever height it is you want! They also come with a lifetime structural warranty, and have been coated with a durable finish to ensure that they are protected against any corrosion that may occur. They are both extremely reliable, and of  a very high quality!

Top Tips

If you are someone who has decided to go for it and install the suspension kits yourself, you may want to have some handy and useful top tips at the ready. 

Our first top tip is all to do with the stuff before you complete the job. Not enough people take time to plan what they are going to do beforehand. There is so much physical work that is going to be involved in the process, and it would be a mistake not to do some sort of planning just before. Things such as getting what tools and equipment you will need during the process is a form of planning. Measuring is another form of planning that a lot of people do not do.  We cannot stress this enough, you really need to measure absolutely everything. This includes measurements of tools. By planning beforehand, you will easily be able to eliminate any unnecessary stress and frustration, and also any potential mistakes that you may make during the installation. 

Our second tip is a very important one. After you have installed the suspension kit, take your VW T6 out on a test run. This could be just down the street, or even to the shop. Wherever it is, we strongly suggest that you do take it on a test run after the installation. This is because it will allow you to see if you have fitted it correctly, and make any issues visible. 

Au Revoir!

Now that you have all the handy information that you will need when it comes to lowering your Transporter T6, you can now begin the process! If you do have anything that you wish to discuss with any of us here at Wildworx Customs, you are more than welcome to give us a ring on 01527 359 002 or contact us via our email which is info@wwxvans.co.uk . You can also find us on both Facebook and Instagram ( wildworx / wildworx_vans )