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Usually we only talk about sway bar swaps, but is the steel suspension different and swappable as well?
 

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Ok, I'll bite, why?
 

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Usually we only talk about sway bar swaps, but is the steel suspension different and swappable as well?
All suspension components are the same. 100% swappable.

Unless you have a Cayenne write off for parts, there is nothing much to be gained outside springs and shocks. Everything else is the same. They are, at suspension level, the same vehicle. So, why would you bother?
 

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Ok, I'll bite, why?


I want a sportier ride. My Reg only sees pavement.

My assumption (maybe incorrectly) was that a Cayenne GTS probably has a sportier set up from the Touareg and I would like to try that out.
 

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I would expect the springs to be pretty similar. Handling is adjusted by the shocks' dampening action and (as already mentioned) the anti-sway bars.


Is it true that the Canadian T2 got a sport suspension option? Thought I had read that on here. I could also go that route.

Can someone confirm if the shocks on the Cayenne are indeed stiffer?
 

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I did hear, but don't know this for a fact, the T2 in the US did get a softer suspension as far as the non air setup. T1 was the exact opposite in that they seemed to have a stiffer suspension than what others got. My T2 has air and I have never driven a non air T2 to know the difference. I would think as others have said it should be a direct bolt up, just not sure if you will get what you are looking for by doing the switch. I have not read where anyone has done it.
 
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There are a number of European based Spring and/or damper (shockers) suppliers who make components specifically tailored to achieve what you are looking for. This is far simpler than trying to build something from another OEM's parts box. I suggest you have a look at the following brands......

https://www.koni.com/en-US/Home/

http://www.seikel.de/?lang=eh

http://www.lltek.com/porschtek/cayenne_suspension.htm


These are but only a start, Europe has many suppliers who cater for "street" based Cayenne Suspension, and as such this includes the Touareg..
The only limit will be your bank balance!

Have fun......

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There are a number of European based Spring and/or damper (shockers) suppliers who make components specifically tailored to achieve what you are looking for. This is far simpler than trying to build something from another OEM's parts box. I suggest you have a look at the following brands......

https://www.koni.com/en-US/Home/

http://www.seikel.de/?lang=eh

http://www.lltek.com/porschtek/cayenne_suspension.htm


These are but only a start, Europe has many suppliers who cater for "street" based Cayenne Suspension, and as such this includes the Touareg..
The only limit will be your bank balance!

Have fun......

Stuart....


Thanks for that info Stuart.

I had bad experiences with aftermarket suspensions in the past which is why I prefer an OEM solution.
 

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I did hear, but don't know this for a fact, the T2 in the US did get a softer suspension as far as the non air setup. T1 was the exact opposite in that they seemed to have a stiffer suspension than what others got. My T2 has air and I have never driven a non air T2 to know the difference. I would think as others have said it should be a direct bolt up, just not sure if you will get what you are looking for by doing the switch. I have not read where anyone has done it.


Here's proof the Canadian version got sport suspension.

SPORTS PKG, -inc: 19" "Terra" alloy wheels w/all-season tires, silver roof rails, sport suspension Code: P71

https://carcostcanada.com/Canada/Options/2009-Volkswagen-Touareg_2-4dr_V6_Highline/302282/?
 
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