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I'm looking to raise the beetle, (2009 2.5). I'd like to raise it 2" or enough to put some 29-30 inch all terrain tires on the stock rims. Don't think I would get rubbing with 30s and 2" of lift but I may be wrong? I've looked through the information already on the site and it seems like the metalnerd kit is a good start.

Is there anything specific that I would need to purchase or tools I would need to do it myself or is the best option just taking it in to someone? Any ideas on final cost?

Thanks for any help/suggestions.
 

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The EASIEST 2" lift is the Metalnerd kit.

You'll need spring compressors to do it yourself (and there's some special tool to remove the strut towers if memory serves). I just lifted mine 1" using the Evo lift kit, all new shocks/struts (Bilstein TC) and replaced a bunch of other bushings, tie rods, etc. whilst it was up in the air. Got a local shop to do it for around $700 labour.
 

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Jetta VR6 front springs, Jetta wagon rear springs (all Mk4).

I did a 2" lift on my "spare" Bug last summer for under $40 (scrapyard parts).

But yes, you will need a spring compressor for the front coils.

I'm running 225/65R15s, had to cut out a little bit of the rear fender liners, but other than that, no scrubbing.
 

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Jetta VR6 front springs, Jetta wagon rear springs (all Mk4).

I did a 2" lift on my "spare" Bug last summer for under $40 (scrapyard parts).

But yes, you will need a spring compressor for the front coils.

I'm running 225/65R15s, had to cut out a little bit of the rear fender liners, but other than that, no scrubbing.
Hi. I have a question if you don't mind me reviving an old thread. Did you use stock Jetta MK4 VR6 springs on the front? looking at the MOOG catalog they don't seem to have more coils than the stock beetle springs. Did I miss something?
Thanks.
 
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