2018 Mini Cooper H&R Lower Springs Install

Yesterday we completed an H&R lowering spring install on a 2018 Mini Cooper S Edition 7. This car comes from the factory with a sporty suspension, but not everybody likes the softer feel of it. The H&R lowering springs will change that spring rate to a slightly stiffer one while maintaining a comfortable ride. These lowering springs will lower the car approximately 1.1″ in the front and back.

Lowering springs and alignment.

Before, on the day of purchase.

Since this is such a new platform, there is little information available. However, the F56 platform is the same throughout all 2014-2018 Mini Cooper S models.

After removing the stock suspension and installing the lowering springs, we put the car up on the alignment rack to get everything straighten out. The camber was set a little in at 1.75º, this gives the car a little better handling characteristics in the corners. Tire wear should be minimal with this camber setting.

Over all, these springs give a much better ride quality and improved drivability. They perform much better than OEM springs and make the driving experience very fun.

If you want lowering springs on your car, call 425-254-0627 or email us to make your appointment. Meister Werks European & Import is located one block south from The Renton Landing in Renton, WA.

1988 VW GTI 16v Wheel Spacers

On Saturday our customer David came in for some wheel spacers on his ’88 VW GTI 16v. When he came in, he didn’t know which spacers he needed. After we discussed his options, he decided to have us test fit multiple sizes for him. We removed the wheels, installed 5, 10, 15 and 20mm spacers and showed him where the wheel would sit.

On this GTI 16v, the hubs are different than most VWs with a 4×100 bolt pattern. When we tried installing the 5 mm spacers, they fit fine but were not quite what he was looking for. Then we went on to the 10mm and 15mm spacers. The hub centric section that centers the wheel and spacer has very little room to mount it flush. This is due to the extended hub on this model. It is difficult to get the spacer to fit correctly with these sized hubs. Some cars, such as Mk3 platform VWs do not have this problem. Also vehicles with rear disk brake also typically do not have this problem.

Animated .gif of before and after the 20mm spacer installed. (click on photo to watch)

After trying those sizes, we went to the 20mm spacer. These fit perfectly, and the fitment and spacing were on point. Although the rear looks great, the front also needs some spacers. David decided to wait on the fronts, however they could used some 10mm or 15mm spacers too.

Side note: When the job was complete I jokingly asked, “How much are you selling the car for?” To my surprise, he said “I’ll sell it, do you want to buy it?” Apparently this SUPER CLEAN mk2 GTI is for sale for the right price. If you are interested in it, give us a call and we’ll put you in contact with the owner.

If you need some custom fitment for your European car, call us 425-254-0627 or email us to make your appointment. Meister Werks European & Import is located one block south from The Renton Landing in Renton, WA.


Custom Trunk for Air Ride

This morning we delivered Dominick’s custom trunk air ride set up. Dom brought his car in for some air ride maintenance. After doing an inspection on the entire system he decided to have everything redone.

We started by rerunning all the airlines and made sure everything was secure and in the right places. We also pulled the Airlift Performance 3P harness out and rewired that. Afterwards we built a entirely new custom trunk setup with hardwood floors. We anchored the tank, manifold and compressor onto the hardwood and rewired the trunk harness for easy accessibility. After that we put a fresh coat of bronze chrome powder from Prismatic Powders and a thick coat of Clear Vision clear-coat. Lastly we re-plumbed all the air lines into the tank and compressor so everything was nice and clean.

After all was said and done, this custom trunk turned out very nice! Thanks to our installers, Keenan and Luke for turning this out so quickly for Dom.

For more info for your custom trunk, call 425-254-0627 or email us to make your appointment. Meister Werks European & Import is located one block south from The Renton Landing in Renton, WA.


Gift Certificates

Meister Werks has gift certificates, the perfect gift for your favorite person this holiday season. Gift certificates can go towards service, maintenance, repair, or performance upgrades. Your loved one can also use the certificates for any products we sell. We have everything from Weather-tech floor mats and window wind deflectors to air ride suspension, coil-over suspension, wheels, tires, chip tunes, and go fast parts.

A gift certificate can be used for anything like oil changes, brake flushes, or new tires. They can even be couple with one of our online email coupons for more savings! There are no limitations on what you can use them for. Order yours online here.

Call 425-254-0627 or email us for more info. Meister Werks European & Import is located one block south from The Renton Landing in Renton, WA.


30% off Wheel Spacers – December 7th & 8th

For December 7th & 8th, 2017, Meister Werks will be having a 30% off wheel spacer sale. Just come in to our show room and receive the deal.

Need them shipped? No problem. Just select your shipping option and check out right on our website. We ship USPS 3 day priority so you will have your spacers as quick as you can say Simply Spacers.

Available in VW, Audi and BMW fitments. Got questions? No problem. Our friendly staff would be happy to answer any of your questions.

Click here to order today! Use coupon code “30offspacers”.

BMW & Mercedes Benz Repair

Merc Bmw VWA few weeks back we had a Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG and a BMW 640i in for some repair.

The E55 AMG had a bad exhaust manifold and both catalytic converters. The customer had taken it to the dealer and they quoted them an exorbitant amount of money to fix this simple problem. We were able to find a after market equivalent for over half the price.

The BWW had a bad alternator and battery which we diagnosed and fixed by the end of the day. The battery had been draining for a while. When this happens it will cause the alternator to run double duty. Furthermore, this will also wear out the electronics in the unit.

The Scirocco is the owner’s personal project car that is in the process of receiving a new Audi engine. So stay tuned on more posts about that car.

If you need any repair, a new catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, battery or alternator changed out, we can do it. Feel free to call for a free quote or to schedule an appointment at 425-254-0627 or email us.

Meister Werks European and Import is located 618 Park Ave N, Renton, WA 98057, next to Boeing, one block south from The Renton Landing.

605hp Audi R8 v10

Yesterday we installed a stage two Unitronic tune on this 2011 Audi R8 v10. The stage two tune brings the power up to 605 horse power with 440 ft lbs of torque. To be able to do a stage two tune on this Audi, you must upgrade the exhaust. The tune is optimized to flow better with a more free flowing exhaust. It is also recommended to upgrade to a cold air filter. This will also compliment the exhaust upgrade which also allows for more free flowing air to enter into the engine.

The engine tune will also give the Audi better fuel milage at 1/4 throttle. Unitronic optimized this throttle range for when you are driving in stop and go traffic or driving with the cruise control on.

To make everything look aesthetically pleasing, the customer also installed the carbon fiber engine dress up kit. He also had the wheels painted black and tinted the windows and taillights.

If you are interested in doing this to your Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche or any other European car, please feel free to call us anytime at 425-254-0627. We are located one block south of the Branson Landing in Renton Washington. You can also Email us at meister@meister.us.com.

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H&R Lowering Springs

H&R Lowering Springs – 52726. Lowers car 1″. Install and alignment extra – Call for pricing

H and R W207 2Fits the Following Vehicles:

  • W207 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe Convertible 2010, 2011, 2012 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017
  • 2010-2016 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic V6.3498cc
  • 2010-2016 Mercedes-Benz E350 Base V6.3498cc
  • 2011-2013 Mercedes-Benz E350 Bluetec V6.2987cc
  • 2012-2014 Mercedes-Benz E550 4Matic V8.4663cc
  • 2010-2011 Mercedes-Benz E550 4Matic V8.5461cc
  • 2012-2017 Mercedes-Benz E550 Base V8.4663cc
  • 2010-2011 Mercedes-Benz E550 Base V8.5461cc
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About H&R

Every spring produced by H&R comes from the ISO 9001 certified engineering and manufacturing facility in Germany. All  springs are produced from a special 54SiCr6 spring steel, which has strength rated at 290,000 psi resulting in unrivaled tensile strength and resiliency.

These Sport Springs offer the handling characteristics and aggressive appearance that you’ve been looking for, without the harsh ride characteristics of less-advanced spring systems. These Sport Springs feature more control and are engineered for the street, making them comfortable and fun to drive. Sport Springs are crafted from a special 54SiCr6 spring steel to ensure quality and performance.


  • Lowers 1.5-2.0 inches on average
  • Superb ride quality

Radi8 Black Friday 2017Radi8 Wheels USA Black Friday Sale for all models. Buy three wheels get one  FREE!! Please contact us for more information. Come in or call Monday to reserve yours!

These wheels are the biggest upcoming wheel on the market. Come in and see their line up in our show room. These unique designs will set your car apart. These wheels come in many different sizes and offsets for your European or Japanese vehicle.

Radi8 is a brand manufacture thrive to develop unique wheel designs and always continue to innovate new ideas. The passion of pursuing perfection and capability based on our many years of R&D experiences that lead us to make many breakthroughs on wheel design.

Just read some of the reviews they have on their facebook page,

“Radi8 is top notch! They have some of the best customer service in the world. They have the dopest wheels around. They don’t charge a fortune for they’re wheels. And they are innovators in the wheels game.” – Brett

“When I first saw their wheels I immediately fell in love. They are so different than anything else on the market. Bryan has been super responsive and had no problem answering any of my obviously noob questions. I cannot recommend this company enough. If you’re looking for a unique set of wheels this is definitely the company to go with, trust me. I just got a set of r8a10’s and the dark mist in person will blow your mind. I have never been more happy with a set of wheels than I am with these.” – Justin

Free Alternator & Battery Testing

Do you think your battery may be failing? Is your car staring really slow or making a clicking sound, then starting? At Meister Werks European & Import we will do free battery testing on any car. Not only that, but we have your European car battery in stock as well.

Battery Testing-1Over the past 3 weeks we have changed countless amounts of batteries. We even ran out at one point, calling our Interstate Battery rep to deliver more batteries. We currently have a Snap-On battery tester which makes it a very simple procedure. On most cars, you can be in and out within minutes.

About Batteries & Testing

Our battery tester scans for many other things than just voltage. It tests cold cranking amps (CCA) voltage and alternator charging while the car is running. It will even say wether or not the battery is stable, aka able to hold and keep a charge. One other thing about failing batteries, they can damage your alternator. The alternator is the part that charges your battery. A normal battery should hold between 13 volts and 14 volts. If that battery can only hold a 12v charge, your alternator will kick into overdrive, fighting to charge it to 14v which, over time, will damage the alternator.

Swing by Meister Werks any time, call 425-254-0627 or email us with any questions. Meister Werks European & Import is located one block south from The Renton Landing in Renton, WA.