H&R's Cup Kit is not a full-on coil-over system, as ride height is not adjustable and the springs are full-bodied. Volkswagen factory upper seats are used, and the lower seats look similar to the originals. In fact, we were very impressed with the overall presentation: with few exceptions, these parts resembled the factory parts and installed just like them.H&R includes spacer rings that can be installed below the lower spring seat on the shock shaft to increase rear ride height about a centimeter. They were packaged separately, so I figured they were optional (such as when heavy passenger or cargo loads are expected) and didn't install them. Having seen the car on the ground, I'd use them if I were to do it over again. Installing them after the fact requires going one step further than when leaving them out.