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    confused Lowering my car??

    Hi im looking to lower my Vec but i aint got a clue what it involves.

    I dont want to lower it too much just a nice amount. Do i just go to a garage and get them to do it or should i buy the neccessary springs or whatever and then go to the garge to have them fitted.
    How much does it usually cost?

    thanks for your help

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    Get some eibach springs. You can use the standards dampers with them or buy Bilstein b4 or b6. You can do it yourself. Check out the How2 section.

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    buy springs, look on ebay ect 30-40mm id recomend then take to a garage, if you dont know where to get spring then dont attempt to fit them yourself

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    I'd do what John35 says. Get some Eibachs. They do ones that take 30mm off the standard ride (-15mm on SRI and GSI models). You can pick these up for about £150 new.

    Take them to a garage and get a quote for fitting. I've heard (though as I've not lowered yet myself) that it should only take a garage about 30mins each spring, so in theory they should be quoting you for about two hours work.

    I cant remember a decent price for labour so maybe someone else can enlighten jordib?

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    id say 60 was fair its not a big job, you not got mates handy with tools

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    thanks guys, i do have mates who who could do it unfortunately they live in N.Ireland and im temporarily living over in Dundee till summer, i might just leave them till summer and get their help.

    is ebay the best place to buy Eibachs?

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    cheers john35 will give em a ring tomorro

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