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    Just a quickie regarding springs how long before you get the true ride height after changing to lowered springs ?
    Mine are 30mm PI springs and i use to be able to get 3 fingers inside front wheel arch but struggle to get 2 in now,will it get lower after time ?

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    Mines been 1 finger for a while now but only done about 100 miles since fitting, and mines 45mm fronts...

    Guessing your's will have settled to there max now if 2 fingers?!?

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    Hey Bigmac, if you're not happy with the 30mm ones and want more, why wait for them to settle? Maybe you'd like to sell them to me.

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    Can be up to 2 weeks before you'll notice Don, it really depends how much you drive it. It also happens so gradually that you don't really notice until its finished dropping

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    I helped i5aces do his yesterday with new drop links and the effect was immediate so much so the wheels were right up to the wheel arch the rears sit a little higher though but his is a V6.

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    Cheers guys need to find a level road to check them properly so it may take me some time lol

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    Do they need time to settle then been out in car today and i thought they would be a lot tighter feeling than they are,to me they feel a bit bouncy
    I have monroe gas shocks that are about 10 months old so i don't think its them

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    Mine took a good two weeks (about 500 miles) to settle fully, only because I had taken a picture straight after fitting them did I notice a difference, but it did drop a bit though.

    As for tightness no sure, mine feel very tight and secure (if you know what I mean) but I have the 45mm ones, they may be wound differently ?!?!?

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    Yep... my 45's feel solid and tight too??

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