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    I haven't fitted my alloys to the car yet, but I have been told its going to look a bit stupid. I have 17's on at the moment with 215/50/17 and my new alloys are 18's fitted with 225/40/18. The gap is going to be massive between the tyre and top of wheel arch. How would I go about lowering my standard springs after the new alloys are on, just until I can afford to get some proper ones? Cheers,
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    warm the springs till they drop

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    I don't believe there is any soloutions out there worth considering. I'm in a similar situation on my 19's with SRi suspension but it will have to wait and take it's turn till funds are in place.

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    to be fair what i said is a massive bodge and wouldn't do it on a modern car

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattv6diesel View Post
    warm the springs till they drop
    What do/did you mean by this?

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    if you use oxyacetylene till they deform the car drops done it on bangers you block the car to where you want the level then warm till its there

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattv6diesel View Post
    if you use oxyacetylene till they deform the car drops
    oh lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by george1987 View Post
    oh lol
    heat like a welding flame 1000oC +

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattv6diesel View Post
    if you use oxyacetylene till they deform the car drops done it on bangers you block the car to where you want the level then warm till its there
    As if the VX springs weren't fragile enough lol

    Just brave it out until you can afford springs mate

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    was joking done it with £100 bangers please don't on your £3000+ vectra's

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