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    Default can just the front end be lowered?

    maybe a silly question.......maybe not

    my back end looks low as it is anyway, but the front does sit a little high, can the front spring just be replaced to lower just the front to bring it into line with the rear?

    mine seems low at the back but i dont know if it is the wheels filling the rear arches

    anyone.......

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    I'm sure some lads have already done it Paul, am sure it's ok to do it if you wanted to.

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    Nutron used to have his lower at the front then rear

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    I tried that on my car and the handling on a dual carriageway was awful it seemed to turn too easy and too far with even the slightest turn of the steering wheel.
    I can't stand the look of the front of the car higher than the rear,i see it a lot on vxr vectra's
    So i tried my eibach -30 mm front springs with sri -15 mm rear springs,but it didn't ride right and it didn't look right either.

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    yeah i thought the ride quality might be affected, but i dont want the rear any lower to be honest

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    My front is currently on gsi springs an the rear on standard springs and it does look more level, my handling is etihs anyway though so I couldn't tell you how that's affected it lol

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    I'd say it would be borderline dangerous to have updated fronts and STD rears. Very bad idea buddy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Hyde View Post
    I'd say it would be borderline dangerous to have updated fronts and STD rears. Very bad idea buddy...
    Lowering the front only has been done, and it's on these forums somewhere, do a search Paul. IMHO not dangerous at all. Would I do it no. I put eibachs on all round. But the op asked if it could be done and it has been. Hth

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyblade View Post
    Lowering the front only has been done, and it's on these forums somewhere, do a search Paul. IMHO not dangerous at all. Would I do it no. I put eibachs on all round. But the op asked if it could be done and it has been (I didnt say it couldnt). Hth
    Im not saying it can't be done, it can and has. BUT the rates will be stiffer at the front and way softer at the back, the geometry isnt designed to be that far out and the handling characteristics will change quite a bit. Your gonna get alot more weight transfer over the front end under heavy braking as the rears are gonna try and sit up more being softer, but the front wont be compressing as much as its stiffer. Couple this with an emergency manouvre or hard cornering and its a recipe for disaster.

    IMHO, dangerous. My 2p, thats all.
    Last edited by Mr Hyde; 24th February 2011 at 16:35.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Hyde View Post
    Im not saying it can't be done, it can and has. BUT the rates will be stiffer at the front and way softer at the back, the geometry isnt designed to be that far out and the handling characteristics will change quite a bit. Your gonna get alot more weight transfer over the front end under heavy braking as the rears are gonna try and sit up more being softer, but the front wont be compressing as much as its stiffer. Couple this with an emergency manouvre or hard cornering and its a recipe for disaster.

    IMHO, dangerous. My 2p, thats all.
    Would it not also increase wear on suspension components?

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