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    evening all i fitted the 19" snow flakes last weekend love the alloys but the gap on the front arch is begining to bug me now every time i look at the car the rear seems ok . so i was wondering what is the best option to lower it on a tight budget after getting the 19s?? and how much lower can i go with out spoiling the ride /comfort as its on the usual sri springs at the moment any info will be much appreciated


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    I know what you mean... i'm worried that lowering wont sort the height difference... & the front will still sit higher.

    as for fitting the springs.. never done it but i'v erd its not a hard job...

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    Fitting springs isn't a hard job David.. just need a set of compressors..

    apart from that it's all standard socket set stuff..

    I'm going to drop C's signum this week (hopefully)..looking about -30 from standard..Might do a how-2 if anyone's interested..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ltrT
    I know what you mean... i'm worried that lowering wont sort the height difference... & the front will still sit higher.

    as for fitting the springs.. never done it but i'v erd its not a hard job...
    so you have the same prob mick ive been looking at these lmf but i dont know how far they would lower the car compared to the standered sri set up . plus they semm to be a good price for them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2
    Fitting springs isn't a hard job David.. just need a set of compressors..

    apart from that it's all standard socket set stuff..

    I'm going to drop C's signum this week (hopefully)..looking about -30 from standard..Might do a how-2 if anyone's interested..
    what springs are you getting or got for the signum mark ?

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    David, the measurement is normally from a standard car..the sri is already -15mm so you'll only drop another 15mm..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2
    David, the measurement is normally from a standard car..the sri is already -15mm so you'll only drop another 15mm..
    ah right so thats not alot then but i suppose would help it a bit

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    Ihave the 30mm eibachs on mine and they did a great job to the comfort and stance of the car.

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    much lower than an additional -15mm and you'll need shorter dampers as well which will be much dearer than the spring kit..

    -30's is about the limit for standard Sri shocks..

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrenLee
    Ihave the 30mm eibachs on mine and they did a great job to the comfort and stance of the car.
    that sounds good darren have you any pics of them fitted

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