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    Looking at a set of spring on the net 45mm front and 40mm back. Thought it would have been the other way round. Any one else lowered theres by this much?

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    The sets that lower more at the front than the back tend to be European springs (often from Germany) as the DTM nose down look is a lot more popular over there.

    As for lowering it that much, it's not actually that much on a Vec. Mine's lowered 40mm all round. There are people on here that have fitted coilovers dropping 100-120mm or more (although I personally think 40mm is enough ).

    Being an SRi means that it's already 15mm lower than standard so a 40mm drop spring is only going to lower the car an additional 25mm max from where it is now.
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    My GSi has been lowered 45mm all round using PI springs.

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