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    Default Recommend me new suspention set-up

    I have a broken front coil spring and the shocks look like originals so looking to replace the lot for lowered / uprated shocks and springs.
    What do you recommend? looking for a drop that would compliment 18" wheels with 225/40 tyres on a 2003 GSI. Cheers

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    Tein if you got the cash.

    After I had a car with these fitted I would never go back! Can be quite firm though

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    sorry to bump in the tread here but im also thinking of a new set up was thinking of going down the road of coilovers but after having them on a few cars i find them way to hard and alot of money and a big mess about getting them set up pluss these only so much u can lower them by or u will be hitting speed bumps and putting a hole in the sump plus taking the front bumper off but the look is good so looking for a set up my self i already have b4shocks and 30mm lowering e***** springs with 19s on but wanna go lower it not enought for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0114NIGEL0114 View Post
    sorry to bump in the tread here but im also thinking of a new set up was thinking of going down the road of coilovers but after having them on a few cars i find them way to hard and alot of money and a big mess about getting them set up pluss these only so much u can lower them by or u will be hitting speed bumps and putting a hole in the sump plus taking the front bumper off but the look is good so looking for a set up my self i already have b4shocks and 30mm lowering e***** springs with 19s on but wanna go lower it not enought for me

    I really dont want to go down the coilover route for the exact reasons you mention. I see alot of guys seem to recommend the Eibach / Bilstein combo and does fit with my budget, but just wanted any other suggestions / experiances before i take the plunge.

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    Yeah mate I'm same just wounded what other may come up with

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    Personally I'd recommend Bilstein B4's if you want softer standard type suspension, Bilstein B6's if you want the sportier harder suspension, Bilstein B8's if you want that little bit more.

    What springs you use is personal choice of course, the most popular on here seem to be Eibachs (30mm drop) but H&R's (40mm drop) are superb.

    My preferred combo (and what I'm using) is Bilstein B6 shocks with H&R springs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian-Highlander View Post
    Personally I'd recommend Bilstein B4's if you want softer standard type suspension, Bilstein B6's if you want the sportier harder suspension, Bilstein B8's if you want that little bit more.

    What springs you use is personal choice of course, the most popular on here seem to be Eibachs (30mm drop) but H&R's (40mm drop) are superb.

    My preferred combo (and what I'm using) is Bilstein B6 shocks with H&R springs.
    Thanks for you valuble input mate, where did you get the H&R Springs from? I've got 18" alloys to go on with 225/40 tyres so im assuming i would get away with the 40mm drop? Cheers

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    I bought my shocks and springs from Larkspeed. I'm running 19" VXR's with 235/35/19's so yes you'll be fine with what you're planning.
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