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    Default FK coilovers or Eibach Pro springs

    As the title says, I am looking at lowering my 2.2 sri direct and I am not sure which way to go, do I get Eibach springs only, bearing in mind that about a year ago replaced the rear shocks with Bilstein gas B4's I think or do I get as set of FK Streetline coilovers, that way I get the four new shocks and dont have to worry if the front and rears will do the job right.

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    bump

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    My 2.2 Direct SRi is sat on stock shocks and eibach springs, the ride and handling is excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulwr View Post
    My 2.2 Direct SRi is sat on stock shocks and eibach springs, the ride and handling is excellent.
    Are you on standard shocks??

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark1 View Post
    Are you on standard shocks??
    Yes, I am running the standard factory fitted shocks.

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    how much did you drop it from standard as an sri is 15mm lower anyway I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark1 View Post
    how much did you drop it from standard as an sri is 15mm lower anyway I think

    Yes, you are correct.

    The SRi chassis is 15mm lower than the non SRi chassis.

    Adding the eibachs to my car lowered it by another 15 - 20mm all round.

    It is not as visual as the drop offered by fully compressed coil-overs but it improves ride and handling and is suited to today's speed bump ridden and pot holed roads imo.

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    eibach pros and sachs supertourings on mine

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    I found that the PI springs were excellent but that was on my old GSi, I had a Audi A4 before the GSi and I put Eibachs on that and hated them. Didn't seem to lower the car at all and I saw no improvement in ride quality.

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    iv just put PI springs on mine after having an eibach spring break on me

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