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    Hi my 2.2 direct SRI petrol has an axle weight of 990 front and 985 rear, the distance between the centre of the wheels to the arch is 370mm front and 350mm rear with a full tank, I would like to drop it lower as I am fitting new 18" wheels, as I have standard front shocks and B4 rears that are about a year old, wheats the best to go for, 30 mm drop or 45mm/40mm and what make of springs do I go for??

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    bump

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    hi mate i brought lo springs before i brought the fk coilovers i paid about £87 for the set 45mm drop

    im on coilovers now an the distance is 290mm on the front and 300mm on the rear i did get it lower than that the weekend but couldnt get over the humps

    an im running 19s

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattbrad30 View Post
    how good were these springs and did you measure the ride height?

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    i didnt mate sorry my mates got them now the springs a gd for the money never had any problems

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    What's the ride like with the tx coilovers ?

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    My 2.2 direct veccy c SRi is running on standard shocks, eibach -30mm springs and 18" XP2 multispoke alloys.

    Have a look in my garage.

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    that looks just right, not too much of a gap between the wheelarch and the tyre and not too low

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark1 View Post
    that looks just right, not too much of a gap between the wheelarch and the tyre and not too low
    Yep, I am very happy with it, the ride is firm (but not OTT) and the handling much more precise, the cars feels nice and planted.

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