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    Got an 03 DTI Club running on 18" VXR reps and in need of a serious lowering .

    What i'm looking for is some advice choosing between these 3 springs:
    A) Apex Springs -35mm
    B) Lo Sports-Suspension Springs -45mm
    C) Pi Springs -45mm

    Also i'll still be using original shocks etc. Any advice/recommendations will be much appreciated.

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    Lowering a DTI lol, ****** hell. Somehow, that and a DTI engine doesn't go for me. Like lowering a tractor lol. I've got a DTI too btw.

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    I lowered my old/previous Signum 2.2DTI which was running with 140Bhp. I went with the eibach pro kit which cost about 150 quid. They gave a 30 mm drop which is enough if you ask me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whosane View Post
    Lowering a DTI lol, ****** hell. Somehow, that and a DTI engine doesn't go for me. Like lowering a tractor lol. I've got a DTI too btw.
    Personally I dont see why having a DTI engine should be an issue? I want my car to look good, and having a gap between alloys and wheel arch doesnt look good. Cheers Signum-Steve for your advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jc_Hoop View Post
    Personally I dont see why having a DTI engine should be an issue? I want my car to look good, and having a gap between alloys and wheel arch doesnt look good. Cheers Signum-Steve for your advice.
    Abso-freaking-lutely. If you want to mod your car then go for it!

    Having said this the more you lower your car the less practical it becomes for everyday use. You will be forever watching for curbs when parking and you can even bottom out your splitter when going up small gradients. I speak from experience.
    The eibach pro kit gives a 30mm drop. This is what I had and I found it handled like it was on rails with a smooth but firm ride. With next to no roll in the corners.
    With this kit I was for ever fearful of uneven roads driveways curbs and the alike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Signum-Steve View Post
    Abso-freaking-lutely. If you want to mod your car then go for it!

    Having said this the more you lower your car the less practical it becomes for everyday use. You will be forever watching for curbs when parking and you can even bottom out your splitter when going up small gradients. I speak from experience.
    The eibach pro kit gives a 30mm drop. This is what I had and I found it handled like it was on rails with a smooth but firm ride. With next to no roll in the corners.
    With this kit I was for ever fearful of uneven roads driveways curbs and the alike.
    Yeah bad roads would be a concern of mine cause over here in Ireland there are quite a few of them.
    Thinking of going for the Apex springs as they seem the most practical for everyday use and fit into my budget. Any clue roughly on how much it would cost for a mechanic to fit them, i'm not sure if its a big job or not.

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    I had 35mm apex, nice drop that was. Just right imo, and i paid £100 for springs and approx £65 fitting, few years since now but remember it totalling aroung £165. Worth it though!

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    Dti is quieter than a cdti.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan danz View Post
    Dti is quieter than a cdti.
    Since when neXT door has a 2.2 dti mad it's as loud as anything

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    the dti is a good bit more tractor like than the cdti. It's a more manly noise though

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