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    Hi all..now that the ol' warrenty is up..i'm itching to start modding already modded airbox and fitted jetex filter(I live for that induction roar lol), red stuff pads and caliper laquer in the post...thinking about dropping it a little. Have been checking out some sites and find that springs listed for mine also suit other models (1.8/2.2 etc) I understand that the gsi susp is already lower than these other models..so would a spring stating -40mm drop the gsi susp 40mm or just ther other models?..hope this is making some sort of sense lol...or..to make things easier..got gsi on 18's..want to drop 40-50mm, dont want to fit full kit/coil over(ok..i'm being tight lol)..what do you recommend..or should I avoid..

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    hmmmm..now come on ppl..surely i can't be the only gsi owner to wanna drop a little...has anyone else dropped there veccy lots without going down the coilover route?..sorry..i'm just itching to play

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    Drop PIMM a PM, he has just fitted PI springs to his GSi, looks stunning and handles like it's on rails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey© View Post
    Drop PIMM a PM, he has just fitted PI springs to his GSi, looks stunning and handles like it's on rails.

    come on mr Pimm...spill the beans dont wanna start pmin' ya lol..was looking at pi myself...pondering on the 45mm drop springs....but wondering bout the handling...I like low cars....last major dropped one being a sierra(2 door,cossie kit..front cross member 50mm from floor ) would like my tryes jus' kissn the arches...and bein able to out handle most lol

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    Spoons' car is lowered 45mm front, 40mm rear, on 19's.....


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    PIMM's car dropped on - 40 P.I. springs....and the figure they quote is from standard, so you need to subtract 15mm as the GSi is already lowered by that amount over the 'standard' setup..

    I lowered mine in the week using a -30 setup.. which only lowered it -15mm.. but tigthened the handling no end.. ( now i just need the better tyres )

    TBH, without massive rear tyre wear or changing to a coilover kit, -45 is about as low as you can go, although eibach do an adjustable kit that will see you to -70 if you want to go that low..Armoured farmer had one fitted to his old 'tractor'..

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    Ok..think i'll be looking at the pi's then..cheers lads

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    Quote Originally Posted by hagga View Post
    Ok..think i'll be looking at the pi's then..cheers lads
    PI springs for the gsi 45mm drop front and back will cost you £100 including next day delivery from PI-Suspension.co.uk.

    As for the handling................

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