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    Cool lowering my vec

    hi i`m looking to lower my car 52 plate sri, i want to go 60mm all round if possible can anyone advise???
    many thanks

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    Take the wheels off that'll do it. But seriously 60mm, thats a long way down, dropping 45mm puts it jus over the tyres. I'm sure someone will correct me but you might need to roll the arches for 60mm

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    60mm just take out your shocks and springs and that will give you the same affect. I think 45mm is lower on just springs and standard shocks otherwise you are looking at coilovers, loads of money. (CARLBEAR has done it)

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    Besides that hudge drop (60 mm) I think it would be a much rougher ride IMO

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    60mm u will need coilovers most springs will lower upto 45mm but need bump stops and i belive if u have over 17" rims u might need to roll the arches

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    ive got coilovers (as PIMM said), lowered about 75mm, im on 19's too.
    u might get a bit of scrubin on the front at 60 if u have 235/35 tyres on a wheel with a 35mm offset.
    ive got 225/35 tyres on 8.5" x 19" wheels with 35mm offset, and i got a bit of scrubbin untill i pulled the arches out slightly.

    also u will need to think about the rear camber, im in the process of fittin an aftermarket camber adjuster to the rear as the negative camber is eating the tyres in 3-4 months.

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    thank you all very much for your input, think i`ll go 19`s on a 45mm drop.
    sounds safer and easier!!
    but thanks to you all again!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carl bear View Post
    ive got coilovers (as PIMM said), lowered about 75mm, im on 19's too.
    u might get a bit of scrubin on the front at 60 if u have 235/35 tyres on a wheel with a 35mm offset.
    ive got 225/35 tyres on 8.5" x 19" wheels with 35mm offset, and i got a bit of scrubbin untill i pulled the arches out slightly.

    also u will need to think about the rear camber, im in the process of fittin an aftermarket camber adjuster to the rear as the negative camber is eating the tyres in 3-4 months.
    Who cares about these minor things when your car sits as low as it does!!!

    I love it, and wish my car sat that low, not jealous really!

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    Carl Bear; What Coil overs do you have? and are they a direct fit, or do you have to ****** about with them?
    And those Camber adjusters?
    Where did you get them?

    Cheers.

    Matt

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    my coilovers are KW coilovers, they fit straight on.

    and the camber adjusters are form a place in australia called K-Mac.

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