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    i am thinking of getting my rear springs compressed to lower the back a bit more anyone had this done before

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    You will need to lower the front and back by similar amounts or I think the ABS will throw its toys out of the pram! PI springs or similar are a good upgrade
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    sorry forgot to say i have 40mm h&r spring in at the moment and the back sits a tad higher and wanna make it sit more level

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    bump

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    you won't get them compressed.. you'll have to get them re-tempered and shortened...not an easy job..

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    i have got springs compressed before on my other cars was just wondering is there a reason i may not be able to do it do veccy springs?

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    No reason, but the spring might be loose when the car is jacked up and fail the mot
    i'll sell you my 45mm pi springs in a few weeks lol
    Last edited by Durk; 17th January 2008 at 00:02.

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    how much you looking for them il buy them even for the back!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sig View Post
    You will need to lower the front and back by similar amounts or I think the ABS will throw its toys out of the pram! PI springs or similar are a good upgrade
    Why is this?? I can't see any reason why ABS wouldn't like different lowering front to rear.


    But, when you say springs compressed, do you mean actually compressing the springs, or to fit a compressor device to them?

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    I might be talking **** but i think if the back is lower than the front the car will think its loaded up with weight and and it may adjust the braking force and hence affect the ABS?

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