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    confused cars lowered but still feels boaty?

    i have the car lowered 40mm but it still feels like theres alot of body roll is this due to there being elite suspension in it rather than sri setup maybe need to change dampers as well

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    What Springs are you using??

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    h&r 40mm

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    If you wanted to lose boaty handling, then replacing with springs without replacing the dampers was totally pointless.

    The springs aren't the issue with Vauxhalls - it's the bicycle pumps they call dampers that's always the issue.

    Fit a set of Bilstein dampers and you'll be laughing.

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    probably be safer going with coilovers then price wise how much are blisteins

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    bilsteins are around £48 a corner from LMF thou others have found them cheaper..

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    running bilsteins will lower the car slightly more again is that right?

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    No.

    Boaty handling is due to the dampers not damping the spring rebound properly. Decent gas pressure dampers will sort that problem out.

    I ran my Mk4 with standard springs and the Bilstein sport dampers, and it rode very well, and cornered like a demon.

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    if its an uprated damper there usually slightly shorter therefore the car will sit slitly lower on them no?

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    nope, the shorter damper refers to the stroke and length of the piston rod..the spring controls the ride height..

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