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    Ive just discovered that my driver side spring is broken, so rather than replace it with another crappy vauxhall one I was thinking about just replacing them all with some aftermarket ones. (lower it a little)

    I know its best to replace both the springs and dampers, but I cant afford to buy both at the moment, so will just have to do the springs for now.

    I was planning on buying some (30mm drop) PI springs http://www.body-kit.co.uk/product.ph...6af244b292df7a .

    Is it ok to fit these without changing the shocks??
    I have a 1.8 LS Hatch with bog standard shocks.

    Cheers

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    yep it can be done no probs mate ive lowered my siggy with cobra springs on standard shocks and its fine although they will wear out quicker as they are not designed to work with lowered springs but as i say ive had no problems so far

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    Nice one! Cheers pogo

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    They wear out quicker because they are under more stress, ie operate over shorter distance, therefore the forces are greater operating on them

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    i have 45mm front 40mm rear with the standard sri shocks with no problems at all m8

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    Quote Originally Posted by big rich View Post
    i have 45mm front 40mm rear with the standard sri shocks with no problems at all m8
    Could I drop it that much on the bog standard LS shocks??

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    I've got the -35mm apex springs from lmf & standard shocks - which is fine & handles better than my sri B did

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    Quote Originally Posted by dh.dti View Post
    I've got the -35mm apex springs from lmf & standard shocks - which is fine & handles better than my sri B did
    The APEX ones cost less and are that bit lower, Hmmm decisions decisions.

    Just dug up the thread you posted in September with before and after pics of your car with the new springs,, looks great.

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    Jamex springs on LMF website are only 80 quid delivered.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenboy View Post
    Jamex springs on LMF website are only 80 quid delivered.......
    Even better, cheers!

    Any ideas if anyone on here has them? Quality?


    Cheers for all the help guys!!

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