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    since i have mounted my 19" and that bumper i keep thinking that my car is a bit too high, which it is.. despite being an gts (sri) it is still too high imo as there is a big hole above wheels which i find frustrating..
    now i'm thinking about lowering my car.. there are 3 options, just springs, (eg irmscher-eibach), springs + shocks (eg irmscher-bilstein+eibach) or coilovers (eg koni or sth else)..

    now, which would you recommend or take, can someone tell pros and cons of each mentioned? i assume that last 2 options are most expensive, 3-4x more expensive than just springs, but i am still unsure what to get as some people who went just on springs told me that they had a bumpy ride until they changed shocks too...

    coilovers are pretty cool i think because i can adjust height so i can lower the car how much i want to but i can also make it a few cm higher eg in town, sounds pretty useful to me..

    what are yours thoughts about all 3?

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    come on guys i know there are some lowering experts on here...

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    if you have the money go for the best that you can afford ie springs and shocks at once as only putting lowering springs on will put a little more strain on your standard shocks

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    so you think that springs+shocks are better solution than coilovers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by darko2301 View Post
    so you think that springs+shocks are better solution than coilovers?
    don't know about that but if you can afford it definately go for springs and shocks

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    I've got Koni springs fitted all around and Koni shock's in the front Bilsteins in the back and i'm loving it

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    I'd go for Bilsteins shocks and Eibach springs m8,a great setup and its the same as the Irmscher setup and not too low,hth,good luck........

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    coilovers are good, but altering the height will alter the tracking and camber etc so will need settin up each time u change the height.

    also with that bumper u would have a job gettin around with the height set reall low. so if i were u i would use a godo set of shocks and springs.

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    cheers guys i'll try to take that combination then, thanks for your help

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    Quote Originally Posted by darko2301 View Post
    cheers guys i'll try to take that combination then, thanks for your help
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