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    Hi All,

    Thinking about lowering the car but wanted to check how far people have dropped their cars and if this has caused any issues, speedbumps, carparks etc.

    Also what would people recommend as a good company to get the suspension from?

    Cheers

    Matt

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    Vehicle : Vectra sri


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    Most people go for either 30mm drop all round or 45/40mm depends what u prefer to be honest

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    -45/40 pi spings... no probs with speed bumps/rubbing etc

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    Vehicle : cdti 150

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    coilovers for me 100mm back around 80mm front, dont have a prob as long i drive carefully, dont think i would ever make it in to a multistorey car park though but dont let that put you off......... go for coilovers

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    45mm all round here, mine scrapes when backing off the drive (and some stupid huge Blackburn speedbumps), but other than that its ok

    Wouldn't change it though, lowered looks soooooo much better

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    Vehicle : BMW 525i

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    Im lowered 30mm on eibachs and the ride quality is much improved, no problem with speedbumps or anything, just be careful of kerbs when your pulling into a space otherwise youl probably catch your front splitter!

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    Mines 30 / 35mm lowered me thinks. There is rather a steep up ramp that causes me problems in the work car park, but other than that its ok. 45mm might be a bit low for my liking, but its horses for courses!

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    30mm for me to on eibachs and no probs with speed bumps

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