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    hi all, spings arrived yesterday, PI 45f 40r, fitted yesterday night, took it up the road for a quick spin, literally up n down to settle it. Tonight going to footy training i travel 12 miles of lovely flowing A roads and oh my god, it handled like a peice of ****, what a shocking difference, pure understeer! mostly on left hand bends, it felt asif the front was gonna tuck under but even started to spin the wheels, all in all a crazy difference from the pretty much planted sri springs, i mean i dont have the most powerful car but flooring it in a straight line and its scatting all over the place, surely something up??????? I watched a very high rated mech do the job and all was done props, just wondering if any of yous have had the same problem or have any ideas to cure..... cheers.

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    I have PI's on mine and handling is infinitely better, you must have some sort of problem, maybe its now massively out of alignment?

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    hi dan spoke to a few peeps on here they recomend pi highly, but would lowering make that much a difference to the allignment as it handled really well before on stds, was only really pushing hard when the tyres would let go a little but never the understeer and instability i have now, kinda scary to drive to be honest mate, cheers.

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    What tyres do you have on mate..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold101 View Post
    What tyres do you have on mate..?
    my thoughts too i had same problem when i lowered mine on 215/45r17 silverstones all ok now on 215/50r17 goodyera nct5s

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    I have Pi on mine also but, as mine is also an SRi which are lowered 15mm as standard, i fitted a set of 30mm lowering springs which has brought it down another 15mm.

    Handling is fine but pants in the wet as i have naff tyres, (Being replaced next week).

    Could it be that the springs on the front and rear have different lowering heights? Could it be too low for the standard shocks to handle?

    I'm sure someone will clear this up if i'm talking tosh!

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    Silverstone must be **** if NCT5 are better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by _ZS_ View Post
    Silverstone must be **** if NCT5 are better!
    Was thinking the same, but good shout about the shocks, even with SRi shocks, 45mm is cutting it close if the shocks are on the way out - I was lucky to have virtually new shocks all round - but could be a reason.

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    hi all, tyres on the back are nct5 think they are federal on the front i have ordered at set of 19s which shud all being well be here weds thurs. gonna book it in later today or tommorow and get the track and camber checked out, maybes it has thrown it well out, hope its nothimg to drastic tho, cheers.

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    going down 45mm i would have changed the shocks as well as i think thats just a tad to far on normal shocks

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