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    hope i'm in the right section have a 2.2dti it has been lowered but for where i live thier is alot of speed humps, imo its too low very harsh over the humps and in general road use . i like the lowered look so can anyone advise me on what is the best height or what i can replace the current springs with so it will look sporty but practical please

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    How low is it now?
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    i don't know how low the springs are as i have just bought it and it was allready done the only measurement i could give is floor to body height if that helps any

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    Id measure from the centre of the alloy or centre cap, up vertically to the arch...

    Jot it down here, i'm sure someone will take 2 mins to take one from there DTI.

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    ok front lower splitter to floor is 80mm
    center sill to floor is 170mm
    rear bumper to floor is 280mm

    all 4 corners from center cap to arch is 340mm

    the main issue is the front end i guess but i'm looking for a whole picture solution
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    Mines a 2.2 Sri and on 19's with standard sri suspension... center cap to arch on mines around 340mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by leemarksmith View Post
    Mines a 2.2 Sri and on 19's with standard sri suspension... center cap to arch on mines around 340mm
    at least you will be able to go off roading in yours mate and the ride when its dropped 45mm on 19's is sheeeeeet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jan65uk View Post
    hope i'm in the right section have a 2.2dti it has been lowered but for where i live thier is alot of speed humps, imo its too low very harsh over the humps and in general road use . i like the lowered look so can anyone advise me on what is the best height or what i can replace the current springs with so it will look sporty but practical please
    Sporty but practical would be any 30-35mm kit. I have eibachs on mine and they are low but not uncomfortable

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    ok thanks for your suggestions and comments all taken on board

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    HELP again please, just looked at eibach springs on fleabay and thier is a few different listings depending on axle load can anyone tell me what is best for a softer ride they are listed as
    front 1135kg/ rear1035kg
    front 1060kg/ rear1215kg
    front 1135kg/ rear1215kg

    also i know eiback are best but any views on konis? as they are a bit cheaper

    all 30mm drop

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