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    lowering Q

    probably been ask many times b4:
    astra mk4 1.8sri
    im getting a set of 18s, which size tyres would be best to get?
    also: i want to lower it by replacing just the springs, what would be the most sensible drop (dont want it too low) but just enough for it to sit nicely over the alloys without having to change the shocks.

    any help would be really appreciated

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    Tyres - Should be 215/35/18

    Suspension - 30-40mm max on standard shocks

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    nice 1 m8 cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Man-Chun (M-Accessories)
    Tyres - Should be 215/35/18

    Suspension - 30-40mm max on standard shocks
    Just curious, I'm planning to do the same as Gazza and put 18's on my Astra and lower it 40mm (koni yellows and springs)....just wanted to know if there'll be much tyre rubbing at this height and also if rolling the guards is necessary (wheels will probably have 7.5" or 8" width).

    Sorry, hope I'm not hijaking the thread - but hopefully any info will be useful to both of us

    Cheers

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    i dont think any mods to the archs are needed, not at that height anyway :?

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    Its best to roll the rear arches when you lower and go for bigger wheels, esp if you go for a wheel with the ET outside of 42-49. Not every car will rub if you had 18x8 , ET49 and a slight lowering so its not absolutely necessary to have your arches rolled. Its most likely to rub when you have people in the car . Hope this helps.

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    Thanks fellas
    Hmmm, think i might look at getting the rear arches rolled just to be on the safe side.

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    mines lowered 40+ mm on Spax springs and i had 4 people in the car on sat night with no rubbing at all.
    thats with 215 35 18's on going over various bumps and dips!

    oh yeah and my Ice weigh over 100kg so effectivley with the body kit also i had 6 people in the car with no rubbing and no arch work! :shock:
    http://www.muchos.co.uk/members/hazm...ow%20front.JPG

    sólo espacio para uno de nosotros, nos movemos a mi amigo

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    Thats cool , but every car's different. And if the ET on his alloys aren't near the required vauxhall spec's he might get rubbing . Getting arches rolled is more for safety really, I had my arch's rub when i was about to go on a big trip with friends. How annoyed would you be to find out then :P and you can't go hehe

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