Just bought some second hand Gsi struts to go on my 1.8 Astra G 5 door. I've been informed that these sit 15mm lower than the Sri and Sxi. This would mean they sit 35mm lower than the OE struts on my car as I believe the Sxi & Sri use sport suspension which are already 20mm lower than mine. I presume this is right?
I've also been informed that the Gsi struts are different from the normal models struts as these are on the limit at around 35mm lower, the Gsi ones will go lower, I don't really want to go lower than 40mm to be honest as my car is regularly full and can't stand cars which rub or bottom out. I'm thinking of replacing the springs with a decent aftermarket set but I really want blue springs which seem to be hard to come by, any one know a decent make of spring which are blue and come in a 35-40mm drop. Is the assumption I'm making regarding the Gsi struts correct? I'm going to strip the struts down and respray them before I fit them, maybe blue or yellow, might replace the strut rubbers with PVC ones if they show sign of perishing. Any other things anyone can suggest?