Hi folks - first post for me, here we go.
I'm buying a mk4 Astra (should this be referred to as the 'G' model?) but am looking for advice on the SXI/SRI models. Ideally I want a 2001 1.8 SRI but a 1.8 SXI would be just as good. The only changes I intend making are lowering springs (can't afford to spend much), keeping the wheels/engine/dampers as standard.
My first question is:
SXI's/SRI's are quoted as having 'sports suspension' - this looks lower than a 'standard suspension' LS model. Is it lower? And if so, how much lower?
Lowering springs are quoted as having (for example) -30mm ride height reduction. I presume that this is the drop if fitted to an LS model - but what drop would I get if I was to fit -30mm springs to a 'sports suspension' equipped SXI/SRI, which looks like it is already lowered?
Eibach springs: should I get Sportline Springs -45/50mm, or Pro-Kit -30mm? I'd prefer the Sportline for their greater drop, but am worried they might be too harsh (keeping standard dampers/wheels). Any advice would be welcomed.
Thanks in advance. Please be patient with me, its my first trip into modifying a car...