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    Lowering on a Budget

    I want to lower the car but don't have a massive budget. I wanted Eibachs but they only lower 30m all round, the sportlines lower more but I can't afford to upgrade the dampers Therefore i've decided to go for the PIs which lower to 40mm.

    1) am i right in thinking that I don't need to upgrade anything with these spring?

    2) i see that you can atually get upgraded dampers and springs for about £250. Is it worth paying the extra money? I don't generally throw the car about. How will these dampers compare with the std? I'm thinking it will be stiffer and therefore more harsh on the ride but improve handling? Again am i mistaken :?

    What do guys recon? By the way, it's a 2.0 SRI with 18s going on

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    i have the pi spring myself mate and its brilliant

    you don't need to do the shocks

    im not sure if upgraded shocks would make much of a difference as mine are quick stiff since the car has been lowered

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    are they as comfortable as the eibachs?

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    Mines on PI springs only -40mm, absolutely no problems at all and a good ride quality. Check my pics below to see how low they are
    Never, EVER, pull a monkeys tail!!!

    My Car : http://photobucket.com/albums/v75/SteveW1/

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    eibachs will give a better ride than the pi one but both are good springs its always a good idea to match spring with up rated shocks if you can

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    I`ve got -40 mm PI springs too and the ride is spot on... Firm Handling but NOT too hard
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...er/PsAstra.jpg

    DRIVES:- Irmmy Kitted Black Astra G 2.0 SRI, -40mm PI Springs, 308mm Brakes, M3 Mirrors, Clear/Red Rear Lights, Powerflow CAT Back System, BiG ICE, 17" Kahn RSV`s

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    How much are the Pi springs?

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