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    Hydraulics and New Car Decision...help :/

    Anyone know of anywhere that can do me a set of hydraulic suspension kits ?

    I am seriously considering it now because of the increasing number of speed bumps popping up and i'm having problems getting into some garages

    Any rough prices to go with would be a big help.

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    If you want the best in the business, speak to Rayvern Hydraulics.

    Personally, I would go for airbags on a road car, as hydraulics means NO SUSPENSION to speak of and is a harsh ride

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    how low are you atm astra?

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    for air bags you are looking at the £1800 pound mark as none have been done yet (airbags wise) so It will be a completley built from scratch. They build the cars as lows as they can get em then, fit the air bags in according to the company I spoke too.
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    40/45 on Oz Canyon 18s.

    I mean its not shocking that i cant get up but its getting to the stage i'm starting to worry about scraping the front bumper every time i got up a ramp to get int oa garage.

    Prolly sound silly but what d'ya mean "airbags" ?

    I've not read too much into suspension except fr standard and hydraulics.

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    from what i've seen so far i can get Air hydraulic Suspension which doesnt seem too harsh for £1340.

    From Rayvern ^

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    i saw a guy in a bmw who had hydraulics @ my loical ice shop. when he opened the boot it had this massive chome unit thing, does this sound right?

    is it heavy and how the hell are you supposed to get some decent bass with that in the boot
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    I wouldnt say it was heavy as such.

    But its going where the rear seats are and then i'll frame it off and still have a boot install.

    But since i might be buying a new 1.8 sXi i might not bother. Might just go for a complete restyle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BabyDoll
    for air bags you are looking at the £1800 pound mark as none have been done yet (airbags wise) so It will be a completley built from scratch. They build the cars as lows as they can get em then, fit the air bags in according to the company I spoke too.
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    It was me who posted it couldnt be arsed to log off.

    With hydralics aswell, all the droping and rising, dancing ect, causes a lot of stress, and the drives shafts on 1.6 aint very strong and you find you would be knackering it up regulary, This is why you see mainly mercs, volvos ect ect being "juiced" as these cars can take it.

    Airbags are what it says, Bags of air that inflate and deflate, inflate to higher ride hight, deflate to lower, Airbags habdaling is the best your gonna get when it come to this style of suspension, hydralics is bouncy and pretty shite on the handaling stakes, airbags is livable, but dontexpect improvements in handaling.

    TBH good old fashioned coilover suspension would be best, the drivabilty of the car is improved and you have the abilty to lower and rase shocks, fair enough not as easy as bags, but you could set a livable ride hight for daily use, and for shows/meets/cruises, you could drop it on its belly. and its cheeper to.

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