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    Lowering Springs

    One of my rear springs cracked the other day, and before i replace it with a standard set i was wondered about some springs with a 35-40mm drop. My question is would this give the car a more uncomfortable ride? Also which manufacture is the best because Apex are cheap at only £74.50 on PVD but Eibach at £122 claim no to alter ride quality, which if true i would buy, thanx for the help.
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    Cant speak for others mate, but I had Eibach`s on mine b4 the koni`s, and they were great. Good roadholding and no compromise on ride quality
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    Thanx Pete, the Eibach also come with the 1 million Kilometer warrenty aswell which has edged it, thanx for help
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    re: Lowering Springs

    Scotty I got some 45/30 Eibachs from Joerg last week. They cost £97 delivered and are MUCH better springs than Apex which are not very good to be brutally honest. Although my cars slightly different than yours I'm sure the price would be around the same except the postage has gone up in the last few days but should be more than £3 extra.
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    Eibach are the best springs I've had on any car EVER. Honest

    And this comes from someone who's had or fitted for others (and then tested obviously!):

    Koni
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    Terra (the springs Bilstein supply in their kits)
    G-Max

    After all those (including fitting Koni and then 2 sets of different Spax to one car) I still say that Eibach are the best, in terms of road compliance, ride comfort and ultimate handling. A stiffer spring is great on the track or smooth roads, but an Eibach is the best compromise spring unless you are prepared to go and get a fully adjustable set up like Pete has on his car

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    re: Lowering Springs

    I also know this sounds stupid, but the kits for the price of £122 forinstance is for 4 springs not each, i just wanna check this ops:
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    re: Lowering Springs

    well a got mine lowered yesterday by 40mils, i got jamex springs only cost me £69, got them from tuning.co.uk...not bad springs beter than g-max anyway which i used to have on my old car

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    re: Lowering Springs

    Yeah Scotty there are 4 springs in the box when you get them. Just for your info, the Eibach 45/30 are a red colour and if you plump for 30/30 (which to be honest you'd be better off with on OE dampers as 45mm is very very close to the dampers limit) they are black.

    Take a good word of advice here Scotty and get the Eibachs. They really are in a different class than the cheaper makes.
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    re: Lowering Springs

    Thanx people im deffo ordering the Eibach's tommorow
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