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    Finally lowered it 56k warning

    Had my FW coilover kit fitted on friday.

    For those not at trax here's some pictures. There's much debate at how low it's actually gone










    Looks great IMO just a little low and i'm very worried about the camber angle. Maybe it doesn't show up in the photo but the last time I saw a tyre like this was on my mates race bike after a number of hot laps round Malery park



    Should I be worried after all i've only done 150 miles on it so far?
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    That looks OK mate. I take it that is the front wheel? Did you get the tracking and alignment checked after it was lowered?

    To me, that looks like your front tyres are scrubbing because they are tracking wrong. You normally have to track the front on an Astra after lowering

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    It looks great Andy! Much better than before!! Is the ride still comfortable?
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    Watch that sump mate does look better than before, but for me it would have to be up a good few mill at the front.

    you get a better impression of how low it is when you stand above the car, looks like you've taken those photos from quite low down

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minxy
    It looks great Andy! Much better than before!! Is the ride still comfortable?
    Feel for yourself in about a hour

    Steve as yet it's not been tracked since lowering, I called up one place today and they didn't fill me with confidence and were worried there's no camber adjustment. I just look at the angle of the wheels

    Anyone recomend somewhere I can get this done and they know what they are talking about?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Legoman
    Watch that sump mate does look better than before, but for me it would have to be up a good few mill at the front.

    you get a better impression of how low it is when you stand above the car, looks like you've taken those photos from quite low down
    Like this picture Martin



    Just lifted it up about 10mm on the thread
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    V nice mate!

    Much better

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    Looks nice. Wat springs etc u use?
    .. 2.0 Dti 16v ..
    .. With a few mods ..

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    Coilovers you flash sod! They look really tastey. I recon the backs down about 30mm as its sitting the same as mine but the front..... :shock: Youve got to be 60mm below standard there! It looks just a bit too low now though :? Id raise it up until your sills are more parallel to the road, the whole nose on the floor look reminds me of a metro.

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    Looks a F60mm and R40mm drop to me. Adjust the coilover up slightly at the front, you want a slightly nose down drop, but not much !

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