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    Lowering 45-50mm on standard shocks?

    If I put the Eibach Sportsline springs on my Coupe Turbo, they are meant to lower it between 45-50mm ... would I need shortened shock absorbers or can I put these springs straight onto the standard shocks?

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    -40mm is the limit on standard shock. If you wanna go that low you're looking at shortened/uprated ones.

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    Hmmm ...

    ok so what do you guys reckon then

    30mm Eibach Pro-Kit Springs
    30mm Koni Springs
    35mm Apex Springs
    40mm GMax Springs

    What would you choose?

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    30mm Eibach Pro-Kit Springs for ride quality and performance, PIs 40mm for looks (but handle pants)

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    Is it better to get the Eibach Pro Dampers too? or is it not worth it and the standard shocks are good enough?

    I only have 15,000 miles on my standard shocks

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    Koni don't make the springs in their kits, you either get Apex ( not great IMO ) or Vogtland which I reckon are damned good. There are also some Koni kits with Pi springs in (pants IMO )

    As full matched set of springs and shocks is MUCH better than the OE dampers and lowering springs, if you can afford to replace them that is. If not just the springs will make a big difference until you can. Try www.larkspeed.com for a set of Koni adjustable dampers/springs. Reasonable cost and a damned good setup. Make sure you request a kit with Vogtland springs in by phone if you can, there easy to recognise as they are purple springs.

    I've replaced my Eibachs with Vogtlands and find the handling just as good but a more comfortable ride.
    52 Astra G 1.8, 18" Mille Miglia alloys, 325mm Brembo 4 pot conversion, Coupe leather interior, Raid strut brace, Whiteline rear ARB, Irmscher bits (skirts, Carbon steering wheel, Bonnet extension, M3 mirrors, boot & roof spoiler), Reiger Rear Diffuser & Front Bumper, Koni Adj. dampers, 35/30 Vogtland springs, Duplex quad exit ASCAR stainless exhaust.

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    cheers for the help .. i dont drive fast very often so i dont think ill gain anything from the shocks.. the handling is good enough, i just want it to sit a bit lower

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