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    lowering?

    hi to everyone, i'm new to the site and was wondering if any 1 could help me. I'm looking to get my astra lowered on 17" what the best disatnce to drop it?
    i was thinking 60mm can any one let me know what it's like lowered 60mm and any problems you had.
    thanx for any help in advance.

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    I'm assuming you've got an SXI from your user name - these come with -20mm lowered suspension as standard.

    If you want to keep standard shocks, you can go to - 40mm (which is just another 20mm lower than your SXI). If you want to go lower than -40mm then yourgonna need to change the shocks as well.

    Springs wise Eibach are recommended and for a full kit Konis are very good

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    yeah it's a 1.6 16v T,reg sxi sorry. i think i'm goin for a full suspension kit, iv seen an sri lowered 40mm on 17" and he said it didnt look low enough i thought it looked good bt a bit lower would look sweet, its just i heard that the centre section of the exhaust and sometimes the chasis catches when going over speed bumps.
    just wondering if any 1 has heard of these problems or any other 1 and how bad they actually are?

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    Can't speak for anyone else - But mines lowered -35mm on Vogtland springs (standard shocks and 17's) and IMO it looks OK.

    I've never had a problem with speed bumps either - apart from the usual front end creak.

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    seen your car in the gallery thats looks lower than his, it looks vv nice, i would expect the front creek with speed bumps bt panicked when i heard about the exhaust centre section and the chasis catching.

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    imo if you drop a car that much it loses its practibility. dropped mine 35 on eibachs yesterday and 17s coming soon and will look sweet then.

    try searching pics for darren sxi 1.8 and his car hes dropped it the same as me on 17s and sits about a cm from his tyres looks sweet.
    Car broken- A3 170 quattro s-line

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    Cheers Norm29



    7x17's Eibach-Pro springs with SXi dampers (GSi rear
    dampers fitted today, doing fronts next w/e )
    Irmscher parts irmscher-bits.com
    ask 4 Dave & mention Darren SXi 1.8 sent u!

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    cheers guys your right it does look good dropped 35 on 17"s i think 60mm might be a bit to low

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    car look good daren cheers for posting the pics

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