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    how much to drop????

    Hi all, i have got an astra mk4 1.6 16v cd 2001. I have got the samurai kit what no one seems to like and have jus bought some 19 " rsgt alloys, does anyone know what sort of drop i will be able to without getting any arch modifications, the bodykit is very low anyway so not wanting a big drop. Any help appreciated. Cheers.

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    You will need to mod your arches if you want a drop on 19`s.
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    You need to speak to redmist on north and east yorkshire region, he's sat on 19's with a 40mm drop just on springs, cant remeber if hw had to do modifications to the arches or not.
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    I have got the samurai kit what no one seems to like
    if you like then that all that matters don't be put off just because people are to narrow minded to except that we all have different tastes

    as for the wheels what offset are they? if they are ET49 you may get away with a 40mm drop without any mods but they may rub if you have a full load in the car.

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    Cheers everyone, yeah each to their own i suppose mate, does anyone know how i contact any of them to check and the wheels will be delivered tomorrow btu aint a clue on the offset, i have bought them off sxidave on here but will check when they arrive. Thanks alot for ya help guys, i will keep posted how the car is going but respect that it wont be to everyones taste.

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    The problem with lowering with that kit is the rear bumper its too deep to drop the car , the front and sides is fine but the rear is the problem, I should know as I was the guinne pig for the kit

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    yeah ya right mate, the rear bumper is alot lower than the siides n front, is there some way of lowering the front a bit more than the rear to even it out a little bit or would this look really daft, i may get a splitter to put on the front and get it flushed on or something like that to make it look alot better, really confused as to what i should do now lol.

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    you HAVE to mod the rear arch's if you want to lower it on 19's!!!!!
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    Might not lower it then, wont i just be able to take the arch linings out??? will that solve it??? The wheels have just arrived anyway so many thanks to SXIDAVE. Ill fit them in a minute and see how much room there is.

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    its the rear bumper brackets that need grinding down and the front part of the rear arch needs to be rolled otherwise the tyre will pull the arch out when it goes down a dip, the suspension bottoms out it will catch.
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