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    Lowering SRI-T

    I'm just wondering folks, I would like to lower my car in the new year (along with new exhaust & de-cat pipe) I assume lowering helps handling??? Question is, what's the recommended (from A_S members) height to lower this car too? Bearing in mind, due to the cambre of the road/pavement outside our house, we can only reverse it in just now without scraping the front bumper??

    All suggestions appreciated and apologies if this is in the wrong place!!

    Also, I did search, but this question is more 'specific'
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    You can go for a max of -40mm drop, without the need to change shocks - Eibach (-30) springs are defo best ones here. they will improve the handling moderately.

    If you really want to up the handling for a reasonable outlay - then Koni suspension kit would be best - but ensure you specify vogtland spring, as sometimes they come with an inferior brand (Pi IIRC). Vogtlands are comparable with Eibach

    If you want to adjust the ride height, whilst still improving the handling, then go for FK coilovers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ffoeg
    You can go for a max of -40mm drop, without the need to change shocks - Eibach (-30) springs are defo best ones here. they will improve the handling moderately.

    If you really want to up the handling for a reasonable outlay - then Koni suspension kit would be best - but ensure you specify vogtland spring, as sometimes they come with an inferior brand (Pi IIRC). Vogtlands are comparable with Eibach

    If you want to adjust the ride height, whilst still improving the handling, then go for FK coilovers.
    Thanks for the reply but....

    Me silly female!! Will show my other half your reply tommorrow!!!

    Many thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    What does 'IIRC'mean please??? I see it a lot in threads and don't know what it means - thank you!!!
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    If I Remember Correctly.

    And go for Eibachs - they are cheapish ( about £100 ) and make a fair difference. Only lower car by 30mm, will look great and handle very well without being too harsh. prob your best bet - if you decide you want lower, better etc after that then you'll know better what you want after having a base to compare to on your own car... if you follow what I mean.
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    Mine is lowered -50mm on Eibachs and for just springs i was very impressed!

    http://www.seaniboy.co.uk/proces/my_astra.jpg

    Give LMF a ring but u need the axel weights for Eibachs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seaniboy
    Mine is lowered -50mm on Eibachs and for just springs i was very impressed!

    http://www.seaniboy.co.uk/proces/my_astra.jpg

    Give LMF a ring but u need the axel weights for Eibachs.
    that dose look nice mate well done what set up is on that ?

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    Sean, I take it you used the Sportline springs, which drop a normal astra 50mm, but a GSi or SRi-T about 30mm. These are what I have fitted, and they are good, and was pleased with the handling, until I went out in a mates SRi-T, which obviously has better factory dampers than the GSi (more firm on the road) and am stongle considering throwing a set of SRi-T dampers on mine, as the difference was immense.

    Tartan, if you are on a bit of a budget, I cant reccomend these springs enough
    Astra GSi Turbo, SOLD


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    Danny, thanks fella. Are talking about under the bonnet or if u mean suspenstion wise it is on standard SRI-T dampers.

    Andy you are totally correct as the SRI-T is about -20mm lower out the box. I find the handerling very good, the car sit's perfect and even with a full car i don't get any rubbing

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    Thanks to everyone who replied, I can understand it all now

    Still dont know what IIRC means though
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