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    lowering - stiffness

    i have my coupe lowered 40mm just on gmax springs

    altho tho the front is higher than the back i think it dont look too bad.the only thing is with my 18's on the back rubs

    i was looking into coilovers and other suspension

    basically am thinking its just that the springs 'bounce' alot and that why its scrubs on the back.

    with coilovers you can adjust the height am i correct?
    also they will be very stiff so the car wont 'bounce' the same will it? it will move more as one (if that makes sense) with them being stiffer the lowness wont be as bad as a problem will it for me
    maybe a silly question but can you buy coilovers in pairs? eg fronts and backs?

    or should i not be looking into coilovers, just new uprated shocks?

    sorry alot of questions, quite new to the whole suspension set ups etc

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    The lowering springs will have less "bounce" than the standard ones that you've taken off. There shorter, so will have less travel etc.

    You rim rubbing you arch can be down to a number of different reasons.

    Youe standard shocks will cope with a -40mm drop quite easily!

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    its to do with the offset of the rims i think, it just rubs by the bumper bracket is that a common rubbing place?

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    If they are gonna rub, they will rub there as that is the only protuding bit in the rear wheel arch

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    KW Coilovers or FKCoilovers

    Alright m8 I am now running KWs variant 2s as them and FK are the only coilovers I know that are adjustable on the back I had SPAX coilovers but as I put a kit on I had 2 raise the rear and because its a torsion bar on the back its hard 2 adjust so if u mainly have 2 raise the back id go for either of the 2 the KWs are good but very pricey the FKs are round bout the 600 mark the KWs r bout 900 hope been sum help

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    is it a major job to move the bumper bracket or trim it back or somethin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaymes
    its to do with the offset of the rims i think, it just rubs by the bumper bracket is that a common rubbing place?
    It is if your running 40 profile tyres. I had the same problem. swapt to 35 profiles ie 215/35/18 and voila problem gone. 215/35'a re the same overall diameter as the standard wheels.

    The off set shouldn't cause rubbing, but if it is wrong the tyres can catch on the front of the rear wheel arch and pull the metal out.
    Rieger'd, K&N'd, Eibach'd, Wolfraced, Arch Rolled, Irm'd, Bailey'd, Custom Chome Exhausted & Debadged....so far...

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    ive got 215/35/18's on at the mo bud

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaymes
    ive got 215/35/18's on at the mo bud
    Doh!
    I'm running the same but no rubbing (40mm lowering on Eibach's though) if I run one tyre up the kirb (carefully!!!!) the wheel disapears inside the arch a good 2 inches without any rubbing. i would suggest trying this and seeing exactly where it rubs and go from there...
    Rieger'd, K&N'd, Eibach'd, Wolfraced, Arch Rolled, Irm'd, Bailey'd, Custom Chome Exhausted & Debadged....so far...

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    got the same springs as u, and 18's, and i got the same prob's!!!

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