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    hi all. i have lowerd my sri on 40mm lowering springs with std sri dampers.at hight speed above 100 it feels unstable where as before on the std springs it felt solid. also when i go over bumps i get rattles and horrible noises like the car is falling apart. has any body else had simular problems lowering on just springs. also what do people recomend on how to resolve this. i was thinking of changing the shocks and springs with koni's? is this a wise desicion?

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    mines lowered on springs and ive had noprob at all

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    I'd check you haven't left anything loose.

    Raise the bonnet, bounce up and down on the suspension and watch the top nuts of the turrets, if they raise even slightly the lower nut holding the spring collar has come loose. It's quite common for it to do this, if you don't put the spring in exactly the right place it moves around in transit until it gets to the right position, it's then lower and thus loose. This causes the suspension to bang when you go over a bump and also means the handling suffers as the suspension is moving around when it's supposed to be rigid.

    Get it tightened quick before you start to strip the thread on the damper rod.
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    will check that again mate thanks. i dunno if this helps but its more of a loud click when i hit a speed bump rather than a bang. that i can deal with. but when doing 130 im scared to turn the wheel as it feels so unstable. wont be doing that again till this is fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by car.crash
    when doing 130
    on my private race track/runway
    im scared to turn the wheel as it feels so unstable. wont be doing that again till this is fixed.
    0-60 in 6.5 secs and 48mpg- winner!

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    no on the A40. can any one else offer any help on this matter as im still unsure on what to do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by car.crash
    no on the A40. can any one else offer any help on this matter as im still unsure on what to do?

    shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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    Mine has just been dropped and feels much more stable at higher speeds!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SXiASTRA
    shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    hahahahhaa ...

    Don't worry .. he means 130 leptons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShoCk
    hahahahhaa ...

    Don't worry .. he means 130 leptons.


    well if i work that out


    carry the 1

    take away the 5


    add the approx wind resistance


    and take away weight




    about 15mph, dam you got problems dude

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