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    Arrow Eibach Sportline springs on STANDARD mk4 shocks!

    Hello guys and gals... im thinking about buying some Eibach Sportline Springs for my astra 1.6 mk4. Can i fit them with my standard shocks or would i need to by new shocks with them??!!

    Cheers people,

    Damo

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    You can use the standard shocks fine, though the Sportline springs are a 50mm drop on the front so it may be a good plan to change the shocks as the standard ones will die quite quickly.
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    yes you can use the original shockers but they
    A: will not be as effictive at dampening
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    B:more than likley start to leak

    ive finally had to upgrade my rear shock as they are now leaking due to lwering.

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    cheers 4 the qwik info guys... ill take that into consideration

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    i lowered mine with this kit on standard shocks on saturday. The ride quality is quite nice, but as already has been said, the shocks will probably start to die quicker!

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    really and truely i dont see myself keeping the standard shocks 4 too long anyways... i just simply want 2 lower my car quickly coz on 18s it looks like its on stilts haha!! So thats y im asking if itll b ok... but im pretty sure, on next months pay day (july) ill get the shocks to go with the springs. So as long as getting the springs on there own is ok then i should be buying them and changing the shocks within a month of fitting.

    Any idea on prices 4 getting the springs fitted bt the way??!!

    Cheers 4 the info, Damo

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    I don't know about lowered springs with standard dampers BUT standard springs with shortened dampers doesn't work. I bought Spax dampers to use with standard height springs but they reach the end of their travel over white lines, let alone anything more severe - the result is undriveable.

    Buy springs / dampers as matched sets OR stick to standard specification.
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    Got my car lowered 50mil on standard shocks .. their fine atm, but as everyone says, think my shocks will wear out quicker, in which case when it does, i'll buy uprated ones until then, the rides fine.

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