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    Rear springs dropping? MOT fail?!

    MOT due in 2 weeks on my 1.6 Sxi....its lowered (was when I got it)

    - i thought just on -40mm springs, but after just having it in a garage for work it turns out that the front shocks are "high performance - non standard" ones (so the guys at garage said........so I'm presuming that the rears are too and its a full kit.

    Been told that when they Jack it up, the rear springs come out of contact and out of line and then have to be held in place when let down for them to go back into the right position.........ie - can't be left on their own?

    Told this is a definite MOT failure? Wondering what I can do about this because surely therefore any lowered springs will do the same? They said the springs aren't in bad condition or anything.......just that they don't stay in line?

    Help?

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    If when the car is jacked up the springs can unseat themselfs then yes its an MOT failure.

    You can use tiewraps though so they stay in place

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    Tiewraps? what like cableties? where would you attach these too?!

    Is there something wrong here.........or is it known that the springs can unseat themselves when you've got shortend springs / different shocks on?

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    My corsa had the same prob when I had lowering springs withstandard shocks. It passed the MOT ok but I would advise getting the correct shortened shocks asap anyway as its still unsafe and a pain in the a**s when you need to jack the car up
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    Yea just use cable ties.

    I drilled a couple of holes for the cable ties to go through

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    Quality lowering kits use shorter dampers, so the travel is reduced as well as the ride height.

    This stops the springs falling out.

    Konis are 30mm shorter, if it's much lower than that you'll still get the problem.
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    theres a high chance this will happen on my car too then :|

    i didnt fit the lowering springs, but i doubt the guy that did put the shorter shocks on.

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