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    The coilovers are taking their toll....

    The 17's and silly low coilovers are starting to cause havoc with the underside the coupe.

    I noticed last week the backbox was sticking out a good 2 inches further than it normally does and it wasn't sounding too good either.

    Had it checked out today....got it up on the ramps, backwards very very carefully....must of caught the centre pipe joint at some point and moved everything backwards...oops

    Gave me a chance to have a look underneath, not pretty, plus my irmscher airdam that was freshly painted a couple months ago is now down to bare plastic on the underside, as are the side skirts and they're all pretty loose

    Gotta love it though.

    Oh and massive thanks to AJS Tyres in Stevenage for checking out and sorting it all for free....great service as usual.
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    Quality scrappage!

    My coupé front end is looking rather bare on the underside too but i'm
    on normal shocks and Eibach springs!

    I was debating coilovers at one point but thought about my dodging
    speed bump technique and decided against them, worried about loosing
    my centre section!

    All good fun though!
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    Get ya self some 19's.. Job sorted..

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    Then it'll look like a tractor again
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    Not good!!

    Was just looking at some old posts of your new mods i.e black alloys, coilovers etc its looking amazing, i love it.

    Ive been thinking about buying coilovers this week. but like you id have to have it set as low as pos and id probably rip my car to bits lol. Saying that i still intend getting them lol. whats the rid like is it as super hard as everyone says or not??

    oh and got any more pics as i love your car.

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    The ride is a million times more comfortable than the previous set up....bilstein dampers with jamex springs, that was awful.

    It's very firm but I don't mind it to be honest.

    Be rude not to I guess....





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    oh my god how ugly...its burning my eyes








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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy_c
    The ride is a million times more comfortable than the previous set up....bilstein dampers with jamex springs, that was awful.

    It's very firm but I don't mind it to be honest.
    Well that settels it then coilovers it is!! Im also running jamex springs and its terrible! Thanks for your help.

    Car looks sweet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Han
    oh my god how ugly...its burning my eyes





    Thats a bit harsh it's only a spoiler

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sten
    Thats a bit harsh it's only a spoiler

    Ironing board isn't it?



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