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    Springs or Suspension

    I have an Astra Mk4 1.8 16v Sport, its got standard 16" alloys on it, but I will be getting some 17's eventually.

    Would it be better to lower the car on Eibach Springs (£100) or go for a suspension kit (springs and shocks) (£170).

    Cheers.

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    Stu, welcome to astra-sport buddy... If your looking to lower your
    sport more than 40mm then new shocks will be required over time,
    so worth replacing in one hit.

    Eibach Performance Spring Kit - Astra G @ £115.00 Clickety-click!

    What suspension kit do you have in mind for £170 ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren SXi 1.8
    What suspension kit do you have in mind for £170 ?
    i would like to know the same lol as im after a full all round suspenion kit but only to lower it 40mm

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    Hi, thanks for the welcome.

    Well basically I think the Eibachs lower the car 30mm all round, which is perfect for me, will this effect the ride whatsoever though without shocks?

    The suspension kit is here: http://www.evolutionr.co.uk/index.ph...on=Prod_detail

    It's 40mm front and 35mm rear, what do you think the best of the two would be, obviously Eibach has the name, but these 'Streetline' also do the springs for 80 quid.

    Would the quality/ride differ alot between the two?

    Cheers

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    Well i just got a Pi set up from Motorworld in falkirk for £215 and that is springs and shocks. same setup that was on my old car and i had not a singlew problem with that. It handled very very well aswell. ask D dave or anyone thats been in it
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    If you want optimum handling then go for a matching set of springs and shocks.

    If u just want ur car to look lower and give a slightly harsher ride then go for springs, it will improve the handling a bit but nowhere near as much as a proper suspension setup.
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    Cheers, so would there be a difference between the Eibach springs and the Streetline spring (apart from 35 quid).

    Also, are there any potential problems when lowering the car on springs mechanically, I just don't want to f**k it up

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    I'm sure there would be a difference but unless you drive right on the ragged edge or are serious about racing you won't be able to tell the difference imo. Eibach is the preferred choice on AS. I'm sure if you pop along to a local meet in your area someone will show you some Eibach performance. Could stick the streetline ones on and if there rubbish in comparison then sell them on ebay and buy some eibachs.

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    At the end of the day you do get what you pay for...

    Personally (mostly speaking for all A-S members here) Eibach springs or
    H&R are the way forward but as jam said above, try the 'streetline' springs
    and if your happy then stick with them, if not sell them.

    Now with shocks (if you lower your car more than 30/40mm), I would
    personally go for again Eibachs, Koni's or Bilstein, Bilstein being the
    cheaper option, all with very good reps and build quality.

    The OE shocks will show wear after 50k and generally buggered after 80k.
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    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Eibach-suspens...QQcmdZViewItem

    These lower approx 50mm, what do you think?

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