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    Which Brand to go lower with???

    Which spring kit do people use on here? i ideally want springs but would go for shocks too if they were cheap enough? I had Gmax on my corsa and they were ok but obviously the astra's a bit different.

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    Depending on how low.... most people have got Eibach spring kits, which are a 30/30 drop or 45/30 drop
    .. 2.0 Dti 16v ..
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    Eibachs easily.
    Previous Astras: 1994 Cesaro 1.8 16v | 2002 SXi 1.6 16v | 2001 Coupé 2.0 Turbo | 1999 LS 1.6 16v
    Other Vauxhalls: 2001 Vectra 1.8 16v| 2003 Vectra GSi 3.2 V6 | 2005 Signum CDTi 150

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    And Bilstein OE shocks, available for very cheap here http://www.motorsportworld.co.uk
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    i'm lowering on standard wheels so not sure on the height thats the next issue lol

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    i have gmax on mine lowered 40mm all round been on for 2 yrs now no probs with them
    18/16v mk 4 astra saloon bmc cda a Ffoeg special veccy pipe full catback system full entainment system 17inches lowered 40mm all round

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    mines dropped on Spax shocks and springs. Its a 60/40 kit, but after measuring before and after it actually dropped 70/50! Rides ok for the drop.

    BMW 535d Msport / Meriva VXR

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    Nice motor! how did you buy the springs? with two different size drops, how do you buy them like that? where from? do you have to buy two kits?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete soulby
    Nice motor! how did you buy the springs? with two different size drops, how do you buy them like that? where from? do you have to buy two kits?
    Cheers mate, thats the kit, 60/40 drop. It levels the cat out much better.

    Try these places, they all sell both the springs and shocks.

    http://www.spax-suspension.co.uk/
    http://www.europerformance.co.uk/
    http://www.motorsportworld.co.uk/

    The part number for the 60/40 springs alone is SPX-S026084.

    Here's the springs before & after.(camera phone quality)
    Front

    Rear


    Hope this helps.
    BMW 535d Msport / Meriva VXR

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