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    lowering astra H 1.8 sri

    Just a quick question. What exactly do i look for in lowering my car. Who is the best and what price am i looking at for the springs?

    I have never modified a car, well apart form the odd prang that misshaped a few things on my old car mind :P

    Thanks for the help in advance

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    lowering an astra

    mate depends on how low ya wana lower your astra by. my own is lowered 60mm on 17" wheels, luks tight but the one main think to note is the lower your car is the rougher the ride. i got gmax springs in mine and they arent actually to bad for driving on. they give a kind of semi comfortable drive if you no wat i mean. another thing to note is to lower your car on springs along puts alot of pressure on your shocks, eventually leading to them busting
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    options are:

    Eibach 30mm all round springs:



    Eibach 50mm front 30mm rear



    Irmischer springs lower around 35mm



    or coilovers, the ones fitted to this are KW's and are adjustable so you can go as low as like However coilovers do give a harsher ride and cost more money £500+




    Fitting for springs only should be around £80.00, springs and uprated shocks £150, coilovers around £200.00


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    Right I think you need also consider some other things as well.

    First of all before you decide how low you want to go you have to decide what your trying to achieve. Do you want to lower your car to look good or handle better.

    To look good then you, will only be wanting lowering springs. Be warned though that once you fit the springs then you will need to have your cars camber and tracking checked as these will change once fitted. Also anything over 30-35mm you may want to start thinking about uprating your dampeners. Vaux dampeners are setup for average joe use at normal heights once you install lowering springs then the original ones have alot of stress to cope with and will fail quicker.

    If your after performance then you want to be looking for a kit. Eibachs produce Sportline kit for looks and Pro kit for those who want performance. They come with a pair of uprated dampeners. The pro kit will only drop about 30mm front / 30mm rear because thats all that is needed, where as the sport line kit (for looks) will drop as low as 50/30.

    Coilovers are not necessarily the best depending upon your application. These are adjustable so it allows you to set the height. This is only really useful if you want your car to be hugging the ground IE proper show car and useless for everyday driving.

    Hope that helps you a bit.
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    Well im looking for the car to look good as it seems to high, but i also want the handling performance.


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    Coil overs are the best option in my eyes. Not meaning for the reason of the being on the floor. But for the reason they will if set up right give you the best handling car possible.

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    for cheap and effective lowering go eibach sportline kit -50 front and -30 rear, it sorts out that hugh gap at the front and handles like a dream

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    Quote Originally Posted by marv View Post
    for cheap and effective lowering go eibach sportline kit -50 front and -30 rear, it sorts out that hugh gap at the front and handles like a dream

    Agreed with Marv but your next mod will need to be some uprated dampers as the ride can be springy
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    with the astra having a sport button, which if i remember correctly stiffens the suspension have any effect with any lowering on the car?

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    The only thing you have to worry about is if you have the IDS option fitted on the Mk5's - the sports button still works in the same way as it did before the lowering

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