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    Cheap Lowering Springs

    I am looking to lower my mk4 GSi and came across these springs:

    http://www.essexracing.com/product_i...roducts_id=864


    What do people think? Anybody already have these?? I know everyone will start saying ya get what ya pay for and to get the eibach sportline 50/30 kit, but i fancy these as the sportlines will possibly make the car too low at the front for my driveway approach.

    Apparentley they are from Germany and TUV approved (whatever that means??)

    Appreciate your comments!
    Former GSi owner, now own a plastic car with a vectra engine......

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    They arent for the GSi anyway

    Id recommend an Eibach 30mm/30mm Kit!
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    why wont they fit the GSI? axel weights needed are the same as the two litre non tubo petrol and TD engines?? arent they?
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    i would also recommend the 30/30 eibach's as I got these fitted today and they look pretty sweet

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    can't go wrong with Eibach had them on my 1.6 sxi
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    30/30 may be ok for non turbo astras but putting them on the GSi will only lower it by 10mm, as its 20mm lower already???
    Former GSi owner, now own a plastic car with a vectra engine......

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    just wondering still, does anyone have these springs???
    Former GSi owner, now own a plastic car with a vectra engine......

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    mate if you have a gsi, which is a v good car i wouldnt recommend sticking the cheapest aftermarket shite on it. just my opinion, they may possibly be good springs
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    Well i am going with the idea that companies making the cheap springs have copied the designs from better companies to make theirs?? Lets face it a spring is only a bit of metal wound to a certain spec that can easily be replicated!? They probabally produce them for a couble of quid each then whack on a massive profit margin. so they prob making loadsa money still with this £55 set?

    eg each spring = £2 to make eibach box = £100?

    (and before anyone says, yes i know lots is spent on research and development of the product, but another company could easily knock out the same spring as eibach by simply copying it?)
    Former GSi owner, now own a plastic car with a vectra engine......

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    They're TUV rated, so that means they as good as factory fit. They'll probably be fine.

    That said, I'd also recommend the Eibachs, though I found the 30/30 kit didn't lower the front of my car much, if at all, compared to the 30/30 Eibach kit I put on the Corsa I had which went down very well. So, the 50/30 Eibach kit would be the one I'd go for if I was doing it again.
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