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    Pics of 17" wheels lowered 30mm on Mk4 Hatch

    I have just purchased some 17's for my hatch and am torn between which suspension to go for, its between 30 and 40mm springs, i want to know if 30mm is far enough,

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    Doubt you would notice much difference between them TBH.
    One brand can say its a -40mm spring, but a different brand may advertise theirs as a 30mm and it could look lower.

    Most seem to go for Eibach, they give a good ride height from the pics i've seen

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    Well it's between the 30/30 Eibach and the 40mm Gmax springs, i just dont want to look too high

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    Out of the 2 youve listed Id have to go for the 40mm ones

    Personally I believe 40mm isnt enough and would advise a good 50mm at least - obviously if ur keen on the Eibachs then the 50/30 would be good - saying that though, 40mm is really the maximum u should drop it if u retain the original shockers.

    Thats why I would get a full kit (springs and shocks) - Personally I use a kit that claims to drop 40/35 but in reality more like 50/40 and I say that's perfect. On 18s with no rubbing.

    What offset are ur wheels? This could be an issue if ur considering more than 40mm (if its between 38 & 49mm then youll be ok)

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    I totally agree with what Geordie said. 30mm is pointless. It's only 10mm lower than standard for SXi/SRi/GSi. A waste of time and money.

    I "dropped" mine on 30mm Eibachs, and it made sod all difference. I've just got a Weitec 55/40 UltraGT kit (springs and matching shortened and stiffer dampers) to be fitted at the weekend, I'll take before and after pics.

    Go for a 55/40 drop and do it properly.
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    Heres Laura's on 30/30 Eibach



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    Point taken, however i dont want to be going lower than 40mm as i dont really want to buy new shocks, ive heard mixed opinions, some saying 30mm eibach are the dogs danglies and others saying they are shite, the tyres are 40 profile but look big, the wheels are ET47, im stuck

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    Now the first pic looks perfect, for some reason the 2nd doesnt, im like a friggin girl shopping

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    Well youve got a good offset - so Id seriously recommend this kit http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vauxhall-Astra...QQcmdZViewItem

    Ive ran this kit for about 15months now and its perfect. For sub £200 youd be mad to say no. Quite a few ppl on this site use this kit too after my recommendation - and no i aint on comission!

    For about £70 more than a set of Eibach springs you can have a full Dutch made TUV approved kit which does exactly the same as other more expensive ones just not with the attached badge snobbery!

    If ya want some pics of mine - check the garage <-- (think theres some in there lol)

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    2nd picture is on uneven ground.

    I have coilovers on my coupe and it looks good and handles really well but Laura's on the eibach springs feel's like it should have been from the factory.

    I dont know anyone that has said they are rubbish.

    Here is another:


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