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    Astra Coupe Mods

    Hi,

    I've just bought a Astra Coupe 1.8 Bertone, I have several problems.

    1. I bought some lowering springs and I cant find anywhere that will fit them as I am new to the area (Southport / Liverpool) any Ideas anyone.
    2. I was going to by some rims which are 8.0" by 18.0". If the coupe is dropped 40mm will the tyres scrub with 225/40's on ?
    3. Has anyone fitted a strut brace to the coupe ? is it worth it ? cause its seems like a lot of hassle !
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    Richie

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    Don't bother with a strut brace, spend your case on a whiteline rear anti roll bar, you'll not regret it.

    http://www.courtenaysport.co.uk/inde...ewDoc&docId=51

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    K3FUS how come you say dont bother with the strutbrace, not that aswell as the rear ARB?

    I found my strutbrace to be excellent, and really make an instant difference :s

    or does the rear ARB cause problems with the front?
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    8x 18s are fine, but you will need an offset of around et42-45 (I think, get someone else to confirm). Tyres will need to be 225-35-18 though.

    Agreed on the Whiteline stuff. I stay away from strut braces since a mate had a minor prang and his car was written off because the strut brace "held" it all together, and hence bend the whole front end instead of the little bit involved in the crash (something to think about). I have the Whiteline front and rear adjustable ARBs and they are amazing.
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