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    Lowering a coupe

    Hi all

    I've been doing my homework about lowering the coupe and decided that coilovers might be a bit harsh for the high quality roads we have round my way.

    My question is has anyone got or tried out the irmisher shock and spring set?

    Apparently it lowers the car 30mm all round and therefore is about the same as a nice set of Blitstien dampners and Eibach springs yet around £140 cheaper.

    Is there something i'm missing or are they not the obvious choice?

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    At -30 you don't need to change the shocks.

    You'll get away with the swapping just the springs.

    LMF sell the Eiback kit for £130 delivered.
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    Strangly enough i've ordered a set of these for my Hatch this morning.

    If you want the Irmscher set up.
    Your looking at £215 for the springs

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    thats what I thought but I've been hearing conflicting views and thought since i'll have it in bits anyway it might be worth doing the shocks as well?

    the cars a 2003/03 do you reckon the shocks will still be alright with the eiback spring setup alone or shall I get the whole lot done in one hit?

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    If your shocks are fine, no need to swap them.

    They'll be happy running at -30mm from standard.

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    i would say its up to you mate, if youve got the money then why not. if you really havent then dont

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    To make a coupe or hatch look good you really need a 60/40 lowering kit or the fronts will look to high. Reports Ive read on cheaper coilover kits from Germany is that they are only a bit stiffer than the standard sri/gsi suspension so maybe that is a better alternative if you want it to sit properly.
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    thanks all

    are there any particular German kits you were thinking about cavwebmaster?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4DJ View Post
    thanks all

    are there any particular German kits you were thinking about cavwebmaster?
    I think they are all basically the same from what ive been reading. Ive spent ages cross referencing information on different kits and what ive learnt is the cheaper kits arnt as stiff as the expensive ones. As far as reliability and durability the only problems ive heard is seized height adjusting rings and slight corrosion but this seems to happen on kits twice as expensive. I suppose it depends on how much of a snob you are and how much money you have burning a hole in your pocket because the only real difference between a £500 kit and a £200 tuv certified kit is the stiffness of the shock absorbers. Due to the rain most of the Nottingham roads are fecked so ill be glad of a softer ride rather than crashing over potholes so im buying a cheap german kit.
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    i was recommended these for my coupe:

    http://www.europerformance.co.uk/pag...html?id=330315

    i shall be purchasing some when ive got some spare cash.

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