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    Washed/Photoshoot with mates cars/new mods!!!

    So got round to doin some mods been putting off for a while!!
    First was my whiteline arb, lovely piece of kit and a doddle to fit!!




    then i took out my helper springs on my coilovers, and wound them down obviously! Rears are now on max, fronts are close!

    before and after


    so now she sits like:






    then got rid of the sxi badges on the side that have been annoying me for ages!! Mission to get them off tho!!

    before:



    after:




    and then got together with a few mates to have a cleaning session:









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    woww your car is very low, how is the ride?? you need black headlights
    nice cupraa

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    very nice
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    Love the stance

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    what coilovers are they mate and what you think of the ride?

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    Interesting idea with removing the coilover spring. Mine is double springed at the front, but isn't that there to help in some way?
    Also where did you get the ARB from?
    Cars look very very nice btw.
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    very very nice mate, Car looks spot on

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    Wooo thanks for the replys!

    Even mat says he likes, im honoured !!

    I have morrettes that i am spraying atm, thats why the gay standard unsmoked ones are on!

    The coilovers are only hottuning ones but they do the job.

    ride is.................hard to put it bluntly lol but its not a problem for me and for the massive increase in handling it well worth it.

    Actually raised her a cm 2day because otherwise i will have no tyres left as they were scrubbing hard!!

    I havent a clue how much its lowered by, but the rears down max and thr fronts about a few cm above being dropped!

    I would hazard at 70/80mm at the front and slighly less at the back for the nose down effect lol!

    Want new rims with streched tyres to drop it more but it might be getting a bit silly with all these speedbumps!!

    chris astra: yeah the helper spring is obviously there to help with the springing, but as mine are wound right down its coilbound anyway, so making no difference to the ride. after i removed it i noticed no decrease in ride comfort at all so i would reccommend it.

    The arb is a whiteline one, purchased from lmf, brilliant service and price

    Heres a few high quality pics my mate with the cupra took


    cleaning the wheels lol






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    hmmm, thats an interesting one that. Might look into doing that to mine if i fit larger wheels to it.
    Another question, how did you fit your original bearings on to the coilover setup? I ended up removing the bearing from the original mount and fitting it on its own, however it needs changing as its causing the springs to "knock" when turning the wheel.
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