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    30mm to low

    I did and service and lowered my coupe turbo 30mm outside as all ramps in the workshop were in use with customers cars, anyway all is good service went fine and i lowered her on EiBach pro springs 30mm this was about 6 months ago, i only use the car twice a week and have now done 3,000 miles in her so time to give her another service and the work ramps were free, to my shock i couldnt get her on the ramps as she was two low lol couldnt beleive it she is only down 30mm and cant get her on it as its gona hit the bumper by loads lol my old punto turbo lowered 60mm cold drive on it fine lol the ramps ent high or anything there about 4" hight off the ground with a 2 ft long leading ramp i had to put it on the mot ramp in the end as its buit into the ground so its flat to drive on
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    mate the springs would have settled lower over time, like mine are doing, see my other thread if you want to see pics
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    Quote Originally Posted by A51M View Post
    mate the springs would have settled lower over time, like mine are doing, see my other thread if you want to see pics

    lol i know that i am a mechanic have been for 7 years i was jsut saying that i am supprised that 30mm is two low to get it on the ramps when i can get other cars that are lowered more on them
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    My mates garage has the hydraulic ramps that have 2 arms swing in from the sides to the jacking points. Mine is 50/30 and thats tight but 30/30 shouldn't really be too much of a problem. Quite supprised that you struggle to be honest. What size rubber do you wear (ooooeeer missues)
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    lol jam the man
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    Quote Originally Posted by jam View Post
    My mates garage has the hydraulic ramps that have 2 arms swing in from the sides to the jacking points. Mine is 50/30 and thats tight but 30/30 shouldn't really be too much of a problem. Quite supprised that you struggle to be honest. What size rubber do you wear (ooooeeer missues)

    yeah we have a scissor ramp like that but there is a middle bit where the two are joined that u have to drive over but it was is use with a car that we cant get off it as its halft way through a repair

    Most of the ramps are drive over ones and we have a few 4 poaster ones

    She is down 30mm with standard coupe turbo alloys and tyres 215 40 17
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    Here is a pic from a coupe of months back to show how low she is, she dont look low jsut supprised it wouldnt go on, i've had my ould punto gt turbo on the ramp that was lowered 60mm and was fine, lowered varous different other cars, focus, clios, 206s and quite a few saxos on there 60mm and they were fine, its probs the gsi bumper thats not helping things

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    lovely looking coupe mate
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    can u no go on backwards m8?

    i used to have to do that with the corsa.

    prob gonna have to do that with coupe next week too as the coilovers are going on, on sat
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    Quote Originally Posted by A51M View Post
    lovely looking coupe mate
    Thanks mate, not gona have it much longer doesnt get used enough only done 3,000 miles in 6 months and thats pushing myself to use it, shes just turnt 26k not bad for a 02 plate the scoobie is more fun tho and dont drink that much more

    Quote Originally Posted by Glasgow_Stu View Post
    can u no go on backwards m8?

    i used to have to do that with the corsa.

    prob gonna have to do that with coupe next week too as the coilovers are going on, on sat
    yeah i will have to give that a go as back sits higher so should get it on if i go backwards.

    She also only jsut clears the ground when going over the mot brake rollers
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