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    Quick Question - Re: Lowering Springs

    Afternoon all,

    Right have just (well, nearly!) upgraded my 15" Stealies to a set of 16" Alloys. My suspension is completely standard at the moment (Mk4 LS) and am thinking of dropping her a bit

    Now would a 30mm drop (30mm spring kit) be enough to make it look sensible? or should i look for a 40mm kit?

    As you can tell, I'm not too clued up about this lowering business, Cheers for your help.

    Quick knoob question also, Would i need to buy anything else to lower the car? or is it just a set of lowering springs? cheers
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    id go for 40mm and a spring kit should do it, dont forget tensionors (thats a tool) to do them mate

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    40mm if you ask me. My SXi is 20mm lower from factory and it seems 'high' when stuck next to other lowered Astra's so 30mm isn't much different.

    A set of 40mm springs would work well and not need new shocks if yours are in good nick. Debating a set of Jamex ones myself, mixed reviews on here but not bad at ~£60-£70 a set. eBay has 'similar' ones for £55 or so too.

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    Hmmm, Cheers for the help.

    These 16"s are SXi oe alloys, Should i go 40mm all round or 30/40?

    Just theres a few sets of cheap 30mm springs in the classifieds at the moment.

    P.s. ill be getting a mate to fit them for me, i wouldn't have the balls to try it myself
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    Think if it was me It would be 40mm but its all up to you mate depends if you want it to be noticeably low

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    If you can find a 30R/40F spring set let me know, it's what I'd prefer but mainly because my back-end sits lower than 20mm due to 80KG of LPG tank in the boot

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    40mm it is then mate

    Would it affect the insurance price at all? i guess it will but hopefully not too much!
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    You'd need to tell your Insurance but no idea on cost difference - it isn't a performance mod (i.e. you're not increasing the engine power) so hopefully not a major difference.

    Make sure you buy the right axle/engine weight rated springs though, and coupe ones won't fit (as far as I know) usually either.

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    IMO if you're lowering it by 40mm or more then you need uprated shocks otherwise you'll ruin the cars handling.

    30-35mm for me if you're not willing to change the shocks.
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    Stop making me spend more money when I finally get around to this myself....if I go full kit it'll be the £160 eBay one recommended by GeordieBandit

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