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    springs + dampers v cheap coilovers

    hi there, i have a astra sri turbo, and want to change the suspension.

    but don't know wheather to get either something like hot tuning coilovers. or get springs and dampers. like these.

    springs: http://www.rimstyle.com/pages/produc...2159;id=60-243

    front dampers: http://www.rimstyle.com/pages/produc...27;id=80.2003F

    rear dampers: http://www.rimstyle.com/pages/produc...27;id=80.2003R

    and here is my car:




    im thinking that the 60mm front 40mm rear will suit it quite well, or the coils i could get the height perfect.

    but im guessing the pi springs and dampers are a lot better quality, and only an extra £100.

    also which ar easiest to fit, as im a complete novice at changing the suspension?

    also i don't wan't to spend any more than £250 so don't suggest decent coilovers that are going to cost £500 odd

    so which should i go for? i will add a pole.

    thanks,
    matt

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    Pi are budget brand anyway so u may as well get some budget coilys - everyone seems to be happy with the hottuning stuff at the mo so thats what Id go for

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    Dont quote me as im a bit of a novice too, but if you fit coilovers i believe you will need to take your car in to a specialist to have the camber altered and ive been told you should have each corner 'weight checked' too, so this will increase you budget. Im conserdering lowering my car too and have seen a 'spax' lowering kit which is a damper and spring. Which i beleive is designed for the car so no camber alterations are required. If im talking stupid someone please step in and educate.

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    u should be ok as far as camber/alignment and anything else is concerned but as with any changes to the suspension - whether springs/full kit/coilys its always advisable to get everything checked over afterwards

    personally ive never had to alter the camber or wheel alignment both times the geometry has been seriously adjusted

    it doesnt matter if a damper/spring kit is "designed for the car" - so is a coilover kit - if ur lowering it per se its advisable to get it checked out.

    just go for whatever u fancy and what ur budget allows - once fitted have wheel alignment and camber checked out .

    Good luck

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    Phantom voter again

    Sure the original poster has made a decision by now, so will close the thread as out of date.

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