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    Coupe suspension

    Im looking to lower my coupe turbo and was hoping to get eibach springs, can anyone tell me if eibach do a 40mm kit all round as i can only find kits that do say 50/30 and i wanted the same front and rear, also i have been reading about the coilovers on ebay but not sure weather to just go for the eibach springs on standard dampers or the coilovers? what would people recommend for handling, ride, comfort etc?
    if not eibach are there any other makes that do either 35 or 40mm all round?
    how much will they lower a coupe turbo by as i thought they are lower as standard.

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    coupe turbos come 20mm lower as standard a think
    as for the springs i dont know if they do 40mm all rounds but if you want the apperance of the car looking same front and rear ur gonna have to drop the front more than the rear anyway, hence the 50/30 kits m8ty
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    so a 40mm kit will only lower mine by 20mm then as its all ready 20 lower as standard? been looking at koni and spax who both do a 40 or 35 all round how are these compared to eibach?

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    eibachs i have on my coupe turbo are 30mm over the standard 20mm. and it does a good job of lowering it. basically it will lower the car to the same level as all the coupe models as its the same spring regardless of original ride height, just probably listed different heights as 1.8, 2.2 sit higher.

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    The only coupes that came lower as standard were early turbo's, SE1's and some of the SE2's... and they were only lower at the back by 20mm.

    That's why they all look like 4x4's when they left the factory (except those few exceptions)

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    the back on mine does look high, its a 51 plate, does look low compared to my neighbours 2.2 coupe tho.

    which setup of out of the above would people recomend then, the car is only gonna be used on the road really.

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    anyone suggest a setup?

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    so u saying if you drop the whole car 60mm its gunna be piched slytley to the front
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ffoeg View Post
    The only coupes that came lower as standard were early turbo's, SE1's and some of the SE2's... and they were only lower at the back by 20mm.

    That's why they all look like 4x4's when they left the factory (except those few exceptions)



    good quote, your right 4x4 styleeeeeeeeeeeee

    i think looks 10 times better than standard
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