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    SPAX suspension?

    I'am thinking of getting a SPAX suspension kit. It lowers my 2.2 SRI by 35/30mm. I was wondering if this would make any difference to the comfort? My car has the Irmscher suspension on it already. Cheers for any advice.

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    if its factory suspension it wont be "irmscher" suspension - that names is banded about too often imo

    it will just be the run of the mill factory 15-20mm drop as featured on sxi/sri/sport/turbo models etc

    so the fitment of a 35/30 kit will only be reducing the ride height on yours by an additional 10-15mm max.

    replacing tired original suspension with brand new stuff has gotta be a good thing - even if the ride height drops by just a fraction

    personally id prefer a more healthy drop - something in the region of 40mm all round or maybe the 50/30 kit offered by Eibach (springs only)

    Comfort shouldnt be compromised too much with such a small drop (most ppl tend to go for at least 40mm these days) so doubt youll see much of an issue in that department

    out of interest, how much is this kit you are looking at?

    have u considered just purchasing springs?

    springs on their own are ideal if u dont intend on going lower than 40mm.... retaining standard shockers with more than 40mm springs tend to suffer from bottoming out. Therefore if ur heart is set on 30/35 then id suggest maybe just the springs on their own.

    or even the best of both worlds - some 40/40 springs from Jamex - retail at about £70

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    40mm drop on OEM springs isn't the best either mind, especially if the shocks are old and half-knackered already.

    Go a bit further on eBay and you'll get a full Jamex 40mm shock/spring setup for £199 delivered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nry View Post
    40mm drop on OEM springs isn't the best either mind, especially if the shocks are old and half-knackered already.

    Go a bit further on eBay and you'll get a full Jamex 40mm shock/spring setup for £199 delivered.
    if you are spending that much you can get coilovers cheaper

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottyp1989 View Post
    if you are spending that much you can get coilovers cheaper
    yes but Jamex are a proven budget brand whereas the cheap coilovers are nothing but cheap

    but it would appear most ppl are more bothered about the price of them than the quality and R&D that went into them

    Maybe good to hear from the thread starter first before we debate what is best.

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