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    Car lowered but couldnt fit the new wheels

    Left my house this morning to make the trip over to Brum, after a 2 hour drive i arrived at Matg's house where we ran a few errands. Including watching a woman fail to put her handbreak on her old volvo and trying to get back into the car and then failing even more to the point where me and Mat had to go and stop the car from rolling any further

    We then arrived at Wheel Mania, where the guy was very helpful dispite some issues. Basically the wobbly bolts that i have are tappered however the holes on the wheel are radial, so the bolts wouldn't fit into the window. The long shot is that the wheels need a small amount of engineering on them which they are going to do on Tuesday for me and Mat is going to pick up on Tuesday (massive thank you btw) and then i will have to pop over sometime during the week.

    The alloys and the tyre stretch looks bloody awesome, although i forgot to get any pictures

    Anyway after the wheel saga we headed over to Brett and Shaun's (fastvaux) garage, aptly christened West Brom Customs

    At this point i need to say a MASSIVE thank you to Brett, Shaun and Mat for all their help today as without them i would of been well and truly stuck on what to do!! The fitting of the coilovers was fairly un-eventful although we did find that the top mounts on the front had corroded badly although the car is only 14 months old , basically it appears to be a poor design on Vauxhall's behalf.

    Pictures of the top mount:







    and the shit that came out and Mat's shit covered finger





    And now onto the actual photos of the car lowered! We wound both the fronts and rears as low as they would go but tbh the front was far too low for a daily driver, we couldnt even fit a £1 coin in between the tyre and arch on full lock


    The rear was also sitting a little too high for my liking so we decided to take the annodised rear spring seat out and replace it with the orignal rubber one as it was half the depth, which did the trick nicely, so here are the results









    Oh and just to prove i did something to help Shaun took this picture:



    The coilovers are well made and not that difficult to fit, although i suggest Mat stays away from wheel nuts seeing as he sheared one of mine off The ride on the coilovers are harder than the eibach springs but not as bad as i thought they would be to be honest.

    Overall very happy and the new wheels will look sweet once they are fitted

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    so any scrubbing?

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    Nope, not that i have noticed. Went round a roundabout spirtedly and couldnt hear any scrubbing which is a bonus

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    Looks great. what coilovers have you got on there?

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    That looks truely awesome!!! Loving the lowness!!!

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    looks good lowered, I think it still looks good on them wheels too!

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    Yes that is low! Jx

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    nice one paul going to make PV with it ??

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    Wow Paul, you and the lads certainly got her sitting low!
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    Looks really good, nice stance too. Shame about the wheels though, you going to shed any light as to what the are yet?

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