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    Red face lowering a astra sxi 1.6

    i own a 2002 astra 1.6 sxi 5 door with 17" fox alloy wheels.
    i not sure if mine sits a bit lower that my dads astra cd or not.
    i want 2 lower in 40mm all round but not sure if thats ok or not as i want the wheels just 2 sit up in the wheel arch just like u see on the new bmws.
    also its fitted with the ibherdesign samuri side skirts n front n rear bumpers.
    any help with will be appresated and greatly reaseved..
    also whats best brand 2 go 4 and how much should i set aside 4 it and fitting?
    cheers

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    How low does the body kit sit and ive heard that the raceland coilovers are quite good and can be adjusted i think.
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    jus fitted some coilies on my mates mk4 1.6 yesturday and was a peace of piss...not sure on the brand of them but they wher the set on ebay that are about 155 quid..they mayb the kit tht matt sxi is on about im nt sure...as for the ride hight,he is on the standard 15" steelies atm and with the coilies set to as low as the wil go and the car sits jus nicely over the top of the tyre (you can take one of the springs out to drop it to about 100mm too) as for fitting costs if u wher to take to a garage, about 25 quid a corner is about average i think...mayb different near u.hope this helps

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    im just after a set off springs that will make my sxi sit like that.
    im not sure cuz the springs say all models n mine sits 20 - 25mm lower that norm
    so if i bought 40mm springs would i only get a 20mm drop on mine or does it mean it will drop any astra 40mm even though mines lower.
    i dont wana get the 60s thinking it will only drop mine by 40 allowing that it allready sits 20mm lower n find the body kit touches the floor n i have 2 have it done again with diff springs if that makes sence.
    btw the ower b4 me did the sports shocks but didnt do springs 4 sum reason unkown 2 me
    lol

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    btw is a matt black or gloss black sun strip the best 4 my car?

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    in awser 2 the question i was asked the body kit sits 140mm from the ground all round so is 40mm drop ok?

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    A 40mm drop should be ok. You could get some springs of of lmf for not much as well.
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    would i need 2 get 40mm or 60mm 2 get the 40mm drop on my sxi?
    as it sits lower than standered

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    here is a link to a question i asked, as i wanted to see the reasults there are a few images in there that may help you make your mind up

    http://www.astraownersclub.com/vb/sh...d.php?t=208171

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