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    Jamex 40mm Lowering Springs - Advice Needed!

    Hi,

    Im thinking of lowering my astra sxi 1.6 on standard shocks for now and when i get some money together get some shocks put on.

    I have a Irmscher Kit on the car and was wondering whether ill have problems with the ride? as in stiffness when driving? feel every bump on the road :-)

    Do you think i should get them put on or not? will it be ok on road humps?

    Your feedback is appreciated :-)

    Thx

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    you will be able to run 40mm springs with your standard shock and it will be fine, if you go lower then your standard shocks wont last very long and whilst using standard shocks an springs lower than 40mm you car will be uncomfortable to drive around and may bottom out on large speed bumps and pot holes
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    Depends on how good your existing shocks are. If they're a bit old and worn then the ride with uprated shocks will be massively improved. I went for springs only and the ride was very harsh, Jamex shocks in now and the ride is excellent, the uprated shocks work very well with the stiffer/lowered springs.

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    Cant get the jamex 40mm + shocks anywhere atm

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    give performance 3000 a call, they stock all jamex, its where i got mine from.

    id reccommend buying shocks and springs even for -40mm, they dont cost that much more, £158 on ebay all in (shocks and springs).

    dont forget to get your wheels fully aligned and tested too.
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    Just rung and they have 0 stock.

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    Thx for all the info so far... so my best option would be to get shocks as well? i was thinking of having them on standard shocks for now and have them changed later, just had the car MOT'd last week passed with flying colours so i guess the shocks would be fine for now... Just dont want to get them put on n have problems but i guess i wont know until i fit them on and check them out myself :-)

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    Do you have to get Jamex springs?

    Why not get Raceland coilovers for £150 and the whole jobs a good 'un
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    I'll be honest - I reckon Jamex cheap-end stuff is made by the same guys as Raceland anyhow...but, I'd go for their shocks and springs over cheap coilovers any day. Got mine from Performance3000 - they had to order them in but it didn't take long so if they have none in stock ask for delivery times.

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    I had the Jamex springs with standard shocks on mine, was absolutely fine! Rode quite nicely to be fair, nice and smooth...
    They tend to drop more than 40mm though, mine went down about 60 I reckon!
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