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    astra convertible lowering springs

    hello my girlfiend has just bought an 04 plate astra convertible, just wondered what springs you would recommend and how low 40mm or 60mm? or more? it will be on 17" turbo coupe alloys.

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    various threads on this mate and raceland coilovers get mentioned alot,then you can choose your own height might get away with a 50mm front 40mm rear on coilovers? but someone else might help u better, a went with weitec coilovers as they were already ordered.

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    Yeah go for the racelands,there adjustable,depends how low you wana go,40mm sits nice,60mm is low and on 17s may scrape over large seed bumps etc?
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    Im 60mm down on 18inch alloys

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    im 60/60 on 16's dont scrape much should be fine on 17's does it have the irmy splitter?

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    I've got Racelands on my cabby and it sits well at -40mm, and rides good too, would definitly recommend them.

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    ive got some kw springs for a astra twin top. i bought them for £80 i was told they would work for my astra h but as the 3 door hatch is way lighter it didnt drop it lol

    they will drop a twin top 40mm you can have them for £30 local pick up if your around cramlington north east
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    audi tt 180bhp and no lb-ft torque lol

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    If u want to retain comfort then I would strongly advise against the cheap coilovers!!!

    Bilstein B4 shockers and Eibach 30mm springs are an excellent compromise - LMF will do an excellent deal if u ring them or PM them on here.

    Does the cabby have the standard splitters etc or any daft Irmscher ones that jut out and would cause issues when lowering? If so, then -30mm would be ideal.

    If not, then you may be able to get some 50/30 Eibachs, but still mate them up with some Bilsteins.

    I would strongly suggest u speak to LMF and see what they can suggest.

    I wouldnt fit any other suspension combination nowadays after experiencing the setup on a friends car.

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    i dont really want coilovers just springs the car does not have any splitters so should be ok i am stuck between 40mm or 60mm???? any help?

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    i'm down 75mm on 18s

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