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    hi all ok ive brought my 17" alloys for my mk4 1.6 16v 5dr astra cd duelfuel

    question is (as i know little of these things)

    1 what springs would i need 2 lower it as have read that with me having lpg it adds extra weight?

    2 would i need dampers ( i think there called not 2 sure)

    3 is there anything else i would need 2 lower my car

    any surgestions on type , make would be gratefull as i want a smooth ride but unsure on how to get this??
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    Beyond custom springs you'll be stuck with whatever is on the market, even then I don't know if you have the correct axle weight for the rear with the LPG on.

    I'd be inclined to go for -30mm Eibach's with Bilstein dampers myself if I were to replace my -40mm Jamex springs/shocks. The cheaper end of the spring market seems to result in a much lower drop over time, my rear end also having LPG sits way too low.

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    would i be better off just lowering the front then ?
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    You'd end up with weird handling then I reckon, go for the Eibachs - you could just go for the springs, but your shocks are likely old and worn so wouldn't take well to the drop and stiffer springs so it could end up a bit harsh and bouncy.

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    cheers nry will go for new springs an shocks all round then any other ideas to make it handle well without being harsh or bouncy?
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    looked at the dimensions on autotrader an compared a duelfuel to a normal petrol both 1.6 16v cd 5dr hatchbacks and it says the gross weight of the car is the same 1670kg
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