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PostSubject: lowering...   Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:28 am

what would be a relatively cheap way of lowering my car about 40 - 50mm
kinda skint on money at the moment so need a nice n cheap way
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PostSubject: Re: lowering...   Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:44 am

Chop your springs.
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PostSubject: Re: lowering...   Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:57 am

Tut tut john lol
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PostSubject: Re: lowering...   Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:59 am

na i can buy new springs but im gessin i cant just change them... would i need to change shocks n stuff...

n know any gd places to buy them from
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PostSubject: Re: lowering...   Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:17 am

u can lower it on just lowering springs ..
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PostSubject: Re: lowering...   Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:12 am

If your only lowering by 30mm or so just springs will be fiiiine.
Buy them from loadsa places just google Wink
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PostSubject: Re: lowering...   Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:13 am

If you don't lower it more than 40mm you wont need new shocks, you can get some springs from ebay...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/JAMEX-Lowering-Springs-Seat-Leon-1-8T-1-9Tdi-40mm-/230367728788?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item35a2fc9494

something like that should be fine, i had similar on my fiesta and now on my celica and if you cant fit them yourself it shouldn't cost more than £20 a corner to get them fitted.
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PostSubject: Re: lowering...   Sat Sep 04, 2010 4:49 pm

kk i will do tht cheers
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PostSubject: Re: lowering...   Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:03 pm

BubbleV wrote:
u can lower it on just lowering springs ..

Shocks wont last too long though, mates almera ones died in under a year
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PostSubject: Re: lowering...   Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:21 pm

just cut your springs lol, ive cut springs on loads of cars from 45hp to 300+. all the hype about it being dangerous is bullshit, the only danger is people not knowing what they are doing.
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PostSubject: Re: lowering...   Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:02 am

my cars lowered 60mm on lowered springs ... shocks are fine, been like it for how long tiz ? a good couple of years ....
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PostSubject: Re: lowering...   Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:27 pm

Yer man, chop em!!
I have a set of -50mm uprated springs which I then practically cut in half!
If its done right you will have no issues. Dont get involved with the testicles of " you shouldnt cut springs". Everyone jumps on the wagon but no one I know has had a single problem.

Chop them a coil and see how it sits. If you are feeling brave, do two coils. When re-fitting them, attach them to the car, either wire them in or small jubellie clip so they are super safe.....Job done.


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PostSubject: Re: lowering...   Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:39 pm

get it right man!!! Cut them in half then fit... Look at your penis see if its hard... If not cut in half again....
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PostSubject: Re: lowering...   Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:07 pm

Tiz wrote:
get it right man!!! Cut them in half then fit... Look at your penis see if its hard... If not cut in half again....
Dude you crack me up!!! Laughing Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: lowering...   Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:36 pm

Lmao

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PostSubject: Re: lowering...   Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:08 pm

coilovers are the way forward mate ! but cut springs will do , i did it to my old mercedes



cut 4 coils from the front , never got around to the rear springs because the engine blew up !
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