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Daniel_Corsa
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29th Jun 04 at 20:50   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Is lowering my car 60mm on standard shocks a good idea or not?
What problems would there be if any?

should i make do with 40mm?

Opinions please or any one who has already done this your feedback!

[Edited on 29-06-2004 by Daniel_Corsa]


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think u mean standard shocks there....

dont do it even at -40 the handling will be crap .
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Yup thats what i meant siberia! (fool i am)

Handling cant be any worse than standard?


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oh! if the car has like wide tyres 195's or above the car will handle better on standard suspension cos the springs and shocks are made for each other were as lowering springs upset everything.

if you do decide to continue with the idea get eibach springs they will be the best... but really u need the get a matched spring shock combo
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I got -40mm on standard shocks, etc and the ride is ok but not brilliant especially in the wet, betta to wait until u can afford the full kit, definitely worth it
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ride is bumpy but shocks will be fine. Was on -60mm with PI springs and standard shocks for nine months no problem. Langey off here has them now
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I've driven corsa's with both -60mm springs & standard shocks, and -60mm springs & uprated shocks.

Springs & Standard shocks was evil ride! loads of knocking & bumping as the shocks were too soft for the drop. Matched springs & shocks was great, handling was 100 times better!

Even better handling when I got coilovers

[Edited on 30-06-2004 by PaulW]
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havta say i have fk highsports now handling is great but i cant say the ride is the smoothest ever.
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Cheers folks, looks like il have to save a bit more and get the kit!

which kit is best?


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depends what u wanna spend. Myself i'd go with an eibach kit but yer talking about 4-500ish.

for around the same money u could get some fk coilovers.

oh and koni yellows around the same money.
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Insurance is due in a couple of month so dont really want to be spending that much!

Mite have a look in classifieds see if anyone selling any cheap!




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I wouldnt go ne lower than -40mm... sum corsas look a bit silly -60mm
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Would m corsa B look good lowered 60mm on some 195/50/15 calibra wheels ?

Would the ride be very bad ?

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it wud be badder than a really bad thing
go for it
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Why would it mate ?
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DONT DO IT!!!
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Could someone tell me why it shouldnt be done ?
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Anyone ? why should it not be done ?

I will only have the car for a year so whats the lowest i can go on springs
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quote:
Originally posted by Daniel_Corsa
Is lowering my car 60mm on standard shocks a good idea or not?
What problems would there be if any?

should i make do with 40mm?

Opinions please or any one who has already done this your feedback!

[Edited on 29-06-2004 by Daniel_Corsa]


mines lowered 60mm on standard shocks and id say DONT DO IT!!!

mines bouncin like a bugger now and my camber is way out, need to do shocks as well if goin that low cos of the extra stress it puts on the other parts of the bodywork

iv got sum just need to get em fitted
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as he says ive done this. it too bouncy, its alright for the first few weeks but after then it gets baaaaad
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Halfords told me you can't get 60mm springs on standard shocks at the back because they will bounce out.

They also tried selling me a 106 induction kit for my corsa
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quote:
Originally posted by corsa_dh
Halfords told me you can't get 60mm springs on standard shocks at the back because they will bounce out.

They also tried selling me a 106 induction kit for my corsa




dont listen to halfords
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i got whitters 60mm spring and mines still on standered shocks, the ride aint that bad, its bearable. but when you hit a pot hole or big grid or a speed bump any faster than 10 or less MPH then it feels like the cars about to break. lol. but you just have to swearve from them or slow down over it.
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wot inch wheels u got with that drop mate?
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have to say like i avoid potholes etc like the plague, the rides that hard even slight bumps in the road means my cds skip........ and i cant wait to see wot its like on new shockers

was gunna get bushes too but i reckon ill have a bad back if i do

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