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Rob_Corsa
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Ive got a 2000 1.6 sport and want to buy some lowering spings and shockers to lower the car 40mm(i dont want 60mm before anyone says it).

Im looking to spend around 200 and want my car to look nice and level without going too low, has anyone got any suggestions or pictures of their car on 16's with -40mm kit.

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quote:
Originally posted by Rob_Corsa
Ive got a 2000 1.6 sport and want to buy some lowering spings and shockers to lower the car 40mm(i dont want 60mm before anyone says it).

Im looking to spend around 200 and want my car to look nice and level without going too low, has anyone got any suggestions or pictures of their car on 16's with -40mm kit.

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look at gmax/ pi for that sort of money
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not gmax they are a terrible setup
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so are pi.


then again, so are all set-ups that are under 300ish. if i were you id get some eibach springs as you can use these with your standard shocks for a while without them giving up. the ride quality is fantastic and hanling is massively improved over standard. ive got a full eibach set up on my 1.4 sport. sits at about -45 front, -30 rear:

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im with corsa808 nice ride mate looks sweet
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thats just the daily driver. im currently working on the comeback of 808. its undergoing a few transformations as we speak.........
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will have to see it when finished mine is resting up at the minute not the weather for it yet
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Ive been told that using standard shockers with lowered/uprated springs can cause a miss-match and give some entertaining handling.

Im looking at these at the moment

GMAX -40mm is 209.00
SPAX VSX-40mm 212
APEX Sport-40mm 220

Anyone got any of these?
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i have run a few cars without using shocks and it does improve the handling to standard

im a fan of spax used them a few times
apex are still good but definately not gmax spend the extra and get alot more for your money
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i hope u looking forward to a bouncy ride if your just changing the springs. i use to have the g-max -40mm on my 1.6 sport and all i can say is 'dangerous' when u pick some speed up and u enter bumpy roads
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this is mine 16's on 40mm
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Originally posted by Mo
i hope u looking forward to a bouncy ride if your just changing the springs. i use to have the g-max -40mm on my 1.6 sport and all i can say is 'dangerous' when u pick some speed up and u enter bumpy roads


Im assuming that aimed at me as I stated im replacing spings and shockers.

IvIarkgraham, what make setup have you got on there?
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iv got judst springs- the ride is miles better than standard wud recommend to any1 on budget. To any one else i wud recommend coilovers - shocks and springs just dont cut it when u can get the best suspension money can buy for only a ton more - 25 per corner and its worth it esp if u want it dropped.
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iv got judst springs- the ride is miles better than standard wud recommend to any1 on budget. To any one else i wud recommend coilovers - shocks and springs just dont cut it when u can get the best suspension money can buy for only a ton more - 25 per corner and its worth it esp if u want it dropped.


so you are saying that coilovers are better for an everyday car than a decent suspension set-up???

show me a decent coilover kit for under 400!
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surely coilovers only benefit by being adjustable?

corsa808, how much did your Eibach spings/shockers set you back and where did you get them?

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eibach springs and shole lot for the hockers (same as bilstein yellows, actually made by bilstein) bought the whole lot new for the bargain price of 270 on a german e-bay site.
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quote:
Originally posted by Rob_Corsa
quote:
Originally posted by Mo
i hope u looking forward to a bouncy ride if your just changing the springs. i use to have the g-max -40mm on my 1.6 sport and all i can say is 'dangerous' when u pick some speed up and u enter bumpy roads


Im assuming that aimed at me as I stated im replacing spings and shockers.



IvIarkgraham, what make setup have you got on there?



oops soz fella mis-read thought u were just replacing springs. i was thinking to myself nooooooooooooo (well not on a 1.6 anyways lol)

[Edited on 06-02-2006 by Mo]
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no probs, im think along the lines of a spax setup now, anyone got this fitted?
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I have spax on mine, quality set up.

Had G-Max on my paxo and Spax on the corsa, the spax are so much more of a better ride.
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SPX-V7739-35-35 1.5D and TD Mar '93-'00 35 35 212.76 n/a 212.76

SPX-V7769-40-40 1.0 12v, 1.2i, 1.4i, 1.6i Mar '93-'00 40 40 212.76 n/a 212.76

SPX-V7770-35-35 1.4 Si, 1.6 GSi Sport Mar '93-'00 35 35 212.76 n/a 212.76

SPX-V7910-50-50 1.0 12v, 1.2i, 1.4i, 1.6i Mar '93-'00 50 50 234.03 n/a 234.03

SPX-V7911-50-40 1.0 12v, 1.2i, 1.4i, 1.6i Mar '93-'00 50 40 234.03 n/a 234.03

This is off the need for speed website, as far as I can see its showing two kits for the 1.6 sport, whats the deal here?
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the 2 sets of numbers befroe the prices is front and rear drop
Rob_Corsa
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so do you reckon its just saying the drop will be less on some cars cos they are slightly lower as standard?. I still would expect the part numbers to be the same.

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