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craig_s
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   13th Jul 07 at 20:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

are coilovers better than fixed height kits??also what would be the best setup for my 2.0 corsa??i am looking forthe best setup for handling

[Edited on 13-07-2007 by sri power]
Adam_B
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13th Jul 07 at 20:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

not always. how much do you want to spend?
Dave A
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13th Jul 07 at 20:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

coilovers can be better, depending on what you spend.

if its under 500+ get a decent fixed rate kit such as Bilstein.
craig_s
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13th Jul 07 at 21:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yeh im looking at bilstein.basically i want it to lower about 70mm front and back.so i would need bilstein shocks dont know how much or what ones to go for??and a set of springs again dont know how much or which ones to go for??

[Edited on 13-07-2007 by sri power]
craig_s
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13th Jul 07 at 21:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

how much would a bilstein kit cost that lowers to about 70mm??
Ste L
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13th Jul 07 at 21:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

if you want it to handle mint then i wouldn't go that low...

i'd get coilovers if you want it that low, as you'll soon get pissed off with it scrapping on the smallest of bumps..

i know i did, not i've raised mine to a sensible height
craig_s
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13th Jul 07 at 21:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

well ive got spax rsx on at the moment.but i dont like having to use the wheel spacers and they never get adjusted so theres no point having them.they are 60 at the back at the moment and its to hight.they are 60+ at the front and theres no scrapping.

[Edited on 13-07-2007 by sri power]
Dave A
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13th Jul 07 at 21:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

bilsteins wont go down any more than 50-60mm and operate properly really.

its also pointless splashing out on premium shocks just to ruin the handling with 70mm springs anyway.
craig_s
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13th Jul 07 at 21:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

how much would a 60mm set up come in at dave?
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13th Jul 07 at 21:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Dave A

if its under 500+


no wonder they call us northerners monkeys
Dave A
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13th Jul 07 at 21:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by sri power
how much would a 60mm set up come in at dave?



Vsport now do a bilstein kit with 55mm front springs and 50mm rears. its a shockingly good 340. uses the proper bilstein sport dampers and springs.
craig_s
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13th Jul 07 at 21:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i need it lower really.don't you do the gaz coilovers for about 500?if so it would be better to buy a set of those.do the front and rear arb's make a difference aswell?i dont have a front one on at the moment
Dave A
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13th Jul 07 at 21:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

we do a set of our own spec Gaz coilovers specially designed for the c20xe which will go as low as 30- 80mm. and you can have either rear coilovers or 50, 60, 70 80, or 90mm rear springs. fully damping adjustable.

rear whiteline ARB's are fantastic, I prefer no front Arb, not needed if the front suspension is set up right.
craig_s
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13th Jul 07 at 21:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

how much is your gaz set up?is there a difference in price between the non rear coilovers ?and how much are the rear arb's? cheers dave
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ring me on the number in my sig tomorrow mate, will be happy to discuss it with you in detail mate.

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craig_s
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13th Jul 07 at 21:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ok mate im not looking to buy just yet anyway just looking for some rough prices.but i will give you a ring.cheers for your help

 
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