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CorsaSport83
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28th Dec 08 at 13:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I'm changing the suspension out on the Corsa, I have a Sport, is the Ride height lower than standard corsa's?

Just bout FK Coilovers, adjustable at front and fixed 40mm at the rear.

The Car is currently sat on 15's and it looks like if I change the suspension the wheels will Rub big time... Also how easy is it to swap out??? Never worked on Corsa's before so any help/advice will be appreciated.

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28th Dec 08 at 13:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yeh the ride height is slightly lower than standard corsa's.

i would put -60mm springs in the rear

the alloys you probably have are the wrong offset/et try and get a set of vauxhall fitment alloys

tyre profiles play a big role too. im down -60mm on vuaxhall fitment alloys with 45 profile tyres. and mine has never scrubbed EVER (fully loaded)

[Edited on 28-12-2008 by mobby]
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28th Dec 08 at 13:35   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by mobby
yeh the ride height is slightly lower than standard corsa's.



On a sport

GSi's are lower. Wasnt aware sports were too.


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28th Dec 08 at 13:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Thanks for the info.

I don't want to drop it lower than TWS Ribs, they came off another Corsa, just spent a fortune puttin new tyres on and they cost me 80 quid aswell. Don't really want to have to swap them out.

Anything else I need to look out for???
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quote:
Originally posted by CorsaSport83
Thanks for the info.

I don't want to drop it lower than TWS Ribs, they came off another Corsa, just spent a fortune puttin new tyres on and they cost me 80 quid aswell. Don't really want to have to swap them out.

Anything else I need to look out for???

80quid each or for all???

i paid 240 for my tyres.


what do you mean you dont want to drop it any lower then tws ribs?
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quote:
Originally posted by Haimsey
quote:
Originally posted by mobby
yeh the ride height is slightly lower than standard corsa's.



On a sport

GSi's are lower. Wasn't aware sports were too.

thought they were slightly lower like the gsi's.

[Edited on 28-12-2008 by mobby]
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quote:
Originally posted by mobby
quote:
Originally posted by Haimsey
quote:
Originally posted by mobby
yeh the ride height is slightly lower than standard corsa's.



On a sport

GSi's are lower. Wasn't aware sports were too.

thought they were slightly lower like the gsi's.

[Edited on 28-12-2008 by mobby]


Nah, probly look lower with weight of engine etc.
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quote:
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what do you mean you dont want to drop it any lower then tws ribs?


Sorry... typo... don't want to drop it lower than 40mm...

I paid 80 for the wheels and 160 for the Avon ZV3's... Highly recomended, stick really well.
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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by mobby
yeh the ride height is slightly lower than standard corsa's.



On a sport

GSi's are lower. Wasnt aware sports were too.


I thought Sports and Gsi's had the same suspension
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I thought sports were slightly lower also, wile on the subject...my 2000 sxi looks higher than my friends 1997 corsa...could this be because he has a heavier diesel engine??
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Originally posted by littleredrocket
I thought sports were slightly lower also, wile on the subject...my 2000 sxi looks higher than my friends 1997 corsa...could this be because he has a heavier diesel engine??

yes and also sxi's arnt lower i think
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aye I didnt think sxi's were lower, might just get some sport springs for the time being....make it look half decent lol
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Far as i'm aware the Sport/Gsi were lower than other trim in the range.

And as Mobby said, tyres can make or break it, profile which is quite popular is eg. 195/45/15 for 15" or could go2 195/40/15 Not sure what road sound would be like though......
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As long as you have 45 profile tyres and the right offset wheels then it'll be alright to go down 40mm.


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quote:
Originally posted by swill_omnibus
Far as i'm aware the Sport/Gsi were lower than other trim in the range.

And as Mobby said, tyres can make or break it, profile which is quite popular is eg. 195/45/15 for 15" or could go2 195/40/15 Not sure what road sound would be like though......

i was told they dont do a 40 profile in 15's only in 16's

 
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