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    I am needing to replace my current springs and am considering changing them for lowering springs to improve the stance/handling of the car.

    I've seen these:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Jamex-Lowering...item4ced1c8ff6

    Any comments?

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    no mate, stay away from these springs, you need progressive springs, eibach are the way forward, 150 pound, but you will not be disapointed, also you do get what you pay for!
     
     

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    2nd for Eibach springs Definately worth spending that bit extra
     
     

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    Another vote for Eibach's here; The 2067-140 is perfect for your car, and does indeed have progressive springs in the back, not just linear compression ones...

    By the way, if you happen to see a 2066-140 set on offer, don't be tempted - physically they'll fit your car, but the front springs are rated for the 4 cylinder petrol engines only, not the 6 cylinders or diesels...
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    Hi just as a pointer Jamex springs are progressive as well !
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy2bsure View Post
    Another vote for Eibach's here; The 2067-140 is perfect for your car, and does indeed have progressive springs in the back, not just linear compression ones...

    By the way, if you happen to see a 2066-140 set on offer, don't be tempted - physically they'll fit your car, but the front springs are rated for the 4 cylinder petrol engines only, not the 6 cylinders or diesels...
    Any idea where I can purchase these? Does anyone know if the hottuning place does them?

    I'll post asking them too, cheers


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    take a look here http://www.eibach-suspension.co.uk/p1332762.htm cheapest place I have found them with free next day delivery..
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingo View Post
    take a look here http://www.eibach-suspension.co.uk/p1332762.htm cheapest place I have found them with free next day delivery..

    Cheers mate, do you have these? If so were they easy to fit and is it worth doing?


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    No but its something im thinking off at the moment, probably if one of my back springs breaks that will force me into spending some money....
     
     

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    The rears are easy, wheel off, unbolt the lower shock-to-hub bolt, lower the hub, remove the old spring, put the old one in, raise the hub, bolt the shock back on, wheel on!!!

    The fronts are a strut arrangement, so you need to take the strut out. Wheel off, undo the drop link from the strut, undo the bottom pinch bolt (strut to hub - loads of WD40 required - they can be seized & shear off), undo the 3 bolts holding the strut to the turret (under the bonnet), remove the strut. Dismantle using spring compressors. Old spring off, new spring in, then put it all back together!

    There are loads of how-to's online - with pictures!
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