Boge are O.E springs....
As a rule of thumb, you should go no lower than 30 to 40mm on standard shocks. This will be fine. Any lower then the shock absorbers do not have the travel to damp and they will be hitting the bumpstops....
Lower than above, you will need matched springs and shocks.
L16YD L (23-06-2009)
Got my old bushes out today - they put up a fair fight, but was no match for a hydraulic press! The rubber slid out of the bush unfortunately though, so I resorted to the hacksaw technique to get the outer casing of the old bushes out, but that was straightforward enough with a sturdy bench and a big vice. Pressing in the new bushes was fine with the press, but would otherwise have been a nightmare.
Good luck to all these who try this at home. You will definately need a hefty vice at least in order to sort it out.
Right, next installment = swapping lollipops - hopefully a job for the weekend, vauxfan!
The above is the CORRECT way of lowering a car, often you will see 60mm springs fitted to a car that is still using standard shocks
New rear shocks and springs, check drop links, Powerflex f + r ARB's, rear trailing arms and wishbones (Powerflex will have to wait next month when I have some more cash). Hopefully it will pass its MOT Ok on Friday after the shocks etc have been done.
Standby for a 'sweary saturday'!
I have just noticed in the vid the ease at which they get to the bushes(lolly pops, i have just been under mine today, and i have found that there is a massive plate that the lollie pops seem to sit against! mite not be to easy after all!
No, that plate comes off really easily (6 bolts I think). Do some searching and you'll find it on tinternet.
the undertray comes off via 6 or so dzus fasteners...then there is a cross brace that may need to come off too 18mm socket iirc
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