Well guys hope you can help. I'm now after coilovers, I was originally going with springs and dampers but now have smaller summer wheels so would like adjustable suspension. I was after a nice stance but not undrivable, so I was thinking if the arch was to be just above (by a couple of mm) or inline with tyre that would be ideal for me. I have narrowed it down to the 2 following kits -
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The only major difference between the kits are that the AP's will drop 90mm, an extra 20mm than the Lowtecs. Although Chris from Madeone has advised that the Lowtecs will wind down further than 70mm but will be out of their TUV rating and "The ride shouldn't be much worse"
I'm basically after a rough idea of how much I would have to lower my car to achieve my desired drop (complete novice when it comes to cars). But I do know I will require a 4 wheel alignment (will do this on the winter wheels and ride height). Also if anyone has any advice (good or bad) or recommendations please real free to post.
So few details -
Winter wheels - MV3 style 18x8.5J's all round. ET35 all round (IIRC)
Winter Tyres - 225/40/R17's all round.
Summer Wheels - Fronts - BBS RC041's 17x7.5J. ET41 (stamped IS41)
- Rears - BBS RC042's 17x8.5J. ET41 (stamped IS41)
Summer Tyres - Fronts - 205/40/R17's (so slight stretch)
- Rears - 225/40/R17's (so slight stretch)
Measurements between arch and winter wheels/tyres are - Front 55-60mm
- Rear 25-30mm
Although I will take the car out at the weekend and see if there is any difference in measurements.