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    Hi, bit of a noob when it comes to modding but ive been looking at insurance and seems im going to have my car for another 18 months or so, so thought i'd make some changes .

    I'm looking at lowering it, roughly 30-40mm, and was wondering if just fitting a set of lowering springs with everything else standard suspension wise is ok? What makes of springs to people recommend. Are Apex any good?

    I've seen a few nicely done compacts on here so someone must have done something similar?

    Help much appreciated guys

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    alright mate theres some good coilys going cheap at the moment from hottuning on this site if you looking for just springs then most people would say EIBACH personally i went for APEX 35mm all round never had a problem with them they have been on just over 2 years now

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    Cheers for that mate, hows the ride? I'm not too fussed about it bieng firm as the M sport its pretty firm as it is.
    Also you got any pics? cheers
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    first off the ride is pretty firm but after a while you get used to it mate take a look bear in mind i also have 8.5x 19`s fitted
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    Cheers for that

    Has anyone used or heard of GMAX springs?
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    Gmax are cheap budget springs mate.. the ride will be fairly harsh and bumpy on them..

    As far as your standard suspension goes it will be the same as mine and Nicks compact (the M sport package on the compact is just bumpers, skirts, trim and wheels.. not stiffer/lower suspension like the coupes/saloons).. and i've got Eibach pro springs with standard shocks and powerflex bushes on the front wishbones..

    with this setup my cars ride is pretty good, maybe a tiny bit stiffer than standard and a decent ride height on 18"s..

    When I was looking at lowering like you are now pretty much everyone recommended Eibachs and I would say they were right.. but there not cheap.. cost me £180 I think for the springs!!

    However I have decided to swap my eibach pro's and standard springs for a set of JOM coilovers.. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

    They are exactly the same as the hottuning ones being sold on here (made at same factory) but come with the shortened droplinks you'll need for £15 less..

    My mates got his car decked on a set of these and the ride really isn't as bad as you'd think.. probably on par with my ride!!
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