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    Deliberation over - I've gone for hottuning stuff! Next decision - powerflex bushes or meyle?! haha!
     
     

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    I had the suspension overhauled today, with the hottuning coilovers, shorter droplinks, Meyle HD control arm bushes, Rear trailing arm bushes and front top mounts, M3 rear top mounts, and replaced the dodgy oil sensor with an OEM Hella and had a service, it's much better!

    The suspension is yet to settle, but I quite like the ride height...



    Next is some wheels, but I may do this in the interim:
     
     

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    Can you let me know how you get on with this setup? I'm after a set of coilovers myself but I'm not too sure which to go for. I'm ordering a full set of front and rear powerflex bushes, I already have meyle HD wishbones on the front..
     
     

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    It'll take a few months to settle, if you leave it at the height it is now in a few months it'll be decked. But its so easy to adjust thats not a problem in the slightest. I'm also in the process of polybushing, however Meyle is a better balance between comfort, depending on your roads. The polys will be harder, albight slightly firmer ride, so its all down to personal taste and driving feel. I've yet to do the rear trailing arm bushes, but have done the front chassis bushes.

    I also went with the HT red kit, had it for months now (my fitting/review thread here) and am very happy with them, the handling is so much tighter and it pretty much eliminates any leaning on corners (depending on how low you set it etc). No regrets, and a bargain at the price it was!

    One tip though - use the opportunity to renew your rear and front top mounts, recommend Meyle for those. May as well, no point fitting new suspension onto old mounts.
     
     

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