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Old 23-02-2008   #1
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hi im just wondering what would be the best springs to use to lower the grande as ive got my new alloys fitted last week. The alloys are 215/35/18 with a offset of et43
Any advice will be appreciated
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hi im just wondering what would be the best springs to use to lower the grande as ive got my new alloys fitted last week. The alloys are 215/35/18 with a offset of et43
Any advice will be appreciated
Seeing as you have gone for a 35 profile on an 18 the overall size of the wheel will be slightly smaller than a 45 profile on a 17 so you will be fine lowering it similarly to others on here. From what i gather the Eibachs seem pretty good, havent looked into too much myself though.

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id possibly think about a 50mm drop then, just lookin at the car at the min the gap between the wheel and arch looks bigger than when i had my old sporting wheels on.
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Anything more than a 40mm drop and you'll need more than just springs.

Eibach are the raved springs, me and another guy on here Mark have Pi-Springs, he hates his but I find mine are fine (see sig)
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Anything more than a 40mm drop and you'll need more than just springs.

Eibach are the raved springs, me and another guy on here Mark have Pi-Springs, he hates his but I find mine are fine (see sig)
Hehe, i dont HATE them, i just wish i'd have got me some of the Eibachs.

Anyway, 40mm drop should look ok. If you have a look at the Merkur GP's they are on the same size tyres as yours and they have a 70mm drop and im assuming drive ok. As said though, for more than a 40mm drop you will be looking at coilovers.
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As said though, for more than a 40mm drop you will be looking at coilovers.
Which means
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Which means
id say it would jus be the 40mm drop then lol
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up to 70mm on KW coilies is 400 i think
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i dont know if i really want to go to low because of the amount of speed bumps there are round here, i just want to have a not so big gap between the wheel and arch.
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i dont know if i really want to go to low because of the amount of speed bumps there are round here, i just want to have a not so big gap between the wheel and arch.
eibachs then

go low, and ride comfort is still pretty good, i only scrape on humps if i fly over them

or splitter scrapes on front drops
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where would be the best place to get eibachs from mate?
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i dont know if i really want to go to low because of the amount of speed bumps there are round here, i just want to have a not so big gap between the wheel and arch.
40mm is the springs you want then, its not a massive drop but it is noticable and is cheaper than shocks or coilovers
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With coilovers you don't have to go 70mm. They're adjustable, thats the beauty of them.
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If i were to lower my GP 30mm wot sorta springs should I get? Will these springs will already be stiffened and so on? I dont really know much about suspension. Will it pass it MoT when it comes around? Cheers lads
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