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If I fit 30mm lower springs, will I still use the standard (but new) shock absorbers?
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Yes. But are you sure you want to do that?
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Quote Originally Posted by widemouthfrog View Post
Yes. But are you sure you want to do that?
Totes good question WMF.


I have the springs!


There's a good answer.


You may recall that I've had a Multi since new in 2001. Now I'm going commando...
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....and soon to be with your ass in the grass, by the sound of things.

Don't forget there aren't any bump stops on the front end of the Multi. So travel will be limited by either a) the springs becoming coil bound, or b) the dampers bottoming out.

Out of curiosity, how many turns have your lowering springs got?
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I have lowered many of my cars in the past, but when I lowered the multi, it looked great but the ride was completely spoiled, and sleeping policeman were a struggle, it only lasted a day and I replaced them with the factory ones.
The multi has pretty hard springs already, but I admit the cars do tend to look too high, depends what you can live with day to day...
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