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Old 23-05-2015   #16
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Re: Lowered Panda Trekking 17 inch.

It's a thumbs up from me! Looks great!
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Re: Lowered Panda Trekking 17 inch.

Looks awesome, big improvent.
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Re: Lowered Panda Trekking 17 inch.

Looks good to me too, proper job👍
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Re: Lowered Panda Trekking 17 inch.

It would also drive better, i presume.
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Re: Lowered Panda Trekking 17 inch.

I so want one of those ramps - which one is it?
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Re: Lowered Panda Trekking 17 inch.

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I so want one of those ramps - which one is it?
Bought them years ago so didn't pay this much for them, but this where I got them from.


http://sm-t.co.uk/product/clifton-3-ton-lift/




As for the handling improvement, not sure yet. The job took a little longer then I expected as the rear springs which should just drop out once you remove the lower damper bolts didn't. The springs are so long the rear beam which goes over the diff hits on the diff before the springs are fully extended so they were sit under compression making it difficult to get them out. I had to use spring compressors to get them out. So by the time I got all of this done it was beer o'clock so never got to go out on a long run, I'll try it today.


If anybody else is thinking of doing this, make sure you remove the plastic lower bump stop on the beam axle, as if you don't there wont be any clearance between the top bump stop and the lower spring seat.


Measurements before, from the wheel centre to the top of the wheel arch - F 385mm R 410mm, now 345mm all round.
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Re: Lowered Panda Trekking 17 inch.

Ok now i know id get slated but im tempted to lower my cross when i get it. Totally pointless but it would look cool
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Re: Lowered Panda Trekking 17 inch.

Quote Originally Posted by matt121 View Post
Ok now i know id get slated but im tempted to lower my cross when i get it. Totally pointless but it would look cool
It would look great. I totally get the 4x4 Panda in Italy, remote farms, really bad roads a cheap work horse for the farm. However in the UK, as with most 4x4's, if you don't intend to take it off road and only want to benefit of the good traction, then why have it sitting so high??


Don't worry about getting slated, just do it....
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Re: Lowered Panda Trekking 17 inch.

Quote Originally Posted by Mike n Helen View Post
Measurements before, from the wheel centre to the top of the wheel arch - F 385mm R 410mm, now 345mm all round.
So front only drops 40mm and rear 65mm.

Quote Originally Posted by Mike n Helen View Post
I had to use spring compressors to get them out.
You can use big strong tyraps/zip ties for that, put them on the spring when the car is still on the ground and the springs are partly compressed.
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Re: Lowered Panda Trekking 17 inch.

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EXIF says it's Mac/Photoshop CS6.............and it looks photoshop to me.
Never the less it look good.
I would not buy a 4x4 for offroad use, but more for the 4x4 traction.
I also would lower a Cross for same reason.

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Re: Lowered Panda Trekking 17 inch.

The poor penguins.
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The poor penguins.
They had to go, actually they went the day I got the car last year, it's just an old photo.


New wheels fitted today, just the centre caps to sort now....


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Re: Lowered Panda Trekking 17 inch.

This looks great! Come on Fiat, get the 100hp replacement sorted!!!!
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Re: Lowered Panda Trekking 17 inch.

Ta-da


Now with centre caps








I'm happy with the results so far.


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Re: Lowered Panda Trekking 17 inch.

Looks bloomin great!!!!
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