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Old 14-03-2008   #1
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It finally got me...

This morning i finally had a spring break Im now wondering whether to buy a full set of the eibach springs. How low do they make the car, does it cause issue with speed bumps?
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Re: It finally got me...

im on eibachs , -30mm, on my 1.8 3dr . Has dropped enough to look good , but not low enough to cause problems . ( well cant make it onto the forecourt at fiat in warrington , but no loss there ) . handling is great too.

Id highly recommend it matey
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go sportline, -50mm just my preference! You have to slow down more for speed bumps! and the handling a toot after! If you wana go lower get some cobra coilover you can get as low as -80mm the stilo has big arches and is a tank!
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Re: It finally got me...

I dont want to go too low. Do you really need 17s to make the most of lowering it?
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Just ordered a set of eibach pro's 30mm all round should be here monday, looking forward to fitting
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Im on 50mm sportlines...FANTASTIC
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Im on 50mm sportlines...FANTASTIC
The trouble is coyle, some people like to drive their motors and not just admire them on the driveway
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Would i need to tell my insurance company if i did put lower springs on? I ask because i already pay an outrageous amount of money on car insurance, and i cant bare to pay them any more.
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Would i need to tell my insurance company if i did put lower springs on? I ask because i already pay an outrageous amount of money on car insurance, and i cant bare to pay them any more.
It really depends on your insurance policy as to whether they care about things like lowering. I guess the question is, are you willing to take the chance on them invalidating your policy if you have an accident and you being an uninsured driver... it's not a pretty prospect, for you or the other party

Give your insurance broker a call (or check online) and ask what their position is on replacement springs etc. They'll either not care, or deem it a higher risk due to it being more desirable to tea-leaves.

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Give your insurance broker a call (or check online) and ask what their position is on replacement springs etc.
Definitely agree

Point to remember is that most insurance companies know about the spring failure issue on the Stilo and therefore look favorably at anyone who changes them before they break.

On the other hand if you don't tell them then you could easily find your insurance is void
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I've decided not to get the lowered set of springs. Im sure they would be much better, but im not willing to risk showing my insurance company the colour of anymore of my money.

So if im to buy a new standard one, am i best going through Fiat? Or could i buy one from anywhere?
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Re: It finally got me...

Have a look on Shop4parts, they've got coil springs for the Stilo on there which should do you nicely

Also, best to do it as a pair as well...
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I've decided not to get the lowered set of springs. Im sure they would be much better, but im not willing to risk showing my insurance company the colour of anymore of my money.

So if im to buy a new standard one, am i best going through Fiat? Or could i buy one from anywhere?

Fiat might even do it for free When mine went I rang customer services at fiat and they contacted my local dealer to tell them to do it for free. Not all dealers will do it though as it is discretionary.
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I think that someone said that around 90% of spring breakages are paid for in full by FIAT depending on mileage.
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