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I was wondering if anyone had some advice about the best place to buy some lowering springs from.. I am looking to lower my 155 by at least 40mm pref more if possible. any advice on this subject gratefully recived.
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Re: Lowering Springs

Hi I recently bought a set of eibach springs -35mm that dont seem to make the car look any lower at all (handles very nice though). I dont know if this was because the car had been lowered previously or the originals had sagged or what.

I do know that you have to be very carefull in picking springs as some manufacturers make lower springs that are uprated so that the car could end up sitting higher than previous - I know that a lot of friends with capri's and escort's suffered this left them very dissapointed! (I ended up having my Capri springs made to order)

Not really a lot of help I know but think it might be an idea to buy springs that you have seen on a similar car


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try leda springs they make road & compition springs to order.just send in details of car and how much lower you want to go.i fitted eibach springs to my 146 back went quite a bit lower this transformed the handling.all ne springs need time to settle at least 1000 miles.
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Hiya, just some pointers really. Eibach do the most popular lowering springs, but don't forget if u r not uprating ur shockers then u will probably fail come MOT time as the shortened springs will not sit in the cup on the shocker properly. U will only get around a 35mm drop from springs alone. If u get a matched spring shocker package it will probably drop 40mm. For the ultimate though it has to be coilovers (Spring/shocks built into 1 unit). These can be purchased from Novitec they r expensive (£620 depending on £ to euro) but u adjustable height & dampning. On the 145 they lower between 40mm to 90(YES 90)mm at the front and from Standard to 40mm @ the rear. I have had cars where I have cut coils out of springs (don't do it its dangerous kids) after market springs (ok but only for the looks it really depends on what condition ur origional shocks r in in the 1st place) complete packages Shock & springs (best performance Vs price). Hopes this helps rather than confuses
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andy79 The general consensus of opinion on the 155 side of the site is that Eibach springs give the best ride and handling. They also work with standard shocks Iím led believe.
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Re: Lowering Springs

Eibachs certainly give good ride and handling. Occasionally scrape the undertray so any lower might cause damage. Standard shocks work fine and do pass the MoT. As a matter of interest I run 225 x 40 x 16 wheels and tyres (same rolling radius as standard) and no sign of rubbing.
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