33 shaped fire
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: United Kingdom
Re: Lowering 145
I personally wouldn't bother, the car already has pretty rubbish ground clearance - I'm always catching the bottom of the front bumper on kerbs and on steep slopes.
Are you wanting to lower the car for aesthetics or handling? The car does have a bit of a gap between the wheelarches and the wheels and I suppose they do look a bit better on lowered springs, but I don't think I could put up with the disadvantages. I find that the handling of the standard set up is excellent (I have a cloverleaf, so I don't know if it has the same suspension as yours) as long as you have decent tyres and everything is in good nick - I've done a few track days and am still amazed at how adjustable the car is and how well (and quickly) it corners.
If you really want to lower your car I would recommend Eibach progressive springs - they're probably towards the top end of the price scale but I think they're superb (I have a set on my 33 and the ride is not too harsh and the handling is great).
Hope that helps