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Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: United Kingdom
If you fit lowered springs, you'll need shortened struts/shockers.
Don't fit cheap springs, go for Eibach's with Koni or Bilstein shocks.
Use the search feature on the site to look for other threads on lowering .. you've get some idea of the cost and what other use.
the biggest pain is the bolt that holds the fork to the front strut as this generally seizes. As it's a hex bolt, it's easy to chew up the hex and then you'll have to cut it off. The rear shocks can also be a pain to get back right. You'll probably find you'll also have to replace at least the a/r bar droplinks (front and rear) and possibly the upper front wishbones. The rest of the suspension will need a thorough check to make sure the other bushes and mountings aren't worn.
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HERS: 2009 MiTo 1.4 95bhp Turismo arrived 21st November in Techno Grey with colour-coded headlight surrounds.
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