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Join Date: Dec 2003
Re: lowering 147
Thanks mate,just what i wanted for brekkie,p155y weetabix
. The springs i'm looking at lower the car about 35mm will i get away with that without changing the dampers?
I lowered 35mm and kept the OEM dampers for two years. Recently I changed them for Billsteins. I can honestly tell that even thought lowered springs + OEM was not a bad setup, comparing to new dampers it was a lost time. Sooner or later you will go for dampers as well, thatís sure, and donít forget you will have to pay the same job twice (changing springs and dampers is the same work in the garage).
Regarding the original question, if you have enough skills, you can change them at home, only special tool needed is spring compressors. And you should have premises to lift the car; to jack up one wheel at home is not a way to do it. If you are not sure about the job, better leave it to someone more experienced to be safe.
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