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Lowering springs on my 166

I have a standard 2000 166. They seem to ride very high. It's an extremely comfortable setup which I like but it does detract from the looks. I was thinking about putting on TI springs or similar. Are they harsher? I don't want to turn it into a sports car, just improve the look a little bit really.
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Ti springs will firm up the ride, Id suggest some eibach springs with std shocks.
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Ti springs will firm up the ride, I’d suggest some eibach springs with std shocks.
Eibachs are less firm than the TI ones? Any particular one?
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..mine had Eibachs and FSDs. When I drove it out of the garage it was really disappointing at first because it felt exactly the same

But once you drove it a bit you realised it was way better in every way.

I think the 166 does look better if it's sitting down a little, so I reckon it's something that's worth doing, especially if you were refreshing the shocks anyway...
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Does it really need it? I think 17" wheel rims might give the illusion of making look a bit lower.
What are the Mm readings from your last NCT? Shocks don't really go in them
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I've 17" Supersport alloys coming in the next few days, so as you say I am hoping that will give it the appearance of being lower.

It doesn't need any suspension work. Shocks are 100%. Changing the springs would be for cosmetic reasons first and handling reasons a distant second.
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I've 17" Supersport alloys coming in the next few days, so as you say I am hoping that will give it the appearance of being lower.

It doesn't need any suspension work. Shocks are 100%. Changing the springs would be for cosmetic reasons first and handling reasons a distant second.
God bless your honesty! And IMO the supersports are the best alloy for these beauties.
This might be of interest?
http://shop.alfisti.net/Tuning-Styli...Kit::1358.html
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Just remembered that my sportronic had H&R springs and bilstein b6s fitted, the current green 3.0 Super has std shocks and lowering springs with supersports alloys and it does look rather good. My 3.2 has just had zender sienna 18 fitted and whilst they fill the arches I agree lowering it would work. Im torn between going mad with a coil over kit or just lowering springs on good std shocks.
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Just remembered that my sportronic had H&R springs and bilstein b6’s fitted, the current green 3.0 Super has std shocks and lowering springs with supersports alloys and it does look rather good. My 3.2 has just had zender sienna 18” fitted and whilst they fill the arches I agree lowering it would work. I’m torn between going mad with a coil over kit or just lowering springs on good std shocks.
My 166 could do with a bit of lowering. However the shocks are not due for replacement for a good while so would be only cosmetic too. I have KYB Excel Gs and quite happy with them. It's on my list but low down.

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I've 17" Supersport alloys coming in the next few days, so as you say I am hoping that will give it the appearance of being lower.

It doesn't need any suspension work. Shocks are 100%. Changing the springs would be for cosmetic reasons first and handling reasons a distant second.
God bless your honesty! And IMO the supersports are the best alloy for these beauties.
This might be of interest?
http://shop.alfisti.net/Tuning-Styli...Kit::1358.html
Good man Rory. They are cheaper than I thought they would be. I assume a couple of hours labour would have them fitted?
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