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Looking to buy Lowering Springs.

Hi Lads,

I'm looking to buy some springs for my 156. Do you know if any places (or lads on here) that sell them at a decent price?

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ebay maybe your friend on this. ive seen full sets for £120 +P&P.

Just a word of caution. Mine's sitting on 30mm lowered eibachs and the ocassional speed hump (especially the split center lane type) have to be negotiated carefully else the sump guard makes their aquaintenance.
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Ebspares sell the Eibach kit for 170 sterling. Are you thinking of doing the shocks too? This seems to be the weak point of the 156, unless you are just going for the lowered "look". That said though the standard damping on the TS is probably better than the v6 or the JTD.
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I would love to get a full kit but just can't afford it at the moment. I think i will get the springs and get the shocks at a later date when i have the cash.

I am a bit concerned about the ride but i have a set of alloys on it that i really like and just can't live with the horse and cart look.
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Just found a set of eibach sportkit springs for cheap enough. I presume these are the ones to go for??
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Eibach prokit and sport-kit are different. The sport-kit being the more extreme. Pro-kit lowers by 30mm over standard or 5mm over the sportpack (sports pack cars are already 25mm lower). This is the kit I have + koni FSDs.
I don't know how much the sport-kit lowers by.
I remember reading that the results of combining lowered springs with standard dampers wouldn't be the best so be warned!
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I have sportspack suspension on mine. 5 mm wouldn't really be worth doing but then if i got the sportline it would probably rattle my teeth out of my head??
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Well in theory it's supposed to be a 5mm drop, but it looked like a bit more than that on my car when I did it. Didn't measure it before and after though so can't say for sure.. but maybe the v6 will drop more.
You might be limited by the size/offset of the alloys you have. I run the 17" selespeeds on 225/45 tyres and with the pro-kit there's not much clearance to spare vs. the arch, so don't think I'd want it any lower.

Try doing a search on the sportlines but I'd imagine they'd be a disaster for the ride comfort, particularly if the roads are bad in your area!

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Have you got any pics of your car?
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there's a few pics in this thread (blue 156):
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That looks like it would be anough for me. The back end seems to have gotten a nice drop. How musch did the FSDs set you back. Money is not great at the moment so i'm trying to do this cheap.
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FSDs are around 500 sterling (plus VAT!). Worth it though as they transform the ride and handling. Bilsteins are another good option i reckon.
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That's way out of my price range. I might just get the springs. Wait until the shocks go **** up and then buy the FSDs. Decisions! Decisions!

Someone offered me some springs from a 147 on here but i don't know if they would fit.
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Presumably you mean an Eibach kit for the 147? The 147 is lighter than the 156 so then the 156 will sit a bit lower on the 147 springs.
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It was actually a pi kit . 25 on the rear 35 on the rear. I called the manufacturer and they said they would be fine so I picked them up. If they are terrible I can take them back off.
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Post some pics when you gettem on. Mine looks like its on stilts and I'm looking to drop her without losing comfort as she's on 17's
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Hi Bat, I just got mine in the post and they look pretty good. the kit I got was on EBAY.co.uk and cost £210+ 12.99 p&p! I dont have them on the car yet but shocks and springs for that money cant be bad right? Its a kit for a 147 but I believe it will fit the 156 also?

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Hi Bat, I bought a set of the Eibach sportline springs of eBay.
They are brand new and still boxed. I am not now putting them onto the car. I got them for around £80. If you are interested pm me
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Cheers for the replies guys. I have PM'd RTL there.

@Propellerhead. I saw those on ebay but was a bit weary of them because of the lack of a brand name and the price. Let me know how you get on with them.
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[[email protected] I saw those on ebay but was a bit weary of them because of the lack of a brand name and the price. Let me know how you get on with them.[/QUOTE]

Will do mate, although it'll probably be next summer before they're on! Looks wise they seem ok though nice finish and things, so wait and see.
 
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I've decidided against putting these PI springs on . I have 18" wheels and i know it's going to be too hard a ride. If any of you are interested in them PM me. I'll probably go for that spring / damper kit from ebay.
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Of the springs? Yeah no worries i'll send you one on later.
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