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Wow.Exactly what i wanted. Well DOne AOer's for knowing ur stuff.

Awwww man sooo Happy with my Fsd's and Eibach springs. The ride quality has improved ten fold. Its dropped 4cm, the ride quality is soo smooth yet soo planted. Cannot believe i put this off for like a year. Can literally fly over speedbumps with no dive or anything. So to sum up:

Comfort is increased +
Peformance ++
Looks really closed the arch gap. +

It would appear the Alfa Springs and Dampers just didnt cut it. A guy said to me, " Once you put your Konis and springs on...you aint taking em off"

SO TRUE

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ooh and it was 150 at local garage!
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whats next the. Wheels?
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whats next the. Wheels?
Im a big fan of the starfish wheels pal, plus my gf got me them as a pressie.
Well, im thinking a window tint in june sometime. Mayb new leather.

I think ive nearly covered all the bases, im thinking mayb this might be as good as the 147 ts can get for me....who knows...
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cool. wasn't knocking them. that was just the usual progession most people seem to do. I like the starfish ones too. the 17'" look great IMO. Leather is good.
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Im a big fan of the starfish wheels pal, plus my gf got me them as a pressie.
just get some 17'' selespeed alloys to nicely finish it off, wack 'em straight on and being the same design and only an inch bigger, she'd never know the difference.
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just get some 17'' selespeed alloys to nicely finish it off, wack 'em straight on and being the same design and only an inch bigger, she'd never know the difference.
Crafty one haha. we will see....
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Crafty one haha. we will see....
car will look 10 times better, imo obviously.
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car will look 10 times better, imo obviously.
Dunno if i can be asses just for a one inch gap, when the springs settle down that will probelly drop a bit more anyways.

I always like the TI rims tho. Just sooo expensive even 2nd or 3rd hand.
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Dunno if i can be asses just for a one inch gap, when the springs settle down that will probelly drop a bit more anyways.
i wouldnt have thought the gap would change, just more wheel and less tyre.

but yeah, Ti rims should look good but that kind of ruins the plan of your missus not noticing
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i wouldnt have thought the gap would change, just more wheel and less tyre.

but yeah, Ti rims should look good but that kind of ruins the plan of your missus not noticing
Aye thats true. I dont think id be a popular fella after all the hassle she went to to get me them.

Any ideas for me for the future apart fae wheels?
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Stunning and immaculate car, bet it recieves lots of compliments not just here.
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Any ideas for me for the future apart fae wheels?
cant go wrong with the 'GTA' treatment on your headlights surely?
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Stunning and immaculate car, bet it recieves lots of compliments not just here.
Cheers fella, aye I have thanks.

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I have thot of this i used to have them on im just not sure if i want to open up these ones and do it again. I wasnt happy with the quality of the last ones i did.
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lovely looking motor. that colour is
Cheers fella, it can look really dull in grey nights. but when the sun comes out so does the colour.

Well happy with the new suspension
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Glad you got it all sorted and you re happy mate.

Personally I wouldnt recommend selespeeds cos there so heavy-they do look good, but your ride will be much worse. I ve said it before, but go for wheels that are as light as you can afford, really makes a difference to ride and handling.
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I'd stick with the 16" Selespeeds you have as the comfort will be vastly reduced with 17" wheels and 215/45 tyres especially on Aberdeen's rubbish roads

Glad you are happy with the new suspension setup and the car looks really good now, probably you'll get a few mm more drop, especially the front, after a few months.
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I'd stick with the 16" Selespeeds you have as the comfort will be vastly reduced with 17" wheels and 215/45 tyres especially on Aberdeen's rubbish roads

Glad you are happy with the new suspension setup and the car looks really good now, probably you'll get a few mm more drop, especially the front, after a few months.
Aye that what i think aswell.

Haha man our roads are terrible. just terrible.

Has to be said im pretty happy with where tha car is at at the moment. My rear bumper is trimless, i have thot about painting the front trims?
Dunno how folk feel about that - would the front end lines stil look the same?

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Cheers fella im so chuffed. I know wheel weight is very important, where i live and stuff doesnt make it an option. (Plus the cash situation)
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I'd stick with the 16" Selespeeds you have as the comfort will be vastly reduced with 17" wheels and 215/45 tyres especially on Aberdeen's rubbish roads
The wheel size isnt that important, its the weight that is, dont forget we re talking unsprung weight here Pascs and that makes a huge difference-My ride improved going from 16kgs 17" sillyspeeds to 10 kgs 18s.

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Cheers fella im so chuffed. I know wheel weight is very important, where i live and stuff doesnt make it an option. (Plus the cash situation)
Dont know what you mean by "where you live and stuff", if its cos of the bad roads, then wheel weight would apply even more-the lighter the wheel the less banging and crashing you get over bumps.

The money bit, however, I cant argue with . . but I know the feeling !
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The wheel size isnt that important, its the weight that is, dont forget we re talking unsprung weight here Pascs and that makes a huge difference-My ride improved going from 16kgs 17" sillyspeeds to 10 kgs 18s.



Dont know what you mean by "where you live and stuff", if its cos of the bad roads, then wheel weight would apply even more-the lighter the wheel the less banging and crashing you get over bumps.

The money bit, however, I cant argue with . . but I know the feeling !
Id be scared id square them on potholes which are RIFE in aberdeen.
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IMO its the tyre that protects your wheels from getting buckled because obviously the more side wall you have the more the rubber absorbs the shock of hitting a hot hole.

205/55x16 will survive a lot better than a 215/45x17 and give better comfort because the side wall absorbs more shock. When I had 16" wheels with 205/55x16 tyres the comfort was 100% better than 215/45x17, however when I fitted 225/45x17 with GTA wheels, these were better than my 215/45 tyres but the 205/55x16 still gave the best comfort and absorbed shocks from pot holes etc much better.

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Love my new suspension system im away for a pointless drive! See ya
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Looking good Scobbie...

The handling increase when I did my Bilstein Suspension was great. Its not like the 147's have a problem with handling in the first place though but there is always room for improvement.

Good luck with the rest of your mods.

Keep us updated.

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I've just come across this, looks good.

My suspension is knocking like crazy once again so when I look it that I'd also like to look into upgrading it. I hate the fact it looks like it's on stilts sometimes.

Can you give me details on where you sourced the bits and overall cost as well?
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