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Also for ppl who have done this, how does this mod affect handling and does it affect the passive rearwheel steering aswell?
 

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Hi mate, i put eibach springs on my twinspark, 20mm drop.
They overpower the standard shocks when it gets bumpy, on smooth surfaces they are noticeably better, passive rear still works fine. The drop makes the car 'sit' much better at standstill.:):cool:
 

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Just a quick question; but why does your car now sit a bit high? Surely it sits at exactly the same height as before if you have the correct tyres on?
 

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Just a quick question; but why does your car now sit a bit high? Surely it sits at exactly the same height as before if you have the correct tyres on?
His ride height has probably changed a bit because it's easy to go for the wrong (but acceptable) tyre size when upgrading to larger wheels, here's a couple of examples to give you an idea;

Let's say his original wheels were 205/50/16, the total diameter is 61.14 cm
He then goes for GTA 17" wheels with 215/45/17 tyres - total diameter is 62.53 cm
or as is a common choice 225/45/17 - total diameter is 63.43 cm
less common choice would be 225/40/17 - total diameter is 61.18 cm

in the case above, the 225/40/17 tyre is closest to original spec diameter, it will not change ride height (well actually it will by a fraction), but all the others are much larger diameters and will thus raise the ride height (215/45 by approx 7mm) (225/45 by approx 1.14cm).

The larger diameter choices will fill the arches out more but will also raise the ride height :thumbs:
 
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