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Offline K77NAN

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Lowering the rear...
« on: January 31, 2013, 07:41:07 pm »
There is a tuning company out there selling lowering springs for the rear only, to level up the look of the car. Has anyone any experience of doing this? I'm not bothered about going back to Eibachs as I like the ride as it is, but would like to lose the nose down look :thumb:
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    Offline rui

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    Re: Lowering the rear...
    « Reply #1 on: February 01, 2013, 12:23:28 am »
    put ss springs on the rear?

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    Re: Lowering the rear...
    « Reply #2 on: February 01, 2013, 08:56:26 am »
    Comps already have the SS set up and look pretty flat compared to the NP, but surely lowering the back from that point would give you a nose up look

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    Re: Lowering the rear...
    « Reply #3 on: February 01, 2013, 09:01:13 am »
    They claim the springs work well with SS front springs (which I assume are the same as fitted on the comp) and lower the back by aeound 15mm, which in theory sounds about perfect. Although it is better than the NP, it is still a little nose down at the minute. These sound like they should be spot on, but I've never heard of anyone using them and I don't fancy being the guinea pig :whistle:
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    Re: Lowering the rear...
    « Reply #4 on: February 01, 2013, 09:04:14 am »
    At least the rears are easily swapped :whistle:

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    Re: Lowering the rear...
    « Reply #5 on: February 01, 2013, 09:47:10 am »
    Spring sets are designed to be fitted as sets ideally, thats why suspension kits come as a set of four rather than front & rear pairs.

    Personally Id either go for Eibachs or another brand, there are plenty about these days with varying height & prices.

    But Id lean away from just changing one axel
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    Re: Lowering the rear...
    « Reply #6 on: February 01, 2013, 09:59:22 am »
    Spring sets are designed to be fitted as sets ideally, thats why suspension kits come as a set of four rather than front & rear pairs.

    Personally Id either go for Eibachs or another brand, there are plenty about these days with varying height & prices.

    But Id lean away from just changing one axel

    True to a point, but we all know the limitation for lowering the rear of the A500 is the stupid bump stops! I had the Eibachs on the old car, and it sat very level. The new car has a ride which I feel is about spot on, so I don't want to go the Eibach route again because it does make the ride noticibly firmer :-\

    The springs I'm looking at use the same rating as the SS springs and have been designed to be used with standard front springs, just with a little knocked off the ride height to level the look. Sounds perfect in principle :thumb:
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    Re: Lowering the rear...
    « Reply #7 on: February 01, 2013, 10:03:00 am »
    Give them a try, worse case you have to put the original's back on!

    BTW - you have done well mate, you lasted longer than I did swapping bits about  ;D
    Now that I'm a grown up I drive a sensible grey 595 Competizione with grey leather sabelt seats and yellow brake calipers. It's jolly nice! It's got a name - ' Razzogrigio' Now with a custom S/S group N style exhaust, black Esseesse wheels and a GTT induction kit, all sitting on Eibach springs.

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    Re: Lowering the rear...
    « Reply #8 on: February 01, 2013, 10:05:20 am »
    The new car has a ride which I feel is about spot on

    Are you prepared to to compromise the above? I understood the springs you were refering to are softer than SS

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    Re: Lowering the rear...
    « Reply #9 on: February 01, 2013, 10:05:52 am »
    Give them a try, worse case you have to put the original's back on!

    BTW - you have done well mate, you lasted longer than I did swapping bits about  ;D

    Erm...After picking it up I drove from the garage to my workshop to put the induction kit on....that's just over a mile :whistle:

    Admitedly I failed, because I forgot to get a new hose clip, but the thought was there ;D
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    Re: Lowering the rear...
    « Reply #10 on: February 01, 2013, 10:40:44 am »
    Give them a try, worse case you have to put the original's back on!

    BTW - you have done well mate, you lasted longer than I did swapping bits about  ;D

    Erm...After picking it up I drove from the garage to my workshop to put the induction kit on....that's just over a mile :whistle:

    Admitedly I failed, because I forgot to get a new hose clip, but the thought was there ;D

    Fair play - you're as bad as I am then  ;D
    Now that I'm a grown up I drive a sensible grey 595 Competizione with grey leather sabelt seats and yellow brake calipers. It's jolly nice! It's got a name - ' Razzogrigio' Now with a custom S/S group N style exhaust, black Esseesse wheels and a GTT induction kit, all sitting on Eibach springs.

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    Re: Lowering the rear...
    « Reply #11 on: February 02, 2013, 08:31:43 am »
    I put ss springs on. Wasn't happy, took them off, ground a full coil off = very low  :whistle:
    this was done while I had my coilovers on order, so just temporary and I don't recommend it lol