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#130085 - 25th Jul 2004 10:47pm Lowering
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After my little incedent with a roundabout today i've decided to lower my mobile bouncy castle. Only problem is I've never done it before.

Do i need to replace the springs and shocks or can I just do the springs?

Scooby if you can get your hands on anything let me know.

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#130086 - 25th Jul 2004 11:05pm Re: Lowering
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Springs and shocks is ideal...

You can do just springs, but:

1: Your standard shocks will wear quickly..(Mine burst within 2 months..)

2: You won`t get optimum handling without the shocks..

If you can afford to do both at the same time i would say do it!!!!

Hope this helps...
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#130087 - 26th Jul 2004 12:34am Re: Lowering
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Contact me via Autosafe Garage and i will provide an estimate for the work required.

I agree with Paz on this one, springs will lower it, Springs and shocks are prefered and will perform allot better.

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#130088 - 26th Jul 2004 1:19am Re: Lowering
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3rd that..

the job of replacing the dampers is 2/3rds done when youre fitting new springs so you may as well do it then if only to save two labour bills for stripping the suspension down twice (once for springs and second time when dampers enevitably fail further down the line)


Phil

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#130089 - 26th Jul 2004 1:37am Re: Lowering
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Good point raised there presuming the suspension is of a McPherson Strut design.....................


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#130090 - 16th Nov 2004 1:43pm Re: Lowering
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I got lowered springs for Sale,,,make me an offer
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#130091 - 21st Nov 2004 1:38am Re: Lowering
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i doubt ur springs will fit his cav.if u drive a golf which by ur name i assume you do.Each cars springs are of a different design coils start and end at different points and some are pigtail where others are not
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#130092 - 23rd Nov 2004 7:33pm Re: Lowering
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smile
they where bought for a '97 calibra but never used
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