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Question On Lowering Springs

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searched for an answer but could,t find it. at the moment with my standard springs, if i have people in the back the car scrapes over speed bumps, if i have lower springs on (40mm) will it scrape worse or will the springs not drop as much as the original ones ? stupid question i know but it will make my choice much easier. thanks for any help you can give !

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It will scrape more than it currently does if you fit 40mm lowering springs. I''m surprised that your car is scraping with stock springs, either you have VERY high speed-bumps where you live or you are driving too fast over them! :-)

Try approaching the speedbump one wheel at a time......it should'nt scrape if you roll over the bump one wheel at a time....

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Hi even with passengers, stock suspension and springs should not scrape. It may be worth you getting this checked out before fitting anything else to your car. It could be something as simple as an exhaust clip missing amd there is a part of the exhaust catching the speed bump.

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Thanks for the replys. Just had car back from mot and service and nothing is out of place below and where I live there is a few high speed bumps. Still in two minds about springs tho.

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Hmmmm. Maybe lowering springs isn't the best choice if you're already scraping over some bumps. But yes, it will be a bit stiffer and will look great.

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I not long put springs on mine and you definately gotta slow right down for speed bumps. I never used to bother and didnt get any scraping especially at rear as standards are very high. But now i crawl over them after catching all the plastics underneath and ripping them off the other week. Plus as Stuart mentions its a stiffer ride too so if you hit em too hard you definately feel it. I lowered mine on tein springs purely because the rear looked way too high but now it does look a lot better and should handle better. But I would still definately recommend lowering though.

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Thanks for the advice. I go over every speed bump ok unless I have people in the back then certain bumps i have to take really slowly. I think I'll get them done but got to get a few other things done first. Thanks for the help.

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Go on....lower it.....you know you want to ;-)

I went the 35mm H&R route on KYB shocks......not the best ride in the world, but I think it looks great ;-)

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mines on coil overs and its decked speed humps or ok if you only have a font seat passanger .

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