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Re: Guide to Fitting Lowering Springs
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2007, 17:01:55 PM »
If i were closer to you i'd do it for you.
If you fancy a 2hour drive down here i'll do it. Probably cost you

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what is the biggest tyre a wheel
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2007, 00:17:23 AM »
what is the biggest tyre and alloy a calli can take mine has been lowered about 40mm im wanting to buy 17inch wheels to raise it as it has standard 15" vaux cavi wheels.. very bad owwww...

EG......... 17/215/40... all that number stuff

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Re: Guide to Fitting Lowering Springs
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2007, 00:23:59 AM »
ive 18s with 215/35/18 tyres but ive seen bigger im sure u can fit 20s but i think 18s is the safer option without changing anything................ ...

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Re: Guide to Fitting Lowering Springs
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2007, 12:28:13 PM »
ive 18s with 215/35/18 tyres but ive seen bigger im sure u can fit 20s but i think 18s is the safer option without changing anything................ ...

From what I've heard, you can fit up to 18" without modifying the wheel arches, depending on the width of wheel & tyre you use, but if you go larger you will need to get the wheel arches rolled.  However, I reckon that if you go too large, it will start looking like a 'funny car'!

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Re: Guide to Fitting Lowering Springs
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2007, 18:48:29 PM »
Nice looking axle stands u av there mate. Good guide tho.

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Re: Guide to Fitting Lowering Springs
« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2007, 12:37:48 PM »
What a great guide...the rear seems easy and withing my DIY skills lol.....but the front erm.....<runs off screaming> lol nice 1 m8 have a karma from me

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Re: Guide to Fitting Lowering Springs
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2008, 00:25:11 AM »
Just did mine, before seeing this "how to". Only things I would add are...

When you use the balljoint separator, grease it up on both sides - makes it slide easier when hit, and helps not to damage the balljoint rubber boot

To undo the big nut on the driveshaft (after removing the split pin), get a big enough socket and a long heavy-duty tube that slides over the handle, then get a mate to stick his foot on the brakes (before removing the caliper) and you can turn the nut easily

To knock the driveshaft out, invert the driveshaft end nut and screw it back onto the shaft about 5-10 mm (so its not wobbly) and hit the end of that. You won't damage the thread at the end of the shaft

DON'T, yes DON'T try to remove the ABS sensor off the front hubs. Instead just part the connector which is clipped to the inner wing just behind the strut

Be very gentle removing the pad wear sensor from the pads on the front wheels. They are very brittle and quite expensive.

Might as well change the rubbers at the top and bottom of the rear springs at the same time (seeing as though you are taking the things apart)

Plenty of copperslip/anti-seize lubricant on the threads when you put it all back together (then the bloke who has to replace those tired springs and shocks on his "collector's car" in 15 years time will thank you for it)

Oh, and if you are thinking of undoing the anti-roll bar drop link from the lower radius arm, and its the plastic type, have a spare one handy because it definitely will break when youo take it off! They are bl00dy useless!!!!!

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Re: Guide to Fitting Lowering Springs
« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2008, 18:40:31 PM »
any 1 gt ne pics of a calibra lowerd 100mm cos iv just orderd sum 100mm springs for mine

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Re: Guide to Fitting Lowering Springs
« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2008, 18:46:55 PM »
any 1 gt ne pics of a calibra lowerd 100mm cos iv just orderd sum 100mm springs for mine

100mm !

Fit them then say goodbye to comfort, and hello to excessive wear and tear  ::)

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Re: Guide to Fitting Lowering Springs
« Reply #24 on: December 21, 2008, 19:03:34 PM »
cos iv just orderd sum 100mm springs for mine

What else have you ordered to go with 100mm lowering springs?  Different shock absorbers to suit much shorter springs?  Camber kit?

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Re: Guide to Fitting Lowering Springs
« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2008, 19:26:03 PM »
any 1 gt ne pics of a calibra lowerd 100mm cos iv just orderd sum 100mm springs for mine

What angle will your wishbones be on a 100mm drop?
Ditto Steering arm. Will they clear the inner wings too?

Don't take this the wrong way, but the phrase 'oafish boy' springs to mind.  :)


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Re: Guide to Fitting Lowering Springs
« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2008, 19:43:39 PM »
any 1 gt ne pics of a calibra lowerd 100mm cos iv just orderd sum 100mm springs for mine
-100mm fooking hell, -60mm and the cars on the floor! so -100mm and you gonna be bottomed out before you go any where,  ;D

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Re: Guide to Fitting Lowering Springs
« Reply #27 on: December 21, 2008, 19:46:25 PM »
Don't take this the wrong way, but the phrase 'oafish boy' springs to mind.  :)

What would be 'The right way' for him to take it?  ;D

But I agree, if he has already bought the springs (who is daft enough to manufacture springs to do this?), before asking the questions you pose, it does suggest someone who hasn't thought it through very well...

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Re: Guide to Fitting Lowering Springs
« Reply #28 on: December 21, 2008, 19:54:25 PM »
Don't take this the wrong way, but the phrase 'oafish boy' springs to mind.  :)
whats that about??

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Re: Guide to Fitting Lowering Springs
« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2008, 19:58:04 PM »
whats that about??

Oafish

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