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Offline tomo_se4

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Re: Guide to Fitting Lowering Springs
« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2008, 20:07:27 PM »
Oafish

Oaf"ish\, a. Like an oaf; simple. -- Oaf"ish*ness, n.
ohhh im with you now   ;)   :D

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Re: Guide to Fitting Lowering Springs
« Reply #31 on: December 21, 2008, 22:32:10 PM »
YES AV GOT SHORTER SHOCK ABSORBERS MY CAR IS LOWERD 60MM ALREADY BUT IT JUS WASENT LOW ENOUGH SO IV HAD SUM 1 OFF SPRINGS MADE AS COILOVERS WERE ABOUT 700 AND I WANT MY CAR SLLLLLAMED

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Re: Guide to Fitting Lowering Springs
« Reply #32 on: December 21, 2008, 22:44:21 PM »
Please dont use caps as it looks like your shouting...and i have tired old eyes which it hurts...lol
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Re: Guide to Fitting Lowering Springs
« Reply #33 on: December 21, 2008, 22:47:02 PM »
^^^^ lol,  -100mm must be a tad too low hurry up and get some pics up matey

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Re: Guide to Fitting Lowering Springs
« Reply #34 on: December 21, 2008, 22:51:11 PM »
yes will do bt nt b till end of jan as spings take a month 2 make

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Re: Guide to Fitting Lowering Springs
« Reply #35 on: December 21, 2008, 23:02:05 PM »
how old are you mate ? correct me if i'm wrong but you seem pretty young, much like my self lol.

no hatred intended but some of these ''fogies'' ;) on here much prefer it if you use the spell checker function when posting something as they can't understand it you see.

anyway, yeh ! get some pics of your calibra up, it's always good to see another one  :)

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Re: Guide to Fitting Lowering Springs
« Reply #36 on: December 21, 2008, 23:36:52 PM »
^^^^ you sound like one of them 'fogies' lol

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Re: Guide to Fitting Lowering Springs
« Reply #37 on: December 21, 2008, 23:58:36 PM »
^^^^ you sound like one of them 'fogies' lol
^^^^ you sound like one of them 'fogies' lol

yep, i sure do  ;)

haha, just trying to help with people writing stuff that some don't. I'll just shut up in future then :-X

lol,  anyway, yeh would love to see some pics when this is done . :P

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Re: Guide to Fitting Lowering Springs
« Reply #38 on: December 22, 2008, 00:39:55 AM »
I  recently (about 8 months ago) lowered my Cally Turbo -30mm. Looked pretty good. Handled really well round corners. That's if I tried to get round them on two wheels. But you can get round them really fast with the standard Turbo springs.
I used a Koni top adjustable kit, but didn't use the top retaining nuts on the struts. No matter how much I tightened up the nuts the bl00dy things rattled like **ck, hence failed the mot. Then took it home. Tightened it up. Back to the MOT place. Failed, still rattling like a bitch. Third time I even tried tightening the nuts up really tight and putting a quick spot of weld on the top of the strut where it meets the nut. No, I used minimal time and the strut hardly got warm, so no damage there. Still failed. Since found out that you have to use special strut retaining nuts.So back home I go again, strip the struts down (I tell you what guys, I'm getting bloody quick at this job now), then put some aftermarket Bilsteins in, which I fortunately had lying around in the garage. Much better, no rattles. Went better on the road too IMHO. All well and good. Hadn't had the tyres very long, 2 or 3 months probably. I'm running 17's with the PROPER OFFSET! Then one day when I parked the car up on full lock I noticed it. The inside of the tyre was showing fabric whilst there was at least 3 or 4 mm of tread on the outside of the tyre. You wouldn't notice it when you park up normally. Talk about lethal!
So now I've decided to go back to standard ride height, with the bilsteins. It looked bad enough with the rear wheels splaying out, let alone the front ones too! There is only a couple of mils difference between the standard and Billy shock. OK, I've noticed that it doesn't seem as responsive round corners, and I can see a bit of the top of the tyre now too. But now I can get out of the works car park without going over the speed hump at about 2 MPH so I don't hit my head on the roof, and I've noticed this bit of repair work on the road near my house no longer fells like its going to rip my suspension off when I go over it at speed. Now I can go home quicker!! I'll try and post a few photos of how bad the tyres are. Lucky I'm still here I reckon.
Anyone got a standard set of rear springs for a Cally or Calibra turbo they don't want or want to sell? Haven't done the rears yet.
If there's any spelling mistakes, I apologise. Not sure if the spell-checker works on posts.
Cheers, Nunny

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Re: Guide to Fitting Lowering Springs
« Reply #39 on: December 22, 2008, 00:42:02 AM »
Oh, and I'm a 52 year old fogie. Just bought an Aprilia SL1000 Falco, so looking forward to taking that on the roads. Who wants to grow up?

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Re: Guide to Fitting Lowering Springs
« Reply #40 on: December 22, 2008, 00:45:04 AM »
Oh, and I'm a 52 year old fogie. Just bought an Aprilia SL1000 Falco, so looking forward to taking that on the roads. Who wants to grow up?

Chill mate, only having a laugh. Try lightening up a bit !



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Re: Guide to Fitting Lowering Springs
« Reply #41 on: December 22, 2008, 00:49:43 AM »
Chill mate, only having a laugh. Try lightening up a bit !



lol look what youve done  ;)   :D

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Re: Guide to Fitting Lowering Springs
« Reply #42 on: December 22, 2008, 11:01:10 AM »
lol look what youve done  ;)   :D

haha, i no yeh. oops  ::)
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well-dweller--anyway no offence ment, sorry you took it so seriously ! 

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Re: Guide to Fitting Lowering Springs
« Reply #43 on: December 22, 2008, 11:05:55 AM »
Chill mate, only having a laugh. Try lightening up a bit !

Nice to have a young'un who knows how to talk.
Funny how even those older than me look completely retarded when they use "txt spk"
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Re: Guide to Fitting Lowering Springs
« Reply #44 on: December 23, 2008, 15:03:57 PM »
No offence taken guys! I was only having a larf! Age is just a number, some higher than others.