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welshdubber69
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PostSubject: Which is safer? I'm on a budget!   Which is safer? I'm on a budget! EmptyTue Aug 25 2009, 20:01

Hi everyone, right i'm wondering which is the safer option to lower the car? Just as a short term solution- Chopping standard springs? Or puttin my 70mm lowerin springs onto standard shocks? Does anyone know if i can buy shocks that will be ok with being that low? Many thanks bendub Smile
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owe
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PostSubject: Re: Which is safer? I'm on a budget!   Which is safer? I'm on a budget! EmptyTue Aug 25 2009, 22:13

chopping springs is never good
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PostSubject: Re: Which is safer? I'm on a budget!   Which is safer? I'm on a budget! EmptyTue Aug 25 2009, 22:17

70mm springs is safer. It'll knacker shockers in no time thou, standard shocks can take a 40mm drop but after that its good night.
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alan1272
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PostSubject: Re: Which is safer? I'm on a budget!   Which is safer? I'm on a budget! EmptyTue Aug 25 2009, 22:19

just make sure the spring doesn't come off the spring platform on full droop and it should be ok.
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PostSubject: Re: Which is safer? I'm on a budget!   Which is safer? I'm on a budget! EmptyWed Aug 26 2009, 04:18

So for this to be safe, i'll need a set of gas shocks? On the last polo i had gas shocks and these 70 springs on, and the rear shock couldn't take it! It started leaking!
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keith_lemon
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PostSubject: Re: Which is safer? I'm on a budget!   Which is safer? I'm on a budget! EmptyWed Aug 26 2009, 06:12

no you need a set of uprated shocks with shortened rods and increased damping.

thats in an ideal world.

however the basis for this polo was cheap motoring so why not just buy petrol, insurance and tax - for get about anything else.
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PostSubject: Re: Which is safer? I'm on a budget!   Which is safer? I'm on a budget! EmptyWed Aug 26 2009, 09:33

Man it's like a moon buggy! Smile 15quid of petrol did me 172miles! Then the petrol light came on! Yeah!
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PostSubject: Re: Which is safer? I'm on a budget!   Which is safer? I'm on a budget! EmptyWed Aug 26 2009, 09:43

Exactly same thing happened the mrs old 6n. Was bouncing unbearably everywhere just with springs, funked the shocks up in 6 months so went for gas, and the rear leaked within a couple of months.
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REDLooP
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PostSubject: Re: Which is safer? I'm on a budget!   Which is safer? I'm on a budget! EmptyWed Aug 26 2009, 11:27

Ur looking at 200 for a set of shortened gmax dampers. They shud be ok. or 350 for a set of kw's

Might aswell go for some Ta tech coliovers, there around the 180 range.

Or go 2nd hand Pirate
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PostSubject: Re: Which is safer? I'm on a budget!   Which is safer? I'm on a budget! EmptyWed Aug 26 2009, 11:39

Well i bought a set of gmax shocks and springs on the last polo lowered the car 40mm, i then bought the 70mm springs and put them on, the shocks leaked after 3months! Maybe some ebay coilovers will do! 169! Smile lowers up to 120mm! But i only want to go 80 on 15's!
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REDLooP
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PostSubject: Re: Which is safer? I'm on a budget!   Which is safer? I'm on a budget! EmptyWed Aug 26 2009, 11:42

least with coillies u can adjust the height to suit.

Ride on the cheaper ones are a bit hard tho, will be avoiding the cats eyes lol
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OwainMK1
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PostSubject: Re: Which is safer? I'm on a budget!   Which is safer? I'm on a budget! EmptyWed Aug 26 2009, 11:58

yeah, id go coilies aswell mate.
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PostSubject: Re: Which is safer? I'm on a budget!   Which is safer? I'm on a budget! EmptyWed Aug 26 2009, 17:02

Yea ebay coilies!
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PostSubject: Re: Which is safer? I'm on a budget!   Which is safer? I'm on a budget! EmptyWed Aug 26 2009, 18:57

a set of coilies bought from ebay 165, raceland, down about 60mm, will go about another 50mm and running on 15's
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PostSubject: Re: Which is safer? I'm on a budget!   Which is safer? I'm on a budget! EmptyWed Aug 26 2009, 20:09

That's the same colour as mine! Yeah! So coilies it is Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Which is safer? I'm on a budget!   Which is safer? I'm on a budget! EmptyFri Aug 28 2009, 16:18

coileys 120mm mr benji Twisted Evil

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mk1mel
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PostSubject: Re: Which is safer? I'm on a budget!   Which is safer? I'm on a budget! EmptyFri Aug 28 2009, 21:32

check out ebay,i got some fk coilies for 100.52 for my mk3 golf,fitting them tomorow pics to follow
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PostSubject: Re: Which is safer? I'm on a budget!   Which is safer? I'm on a budget! EmptyFri Aug 28 2009, 21:37

mk1mel wrote:
check out ebay,i got some fk coilies for 100.52 for my mk3 golf,fitting them tomorow pics to follow

i lost out on sone kw variant 2 fronts which had only 300miles on then and went for 83!!!!!

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