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Although I've fancied one for a while, I bought the ST on the recommendation that it has poke when you need it, and my 9 year old Toyota Avensis was well beyond its sell by date. Under normal driving, the ST ride is smooth and civilised and it's a great feeling when you leave some wasuk in an Astra standing when he tries to get keen. I notice though that an immediate mod seems to be Eibachs, I understand the advantages of these springs but do they harden up the ride? I should add here that the poke delivered by the 2.5 turbo has added replacement underwear to my wife's Christmas list
 

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I didn't find that they changed the ride comfort too much although it will obviously be a little harder (it won't remove your fillings though
) but the cornering improves dramatically with the Eibachs on.
 

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Hi,
Had a set of Eibachs fitted to mine yesterday at Profile. I was concerned that the ride was gonna be too hard aswell (especially with the condition of the roads by me) Needn't have worried - if anything the car rides alot better and you notice far less role when going into a corner and overall the car seems far better planted on the road. My advice is go for it - from what I can see its one of the cheapest and best mods you can do to the
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QUOTE(3DGuru @ 12 Dec 2009, 06:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi,
Had a set of Eibachs fitted to mine yesterday at Profile. I was concerned that the ride was gonna be too hard aswell (especially with the condition of the roads by me) Needn't have worried - if anything the car rides alot better and you notice far less role when going into a corner and overall the car seems far better planted on the road. My advice is go for it - from what I can see its one of the cheapest and best mods you can do to the
IMHO

Dave

I agree all the way Dave just go for it Gerry you wont regret it
 

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I thought the
was low enough already and handled great........then i had it lowered and can't believe how
it felt before ! Just had some spacers fitted and im feeling the same again ! Just take it a bit easier over the speed bumps when loaded up !
 

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Eibachs are next on my list along with a rarb.
Can't believe I've gone so long without them. My power mods are finished now so it's time for improving the handling and stance
 

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I just slow down a little more for speed humps (but that's because I'd never hear the end of it if I didn't!!) and I have had no problems with multi-storeys or getting onto the top deck of the Eurotunnel train either.
 

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QUOTE(J50NST @ 12 Dec 2009, 10:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>How do they effect going over bumps etc? Have to slow down more? How about multi storeys etc?

I avoid them on my way to work, but to be honest, I did before I had it lowered!!!!!

If I find a bump I think will be too much, I take it at an angle if it's at all possible.

We have been on and off the Eurotunnel 4 times recently and have been made to climb to the upper deck. The
took it well, no scrapes at all


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Laura & I MUST discuss our posts before we reply, considering we are sat next to each other!!!!!!
 

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I'd go for it mate but be careful, make sure you get the pro kit because the lesser ones make the handling of the car worse than the standard springs. I made that mistake and wasted about £150 with fitting. The ride is very slightly harder but you'll only notice it on very ruff roads. Well worth it though, especially on the country lanes.
 
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Hi all, Ive just bought the lowering kit after reading everyone is loving the ride and cornering... but I was wondering if anyone knows a good place to get them and a full engine service done doen in sunny Southend ?????

Thanks Guys !!!

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QUOTE(Dazza123 @ 13 Dec 2009, 11:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I'd go for it mate but be careful, make sure you get the pro kit because the lesser ones make the handling of the car worse than the standard springs.

That's a new one on me, never heard that before.


To the OP get them fitted +1 from me, superb.
 
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