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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:14 pm 
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As per title after some lowing springs to se me through till I can afford coil overs

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering springs
PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:18 pm 
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New front lowered springs can be bought new for not a lot. Circa £100 iirc. Rear is done with torsion bars. Just buy new Bilstein B6 shocks all round. Don't bother with coilovers unless tracking/racing it.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:32 pm 
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As Steve said above, Pi, Eibach etc front springs are readily available from about 90 quid upwards

The standard front springs are pretty firm anyway so if you're looking for a handling improvement you could go for a set of Bilsteins and poly bushes instead, plus anti roll bar upgrades (you may not have a rear fitted from the factory) and decent tyres

If it's just stance you're looking for, I guess you'll need coilovers of some sort eventually

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:29 am 
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I agree with above except maybe for the poly-bush part - I steered clear (pun intended! :lol: ) for road use and fitted new rubber.

If you're wanting coil overs you'd be wise to consider the parts from ?rallyparts (I can check the name later). I have a set of sleeves that fit over the stock struts, you can then choose the stiffness of springs you want (springs are about £40 each) and replace the stock dampers with whatever you want (I have adjustable spax, but for the road B6 would be great) and you can have the coil overs you want but at a much lower price.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:31 am 
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Edit: Rally Design.... heres the link to the coil over 'kit' - £25! https://www.rallydesign.co.uk/product_i ... h7mvek5f96

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:49 pm 
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DrJohn wrote:
Edit: Rally Design.... heres the link to the coil over 'kit' - £25! https://www.rallydesign.co.uk/product_i ... h7mvek5f96

I can vouch for the Rallydesign sleeves. I have a pair of struts with them fitted. They distorted only marginally when welded so the spring platform is still pretty easy to wind.
Fitting them can be more involved if you don't have threaded struts though

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:14 pm 
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Only the 944S2/turbo didn't have the threaded caps didn't they? I think all the others have the rebuild-able struts so you can replace with whatever brand of damper you want.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:26 pm 
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DrJohn wrote:
Only the 944S2/turbo didn't have the threaded caps didn't they? I think all the others have the rebuild-able struts so you can replace with whatever brand of damper you want.

I don't know John. I do know that some 924 people on FB have moaned about having to cut n weld, and some told me I'd have to do the same on my S. But of course many people talk nonsense

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I thought it was only the later struts with the wider bolt pattern (944s2 and Turbo only) that had the sealed units, so I’d be surprised if it were 924S etc but I might be rusty because I looked into all this (and bought one of every type at the time which are still in the shed) to solve my offset problem with my wheels. In the end I kept 924 stuff and made custom hubs. :roll:

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