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Sports Tourer Lowering Springs?

Postby SAS32 » Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:05 am

Hello all!

Just bought an 04 1.6 Tourer and I've just fitted 17" Nevasport's but it needs lowering as it looks like a 4wd at the front.

Guessing I'll only want to drop it by 35mm from what I've seen on here but I haven't managed to find any springs for the Tourer as yet. Any pointers would be great?

Btw, anyone ever fitted a 225 bumper to a Tourer and where can I get the projector headlights as the current lights are pants?

Cheers in advance and great forum! :D

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Re: Sports Tourer Lowering Springs?

Postby SAS32 » Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:37 pm

Surely someone must know where I can get some springs for a tourer?? :-(

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Re: Sports Tourer Lowering Springs?

Postby Anthony » Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:46 pm

SAS32 wrote:Surely someone must know where I can get some springs for a tourer?? :-(


Eibach - https://www.europerformance.co.uk/pages/ ... ct=4020124

Gmax - https://www.europerformance.co.uk/pages/ ... ct=3914920

They are all here - https://www.europerformance.co.uk/pages/ ... ingsprings

Euro performance offer excellent service. I just received my spax springs from them yesterday. :wink:
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Re: Sports Tourer Lowering Springs?

Postby Paddy » Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:13 pm

Koni springs I would suggest. They will come under the Sport Saloon category. Lower by 45mm.

See Fins post about filing the 'nipple' on the strut bearings before installing springs. (It results in the springs taking the force of a 'bottom' out rather than the bearings)

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Re: Sports Tourer Lowering Springs?

Postby TheFinn » Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:00 pm

SAS32 wrote:Btw, anyone ever fitted a 225 bumper to a Tourer


Hi SAS32!


Sure has, here a few examples on the German Megane forum.

Phase 1:

https://213.133.123.93/megane/index.php/ ... 364.0.html

Phase 2:

https://213.133.123.93/megane/index.php/ ... 951.0.html
https://213.133.123.93/megane/index.php/ ... 387.0.html

And a 'Phase 1½': ;)

https://213.133.123.93/megane/index.php/ ... 259.0.html

SAS32 wrote:where can I get the projector headlights as the current lights are pants?


You mean something like these?
https://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MEGANE-03-07-BLAC ... 7C294%3A50

These aftermarket tuning headlights are all made in China/Taiwan and I wouldn't have my hopes too high regarding their quality or light pattern... :(
The standard Megane headlights give reasonable lighting provided the bulbs are new and there are no great voltage losses on the way to the bulbs. But if it's just for looks then those aftermarket projectors could be the answer.
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Re: Sports Tourer Lowering Springs?

Postby Paddy » Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:40 am

I have been through an MOT 'in NI' with these projector after market headlights. I have HID bulbs in and the beam pattern was bang on the line, both sides after alignment.

The quality aint bad, all lenses are glass which surprissed me.

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Re: Sports Tourer Lowering Springs?

Postby SAS32 » Sat Jul 11, 2009 8:23 pm

Thanks for all the replies and the great advice - much appreciated.

Will keep you posted on how I get on with the springs and if i get as far as the 225 spoiler.

Cheers :cool: :cool:

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Re: Sports Tourer Lowering Springs?

Postby tallpaul » Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:38 am

52 Megane dCi 120 Dynamique 5dr ● 18" Team Dynamics Pro Comp II ● OEM clear lights ● OEM RenaultSport 225 Front Bumper ● Yellow Fogs ● Black Roof


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