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Lowered

Postby kylehimself » Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:39 pm

Hi all! Haven’t been on here in a while, hope all is well with everyone.

Got the car lowered 45mm on Spax a few weeks back finally. Cleaned it today and took a few pics just to show anybody who's interested.

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Used that Turtle Wax Ice stuff to polish the motor today... really good job, does all the trim as well as body work and leaves no hazy polish marks. Leaves a real nice shine, unfortunately them pictures don't do it justice as you can probably see it was a bit of a dull day, but in the sunshine

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Re: Lowered

Postby TheFinn » Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:32 pm

Looks good with the drop!

Is the Ice wax very sensitive to water? I always hate water seeping out from under the trim ruining the polish job...
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Re: Lowered

Postby STEVIE » Sun Aug 24, 2008 9:55 pm

Looking good kyle :rock :rock :D

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Re: Lowered

Postby kylehimself » Sun Aug 24, 2008 9:58 pm

TheFinn wrote:Looks good with the drop!

Is the Ice wax very sensitive to water? I always hate water seeping out from under the trim ruining the polish job...


I washed the car on saturday mornin' and used Ice Wax on it straight after. It's ended up rainin' all day saturday and this mornin'. When the sun came out this afternoon the finish looked as good as it did when it was put on yesterday. Turtle Wax people claim it will stay good up 20 washes... i wouldn't be so sure about that but I do think it keeps well.

It's handy cause you can apply the Ice Wax straight onto the trim and not worry about it hazing. The polish didn't look as quite good as the Mcguires Gold Class I normally use, but as I said in the post above it was very overcast and so you wouldn't get much of a shine of the paintwork anyway. I like it 'cause it's much less of a hassle to apply and still looks top notch.

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Re: Lowered

Postby luke2g2 » Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:09 am

Looks real nice mate, looks so much better, Couple of Q's:

-what size wheels you got on there? they look twice the size after its been lowered.

-and where did you get the springs from? I want to get this done in a couple of week, where was the cheapest place to get them from.

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Re: Lowered

Postby kylehimself » Mon Aug 25, 2008 4:45 pm

luke2g2 wrote:Looks real nice mate, looks so much better, Couple of Q's:

-what size wheels you got on there? they look twice the size after its been lowered.

-and where did you get the springs from? I want to get this done in a couple of week, where was the cheapest place to get them from.


Motor is sittin' on 18's mate with a 225/45 tyre. Got the srpings from http://www.spax-suspension.co.uk/p1326756.htm the site was real quick to get them sent out, had them in 3 days.

really does look 100% better, as you can imagine the ride is a bit harsher but in no way uncomfortable.

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Re: Lowered

Postby luke2g2 » Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:53 pm

cheers mate appreciate. I'm sure its worth the compromise.

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Re: Lowered

Postby gavnaysh » Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:20 pm

hi mate are they torsion bar on the rear or is it just a case of swapping spirngs all round??
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Re: Lowered

Postby kylehimself » Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:10 pm

gavnaysh wrote:hi mate are they torsion bar on the rear or is it just a case of swapping spirngs all round??


springs all round mate.

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Re: Lowered

Postby gavnaysh » Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:32 pm

nice one springs are loads easier than torsion bar (well so ive been told) but know what im doin with shocks/springs so that can be top of todo list when warranty is up any idea of best place to buy them after a fairly big drop pro 45-60mm anyone know if you get any probs with driveshafts or ote when you go 60??
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Re: Lowered

Postby kylehimself » Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:19 am

gavnaysh wrote:any idea of best place to buy them after a fairly big drop pro 45-60mm


sorry bud im not followin'... buy what?

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Re: Lowered

Postby gavnaysh » Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:09 pm

lowering springs??
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Re: Lowered

Postby kylehimself » Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:29 pm

sorry mate, got confused as i read the "after the fairly big drop" bit all as one sentence. oops.

get 'em here. http://www.spax-suspension.co.uk/p1326756.htm

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Re: Lowered

Postby gavnaysh » Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:49 pm

cheers mate got them ordered ready for when warranty runs out found rear window spoiler for £85 delivered and going to have the bump strips colour coded aswell i think. still considering a dump valve just to confuse ppl oh yeah and a remap i think got 15weeks on warranty left then its all go. anyone had a rear spoiler from dealers?? if so how much and pic/part number please
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Re: Lowered

Postby kylehimself » Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:04 pm

renault quoted me £160 for a rear spoiler and that was just it bought and primed. series 2 spoiler (one without brake like and on the new R26.R) part no: 77 11 419 518.

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