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i own a mk1 arosa, running 15" street octanes ET38 195/45/15. i wanna put the car on the deck. how low can i go, and do i need to change any drop links etc?
what kit should i get. coilovers etc?
 
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Its all down to preference really. I bought a basic Pi kit that lowered 40mm and it looks pretty low and the front but, doesnt make much difference at the back due to the original suspension height. I went for shocks and springs to see what it would be like to start with and its great handles like a go kart - LunaLupi has coilovers on her Arosa.
 

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And here she is ;)

Kit depends on how low you want to go and how important ride comfort is to you. In short though:

Springs only - good to drop max 40mm. Softer ride
Springs and shocks kit - can go as low as 60mm. Ride still quite well cushioned
Coilovers - can go silly low (120mm has been done). Harsh ride, you'll feel every pebble.

Once you get over 80-100mm though, you can have problems with the driveshaft rubbing the chassis. You can chop a bit out and weld in a plate if you're confident with a welder, but its something to be aware of.

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nice one peeps. what kinna coilovers you sporting? was looking at the FK ones. anyone know how low they go?
i've dropped mine 40mm with just springs. NOT LOW ENOUGH!!! i want the wheels to sit in the arches. not bothered about comfort. lol
i drive a forklift all day. anythings an improvement. hehe!
 

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when i had my mk1 arosa it was dropped 60mm and it looked quite low i had to get the back arches rolled though as the wheels rubbed on every bump in the road it was lowwered on g-max shocks and springs.

here is a pic:
 
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