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lowering car

Postby the stripler » Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:06 pm

Hi
Ive just bought a mk3 mx5, and feel the car sits too high.

I would like to lower the car without too much cost and without making the ride harder than it already is.
what are the best options??
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Re: lowering car

Postby Richardn » Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:14 am

Best, not cheapest option, is the Mazdaspeed spring kit

http://www.mx5parts.co.uk/advanced_sear ... eed+spring


cheap option is the Eibach kit
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Re: lowering car

Postby Colin » Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:19 pm

I have the Eibach kit on my Mk3.5 - very pleased but watch for speed bumps.
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Re: lowering car

Postby marshall » Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:55 pm

I had eibach on my mk3 very hard ride on my mk3.5 I have apex much better ride no where near as stiff
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Re: lowering car

Postby Scotty Dugg » Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:49 pm

Getting the last set of Rodders lowering springs at the end of next month so will update in here if you haven't done it by then.

Watch out for speedbumps! As in slow down? Take Diagonally? Re-plan your route?

Never really had a low car so would rather know now than find out the hard way!
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Re: lowering car

Postby IanH » Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:54 pm

Scotty Dugg wrote:Getting the last set of Rodders lowering springs at the end of next month so will update in here if you haven't done it by then.

Watch out for speedbumps! As in slow down? Take Diagonally? Re-plan your route?

Never really had a low car so would rather know now than find out the hard way!


If you're leaving the Glendoick Garden Centre after having stopped for a cuppa coming up the road then don't leave the car park by the furthest exit :cry: the sounds are not nice!!

Speed humps will be one wheel on, one wheel off, if they're full width then looking for a diagonal approach angle.

Otherwise the handling is phenomenal so well worth the slight inconvenience :D
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Re: lowering car

Postby liathach » Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:56 pm

It's not just on speed bumps that might cause grounding - sharp dips in the road are also a problem, aren't they Colin?!
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Re: lowering car

Postby drumtochty » Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:45 pm

Then there are the various tracks in the Mearns getting up to peoples houses.

Even the standard car can be an adventure.
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Re: lowering car

Postby Scotty Dugg » Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:41 pm

Well worst comes to worst, scraping across speedboats may dislodge some of the rust under my 5! Thanks for the tips, sure they'll get put into practice soon. Also noted, don't go to garbled centres!
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Re: lowering car

Postby IanH » Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:36 am

Scotty Dugg wrote:Well worst comes to worst, scraping across speedboats may dislodge some of the rust under my 5! Thanks for the tips, sure they'll get put into practice soon. Also noted, don't go to garbled centres!


Don't you just love autocorrect... :lol:

Mental images of flying cars over speedboats in a Dukes of Hazzard, Miami Vice style...
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Re: lowering car

Postby Scotty Dugg » Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:53 pm

IanH wrote:
Scotty Dugg wrote:Well worst comes to worst, scraping across speedboats may dislodge some of the rust under my 5! Thanks for the tips, sure they'll get put into practice soon. Also noted, don't go to garbled centres!


Don't you just love autocorrect... :lol:

Mental images of flying cars over speedboats in a Dukes of Hazzard, Miami Vice style...


:oops: may have to call it the silver speedboat from now on!
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Re: lowering car

Postby IanH » Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:26 pm

Scotty Dugg wrote:
IanH wrote:
Scotty Dugg wrote:Well worst comes to worst, scraping across speedboats may dislodge some of the rust under my 5! Thanks for the tips, sure they'll get put into practice soon. Also noted, don't go to garbled centres!


Don't you just love autocorrect... :lol:

Mental images of flying cars over speedboats in a Dukes of Hazzard, Miami Vice style...


:oops: may have to call it the silver speedboat from now on!


Now you've said it... it is now true, that is the way of the interwebs :D
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