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    Default 306 gti6 lowered front coils

    have not had much luck finding these, the best i can do is the new koni coils for $350 on my doorstep

    according to my mechanic these are not great and he has suggested eibach if i can find them

    but have not been able to find anything - any hints?

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    WRCPUG has fitted them to his gti6 before. See Eibach Springs for 306 Opinions Needed
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    Go to http://www.eibach.com.au/

    buy direct from Eibach. they work well with OEM shocks...
    I have them on my SV.

    Question: how do i reset the rear springs? the back is a little high...


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    Quote Originally Posted by pokinacha
    Go to http://www.eibach.com.au/

    buy direct from Eibach. they work well with OEM shocks...
    I have them on my SV.

    Question: how do i reset the rear springs? the back is a little high...


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    you adjust the splines, no purchase necessary

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexb618
    you adjust the splines, no purchase necessary
    How do i do that?


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    Just a note: The eibachs work well, however dont expect the quoted 35mm drop. You'll be luck to get 10-15mm. They are really just a touch firmer than stockies, helping reduce roll a bit. Although, you will notice small bumps heaps more.

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    so are you suggesting i drop the rear and dont touch the front?

    the car is pretty high at the back (standard height), i suspect it will be 4wd-like with the 17s on it unless i drop it a bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexb618
    so are you suggesting i drop the rear and dont touch the front?

    the car is pretty high at the back (standard height), i suspect it will be 4wd-like with the 17s on it unless i drop it a bit
    Alex, are you thinking of putting 17's on the gti6 with stiffer suspension? Make sure you get the springs/shock combination spot on. I drove a S16 with 17" wheels and some progressive rate king springs with the stock shocks, and it rode poorly and handled even worse. It didn't bodyroll but that maybe because it started understeering before the fronts could key into the road surface hard enough to even cause bodyroll.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alexb618
    so are you suggesting i drop the rear and dont touch the front?

    the car is pretty high at the back (standard height), i suspect it will be 4wd-like with the 17s on it unless i drop it a bit
    If you are putting 17's i strongly suggest some specially made progressive springs. Like i said the eibachs wont lower that much. You will have to reset the rear about -30mm, but be prepared for scrubbing, crappy ride and iffy handling on anything but billiard tables. When resetting the rear, make sure the splines are marked with a standard height reference, so its easy to revert should you ever want to.

    A car like a 306 suits nothing larger than 16's IMO

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    dont get kings whatever you do

    If you want a minimum drop in height and an improvement in handling get the Eibach Pro Kit.

    If you want a harder more track orientated Eibach get the Eibach Sportline springs

    If you want a harder ride and bigger drop with improved handling get the Apex springs. I had these on with my 17's and they werent too bad. At Philip Island i had standard shocks with Apex springs reset to sit lower using my 15" wheels and i couldnt really fault the handling.
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    thanks for your input everyone, i will have a look into these apex springs

    and having built a number of cars from the ground up over 10 years i am well aware of what 17s will do to the handling

    but i am going to do it anyway

    so lets not argue about it

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    but i am going to do it anyway

    so lets not argue about it
    hahah nice i dunno how many times ive had to explain myself also

    If you get some nice light 17" wheels that weight less than the cyclones then im sure the car will handle just as good. May i suggest OZ wheels





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    wrc, those wheels look sensational! Are they really lighter than the cyclones? What're they worth?
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    The ones on the red rallye are OZ Superleggaras...OZ make lightweight wheels as used in WRC ect.

    i got a quote years ago for the OZ Supertursimo in 17" and they wanted $800 a wheel So yeah expensive.

    http://www.ozwheels.com.au/store/list.inetstore?id=3
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    mmm
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    Quote Originally Posted by al
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    It looks just a bit too big on the 205. I reckon one size down would look horn. I was just checking the ozwheels website..they've got one wheel there that's 1600 bux a wheel!!! faaark
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    Quote Originally Posted by U Turn
    It looks just a bit too big on the 205. I reckon one size down would look horn. I was just checking the ozwheels website..they've got one wheel there that's 1600 bux a wheel!!! faaark
    I didn't even think they would look good on a 205... But i'm realising that those wheels would look good on anything.

    I'm quite liking that splitter too.
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    man those OZ rims look sweet, good enough to to justify 17's! but you'd really have to have the sitting really low so it dosnt look like it tippy-toeing

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