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    im confused!!??!!??,i have been seeking other peoples opinion on resetting my 205 gti springs lower about 40-45mm
    %50 say its ok to do it as long as you use a reputable company
    .the other %50 say not to do it as they always sag and sometimes unevenly.
    the first group says they only sag when not done properly and todays better technologies and tecniques will ensure they dont sag.??
    i like the ride of the peugeot springs and dont want to put the harder ride eibach springs on.
    any suggestions-BAZZ

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    I have had springs reset, but it does depend on the quality of the original material the spring is made from. I would consider a reset of 50mm on the original 205 spring as too great, not allowing enough bump travel in the shock, so that the bump stops would get a pounding, given the original spring rate.

    This is why lowered springs are uprated, so that you are less likely to bottom out the front end, and that the owners are looking at higher performance on smoother roads. When going for extreme drops the shock length has to be shortened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alan moore
    I have had springs reset, but it does depend on the quality of the original material the spring is made from. I would consider a reset of 50mm on the original 205 spring as too great, not allowing enough bump travel in the shock, so that the bump stops would get a pounding, given the original spring rate.

    This is why lowered springs are uprated, so that you are less likely to bottom out the front end, and that the owners are looking at higher performance on smoother roads. When going for extreme drops the shock length has to be shortened.

    considering the above info ,do you think say, 35-40mm would be advisable on original 205 springs.are they uo to the task?_BAZZ

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    The springs I had on my race car were reset 40mm. They were absolutey fantastic with Konis. Good enough to do Wakefield in 1:14.

    I also have a pair of Bilstein springs which are exactly the same specification as the reset springs.
    ie
    no. of active coils
    wire diameter
    free length

    Lovells in Sydney do them. Send them up via mail. Would cost less than $20 in postage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterT
    The springs I had on my race car were reset 40mm. They were absolutey fantastic with Konis. Good enough to do Wakefield in 1:14.

    I also have a pair of Bilstein springs which are exactly the same specification as the reset springs.
    ie
    no. of active coils
    wire diameter
    free length

    Lovells in Sydney do them. Send them up via mail. Would cost less than $20 in postage.
    thanks peter,im going to get a spare set and do it to them ,would you be interested in selling the bilstein springs you have?,ill pm you-BAZZ

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