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Lowered the Altea (With pics)

Discussion in 'Altea - includes XL and Freetrack' started by pdh 14a, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. pdh 14a

    pdh 14a Mr Fussy

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    I have finally got round to lowering my Altea! Heres some before and after shots,please excuse the dirty car in the after shots,i have broken my ribs and can't clean it :cry:

    Before!

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    And lowered!

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    Just needs spacers now! which there may be a group buy! Here (Shameless plug)
    http://www.seatcupra.net/forums/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=173210

    Thanks for looking.Paul :D
     
  2. andyj

    andyj There's no F in Quality..

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    :thumbup:

    Looking very nice mate, would love to do mine, but a baby arriving in 3 weeks is going to put a stop to that !!! lol

    Is your's 'Tinta Black' ? Looks good!
     
  3. pdh 14a

    pdh 14a Mr Fussy

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    Thanks Andy,yep its the tinta black!
    Congrats on the baby btw :)
     
  4. andyj

    andyj There's no F in Quality..

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    How have you lowered it? Coilovers, or just springs?
     
  5. pdh 14a

    pdh 14a Mr Fussy

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    They are just Eibach sprins (Pro kit) i have only driven it once since,as i broke a tierod fitting them and have now broke my ribs :cry: But the one journey i have had, it was great,much sharper handling,and it didn't feel any harsher over bumps! :D
     
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    excellent post mate!, just ordering my eibach springs tonight! been wondering what they would look like. now I know!;)
     
  7. Andywarr

    Andywarr Active Member

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    thats ace mate, never seen anything done to one of these
     
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    pdh 14a Mr Fussy

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    Thanks Andy,got a good few plans through the year! will keep updating!

    Cheers Toxic,will add to that tomorrow :)
     
  10. pdh 14a

    pdh 14a Mr Fussy

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    Are you fitting them yourself? Give me a shout if your stuck on anything! :)
    Didn't know much before starting,but learned a lot from the mistakes :blink: :drive2:
     
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    not too sure if I will do it myself or gpay someone to do it as yet. its only the Fronts that are harder to fit.
     
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    Jeez those German boys love pimping their Alteas!
     
  14. Toxic

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    dont they just :)
     
  15. pdh 14a

    pdh 14a Mr Fussy

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    Yes its a good link that one.got most of my ideas off there!
    The plan for the car is
    1.lowering springs - Done
    2. K&N induction kit - Done
    3. Spacers - Done
    4. Revo Remap - in talks (Done)
    5. Side skirts - For birthday in June
    6. Front lip - if it don't rub too much now its lowered (Sod it, it rubs,but i've got one!)
    7. Dump valve - but don't know if that'll work :blink: (Not happening)
    And then probably nothing as my Bank manager will be chasing me by then :D
    8. now has winter 18's and summer 18's
     
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  16. Toxic

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    you dump valve on a TDI is a no go... if you click on my "Altea 2.0 TDI Sport " link (in signature) you see what I have done so far on mine.
     
  17. chrisash32

    chrisash32 Altea Driver

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    very nice! how much were the springs??
     
  18. pdh 14a

    pdh 14a Mr Fussy

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    Shame about the dump valve! I'm a 35 year old boy racer at heart lol :ban:
    Nice work on that mate! forgot that i'd like to upgrade to the 312's too,don't suppose you still have the part no's for that conversion do you? :)
     
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    pdh 14a Mr Fussy

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    They were £151 delivered from DPM off here mate! :coolthumb
     
  20. andyj

    andyj There's no F in Quality..

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    £151 is a lot better than the £950 I was quoted for coilovers! :lol: ;)

    312's are the next on my list, just waiting for my mate to bring them up after he took them off his Mk5 Golf Gti when he fitted the Mk2 Leon 345's ;)
     

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