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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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    Hi mate,thanks for the nice comments! i got the chrome strip off ebay! but it turns out that a guy was selling a job lot from a Seat dealer that shut! So i would try a dealer,not sure how much they'd cost though,i got mine for a tenner :)

    And the ride quality did go down a tiny bit,with the Eibach ones though they are progressive springs,so they get harder as the weight transfers, but the way it handles bends now far outweighs the odd crunch when you hit a pothole! I went to 18" wheels too which doesn't help to soak up bad roads either! :doh:
     
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  2. shaney_87

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    There's a panel that comes off ?!?! , I was gettin well pissed off with the wipers, iv had em off 3 times already n its a bitch to do lol , I also made a fair few mistakes , one of witch I'm still trying to put right , managed to brake the abs somehow n can't figure out what's wrong , and snapped a drop link today [:@]

    Lookin Gd tho , like the winter wheels ,
     
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  4. pdh 14a

    pdh 14a Mr Fussy

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  5. N2KHL

    N2KHL Active Member

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    Got to say the altea does look great lowered!
     
  6. pdh 14a

    pdh 14a Mr Fussy

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    Thanks mate!

    This will be updated within the week,got 286mm rear brakes going on and some audi RS4 rims to pop on! i'm all exited lol :D
     
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    wheels


    don't suppose you'll be selling these wheels in this picture :whistle:
     
  8. pdh 14a

    pdh 14a Mr Fussy

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    Nope sorry mate,they'll be my winter ones! :)
     
  9. stuwbafc

    stuwbafc Active Member

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    shame i've been after them for a while missed out on a couple of sets on the bay .....but i've seen a set of 18" exeo wheels they look good if i can get em....;0) .......your altea do's look sweet with those on though....
     
  10. pdh 14a

    pdh 14a Mr Fussy

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    Thanks appreciate it,i looked for ages for the RS4 alloys,then these came up and i thought they are nice! and then a set of rs4's came up 6 weeks later.so i thought i'd alternate between both sets now to keep it fresh :D
     
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    We wanna see pics of the rs4's on ya motor bro !
     
  12. pdh 14a

    pdh 14a Mr Fussy

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    Nearly there,rear 286mm brakes are all painted up! (Well not the faces :blink:) and front splitter repainted in satin black! and wheels all polished up ready to go on!
    Hopefully this time tomorrow it all should be done! ;)
     
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    N2KHL Active Member

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    Pics Pics Pics !!!
     
  14. pdh 14a

    pdh 14a Mr Fussy

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    Lol,rain stopped play on Tuesday when i was planning to do them! got the brakes swapped over today( Bit more of a job than i thought!) also painted all the suspension and arms etc!Then run out of time and had to come to work! just got the front lip and wheels to put on tomorrow, and then i'll put the pics up! :)
     
  15. SEAT-MAD

    SEAT-MAD first time user long time

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    Question: Are there different Eibach springs for all models??
    I have a 2.0 DSG TDI what set would i need :confused:
    Check ebay item :- 190364913459
    Jon :help:
     
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    pdh 14a Mr Fussy

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    I don't think the dsg part should effect the springs! i cant get on ebay in work,so cant check the ones you have mentioned! will try and find out where i got mine tomorrow! :)
     
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    I think there are slightly different spring rates for the auto and manual cars so i'd pay attention to that. The ones you linked to on ebay look to be right, they have the same ones listed on their main site.

    FYI DPM have them about £10 cheaper than they are on ebay, if you pop a post in the dealer section then they can make sure you get the right springs for your car
     
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    pdh 14a Mr Fussy

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    Thinking about it,i think i got mine off dpm! sorry still not sure if they fit a dsg or not though! best off ringing him! :)
     
  19. pdh 14a

    pdh 14a Mr Fussy

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    Okay,some pic whoring now! :D

    Start with around £800 worth of bits :cry:
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    Get car balanced in the air!
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    Look at old small 255mm brakes!
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    Fit new 286mm brakes!
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    pdh 14a Mr Fussy

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    And fit new RS4 wheels! :)
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    With big cupra r fronts!
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    and finally,with the new brakes and wheels together!
    Thanks for looking.Paul :)

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