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    High ride height

    Just wanted to know your thoughts. To me there’s too much gap between wheel & arch. Is this due to the large wheels? I’m thinking of changing them as I want a smoother ride so any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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    Trying to upload photos but it’s not having it at the moment.
    I’ll keep trying - sorry
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    Logged onto my computer now, let's see if this picture uploads...

    Seems to be a big gap between the wheels & the arches to me. What do you think?
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    That looks like it was specified with the optional +20mm ride height Pr1BB or 1BJ, private message me the REG number and I can tell you.
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    It was built with "1BH Suspension/shock absorption, standard 2" The springs should have paint marks on them for coding, the front should be 1 x grey and 1 x green marks and the rears 4 x grey so check this first.
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    That’s great thanks.
    I’m just at work so I’ll try and check later.
    Is it an easy (cheap) fix to get it lowered?
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    Got to see the front ones, courtesy of a flat tyre this morning.
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    So can I just swap the springs to lower it?
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    They are the standard springs, yes you can fit lowering springs such as https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-T5-Box...item5659fc4a17
    2003 Skoda Octavia VRS Estate. APR 98RON remap, APR R1 diverter valve, Jetex exhaust, K&N panel filter, 7.5x18 Alutec Monstr wheels with 225/40 18 Uniroyal Rainsport 3 tyres.
    2006 Polo GTI 1.8T, APR 95RON remap
    1988 Golf 2 GTI 16 valve, 2.2 with Weber Alpha injection
    1983 Golf 1 GTI 8 valve, 2 litre with Eurospec racing 42/36 head
    1972 1302LS auto 1641cc conversion

    Vile Invention

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