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Offline Dondbg

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Lowering options for B7 2.0T avant Quattro
« on: July 11, 2017, 09:55:10 pm »
Guys.

What is the best place to go to to get a good deal on lowering a B7 in Auckland ?


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Re: Lowering options for B7 2.0T avant Quattro
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2017, 10:35:16 pm »
depends.

Do you want a right job?
do you want it really low (coil overs),
or do you simply want the car lowered?
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Re: Lowering options for B7 2.0T avant Quattro
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2017, 09:42:50 am »
Guys.

What is the best place to go to to get a good deal on lowering a B7 in Auckland ?

Lowering springs = no cert.
Coilovers = cert ($500+)
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Re: Lowering options for B7 2.0T avant Quattro
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2017, 09:49:10 am »
depends.

Do you want a right job?
do you want it really low (coil overs),
or do you simply want the car lowered?

Mine is none sline, I want to get rid of the 4x4 look, been trying to source some sline suspensions but can't find something good, so I don't want to it really low, I want to be sline hight just improve the look, thought to buy from ecs or euro parts but shipping is insane so I guess I can find a better deal here in nz.
Can you point me to where mate ?

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Re: Lowering options for B7 2.0T avant Quattro
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2017, 09:50:48 am »
Lowering springs = no cert.
Coilovers = cert ($500+)

Which coileovers ? STs, H&R ....? I don't think so :)
I guess JOMs will fit this figure which I'm happy to use. It can't find where to buy it from in nz

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Re: Lowering options for B7 2.0T avant Quattro
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2017, 09:55:11 am »
Which coileovers ? STs, H&R ....? I don't think so :)
I guess JOMs will fit this figure which I'm happy to use. It can't find where to buy it from in nz

Just get some lowering springs, I personally like H&R's.
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Re: Lowering options for B7 2.0T avant Quattro
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2017, 11:20:35 am »
Which coileovers ? STs, H&R ....? I don't think so :)
I guess JOMs will fit this figure which I'm happy to use. It can't find where to buy it from in nz

I think he meant you still need to add another $500 to your coilover price to get the cert done afterwards, so you would be looking north of $2k for a decent setup.
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Re: Lowering options for B7 2.0T avant Quattro
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2017, 12:10:19 pm »
I think he meant you still need to add another $500 to your coilover price to get the cert done afterwards, so you would be looking north of $2k for a decent setup.

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Re: Lowering options for B7 2.0T avant Quattro
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2017, 12:30:52 pm »
You can buy D2 coiloivers brand new here for $500
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Re: Lowering options for B7 2.0T avant Quattro
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2017, 01:21:36 pm »
why would you want to ?

back in my jdm days, d2 were rubbish

have they improved over the years ?

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Re: Lowering options for B7 2.0T avant Quattro
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2017, 10:21:07 pm »
Just get some lowering springs, I personally like H&R's.

Thought about that and it's easy upgrade but it will expedite the stock shocks wear.

Have you done it ? How long it's been?

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Re: Lowering options for B7 2.0T avant Quattro
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2017, 10:23:23 pm »
I think he meant you still need to add another $500 to your coilover price to get the cert done afterwards, so you would be looking north of $2k for a decent setup.

Why do I need a cert ? If I got a decent H&R or ST kit.

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Re: Lowering options for B7 2.0T avant Quattro
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2017, 07:55:37 am »
why would you want to ?

back in my jdm days, d2 were rubbish

have they improved over the years ?

Seeing as he said JOMs would be fine the D2 are 1000x better than those
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Re: Lowering options for B7 2.0T avant Quattro
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2017, 08:40:48 am »
Why do I need a cert ? If I got a decent H&R or ST kit.
You don't need a cert if you are just doing a fixed height replacement. So you can do struts and/or springs without needing to cert the drop. Unless of course you end up putting in something like adjustable camber plates.
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Re: Lowering options for B7 2.0T avant Quattro
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2017, 09:49:24 am »
Seeing as he said JOMs would be fine the D2 are 1000x better than those

Anyone using JOMs ? I hear good things about it

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Re: Lowering options for B7 2.0T avant Quattro
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2017, 09:51:26 am »
So guys. Where to go in auckalnd?

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Re: Lowering options for B7 2.0T avant Quattro
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2017, 09:58:40 am »
Where are you based?
Hennie (GLIDN) is on the north shore. He can hook you up.
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Re: Lowering options for B7 2.0T avant Quattro
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2017, 10:03:29 am »
if you are after ST shock kit or coil overs?
I can provide KW and a few others as well.
This I can most certainly assist with.

For everyone else, coil over certification costs $790 now
I have a car booked in next week for an LVV cert.
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Re: Lowering options for B7 2.0T avant Quattro
« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2017, 06:10:09 pm »
if you are after ST shock kit or coil overs?
I can provide KW and a few others as well.
This I can most certainly assist with.

For everyone else, coil over certification costs $790 now
I have a car booked in next week for an LVV cert.

I'm after a shock and spring kit to keep the cost down and I'm not after a crazy drop mate , I want an sline hight. What can you offer here ?

Just to confirm : when I need a certification ? Only if I go really low ?


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Re: Lowering options for B7 2.0T avant Quattro
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2017, 11:10:19 am »
Cert required if less than 100mm ground clearance, or if the height is adjustable: http://www.lvvta.org.nz/documents/suplementary_information/LVVTA_LVV_Cert_Threshold.pdf

So a small drop using lowering springs should be fine.
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