Got a booking to fit my H&R lowering kit on saturday, Think I have got a good price as they are only charging me £80 for labour. Has anyone got any experance with H&R products? and how will lowering the car 30-40mm change the ride/handeling?
£80 is about the going rate (2 hours of labour). I too have heard good things about H&R from the BMW world. You will feel bumps and imperfections in the road more, and make sure you slow down for speed bumps more as well. On the positive side you will have improved turning and the car will feel better to drive.
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My Saab 9-3 which is already on coilovers! I feel they could come down a little more as the suspension is so hard, I cannot see the tyres rubbing at all!
I am loving those 3 spokes! Very cool. I think you could go a little bit lower. What other suspension work have you had done?
Cheers Prince, from a man of your TC stature, much appreciated! all bushes wherever possible have been replace with polybushes, and I have had modified wishbones etc made just for me!
Sorry about the camera angle as it makes the Beast look like it has a couple of dents on the rear quarter, but I can assure you there isn't a mark or a scratch on the old girl Not sure what else to do to bring her down another 10mm or so!
Good call on the polybushes. Did you get Powerflex ones? If so, purple or black? Are your coilovers fully adjustable? I.E. Can you adjust the camber and castor?
P.S. The camera angle is fine! I'd love to see this at a National Meet.
Thanks Prince, the polybushes are in fact coloured blue and have been specially made for the 9-3, the coilovers are indeed fully adjustable and practically as low as they will go!
I was showing the old girl off at the Peterborough Modified Nationals on behalf of Torque Cars last year and at the Santa Pod Modified Nationals, as well as the Haynes Classic 100 last year which I am sponsoring this year, along with displaying at the Saab Owners Club of Great Britain Nationals in Bath last year were I won the "Best Saab 9-3" in the country award
What camber settings have you got? Maybe just a slight bit more camber will allow you to go lower.
The thing I could suggest for the looks is to smooth over the bump strips or colour code them with the door handles. Only change I'd make to be honest. I'm not surprised it won Best Saab 9-3.
Cheers Prince, Not too sure about the camber settings, I had the whole car geometry set up down at Elite Direct based in Rainham in Essex who have this all singing all dancing computerised gizmo.
The bump strips and the door handles will be colour coded in a couple of months time before the first show, and i'm hoping to have the Hirsch genuine Carbon Fibre rear spoiler, side sills and front spoiler finishing strips installed as well.
Can you adjust the camber settings at the top of the strut? Might be worth a little play around.
Plans sound good mate! I'm planning some carbon fibre touches on the Beemer when the time is right. It just costs so much!
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