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Author Topic: Lowering [Reducing Roll] Facelift 3.0 MV6  (Read 559 times)

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Lowering [Reducing Roll] Facelift 3.0 MV6
« on: 30 June 2008, 16:58:23 »

Hi guys :)

Saw a thread on here not so long back debating lowering a facelift - does anyone have a recommended brand/supplier please?

Will be leaving OE shocks in place as they are quite new - looking for a respectable drop but nothing insane (30-50mm should do the job)

What are people's experiences with lowering please?
Looking to kill off some of that roll (which is actually quite good considering speed x mass!), but having had spinal surgery not so long back and having suffered an overlowered Maestro Turbo and a badly lowered 620ti would like to keep some smoothness to the whole affair.

Is there anything I should lookout for please? Guess facelift is different to pre, and that MV6 and Elite are not the same? (Estate and Saloon certainly cannot be?)

Ideas on a postcard please

Cheers
Alex :D
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Re: Lowering 2000 (Facelift) 3.0 MV6
« Reply #1 on: 01 July 2008, 11:35:47 »

bump :)
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Re: Lowering 2000 (Facelift) 3.0 MV6
« Reply #2 on: 01 July 2008, 11:43:32 »

Without appearing rude ... may I refer you to this (top of every page anyway)

http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/YaBB.pl?virboard=general;num=1209458172

3rd line from the bottom ??

If someone knows they'll answer .. no need to bump .. :y :y

 :) :) :)
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Re: Lowering 2000 (Facelift) 3.0 MV6
« Reply #3 on: 01 July 2008, 11:49:03 »

Its a tough one, your MV6 is already lowered my 30mm.

What shocks were used, the OEM sports ones for the facelift?

A resonable setup is irmscher springs with bilstein OEM shocks, you cna use the Bilstein sports shocks but the ride then starts to firm up quite a bit.
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Re: Lowering 2000 (Facelift) 3.0 MV6
« Reply #4 on: 01 July 2008, 11:50:02 »

Should have said, think its a fair bump in this case as the thread had drifted well off the bottom of the page  :y
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Re: Lowering 2000 (Facelift) 3.0 MV6
« Reply #5 on: 01 July 2008, 12:25:49 »

Cheers to you both - I did think a few times about bumping or not bumping but the forum was 101% active when I posted and it disappeared rather rapidly :)

The car is 100% original in suspension terms - will the Irmscher springs stop the wingmirrors scraping the road on roundabouts?  ;D
Where could I obtain these and Bilstein shocks please? Any reputable suppliers or just check the usuals like MotorSportsWorld / DemonTweeks / LarkSpeed etc.?

I promise this is the last question I will ask today ;)  :y
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Re: Lowering 2000 (Facelift) 3.0 MV6
« Reply #6 on: 01 July 2008, 12:28:31 »

The irmscher springs are getting hard to source so that will require some searching.

The Bilstein OEM shocks are availbel from Balance Motor Sport at a good price, beware though that these shocks will only support a drop of 30mm max if you end up sourcing alternative springs to the irmscher ones.
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Re: Lowering 2000 (Facelift) 3.0 MV6
« Reply #7 on: 01 July 2008, 12:58:52 »

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The irmscher springs are getting hard to source so that will require some searching.

The Bilstein OEM shocks are availbel from Balance Motor Sport at a good price, beware though that these shocks will only support a drop of 30mm max if you end up sourcing alternative springs to the irmscher ones.

Quality info Mark many thanks indeed Sir  8-) :y

Let the searching commence!
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Re: Lowering 2000 (Facelift) 3.0 MV6
« Reply #8 on: 01 July 2008, 15:15:18 »

Bugger - Irmscher's own site says "Not for MV6 models in UK"
What the hell is that about!  ;D

OE Spec Bilstein's - can do (and decent price). Thanks for the heads-up on Balance Motorsport.

A bit lost on the springs now - Eibach have a kit but its for 94 onwards saloon + estate and not sure I like the idea of one-kit-for-all (-30mm)

Any other suggestions greatfully received - it's just the roll I am trying to kill off really the appearance is already pretty nice :D

Thanks again for reading
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