Struggling to lower rear :(

iv tried matiz rears and now iv tried alto rears aswell but both do nothing! i tried them because people have said they lower like 50mm but atm not even 10mm. money going out the window.

im still on micra shocks but its not the shocks that change the height so fitting my corsa shocks wont change it anyway. anyone know what to do?! need help!
 
Sure somethings not jamming? I thought alto rears weren't even captive with stock shocks?

Fraaaank we need your wisdom!

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Edit: just noticed its rears only :oops: Fit the Corsa rear shocks and it'll put some preload on the springs and lower it fine

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Was your car already lowered? Allowing them time to settle? I have the alto rears on my fronts with cut stocks on the rear and its given me a nice 50mm drop :confused:
Sure somethings not jamming? I thought alto rears weren't even captive with stock shocks?

Fraaaank we need your wisdom!

Sent by umpalumpas on a very small horse.
Sent by pigeon from t'allotment

iv lowered the front with matiz front legs but the back just wont go down. iv literally just fitted the alto rears but its exactly the same as when i had the matiz rears on the rear. if they do settle a tiny bit its not exactly going to be like 25mm is it! plus my dad is a police man so i cant cut the springs because thats illegal so dont exactly know what to do :/
 
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Do you see a difference in the length of the springs when placed side by side?

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Not a lot in it with the matiz ones but next to micra ones there is a bit yes but just doesnt seem to lower it like people have said. they even have photos where theres drop nice and low. dont understand it really :/
 
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Na I spoke to frank about it but i couldn't find any on ebay and breakers don't supply 05 matiz so asked about and that's when the alto rears came into play. Once i got the corsa shocks and starmags on and if im still not liking the ride height ill just chop the springs a little. Cba with it anymore ;)
 
Na I spoke to frank about it but i couldn't find any on ebay and breakers don't supply 05 matiz so asked about and that's when the alto rears came into play. Once i got the corsa shocks and starmags on and if im still not liking the ride height ill just chop the springs a little. Cba with it anymore ;)
Angle grinder ftw!! :D
 
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Hopfully the starmags will be straight forward fit with the wobble nuts. All that seems to be with this little project is a pain in the ass. Don't think i can get hold of a angle grinder so hacksaw for me aha! ;)
 
Hopfully the starmags will be straight forward fit with the wobble nuts. All that seems to be with this little project is a pain in the ass. Don't think i can get hold of a angle grinder so hacksaw for me aha! ;)
Make sure you measure the CB accurately, you want a nice snug fit for the spigot rings.
 
In the pictures it doesn't look far off from the hub on the micra. Do commercial places like halfords sell the rings or is it a garage job
Difficult to tell from pics and Halfords only do spigot rings for alloys they sell. Best bet is Ebay, about 5-6 quid for set of 4. Unless they are an oddbod size and need custom making (unlikely) 20 quid a set then.
 
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Difficult to tell from pics and Halfords only do spigot rings for alloys they sell. Best bet is Ebay, about 5-6 quid for set of 4. Unless they are an oddbod size and need custom making (unlikely) 20 quid a set then.
Can't wait to get this sorted. I got a holiday to pay for! ;)
 
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Out with the grinder and in with chop!!, id say cut the original micra springs and happy days!!

J
i might have to. fitted my new wheels on a rear hub and dropped the car down and the arch gap is huge. everyone says its illegle then some says its not if it captive etc.. :/
 
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Im on alto rears on the front with wagon r and corsa b shocks on the rear, cutting my springs soon tho
I'm fitting the corsa shocks on Sunday then getting wheels on but just need one rubber seat before i thinking about cutting. Looking good on front tho mate!
 
What you got on front? Corsa b shocks dont lower it that much at all i just found it a bit stiffer, might be different with different springs tho but still choppin mine
 
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What you got on front? Corsa b shocks dont lower it that much at all i just found it a bit stiffer, might be different with different springs tho but still choppin mine
just front legs off the matiz on front. i cant chop mine tho as dad is a copper and he will probably clamp it if i cut the springs. this is what it looks like with my 13x7's on
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Try alto springs on the front, they go lower and are stiffer than matiz ones, cut springs are legal if done properly or just tell him you got lowering springs ;)
 
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Try alto springs on the front, they go lower and are stiffer than matiz ones, cut springs are legal if done properly or just tell him you got lowering springs ;)
i can drop the perch a bit to get the front down its just the rear im stuck,. why cant there be some decent micra coilovers!
 
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