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Just spent £3k on suspension...

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Django x2, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. grudas


    Joined: Mar 12, 2008

    Posts: 19,990

    Location: West sussex

    ? do you stop before the speedbump and wind them up and stop after speedbumps and wide them down? :D

    bags is the way to go.

    speedbumps are pointless tho, especially silly ones! my girlfriends mum lives in a retirement place and the speedbumps are beyond ridiculous. My s2000 would never go over them, even my lexus which is on standard suspension has touched the bottom a few times.
  2. Glanza


    Joined: Mar 13, 2007

    Posts: 9,619

    Location: South Yorkshire

    That car doesn't look lowered at all.
  3. Nasher


    Joined: Nov 22, 2006

    Posts: 12,165

    I measured my gt86's height (because I'm bored) and it's about 5" on stock suspension, so I'd be stuck too :/
  4. bloodiedathame


    Joined: May 11, 2007

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    Location: Surrey

    Christopher Fitzgibbon is the definition of an idiot.
  5. Rroff

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    Joined: Oct 13, 2006

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    Some near where I work that colleagues have touched on them in stock cars while in my pickup it is like "have I gone over them yet?". I see more badly designed ones than effective ones though.

    On the road rather than track I don't see the attraction of lowering I like having as good visibility as I can.
  6. robinbanks


    Joined: Feb 18, 2012

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    Location: witney

    Had to make sure this wasn't a late April fools joke :p I take it someone was bored in the office and come up with this story.:D
  7. vanpeebles


    Joined: Aug 22, 2004

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    Location: County Durham

    Speed bumps are a stupid idea like. I'd get smashed to bits going over them in my mini or mgb at 10mph, while big stuff would just power over them, not even slowing.
  8. Django x2


    Joined: Sep 28, 2008

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    Location: Britain

    My thinking was, that for £3k you'd absolutely be on adjustable air, but no, he's probably "fresh" on a set of chopped H&R springs
  9. Acme


    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

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    Location: Acme's chair

    Spent £150 on lowering his £1500 Passat and scrapes slightly going over 4" speedbumps.

    All numbers suitably engorged so that it makes a fantastic news story, daily fail style.
  10. Jumper118


    Joined: Oct 17, 2012

    Posts: 4,807

    Location: Leeds

    Why doesn't he just buy all the land next to the road with the speed bumps and build his own private road that is flat?
  11. CaptainRAVE

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    Joined: Nov 21, 2004

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    What a waste of money.

    No, it doesn’t at all.
  12. SDK^


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: Midlands

    Just click bait to launch his tuber career :p
  13. hawker1986

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 19, 2009

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    Location: Leicester

    I agree the car doesn't look very lowered and also the speed bumps don't look particularly high, wouldn't have thought it even scrapes. £5000 on insurance - who would ever pay that to drive a Passat
  14. theone8181


    Joined: Mar 27, 2013

    Posts: 3,222

    Why would it ever cost that much in the first place.
  15. Mal X


    Joined: Jun 25, 2009

    Posts: 7,663

    yes even Ohlins dont cost that much and doubt you can get get really good coilovers/lowering springs for that car anyway..........i lowered the Jazz too much but simply raised it an inch, but yes speed bumps will still cause the tyres to rub every time, i try to go over them at an angle

  16. Amp34


    Joined: Jul 25, 2005

    Posts: 28,585

    Location: Canada

    A set of Fox shocks can easily set you back £3k. Would look very odd on a Passat though...
  17. Nasher


    Joined: Nov 22, 2006

    Posts: 12,165

    Probably not. Most places don't seem to make the high end stuff for barges like a Passat. There isn't any point.
  18. Kenai


    Joined: Apr 5, 2009

    Posts: 17,683

    Young driver, modified car, Ireland

    The average cost of insurance in Ireland is near enough twice that of the UK to start with and young drivers with modified cars aren't exactly swimming in cheap insurance options in the UK
  19. bledd


    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

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    Location: Parts Unknown

    Yikes. Personally I'd much rather speed cameras over speed bumps. Nice calm flow instead of slow, crawl,slow, crawl.
  20. Mal X


    Joined: Jun 25, 2009

    Posts: 7,663

    yea and the same goes for my Jazz too, esp here in the u.k................the Honda Fit is only popular for modding in Asia, his car doesn't even look lowered, he probably changed it back before the photo was taken