406 2.0 hdi lowering springs

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406 2.0 hdi lowering springs

Postby calomon90 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:31 am

I'm wanting to lower my 406 2.0 hdi and I cam get 40mm spring just out of intrested how low will it be I've got 17 inch challengers on it and the front seems to sit high all I want is less off an arch gap will I get this will 40mm springs
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Re: 406 2.0 hdi lowering springs

Postby GingerMagic » Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:49 pm

Yes, 35mm seems a normal reduction for the 406, Apex are well liked and about £130 for a set.
Some have lowered their cars by over 60mm with Challengers with no issues, but this is too low for my liking.....
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2002 Citroen Xsara Picasso Hdi90 - Dirtied by the kids, Dented by the wife....
Sadly sold the 406, best cars I have ever owned
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Re: 406 2.0 hdi lowering springs

Postby dirtydirtydiesel » Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:49 am

In my opinion the 406 sits to high at the front.
Wietec do some springs that are 40mm rear & 60mm front in reality it drops 50mm at the front & 30mm at the rear.
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Re: 406 2.0 hdi lowering springs

Postby notrix » Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:57 pm

I just lowered my 406 2.0 HDi Break with 35mm. springs from H&R. Very satisfied with the result. The car looks so much better and drives better too.

This is with 18" Peugeot 308 wheels with 20mm. spacers and 225/40-18" tires on them making the car higher off the ground than on stock wheeels, but the wheel gap is spot on.

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Re: 406 2.0 hdi lowering springs

Postby dirtydirtydiesel » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:03 pm

notrix,
Your car looks great with those wheels but the tyres are too pricey for me :roll:
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