Sorry as this comes a bit later than promised but I just picked the car up from the garage today. As a reminder mine is a Gen 2 S with PASM, and I’ve just had the H&R 35mm springs installed. I’ve only driven about 15 miles and haven’t had the alignment done yet, so this is a really early view and a very positive one.
My concerns were:
a) would the drop in height be too much, and
b) would it compromise the ride too much.
I’ve measured the drop and its 20mm front and 25mm back back. I’m gutted that I didn’t take a side profile pic before they were fitted so I could have the same profile pic after, but in my opinion it now sits just how it should have from the factory. It may settle a little more, and I think it might. If it does, I’m happy, if it doesn’t I’m still happy.
It’s excellent. Yes it is firmer, but that’s to be expected. Is it teeth chattering and bone crunching - not at all. The PASM is still working as it should, with a very noticeable Difference when switching between PASM normal, and PASM sport. Smaller bumps, cat eyes uneven manhole covers are all soaked up nicely. I’m not feeling like I’m going to be scanning every molecule of the road surface though. It also still gets up my drive (helpful!) 🙂
Time taken on the job
Given its a pretty low mileage it had never come apart underneath, so as expected seized bolts a plenty. That meant new drop links all round which upped the budget a fair amount, but I’m quite happy to replace some of those old parts anyway.
I’m away for a couple of weeks which leaves me bereft and without my new toy! I will report back in a few weeks once she’s settled providing updated measurements, associated pics, and update on driving characteristics. So far so good though!
Pics below - quarter shots are from the dealer pre upgrade.
Side profile is after the drop - Day 1 though so may move.