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Old 1st February 2008
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Hey guys,

I have a 2007 Aero Sportcombi. I love the car but would love to lower it just a tad. Has anyone seen any aero's lowered? I think it would look sooooooo sick dropped right down on the tires. I feel like there must be some reason no one has done it, because it seems like a no brainer to me. Let me know! thanks
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Hey guys,

I have a 2007 Aero Sportcombi. I love the car but would love to lower it just a tad. Has anyone seen any aero's lowered? I think it would look sooooooo sick dropped right down on the tires. I feel like there must be some reason no one has done it, because it seems like a no brainer to me. Let me know! thanks
I think some have lowered the car and it makes sense when you live in a warm climate where you see no potholes. Up here in Ottawa, Canada it would not be wise to do so as it is already low enough for the roads here.

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I live in california so the roads are pretty good. Do you guys think the aero suspensions would be fine for a small drop just with springs?
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i think it would be okay, especially for only $160...

http://www.tirerack.com/suspension/S...lar=&brand=all

edit: oops just realized you have the sport combi... these are for the vert... sorry...
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o by the way. If i was going to lower an 07' aero sportcombi, does anyone know what springs are out there and available???
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Why not visit GenuineSaab? They have two sets of springs listed on their site, the H&R which give a decent drop and a Vogtland set with an even bigger drop. And last time i checked they were pretty cheap.

I went with a coilover setup so i could have the ability to raise or drop the car depending on where I'm planning on going because here in NYC dropping the car by 35mm would equal having to buy a new front spoiler every week with the quality of our roads.
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Why not visit GenuineSaab? They have two sets of springs listed on their site, the H&R which give a decent drop and a Vogtland set with an even bigger drop. And last time i checked they were pretty cheap.

I went with a coilover setup so i could have the ability to raise or drop the car depending on where I'm planning on going because here in NYC dropping the car by 35mm would equal having to buy a new front spoiler every week with the quality of our roads.
Hey cavedude, where did you find a coilover for the 93SS ?
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Wow, I'd be careful! Although I live in PA, where truckers rate the roads towards the bottom of the list, I still worry about the low front end scraping on everything higher than a worm! Even a frost-heaved curb can cause a couple hundred dollars of damage.
I baby my "Snaab" like few others, but on Easter Sunday I was parking at the church and managed to bump the curb. Well, the mutterings out of my mouth should have sent me back to confession!

If you're REALLY careful, you might get by lowering the Aero suspension, but I'll bet you're back in a month asking about replacement front spoilers.
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Wow, I'd be careful! Although I live in PA, where truckers rate the roads towards the bottom of the list, I still worry about the low front end scraping on everything higher than a worm! Even a frost-heaved curb can cause a couple hundred dollars of damage.
I baby my "Snaab" like few others, but on Easter Sunday I was parking at the church and managed to bump the curb. Well, the mutterings out of my mouth should have sent me back to confession!

If you're REALLY careful, you might get by lowering the Aero suspension, but I'll bet you're back in a month asking about replacement front spoilers.
Its already happened to me. My spoiler's has a scrape or two on the bottom, and I know exactly how you felt.
I also agree that PA roads suck. I work in PA. But I have a nice route to work through the valley, and would love to have a bit more responsiveness from the suspension.
Additionally, I want coilovers, so I can raise the ride during the winter, and lower it back down during the summer.
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Why not visit GenuineSaab? They have two sets of springs listed on their site, the H&R which give a decent drop and a Vogtland set with an even bigger drop. And last time i checked they were pretty cheap.

I went with a coilover setup so i could have the ability to raise or drop the car depending on where I'm planning on going because here in NYC dropping the car by 35mm would equal having to buy a new front spoiler every week with the quality of our roads.
Can you post pics? I'm looking at these...
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Can you post pics? I'm looking at these...
Question. Most coilovers have a two springs (in series) around the shock/damper. I believe this is done so the change in ride height wont effect spring stiffness too much. According to the photo of the Megan set, there looks to be only one. Is this right ?
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Hey cavedude, where did you find a coilover for the 93SS ?
sorry it took so long to reply...

I have a KW variant 2 set on my car. I got them through a friend of mine that owns a car parts store... he called up KW and set up an account with them and ordered me a set as well as another set for a friend of mine that has an A4.

i think they retail for about 1600 for variant 2 but so far they have been worth their weight in gold for me...

Still havent quite gotten the perfect settings down yet for my type of driving style... but little by little i think i'll tweak my way there...
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You're a brave soul!

My Aero's suspension is completely stock and I have clearance problems on many driveways, parking ramps, etc. At half of my friends' homes I have to back out of their driveway or I'll darn near rip the lip spoiler off. Even being careful, that lip spoiler frequently looks like someone took and angle grinder to the front edge of it. Touch-up paint keeps it looking moderately decent, but it still ticks me off.

If you go for lowering it, great, but just understand what you're getting into as far as that front lip spoiler goes.

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Hey guys,

I have a 2007 Aero Sportcombi. I love the car but would love to lower it just a tad. Has anyone seen any aero's lowered? I think it would look sooooooo sick dropped right down on the tires. I feel like there must be some reason no one has done it, because it seems like a no brainer to me. Let me know! thanks
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