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Offline chrispy

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Lowered suspension and insurance
« on: January 25, 2008, 10:55:08 AM »
Hello all,

quick question, does anybody know whether my car would be classed as modified from manufacturer's specification if I have the Eibach lowering option fitted by Mazda before I take delivery of the car?

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Re: Lowered suspension and insurance
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2008, 11:13:57 AM »
hmmm, I'm not sure.

Don't mean to hi-jack your thread but is the upgrade springs and shocks or just shocks? I know the Aero upgrade on the mps is shocks and springs.

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Re: Lowered suspension and insurance
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2008, 11:25:52 AM »
Don't mean to hi-jack your thread but is the upgrade springs and shocks or just shocks? I know the Aero upgrade on the mps is shocks and springs.

Not sure, it just says 'Lowering suspension kit by Eibach'. It's available as an accessory from Mazda...
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Re: Lowered suspension and insurance
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2008, 04:42:35 PM »
If you are buying a Mazda MPS and not aero then it is a modificatioon regardless of whether Mazda fitted the kit or an after market company. As when you ensure the car it is not a standard MPS it is now a MPS lowered on Eibach springs. Some companies differentiate between the aero and the MPS for just that reason.
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Re: Lowered suspension and insurance
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2008, 04:44:05 PM »
Also if it says 'lowering springs by mazda' it is just the springs and not the shocks as well, well worth finding out the price of the shocks as well as together they will improve the ride a lot!
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Re: Lowered suspension and insurance
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2008, 05:57:02 PM »
Also if it says 'lowering springs by mazda' it is just the springs and not the shocks as well, well worth finding out the price of the shocks as well as together they will improve the ride a lot!

Yeah, that was my point. That if its just the springs it will be under damped with stock dampers and I'd stick with what you have. As the current set up has been carefully honed. The sport isn't really a hot hatch, its tidy and fun.... the real FUN is with an MPS ;D ;D

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Re: Lowered suspension and insurance
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2008, 11:17:39 PM »
nope.. any mod U make is classed as modification... the car is standard the way u get it first time
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