216 coupe ride height

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216 coupe ride height

#1 Post by 216secoupeessex » Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:05 am

Hi guys

Am trying to get some plans in place regarding my 216 coupe.
I think the ride height is a bit high but don't want to lower the car too much - something that will still look a bit factory but reduce the empty space between the top of the wheel and the wheel arch.
I have got some Rover 16" wheels to fit when my current tyres are worn down (currently 15" 5 spoke VVC wheels).

I was thinking :

i. Fit ZR\ZS springs - but I don't know how much this will lower the height and if its worth it. If its only a few mm I wont bother. I haven't got the money to spend £700 on a lowering kit and I don't want it too low anyway.
ii. Fit the 16" wheels and then upgrade the brakes to something sensible - probably zr160 discs and fit braided brake lines at the same time.

Can anyone tell\show me a coupe or cabriolet with a ZR\ZS spring combo?
Many thanks
Neil

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Re: 216 coupe ride height

#2 Post by RoverRevival » Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:12 pm

This video might help you more as our good friend Matt did a review on some cheap coil overs for rovers (honda).

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Re: 216 coupe ride height

#3 Post by 216secoupeessex » Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:41 pm

Thanks - this is the guy I watched when I upgraded my speakers!

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