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Fitting lowering springs to my mk6

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Hello all. Looking at fitting some lowering springs to my 2006mk6. Springs in looking at are 35mm. Is this a fairly standard drop? 

How much am I looking labour wise? Does anyone know any specialists in the Chesterfield, Derbys area? 

Thanks Tom

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35mm is pretty common. You don't need a specialist to fit a set of springs. Really it's a DIY job on the drive...

In a garage it should take them an hour, maybe a little longer so I'd say £80 fitting. They might try and tell you that an alignment is necessary after such a drop, however wait a few days and 100 miles or so for the springs to settle before getting the alignment checked.

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Ok cool. I had it done on my old Suzuki Swift and that took just over an hour so I was thinking about the same. I'm about as mechanically minded as a gnome - definitely need a garage. Will I need new anti roll links too?

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New anti roll bar drop links on the front will keep the mechanic happy. Zip the old ones off with a grinder or cutting torch instead of messing around with them. 

On that year of car I would be paying close attention to shock absorbers and top mounts/bearings. 

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Leaking shocks, make sure you cant push with your hand (when they are stripped). It should take a fair amount of force to move it less than an inch. Also try pushing down on the corner of the car. It should do one or two bounces and settle. Certainly shouldn't have a pendulum effect.

Then excessive play, cracked rubbers in the top mounts.

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Ok. I'll check the mounts. I've pushed down on each corner and yeah it bounces once or twice then settles. 

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