Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Perth West Australia
Re: Suspension Mods; Worth it?
Originally Posted by DRNICK
The GT-P is a great tourer and handles really well despite being reasonably softly sprung, a mark of quite a good chassis.
Unfortunately I recently drove a 2003 911 and now would like my GT-P to sit a bit flatter through corners and get a bit more grip. Otherwise I thought the Ford was neck and neck with the Porsche, and the GT-P *KILLED* it in the braking department.
What suspension mods have people tried that would be advisable? How much difference in grip is there with bigger tyres?
Should i just leave the bloody thing alone?
And BTW who makes the original springs/shocks for the GTs
Mate I went for the full PEDDERS sports system. 10mm lower in the front and 15 lower in the bum and both about 20% stiffer sprung.
I have found that the car sits much flatter during cornering, less body roll, gets the power to the ground better (instead of wheel spinning) and most importantly the front end wandering tendency my car had standard is gone. No excessive under or over steer, just a much better setup for the cars potential. In contrast I fitted a H/Duty front swaybar (whiteline 27mm) and noticed nothing except a $200 leak from my bank account. I know that there are a few options around now such as coil overs etc. But I must say that the Pedders setup is great. Hope this helps.
I am Ford biased and its good to see that the GT-P stacked up quite well against the German (sports model) Holden.
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