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Old 07-14-2004, 20:52   #1 (permalink)
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Question Suspension Mods; Worth it?

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

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Re: Suspension Mods; Worth it?

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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

Thanks, Nick.

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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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Thanks Hypnodoc. I'll visit Pedders and see what they have...
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Re: Suspension Mods; Worth it?

You could also try Herrods they do a good job,i had mine done there,very impressed with it and certainly gives it a better look with the stance.
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Re: Suspension Mods; Worth it?

How much do you want to spend?
I have fully adjustable in height & damper coilover Koni's (f)700lbs progressive to 900lbs and (r) 300lbs.
It sounds high but i can tell you its definately not as hard as a porsche as the GTP weighs nearly 1900 kilos
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This is a perfect sports car now.

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Thanks Hypnodoc. I'll visit Pedders and see what they have...
Mate put the bite on Pedders, they started off quoting me $1680 and ended up doing it for $980
It is a nice set up, make sure you get some ALTREX stick on number plate cover to adhere under the front of the lower splitter, it stops the paint getting scraped, and if you lower 10mm in the front you have to be more careful about gutters etc. Good Luck
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