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Old 08-16-2004, 05:25   #1 (permalink)
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RRS Coilovers on XC

Has anyone heard anything about that RRS strut conversion for XW-XC Falcons? I see it all the time in Street Machine, does it make a big difference to the handling? Any ideas on price? Im curious, wouldnt mind some better suspension
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Re: RRS Coilovers on XC

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Cant help with testimonials though.
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Re: RRS Coilovers on XC

From what I've been told, you get a better upgrade with the rack and pinion conversion.

as for price, depends on what you want... If you just want the conversion, with the smallest brakes, gas shocks and normal springs, I thought it was around the $2000 mark up to around the $4000 mark for the koni's, big brakes, and eibach springs.
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Re: RRS Coilovers on XC

Sounds real good, shit handling is what keeps me away from the older cars most. ill post a testimonial if i go for it
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Re: RRS Coilovers on XC

Common sense would say that a suspension designed in the 60's for high profile, narrow, pre-radial tyres could likely be significantly improved with something designed for today tyres and current suspension thinking.

You get;
  • lower unsprung weight
  • better damping characteristics (shock travel longer & more direct as not levered off top arm)
  • reduced dynamic loading into the body structure (again a leverage issue)
  • contempory caster/camber settings
  • option of R&P steering and a brake upgrade

The notion that struts aren't as good as a well designed twin-arm setup is true enough but what's in the early Falcons isn't a well designed setup. The issue of no camber change with body roll when using struts is largely overcome by minimising body roll with sway bars!

Is it worth it? That's up to you.

If it was a choice of reconditioning the original or upgrading to this setup I know what I'd choose.
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Old 08-28-2004, 04:04   #6 (permalink)
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Re: RRS Coilovers on XC

they are soon to release new variants using monoblock alloy calipers and 5000 series DBA 2 piece rotors, but that will be MEGA$$$$$ I think.

I have phase 3 kit and the quality is very good but the paint job is ruff as.
The handling is better than expected although I haven't had a chance to really test it hard cos car not reg'd yet.
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