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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-09-03, 03:25 AM Thread Starter
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i wanna redo my suspension as i feel my suspension is gettin dodgy after being cut straight after buying new lowered suspension there goes my 400 buks ay
what type do u think is the best for a low tight cornering suspension nothin bouncy i want it smooth and tight

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-09-03, 04:14 AM
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Whiteline. best
Pedders another option.

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-09-03, 04:17 AM
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Nicksta, expensive lesson. The only advice is get matched progressive rate springs and shocks at the same time this will stop the bounce rebuound effect you see on cars with chopped springs. dont be shy to spend some extra cash you wont regret it if you want something that is tight.also if you have an au make sure you get a front camber kit as well will chew up tyres if you dont. I have my au lowered around 1 1/2 inches its not super low but looks sweet. I have to go back and do the shocks the rear is a bit proppy as is and im looking at koni's for the job.

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-09-03, 04:34 AM Thread Starter
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thanx kooky nah i got the ed but when i first got my 18s and my suspension done i redone the cambers as it was chewin liek u said
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-10-03, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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are konis any good i currently got em should i get the same ones again but this time wont cut em
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A bit hard to tell what you've got or done Nick because I can only read English and you seem to have written your post in some sort of foreign language but I'll try and help out anyway.

You have an ED right and you have $400 to spend. This will only buy you springs with a bit of change left over to go towards fitting or shocks. I reccomend you get a camber kit as well, K-Mac is probably one of the best around for ~$250. Springs will cost you ~$300 set (4). Shocks - Koni are good but quite expensive, over $400pr for front nearly $300pr for rear. Bilstein are another good shock, a bit cheaper but not rebuildable like Konis. I have a set of front Konis that need rebuild for sale if you are interested, make me an offer. I'm in Canberra.

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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-10-03, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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listen up about 2 yrs ago i installed koni suspension and put in a camber kit as the front was chewin up i chopped the springs 4 a lower ride and now its startin to bounce so i wanna get new suspension
should i get konis again and i have no limit with money u must not be able to read english coz every1 else read it without major faults
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No, not everyone read it without problems that's one reason I couldn't be bothered helping you earlier.

Buy matched springs & coils from a reputable suspension place and don't go cutting them for a ridiculously low ride height.
That's whats dodgy!

Do a search of the forum for peoples comments on different brands of shocks/springs/kits. Generally you pay for what you get.

Save some of your money for courses in spelling, grammer and manners and you'll get a better response on here IMO.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-11-03, 06:16 AM Thread Starter
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i do know how to spell but i do type fast and try to shorten the words its called abbreviation
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-12-03, 03:16 AM
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Nicksta - take a look at the "Monroe or Gabriel" thread. My personal recomendation is Bilstein if you can afford them - otherwise Gabriel - altho I have to say that I had a problem with the set of Gabriels I had not lasting very long - cArSiK has just fitted some and is happy with the handling so now it's just fingers crossed that they last. I have had bad experience with Koni and wasn't at all happy with them (I am a fussy bastard when it comes to suspension - as in I don't like the car handling like a piece of shit). Monroe, Pedders and KYB are quite capable shockies but nothing special for handling IMO - but Gabriel and Bilstein have something very special about their valving that makes the car instantly feel and handle terrific.

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