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    I have had eibachs on my car now for over 6 months, the ride is smooth but the cornering i don't feel is as good as it could be!, i am putting this down to the normal coupe suspension.
    so next step is to try the M sport shocks, as i believe the rears are 40% stiffer and the fronts are 13% stiffer?
    after that my thought are 330 arb with polly bushes! does any one know the thickness of these? are they thicker than my 323 arbs?
    and awaiting paddy to see if compact steering racks are the way forward in steering feel and feedback!

    so back to the original question, any 1 have the shocks lying around?
     
     

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    how did you get on mate, what did you use in the end?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deano16v View Post
    how did you get on mate, what did you use in the end?
    havn't yet!, awaiting to see how paddytobesure gets on with his rack!, got my mot on monday, so my attension is on that at mo!
     
     

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    I need to get my act together & assemble the rack - will prob get it complete this weekend, then install it (maybe not the installation this weekend). I'll post the part number of the rack up here later on. I'm putting Meyle track rods on it (special order from Germany) and a new joint from the column to the rack, as well as new banjo bolts & washers.

    Re shocks, Bilsteins from ECP, £70 for the fronts, £45 for the rears (each); I've done the rears, and am running m-sport shocks up front, all with the Eibach set-up as you know. Cornering is pretty awesome compared to what it was DESPITE still being on the original rack, which is pretty much over-servo'd, so very light & devoid of feedback.

    Had my MOT last week. passed. Phew... anxious time
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy2bsure View Post
    I need to get my act together & assemble the rack - will prob get it complete this weekend, then install it (maybe not the installation this weekend). I'll post the part number of the rack up here later on. I'm putting Meyle track rods on it (special order from Germany) and a new joint from the column to the rack, as well as new banjo bolts & washers.

    Re shocks, Bilsteins from ECP, £70 for the fronts, £45 for the rears (each); I've done the rears, and am running m-sport shocks up front, all with the Eibach set-up as you know. Cornering is pretty awesome compared to what it was DESPITE still being on the original rack, which is pretty much over-servo'd, so very light & devoid of feedback.

    Had my MOT last week. passed. Phew... anxious time
    could you tell a noticable differnce with the m sport front shocks? is it more stable in corners? doesn't roll as quickly if you know what i mean. are the bilsteins a harser ride on the rear? £45 seems quite good! are they adjustable?
     
     

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    My original front shocks were leaking when I bought the car, so it was a priority to change them. But the other easy job worth doing is to polybush the anti-roll bars - takes about 45 mins per end of the car & makes a huge difference to the way the car holds on in corners - the old bushes are soft rubber, the new ones hard plastic!
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    I've seen some AC Schitzner susesnion either on here or ebay (can't remember) what is that like?
     
     

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