Thought I would make a post regarding my recent suspension upgrade.
The reason for it was basically that after 15 years the original M-Tech suspension was buggered, to the point where the front struts wouldn't actually return up after they had been compressed by hand, which required no effort at all.
I bought the Koni Adjustable Sports suspension kit from Demon Tweaks: http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/Perfor.../0/76213/24172
The rear was very easy to do, just two bolts accessed through the boot, this required the boot lining to be partly pulled out, and then a bolt attached to the brake mounts/Structure.
From there a little force was need to pull out the spring.
The Front however was substantially different; the same principles as the back were used, but you must be careful of cables and tubes, such as the break fluid tube. From there all that needed to be done was to carefully remove it from under the wheel arch.
We then needed some things from the original strut, such as one of the top plates and washer, all the other parts including rubbers and BOGE tower mounts for the bearings and strength were all new. To do this we used spring compressors.
Putting the Koni struts in was the same thing just in reverse.
The only problem we had was that the front left didn't seem to line up with the mounting holes right, they were only a few millimeters off but it meant that extra force was required to get it in place.
The results are brilliant, very firm ride but definitely not an uncomfortably rough one, just smooth. Zero body roll through corners and a more practical stance (the wheels would rub on the arches previously).
Over all I am very happy with the kit and would recommend it, easy job to do, took a few hours to get done.
Also took the opportunity to spray the front and rear calipers a Gloss Black and the wheel hubs a Matt Black (were a bit rusty)
+ Chrome Duel Tip exhaust tip - much much better looking.
Any Questions feel free to ask