Hi Guys, Is there a good shock and spring setup for a ph1 172 without going to coilovers or am I best sticking to standard and then getting something like the spax 519's? The car has been bought to be mainly run as a track toy so I am only really concentrating on good tyres which are sorted, brakes which are done or on their way in the post to me and suspension. If I get the braking and handling right I'll be fast enough. SO just need your views if there is anything better than the standard suspension that won't cost me £800.
What about going down a new set of cup shocks and eibach springs route?
it's valid. Personal taste if you like them really. I do have a number of people mentioning they're not different to standard by any moticable margin which they're disappointed with
Clio mk3 07 plate 1.2 got apex lowering springs 30mm but compressed another 30mm, ordered Koni sport dampers, anyone know some decent after
Juwa the brake combo most people run with are standard rears and HC Brembo front discs and DS2500/DS3000 pads.
ello mate, have u got 17" alloys? if so thats what i was going to get for my clio but didnt kno whether id need lowering springs or not, the gap you have is what id want and there standard springs arent they? - Rich
Rather than bothering with ride height, does anyone have spring rate specs of these aftermarket springs?
What I'm wanting to know is-
172cup spring rate
182 cup spring rate
172/182 Eibach Pro kit spring rate
172/182 Eibach Sportline spring rate
172/182 Apex spring rate
172/182 Koni Spring rate
I just need the spring rates, I can work out the ride height drops from that and any geometry changes that may occur.
Incase this wasn't known info, Eibach Pro Kit springs are designed to offer a slight ride height reduction, slight increase in spring rate, and most importantly, work with the OEM dampers.
The Sportline kit increases the ride height drop with a similar spring rate, but should really be used with shortened dampers.
Infact, any ride height drop of more than about 35/40mm should normally be accompanied by shorter dampers.
I use the term damper and not shock absorber because technically, a spring is a shock absorber, dampers are there to dissipate the energy from the shock/spring.
Hi. Im just waiting for my clio 172 to come back from the garage which is a £800 bill! Id like some advice on which spring to buy that will lower my car quite abit....coilovers costs around £350 and thats too much. Iv only seen springs that lower 40mm.....
Hi guys which are the best/common coilovers to use for track only?