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Suspension: Time for a change?
I'm at Grinspeed tomorrow and amongst the list is for Stevie to have a look at the creaking/boinging noise I'm getting from the front when turning the steering wheel at low speeds.
I'm convinced it will be the ASTs having seen better days.
So I have a few options, and have considered a few which I'll detail below, however this thread is to gauge people's experience of what they have or have experienced.
Firstly I have, what I have been told, is all of the OEM suspension. I could refit this and leave the yellow Koni shocks on the rear. Cheap fix.
I could put the OEM suspension back on with a set of lowering springs. Again, cheap but what springs?
I could get Andy's recently rebuilt ASTs at the bargain price he is asking for them, but this will store up problems for the future and currently I find them a bit fidgety. That being said, the car is far from well set-up from a geo point of view, so it might not be as bad when it is set-up properly.
I could buy a replacement set of dampers and springs, al-a Mugen.
I know Alex has Mugen with Spoon springs. This is a bit rich for me being brutally honest, especially with the other bits I'll be having to shell out on I hadn't planned on doing. If I went down this route it would be just the Mugen kit, or another manufacturer (whatever is good and out there).
I could get a set of coilovers.
Now I've been in contact with Meister-R and unfortunately I've been told that FD2 are rare and so I'll more than likely have to wait a few months unless they can make up a set from spare parts they find around the warehouse. Hmm...
People don't seem to like Tein for the UK roads, but I fancied some Street Advance or Street Flex with EDFC. The threads on here have put me off a bit, rusting and harsh ride etc. Are they that bad?
KW don't do FD2 coilies, FD1 yes, but only a race set.
What else is out there that I've not thought of?
Oh, and I'm not going Ohlins. Nice as they would be, again too rich at the minute.
Last edited by Loxy; 8th July 2014 at 16:23.