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..just a quickie....

soon to be adding a few bits to my type r...hks panel filter(cheapo upgrade, crispens throttle response, not bad for £40), flashpro for group n map, ferrodo front pads and possibly FRS...

now i won't be doing any track days and don't do big mileage but do like to enjoy my driving....i personally think the type r handles excellently already, light, responsive and good turn in...is there any point in getting a FRS in my situation?..would i notice anything extra in just road driving?

...as usual money is tight and don't want to waste £200 odd on something not needed...

thanks...:D

oh..ps... looking for same answer on eibach lowering springs?...apart from the lower look of the car, are they worth it for just road driving??
 

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I would say dont waste your money on the panel filter and dont get the FRS unless youre getting the eibach lowering springs (15 or 30mm will both make a difference).
 
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I found the eibachs really help the crashy ride more than anything. They are excellent in my opinion.

Although a standard CTR does handle well, I could find it's limit and it would push out wide when cornering hard. The fast road set up really made it more 'pointy' and reduced the understeer quite dramatically.

You won't have an LSD as standard on an 07 plate as neither did I and this is the final and most expensive upgrade. I am still learning with this but it is quite astonishing how when you think you've found the limit you can feed the accelerator and it pulls round the corner more and more. Strange feeling at first and I can see why not everyone thinks it necessary. I do love it though :)
 
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FRS is worth it even if you dont lower your car as it will reduce tyre wear dramtically. I use to be changing tyres every 6 months, now its no where near that much now. The geo is all over the place in standard form.
 

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Link doesnt work.
Many thanks for the "heads up" Matt.
Also I dont mean to be a "grass" but isnt that link promoting yourself in some way? Thought that was now against the rules.
It wasn't meant as a promotion, more as an insight as there is a substantial misunderstanding of the term "FRS". Apologies if any rules have been broken though!
 

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Many thanks for the "heads up" Matt.

It wasn't meant as a promotion, more as an insight as there is a substantial misunderstanding of the term "FRS". Apologies if any rules have been broken though!
I found the post more educational than anything else.

A company like yourselves are probably the best people to explain something like this anyway.
 
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Many thanks for the "heads up" Matt.

It wasn't meant as a promotion, more as an insight as there is a substantial misunderstanding of the term "FRS". Apologies if any rules have been broken though!
Please dont get me wrong I just dont want anything "kicking off" again hence the question =) and yes the link is informative =)
 

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I've had two different FRS, the first from ABP I honestly couldnt feel the difference. The second by Grinspeed is amazing, the amount of grip is fantastic on and off the track. I'd say its a worth while mod if you get the right settings.
 

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I've had two different FRS, the first from ABP I honestly couldnt feel the difference. The second by Grinspeed is amazing, the amount of grip is fantastic on and off the track. I'd say its a worth while mod if you get the right settings.

I've tried a few vendors now, TDI South's FRS was head and shoulders above the rest. Car felt amazing, sadly a tyre garage decided to ruin Sam's and Dennis' hard work :-(
 
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I've had abp's before. Might try Tdi north when I have all my bits next year... If they do me a good deal that is :D
 

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I've had two different FRS, the first from ABP I honestly couldnt feel the difference. The second by Grinspeed is amazing, the amount of grip is fantastic on and off the track. I'd say its a worth while mod if you get the right settings.
I had it at Grinspeed and could feel the change through the first roundabout and corner :)
 

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I've had abp's before. Might try Tdi north when I have all my bits next year... If they do me a good deal that is :D
I can recommend Grinspeed, Stevie is an ex M Sport (Ford WRC) technician and really knows his stuff. In the bends at Spa I seemed to have slighly more grip than Colin who's got TDI North settings.
 

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TDI South FRS + Corners = Big grin

The byproduct of this equation is corner and grin addiction which = bald tyres. But that's just me too much excess! :D


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