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For those people out there, how does the type S ride comfort compare to the R? Is it more comfortable and does it do a better job of soaking up some poor road surfaces? Also i was wondering if the S suspension could be fitted to the R if it softens the ride?
 

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do you mean the eibach lowering springs costel?

so as well as lowering the car, it made it ride better? i can understand better cornering...but also better ride? I may invest in my last modification (modification number 40!)
 

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I remember the S being just a bit more comfortable than the R. But certainly, the R feels a lot more crashy and the pot holes really does hurt your back.

Haven't seen Type S springs in the Type R but a lot of people here has replaced it with Eibachs which you can get around for £150.
 

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eibachs buddy the type s is just as bad but much better with progressive springs fitted :)
Got the eibachs at the moment. Was thinking of trying a Type S suspension as used it can be had for a pittance. That is until i get some KW's. Just wanting some insight from someone who's been in both the R and the S? Surely the S must be 'softer'?
 

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I remember the S being just a bit more comfortable than the R. But certainly, the R feels a lot more crashy and the pot holes really does hurt your back.

Haven't seen Type S springs in the Type R but a lot of people here has replaced it with Eibachs which you can get around for £150.
How is the S over patchwork repair's and those imperfections in the road? The R is ok most of the time but if you drive over a bad road it will rattle your spine. Is that still the case with the S?
 

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My Type S' ride was firm, but together with the well shaped and sprung seat, I was happy with it (had a back injury when a kid and so careful to remain fit) I fitted some Type R wheels and tyres, and after a week or so began to get 'pins and needles' in my lower back. Reluctantly I swapped back to the 17's with their taller profile tyres, and the back problem went away.

I would therefore suggest wheel and tyre choice are as important as suspension.
 

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My Type S' ride was firm, but together with the well shaped and sprung seat, I was happy with it (had a back injury when a kid and so careful to remain fit) I fitted some Type R wheels and tyres, and after a week or so began to get 'pins and needles' in my lower back. Reluctantly I swapped back to the 17's with their taller profile tyres, and the back problem went away.

I would therefore suggest wheel and tyre choice are as important as suspension.
I would second the wheel and tyre choice. I wonder how much a difference lightweight alloys with a soft sidewall tyre would make?
 

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How is the S over patchwork repair's and those imperfections in the road? The R is ok most of the time but if you drive over a bad road it will rattle your spine. Is that still the case with the S?
It still rattles your spine but the 17" wheels and seats is still a lot more comfortable than the R. I remember the Type S seats being a lot more comfortable than Type R seats.
 

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changing the tyre size will have more effect on the comfort quality, going to 17-18-19 the ride is like night and day, the eibachs made it less bouncy

more tyre better ride quality
 

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changing the tyre size will have more effect on the comfort quality, going to 17-18-19 the ride is like night and day, the eibachs made it less bouncy

more tyre better ride quality
I was thinking maybe 16"'s?
 

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Im not sure but if your car is'nt lowered then you may be able to keep your current wheels and change the tyre from a 225/40/18 to 225/45/18

this wold make your speedo be out by 1 or 2% nothing to worry about. All depends if your after looks or not
 

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Im not sure but if your car is'nt lowered then you may be able to keep your current wheels and change the tyre from a 225/40/18 to 225/45/18

this wold make your speedo be out by 1 or 2% nothing to worry about. All depends if your after looks or not
Thanks. I've got eibachs fitted at the moment so it may be a good idea going for a higher profile. So far I have a few options in improving the ride:

1) Smaller wheels and tyres with higher profile.
2) KW coilovers
3) lightweight wheels resulting in less unsprung mass
4) lowering the PSI in each tyre

Any others people can think of? To me this is the only thing which let's the car down.
 

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You have Eibachs fitted and still not satisfied? Is there any difference with Eibachs at the moment as I was considering doing the switch to improve comfort...
 

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Thanks. I've got eibachs fitted at the moment so it may be a good idea going for a higher profile. So far I have a few options in improving the ride:

1) Smaller wheels and tyres with higher profile.
2) KW coilovers
3) lightweight wheels resulting in less unsprung mass
4) lowering the PSI in each tyre

Any others people can think of? To me this is the only thing which let's the car down.
I think you might have the wrong car to start with?

Don't create a soft riding R it's just not right. IMO.
 

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I think you might have the wrong car to start with?

Don't create a soft riding R it's just not right. IMO.
The EP3 doesn't ride soft but you don't feel like your spine is connected to the road. Also im not sure what else I could get which could match the FN2's engine, gearbox and looks.
 

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Well like he said, that's just his opinion really. There's plenty of modifications out there to customise the vehicle to how you want it otherwise why would they provide optional extras or manufacture parts for cars.

It seems like the only way to get a comfortable ride is to get coilovers? But they're not cheap :(
 

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How is the S over patchwork repair's and those imperfections in the road? The R is ok most of the time but if you drive over a bad road it will rattle your spine. Is that still the case with the S?
i have owned both a yes the s is a spine rattling ride to :facepalm:
 
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