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Old 12-22-2011, 03:30 PM   #1
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Fitting coilovers, what components to refresh at same time?

Am plotting a coilover based suspension project soon. While I'm in there changing the shocks and springs what other parts does it really make sense to change.

I've already got top mounts all round on the list.

Please bear in mind my budget is limited. So I'm looking for things that fall into the crazy-not-to category rather than that-would-be-nice.

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Old 12-22-2011, 04:13 PM   #2
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If you are trying to stay in a particular club racing calss, you need to be careful and check your rules. When I changed to coil-overs, I had to stay with stock top mounts rather than camber plates so I wouldn't violate some class rules. Camber plates would be nice, but from what I understand they still have limited adjustment on these cars.

If you aren't worried about classing, you could change the lower control arms to GT3 arms while you have the arms half way unbolted to install the coilovers.

I replaced all of my diagonal arms and steering tie-rods at the same time just to have fresh new stock components. They aren't very expensive here.

You could always change brake rotors while you have the calipers off, but that's about it.

Good luck.
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Old 12-31-2011, 10:38 AM   #3
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Don't need to fit into any race regs, just want to make sure that I make life as easy as possible by changing any mounts and bushes while I have the the suspension disassembled.
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:52 PM   #4
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Take a close look at the lower control arm bushings. The lower control arm is the key component in the suspension and refreshening the bushings might help you get the most out of your shock upgrade.
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:58 PM   #5
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Pothole,

how many miles are on the car? does the UK use salt on their roads (I don't recall) I spent time in Hertfordshire (spelling?) its where the Elstree studies are located (who wants to be a millionaire)



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Old 01-16-2012, 03:58 PM   #6
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Belated reply, sorry. About 90k miles. Yes, the UK salts roads in the winter.
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