stephenryanHi All- I'm currently planning a suspension rebuild but perhaps slightly oddly i DONT 'get' the obsession with very low ride heights and don't want it lowered much at all.It currently sits on standard shocks and gemballa springs and is so low that I can't even get it into my garage. The whole thing needs a rethink and I remember rather liking the feel of the standard suspension that I had on my first 1992 C2 back in the day... What are your experiences on the optimal height and set up for an early C2 1990 - I don't want coil overs and RS setups as the car will be used mostly for touring. Ive been thinking about KW v1 on a high setting but does anyone have a usable standard spring and shock set up that they have removed and no longer need? Stephen
stephenryanUpdate - I eventually had Peter Tognola fit Bilstein B6's and Eibach springs to great effect. Much more stable, slightly higher than it was so I get over speed humps but still 1 finger between top of the tyre and the arch front and back. The springs are set to the highest setting for now but I may lower it down as I get used to it.It's oddly softer AND corners better - partly due to almost all the front suspension being rebuilt at the same time. Almost all of the bolts were seized and the amount of hours went up considerably as a result but it now handles better than new ( I remember my old 1992 C2 964 back in the 90's) List of parts: Hartech referbished wishbonesOE Top mounts front and rear OE Drop links OE ball jointsOE track rods. Bilstein B6's all round Eibach springs. Very happy in the end...
colin129My car is in for it's annual service and we had a discussion about replacing the springs & shocks at the back and the wishbone bushes at the front. They are happy for me to go another year (I have a fairly scary bill coming my way this year anyway, which includes an exchange starter motor and rear drop link bushes), but I need to replace the front wishbone bushes sooner rather than later and they suggested using Elephant Racing bushes, at £225 + VAT per side, from the US. Edit: I'm not that fussed about lowering the car, unless someone can sell me the benefits.
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