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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On suspension chassis I'd go to Mike Gardner Racing. Ohlins dealers and they have just released a very reasonably modern set of shocks for the 993. Much higher quality like for like than Bilsteins which rust with our salty roads for fun.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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On suspension chassis I'd go to Mike Gardner Racing. Ohlins dealers and they have just released a very reasonably modern set of shocks for the 993. Much higher quality like for like than Bilsteins which rust with our salty roads for fun.


Thanks. I really fancy those Ohlins shocks. Have them on my Golf R
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Desert Dragon wrote:
On suspension chassis I'd go to Mike Gardner Racing. Ohlins dealers and they have just released a very reasonably modern set of shocks for the 993. Much higher quality like for like than Bilsteins which rust with our salty roads for fun.


Thanks. I really fancy those Ohlins shocks. Have them on my Golf R


Interesting i find the mk7 Golf R chassis wise amazing straight out the box. Whats it like on Ohlins as you lose the ACC? Question
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Desert Dragon wrote:
nickjonesn4 wrote:
Desert Dragon wrote:
On suspension chassis I'd go to Mike Gardner Racing. Ohlins dealers and they have just released a very reasonably modern set of shocks for the 993. Much higher quality like for like than Bilsteins which rust with our salty roads for fun.


Thanks. I really fancy those Ohlins shocks. Have them on my Golf R


Interesting i find the mk7 Golf R chassis wise amazing straight out the box. Whats it like on Ohlins as you lose the ACC? Question


I didn't spec the ACC as Race/Sport unusable in Edinburgh due to terrible roads. The Ohlins just add to the fun IMO as they go through the travel much less quickly than stock. This means the car rides better and has less body roll on the ploughed fields we have here instead of roads.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have ACC and never use sport or race. Always leave it in individual with everything in sport apart from dampers. ACC brilliant on give and take roads like the ones you mention! Try one with the active dampers next time -Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Have ACC and never use sport or race. Always leave it in individual with everything in sport apart from dampers. ACC brilliant on give and take roads like the ones you mention! Try one with the active dampers next time -Thumb


The standard dampers give exactly the same ride as DCC set in Normal. The set up is the same. I would use the Comfort setting if I'd had them but never Sport which is ubsuable on UK roads. I knew l would be getting coilovers (and upgraded brakes and tuning) hence saving a few quid on DCC.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nickjonesn4 wrote:
Desert Dragon wrote:
Have ACC and never use sport or race. Always leave it in individual with everything in sport apart from dampers. ACC brilliant on give and take roads like the ones you mention! Try one with the active dampers next time -Thumb


The standard dampers give exactly the same ride as DCC set in Normal. The set up is the same. I would use the Comfort setting if I'd had them but never Sport which is ubsuable on UK roads. I knew l would be getting coilers (and upgraded brakes and tuning) hence saving a few quid on DCC.


Thanks for this. I had not appreciated they were the same ride. The body control on the dynamic dampers (not driven passive set up) on twisty roads with crests and dips is frightengly good. Better than most sports cars costing triple the amount. I've never understood why people do not find the R or GTI CS/PP quick. They're 911 fast if driven properly down those sort of roads especially with your goodies thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Desert Dragon wrote:
nickjonesn4 wrote:
Desert Dragon wrote:
Have ACC and never use sport or race. Always leave it in individual with everything in sport apart from dampers. ACC brilliant on give and take roads like the ones you mention! Try one with the active dampers next time -Thumb


The standard dampers give exactly the same ride as DCC set in Normal. The set up is the same. I would use the Comfort setting if I'd had them but never Sport which is ubsuable on UK roads. I knew l would be getting coilers (and upgraded brakes and tuning) hence saving a few quid on DCC.


Thanks for this. I had not appreciated they were the same ride. The body control on the dynamic dampers (not driven passive set up) on twisty roads with crests and dips is frightengly good. Better than most sports cars costing triple the amount. I've never understood why people do not find the R or GTI CS/PP quick. They're 911 fast if driven properly down those sort of roads especially with your goodies thumbsup


Agreed, one of the fastest UK road cars available. As you say, especially when you get into giving the engine some encouragement with a map and sort the exhaust out.

Steering is a bit dead and there is some lag but other than that pretty amazing for £35k

Still not a Porsche tho!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nickjonesn4 wrote:
Desert Dragon wrote:
nickjonesn4 wrote:
Desert Dragon wrote:
Have ACC and never use sport or race. Always leave it in individual with everything in sport apart from dampers. ACC brilliant on give and take roads like the ones you mention! Try one with the active dampers next time -Thumb


The standard dampers give exactly the same ride as DCC set in Normal. The set up is the same. I would use the Comfort setting if I'd had them but never Sport which is ubsuable on UK roads. I knew l would be getting coilers (and upgraded brakes and tuning) hence saving a few quid on DCC.


Thanks for this. I had not appreciated they were the same ride. The body control on the dynamic dampers (not driven passive set up) on twisty roads with crests and dips is frightengly good. Better than most sports cars costing triple the amount. I've never understood why people do not find the R or GTI CS/PP quick. They're 911 fast if driven properly down those sort of roads especially with your goodies thumbsup


Agreed, one of the fastest UK road cars available. As you say, especially when you get into giving the engine some encouragement with a map and sort the exhaust out.

Steering is a bit dead and there is some lag but other than that pretty amazing for £35k

Still not a Porsche tho!


Have a look at the new autocar vid comparing R to Civic R. The journos both come to same conclusion after I'd spent a few hours in one! Best car in the world thumbsup
 
  
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