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Armagreggon85
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:54 pm    Post subject: Coilover Rebuild Reply with quote

I've managed to get a very good deal on a set of used H&R coilovers.

Can anyone recommend anywhere that can rebuild these? They are a few years old so I'd like to get them checked over before they are fitted.

I'm based in the midlands but would be willing to travel a reasonable distance if needs be.

Does anyone have any experience of H&R coilovers on their car? I think they are the street performance ones
 
  
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JS1500
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had H&R coilovers on my B5 RS4 and they were good but quite firm, were pretty low though!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Centre Gravity can help you out Smile

http://www.centregravity.co.uk
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JRZ recommended this chap to me, not used him, but have had a conversation and when mine need doing they will be going to him.

http://www.igracing.co.uk/index.html
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Coilover Rebuild Reply with quote

Armagreggon85 wrote:
I've managed to get a very good deal on a set of used H&R coilovers.

Can anyone recommend anywhere that can rebuild these? They are a few years old so I'd like to get them checked over before they are fitted.

I'm based in the midlands but would be willing to travel a reasonable distance if needs be.

Does anyone have any experience of H&R coilovers on their car? I think they are the street performance ones


Hi. Where did you get them from? What deal did you get? (Not trying to poach, just for reference!)
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

crash7 wrote:
JRZ recommended this chap to me, not used him, but have had a conversation and when mine need doing they will be going to him.

http://www.igracing.co.uk/index.html



I’d seconded that Ian is rebuilding my coilovers at the moment, he was recommended to me by CofG aswell.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers guys, sounds like Ian may be the chap to help. I've spoken to Lynn in the office and awaiting a call back from Ian. Funnily enough he's just down the road from where I live!

I was hoping to get them a little cheaper but there was a bit more interest at the last minute than I anticipated. Picked them up on Ebay for about £200. I haven't collected them yet so fingers crossed they aren't in too bad a state.

What is the consensus on top mounts? I like the idea of going down the spherical bearing route but for a set of 4 from the likes of Rennline or Tarett are circa £650 which is a bit rich for my blood. Are they worth it?

The car is mainly used on road but I've been going to more track days recently so they long term goal is to make it more track focused.

I've found a company called Compbrake which do a set of spherical bearing top mounts for about £400 but I've read reviews online from people saying they don't last very long at all.

http://www.compbrake.com/product/porsche-rear-fixed-suspension-top-mount-pair/?attribute_pa_top-mount-sleeve-nut-washer=m10_1

The alternative is to replace with OE style ones, I can get a set of 4 from Euro Car Parts for about £280 all in. I've also got to decide whether it's worth while fitting uprated TCA and ARB bushes while I'm at it. It's a slippery slope
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a bargain.

If you don't get anyway with your first rebuild place I'd email H&R and ask who their UK agent is.

Regarding the top mounts the main benefit in going to aftermarket or GT3RS items is so you can dial your camber in and out accurately and relatively easily.

You'll get a little bit of movement on standard ones but sometimes that will barely get you into negative, although usually should get you to -0.5 deg, maybe -1 deg.

You can do it the other way and buy adjustable bottom arms from the likes of Elephant Racing etc. They cost more than top mounts though at about £700.

I fitted adjustable camber bushes to my standard arms (from powerflex).
Got them off a mate who had a load of bother trying to set them, so he bought the Elephant arms which are great items.

In the end we set the bushes to max camber then used the top mounts to take some back off. My fronts are currently-2 degrees though. As much as you'd want for the road.
 
  
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Armagreggon85
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it possible to use the gt3 top mounts in a c2?
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes
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