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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:53 pm    Post subject: Suspension refresh - advice please Reply with quote

I'm looking to refresh the stad shocks on my 2003 C4s tip and am a tadge confused on what to fit ?
My car is on original suspension , not sure how to identify what it is , does it have a M030 kit as std or something comparable , not sure how to identify what's on from new?
I've replaced all coffin arms , top mounts and other bits but now what to complete the suspension with some new shocks , can anyone offer any advice. Bearing in mind it's a weekend hobby car with a couple of track days a year and I don't want to spend a fortune on Ohlins etc .
It has been suggested that Bilstein B4 or B6 might do the trick ? Should have include ARB and Spring replacement in my refresh
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

M030 suspension is, guess what, option code 30, do you still have the option codes list either under the bonnet or in the service book? That will give you a start.

There are lots of suspension options. The M030 kit is good value if you can find anyone stocking it. Beyond that, there are plenty of damper and sprng options to suit your taste and pocket.

I would start by searching on this site.

Centre Gravity are the acknowledged experts in the field if you're not a DIY man but there are several other good Indys who can do very well too.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Greenson.

From my experience the Ohlins DFV kits seem very good value for money, around £2.4k from memory for a C4, which isn't much difference in cost than porsche OE parts. The ride feels good and not to stiff IMO, also with the adjustsble damping options it works well for the odd track day.
We currently have a 996 C2 3.7 (overside engined) demo car which has the Ohlins fitted. Feel free to give us a call on 01204 302809 option 2 for any advice.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are just replacing shocks, the koni special active shocks are worth considering and will be fine mated to your m030 springs, I've fitted them and been impressed.
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