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Tobesetc
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:55 am    Post subject: Order of events... Reply with quote

I'm consider a suspension overhaul - but I know at some point a rolling year+ away, I need a respray.

Is there any point doing the suspension when a respray is on the cards next? Shouldn't I do it the other way round - paint then suspension?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Suspension first. Don't want any damage to the paint fitting the new suspension or gravel rash testing the 'new' handling out.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good answer - like that logic!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
Suspension first. Don't want any damage to the paint fitting the new suspension or gravel rash testing the 'new' handling out.


I agree, that is how I am doing it on my 996 C4. Except that whilst all of the suspension is off I am sorting out the underseal on the arches as the access is better.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finishing touches should always be left till the end.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What suspension? PSS10?
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That would be the next question. No intention of focusing on track, just fast road. Was going to listen to advice here and from the usual Illuminati-Approved Purveyor of Suspension Parts and Unicorn Horns! Or maybe just CoG. Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had mine done by CG in 2016 and after much research and many chats with Chris & Peter I decided on Bilstein B8's with Eibach Pro (progressive) Spring Kit.

My car is running RS ride height and i'd class the ride as firm, almost as firm as my previous 996GT2. Corners very flat and is really impressive and planted on the Yorkshire A & B roads where it thrives. It occasionally hits the plastic brake ducts when really pushing on over crests etc. but nothing i'm worried about.

Obviously not for everyone as some prefer a softer ride but suits my needs perfectly.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Suspension wise I think it comes down to the roads you mainly drive on .... that’s how I decided what I wanted.

So I went M033 and Koni FSDs for our underlating and crappy A & B roads. I think this set up absolutely perfect for the vast majority of the U.K minor and back roads and can drive very quickly indeed without the car trying to either bounce me or veer me into the nearest ditch. Compliance is the magical word here. I’m also a biker so not one for holding back where the conditions allow.

I did replace every other suspension part at the same time though.

If I lived in somewhere like Spain though with their (mostly) beautiful smooth roads or maybe tracked the old girl, then the combo I have would be a little soft imo. As I’m poor and have little chance of heading to Spain full time...... what I’ve got works just great. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toby I have sen you car many times...why do you need a respray?

It looks in amazing condition.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also went for M033’s and KONI’s .. no regrets, happy as a clam.
Thanks go to Kimbo and the amazing amount of “on the job” research he did with many different types of suspension before settling on the above.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jam911 wrote:
Toby I have sen you car many times...why do you need a respray?

It looks in amazing condition.


Thanks J! Yes, it passes the 10 foot test, but isn't so good on the 10" test in a couple of places - but certainly not an urgent issue, hence favouring doing suspension first!

Talking of which, booked into CG for a check-up early Oct.

TBC....
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apologies for late response...

Definitelty suspension first

Happy to share the particulars of the work on my car via email/pm
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just waited a little longer and got it all done at the same time.
That way it really was like a new car in every way when it came back Thumb
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