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Re: 1026 GT-Four Normal Body

PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:51 pm
by Corey
Yea on the inverted ones eh? It's fine on the standard BR coilovers with the adjuster on top.

Re: 1026 GT-Four Normal Body

PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:06 am
by eddie_gt4
so you have 17" OZ for summer? :D

Re: 1026 GT-Four Normal Body

PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:38 am
by Corey
Right :). They are my only set of wheels now. I got them from the uk and they replaced my 16" OZs.

Re: 1026 GT-Four Normal Body

PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:00 pm
by underscore
Ah I didn't realize you went with the ones that are the right way up, it's a much better idea.

Re: 1026 GT-Four Normal Body

PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:39 am
by Corey
Just got back from a week long, 5400 Km road trip from Quebec, to Halifax/PEI, then down to DC via Boston and New York before driving back up to Quebec.

Car now has 176600 km on it, still running great. The new suspension and rear 205 brakes held up really well.

One thing I would change on the suspension after having driven in the car for basically 60 hours straight is an even weaker spring rate than the 6kg/mm I've got now.

While the 6kg/mm provides a very well performing car in the turns, even with my ridiculously high ride height, it is quite stiff on back roads and shitty highways.

In the future, if I choose to upgrade to the SWIFT springs, I'll request 5kg/mm and maybe have the front dampers re-valved to accommodate the lower spring rate.

I've also noticed that the suspension travel is far less than stock, and this is very apparently when traveling over a sharp bump in the road - you can feel the wheels almost lose contact with the road surface.

Does anyone know if its possible to increase the suspension travel? Is this a function of spring length, or is it a limit of the dampers?

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Re: 1026 GT-Four Normal Body

PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:11 am
by underscore
The travel should be able the same, but the stiffer damper may be preventing it from compressing fully.

Re: 1026 GT-Four Normal Body

PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:14 am
by Corey
Extension is definitely shorter than stock, which is what I'm more concerned about since it means there is less compliance with uneven roads. When jacking up the car via the pinch rail, it now lifts both front and rear wheels off the ground!!

Re: 1026 GT-Four Normal Body

PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:22 am
by underscore
Just a heads up, frsport.com currently has their Black Friday sale going on and with the promo code CYBER the Swift springs are 20% off. With shipping it works out to $402 Canadian (shipped) for 4 springs, plus whatever Canadian taxes. I've been looking into softening mine up as well, I haven't got the cash for new springs right now so hopefully a similar deal pops up Boxing Week.

I made a post in my build thread about this, but since you're running 6kg all around you may want to try swapping out just the rear springs for softer ones at first since the rear springs are longer than the fronts so things may be out of balance (if my logic is right).

Re: 1026 GT-Four Normal Body

PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:09 am
by Corey
That's a great deal. Thanks for the heads up. :)

Car's been put away for the winter, probably won't have time to work on it until next summer now.