Ibiza 6j FR….new dampers ?

BucksFR

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May 20, 2022
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Hi
I’ve have recently bought the above for my commute .
I do 50 miles a day on fairly open b and c roads, which can very bumpy.

The car can tie itself in knots over the bumps and feels very poorly damped to me.

I came from a Celica that was perfect on the same roads.

what would suggest to improve things ?

cheers
 

BucksFR

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May 20, 2022
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I have no idea tbh
I don’t want a harsh ride just some controlled suspension.
Would maybe accept a slight drop in height, but compliance and quality of control is what I think I want.
 

BucksFR

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May 20, 2022
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Sorry to be Mr Vague, but no…

tbh, I didnt budget for new dampers and springs on a new to me 5 year old car, plus I’ve never done this on a true road car…..
 

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Spring and shocks options -




Also for dampers alone that you could use with the standard springs -

Koni Special Active front dampers - £167.40 inc. VAT each
Koni Special Active rear dampers - £104.75 inc. VAT each

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BucksFR

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May 20, 2022
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Wow, some choice, thanks.

which of the above would you suggest and why please ?
 

BucksFR

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May 20, 2022
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Best of both I guess.
My Celica cornered lovely and flat and the ride was pretty good.

I accept the Celica was a much lower car and not on 40 profile tyres, but I’d like the car to not roll on entry and then feel like it’s got a space hopper on each corner of that makes sense ?

im not that bothered about lowering but understand the possible gain.
I have a Caterham for proper drives , this is my daily driver and if just like to be able the drive home like I did with my Celica …
 

BucksFR

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May 20, 2022
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Ok, stupid question, but are they a straight swap and would I need to get any alignment work done?

what’s the benefit of a rear Arb and what sort of cost?

sorry for all the questions, I’ve not done this to a road car before.
 

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