Suspension Question (Mk1 Leon)

Jun 23, 2011
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Advantages/Disadvantages of Shocks/Spring VS Coilovers ??

Basically what gives better handling/feel , if they were both at the same height say 40/40 what is better? or are the just the same?

im looking at either the 40/40 weitec kit or the weitec gt coilovers , now i know that if i got coilovers i would prob adjust the height for what i want(ie maybe 35/40 etc..), however if both set at the 40/40 which is actually better ??

if you know what i mean?
 
i dont really have a drop in my mind even if its a tiny amount i dont mind i think lcrs sit well on there suspension with 18s i would like to have the option of going upto 18 inch wheels on my leon fr without it sitting really high if that makes sence like i imagine it would on standard suspension.

ive not thought about a budget neither.
 

Damian @ DPM

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i dont really have a drop in my mind even if its a tiny amount i dont mind i think lcrs sit well on there suspension with 18s i would like to have the option of going upto 18 inch wheels on my leon fr without it sitting really high if that makes sence like i imagine it would on standard suspension.

ive not thought about a budget neither.
Ok, what car?

Damian @ DPM Performance
 

MR2 super GT

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I will be ordering that kit from you in a few weeks. Any idea on the labor cost to get them installed by an independent mechanic?
 

MR2 super GT

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Just had them installed. Car sits at the perfect height for looks and practicality and ride is comfortable. Just don't think I like the initial softness of the progressive springs. Feels like the car moves too much when a give sharp steering inputs. Don't think it was like that as standard.
Are there any non progressive lowering spring kits Damian?
 

MR2 super GT

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I can live with it for now. For the record the car handles B roads like a demon with the progressive spring rates. Got the front arm bushes powerflexed at same time. Turns out the roll bar bushes were the ones in need of the most attention
 
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