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Suspension ride height

Gaz Gold coilovers.

The original springs were 350lb front and rear - good for the track but too stiff for the road.

Now have 250lb front and 180lb rear as I'm mainly going to be using it on the road.

Bottom of arch to centre of hub in mm: 
   Was 295F / 300R with the original springs. 
   Now 295F /  335R with the new springs - rear seems jacked up!

What ride heights are you guys running?  Definitely don't want it slammed, but don't want massive arch gaps either!  Also want to get over speed bumps without too much hassle!

Thanks!






Re: Suspension ride height

Reply #1
Have you got any photos of it?
I tend to run mine with an equal gap between the tyre and arch all around, if that makes sense.
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Re: Suspension ride height

Reply #2
Have you got any photos of it?
I tend to run mine with an equal gap between the tyre and arch all around, if that makes sense.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tvjRmJlCWTf41YAw10awd3u53WdP0lLs/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1u1wKfIcEvlDBS8Or1Nu7JSdoPfxVbxaq/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1u3V-z-hlQZEmxMMVoP5z5mt-q-EutWgZ/view?usp=sharing

I'm tempted to just lower the rear to match the front, so will be just under 300mm arch to centre of hub all round?

Re: Suspension ride height

Reply #3
The Genetically Modified sticker made me laugh!
We created that group (GMVW) back in 2001 so we could get into shows for free.
We disbanded in 2010, I dare say that's the last car with those stickers on.

As for the suspension, I'd say the front looks spot on. See if Gaz can sort you out with something for the rear?
Mk2 Driver
Mk2 Silver 8v
Corrado G60 Turbo
Mk2 Red 8v
Mk2 Grey 16v
Mk2 BBM ABF
Bora 20vt
Mk2 Green VR6
Mk2 Green ABF
Mk2 BBM 20vt
3.2 TT Roadster
Mk2 Red 16v
225 TT Coup
3.2 TT Coup
Mk4 Anniversary
Mk7 Red GTI Performance
Mk2 Red GTI Restoration

Mk2 BBM R32
911 Carrera 4S

Re: Suspension ride height

Reply #4
The Genetically Modified sticker made me laugh!
We created that group (GMVW) back in 2001 so we could get into shows for free.
We disbanded in 2010, I dare say that's the last car with those stickers on.

As for the suspension, I'd say the front looks spot on. See if Gaz can sort you out with something for the rear?

LOL, I like those stickers, going to keep them!  Especially if they are now unique!

I've asked Gaz what's going on with the spring lengths - I've only just bought them!