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    Improving handling

    Just wondering what you guys think improves handling the most?

    Car currently has only standard front arb and lowered 40 mil with toyo proxys on the front, feels all over the place on fast corners

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    Get coilovers and a rarb and you will be on to a winner

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    Coilovers arent an option atm due to bills and debt but what rarb would be best

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    Whiteline but iirc they are around 140 new

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    Also you Cam pick a fairly decent set if coilys up for like 80quid

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    Quote Originally Posted by CorsaEdi View Post
    Whiteline but iirc they are around 140 new
    And the rest.
    I looked into one for my B.

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    So rear arb is out cheapest coilovers i found were +150

    And tbh after bills and loans i have 100 euro a week so think im just going to have to wait till I am finished college

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    Looks like it

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    Front strut brace and get the tracking and camber set up correctly.
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    Is it just lowering springs, or do you have upgraded dampers to match?

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    Its just springs atm but shocks are on route, tracking was first thing that was done, would camber bolts make much difference

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    If you can't spend 140 on a whiteline, then you may as well give up spending money on handling tbh.

    Is not cheap. 150 coil overs won't give you good handling either.

    You need to spend the wonga to get the results.

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    Main car is on freshly rebuilt Avo coil overs up front.
    Rear gaz coil overs
    Rear whiteline arb
    Polybushed front arms and tie bars
    Geomatary laser aligned
    Strut brace
    Camber bolts

    I wouldn't say it was great even after that lot.

    It's a hell of a lot better compared to the run aroundthough . Unless you're going to turn this into a major project

    Get a decent set of front shocks and springs
    Same for the rear.
    Check for play in the bushes upgrade where possible.
    Top strut brace
    Camber allignment

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    Your biggest mistake is just putting springs on. You must uprate the dampers. You'll find a massive improvement by just doing that.
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    Yeah when you fit the dampers it will be a lot better

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    Only reason shocks wernt changed was because they had to be sent back, so will fit them as soon as they arrive and strut brace will go on order shortly

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    You pay for what you get at the end of the day.

    I first put an upper front omp strut brace on along with a front whiteline arb and rear cav arb. This made a lovely difference!

    I then put gaz rear coilovers on along with front apex shocks and eibach springs, bit of an odd combination I know but it all works together so well and this made a massive difference!

    Along with mid range tires my car has surprised many friends to how well it corners and has out cornered gti golfs, fr Leon's etc.

    Its worth it to save that little longer to get a lot more in return

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    Understand that cheap parts are poo but ive around 30000 tied up in tools atm so money is scarce

    Cav rarb sounds like like a plan along with a strut brace, then save for a set of coilovers

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    Yeah they'll make a good difference to start, as for camber bolts get some if you find a place that are comfortable with setting them up as they can be tricky (found out from experience)

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    Will do mate thanks

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