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Old 05-10-2018, 03:43 PM   #1
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So im finally going to bite the bullet and do the suspension right but looking around i know theres the 2 classic sweede rigs that you can get id proably be looking at the cheaper of the 2
I know john v made some s while back dunno if thats still going on
And then theres the kalphenke setup, i was thinking this one vut its going to put me close to 1700 for front a rear where as the sweede rig is closer to 1200 and john quoted a friend of mine 1000


Anh input is much appreciated

Its for a 89 245 thats evenetually getting a stroker 16v and itll be travked and rallied as well
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Old 05-10-2018, 03:56 PM   #2
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You should define *Best* more narrowly. best value? best performance?

Id say some 4 way adjustable dlc shafted JRZ's might be the best. bring 20k.
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Old 05-10-2018, 04:15 PM   #3
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Fsir enough ben, im looking for somthint ajdustable and robust as it is going to be daily driven but also tracked and rallied

And looking at under 1600cad hopefully
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Stock ride height for those apps?
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Old 05-10-2018, 05:39 PM   #5
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Nah looking at 1.75 or 2.25 lower
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Nah looking at 1.75 or 2.25 lower
Man, I have some awesome JRZ dampers w/ 180mm travel, shorter housings, etc... that would be perfect for you. Out of your price range though.
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Old 05-10-2018, 06:23 PM   #7
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yea ive looked at those, unfortunatly 3k usd for a whole setup is a bit out of reach
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Old 05-10-2018, 06:25 PM   #8
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i was pondering going just the basic coilovers and then the koni single adjustable
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i was pondering going just the basic coilovers and then the koni single adjustable
You could go that way, You might be running out of travel if you keep a stock length housing and want to lower it 2" or more.
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You could go that way, You might be running out of travel if you keep a stock length housing and want to lower it 2" or more.
yeah i just saw the short strut reinforced fronts that you make, what would be the max low on those

im running a 225x45x15 all 4 corners in that changes anything
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With the shorter version. you could put it on the ground if you really wanted to.

If you are gonna splurge for the shortened reinforced stuff, you should really jump upto the JRZ.

We can shorten stock housings.
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Could you also help me choose the right spring rate for what i want to usr the car for?
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It may be silly, but I trust Ben implicitly. Everything from him is top notch. Front coilovers may be close to the only thing I do not have from him besides the speaker grills. Itching to give them a whirl.
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DD, rally car and track car?
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You see comrade, I want to DD it through the mean pot hole streets of downtown slammed, then ralley it on Thursdays, and then track it on Sundays. All on the same set up.
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im running a 225x45x15 all 4 corners in that changes anything
What tires? Thats a fairly uncommon size now a days... besides for stuff like hoosiers and real racing compounds.

If you are running a tire package that is that short, you definitely dont want to run a damper thats too short otherwise you will scrape on everything. The car will be lowered a decent amount from those alone.
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You see comrade, I want to DD it through the mean pot hole streets of downtown slammed, then ralley it on Thursdays, and then track it on Sundays. All on the same set up.
To be fair, a good DD setup and a good rally setup often overlap in the world of Sven diagrams.
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Old 05-11-2018, 01:27 PM   #19
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So i got 2 tire and wheel setups, the track/summer daily is some ventus rs-3s and the winter/gravel rally are hakapelitas

Amd i agree the ventus dropped the car a decent amount but i have yet to scrap on anything so i figure i have a but of room
Plus anything is better then a totally blown Billy hd

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