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Hi guys, My AP suspension recently decided it didn't want to retain the oil in its dampers. I've found the AP's great for comfort and handling seems ok as well. The car is a 9n3 GTI which is my daily but also used on track. Now needing new suspension and wondering what to buy mainly because I've never had any super expensive coilovers. I've been looking at the ST XA's which are a height and damping adjustable set made by KW and they're supposed to be twin tube. I've been wondering if i will actually feel any difference between those and AP's as the car isn't properly set up as such. Alignment is neutral toe at the front, standard caster and -2.5 degrees of camber with my adjustable mounts. rear is totally stock apart from a whiteline rear anti roll bar but i have plans to try out some toe correction shims as these cars run 2.7mm of toe in as standard I think - the correction shims set it to neutral. Damping adjustability seems nice to have since i can mess with it as I please and most probably soften it up for the road. The car is great fun considering the AP's were really a budget coilover. I'd just like to know if you guys reckon i'll feel a difference to justify double the price of the AP's. Is it really a case of just adjusting to whatever suits your needs or is there a 'best fit' that'll be great all round but never optimal for specific tracks. Can appreciate I've not really asked any direct questions but more after some discussion around possible handling improvements and whether just spending more actually will in itself make a difference with minimal messing and or adjustment. PS - Quaife LSD going in the car soon so i imagine that'll make way more of a difference than suspension will.
DeanzGTi posted a topic in Wheels, Tyres, Suspension and BrakesHi, I currently run on a set of JOM Coilovers. As far as Budget coilies go...they're pretty decent for the money but i'm getting abit tired of bouncing around and smashing into potholes. I'm worried i'm going to crack an alloy with the state of the roads these days!!! So..... I've looked on DPM Performance and found the AP Shocks and Springs package that claims to lower 40mm on the front and 30mm on the rear. Has anyone fitted these? I'm looking for a decent looking ride height, but not bothered about been "slammed" anymore (done my fair share of scraping now) but while still retaining some comfort, just something to absorb the crap road surfaces we all have to endure! If anyone is running this set up please post a pic, preferably around 6 weeks after they were fitted so I can see the "settled" result. Cheers,