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    Shocks for Coupe Turbo?

    Can anyone recommend decent shocks for the Coupe Turbo? I'm having problems confirming whether Bilstein / Koni etc actually do any for this car.

    I would quite like adjustable shocks - but not essential. I'm not interested in a coilover kit.

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    Koni's are fantasic - I had them on my coupe turbo - really transformed the car - Roll and pitch was greatly reduced which also helped when braking.
    Bilstein are also fantastic and can be custom made to your exact requirements - perfect compliment to eibach springs
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    How soft is the softest setting on the Konis? My last set of Konis' adjustability ranged from hard to very hard.

    Can you get Bilstiens for the Coupe Turbo?
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    yeah - i'm pretty sure you can get Bilsteins for the coupe - but you'd need to check.
    most place may say that kits for the Turbo hatches will work with the coupe T.

    If i'm honest i'm not sure how soft - soft is with the konis - I had mine set to rock hard at the front and medium at the rear. - Was nice enough for me - but i wanted it to feel slightly hard and sporty. - I think if you do medium both front and rear it'll still give good road compliance.

    The difference between stock and the konis is so vast - i'd completely forgotten - until i was selling and had stock swapped back - worlds apart.
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    Cool. I'm ordering some Whiteline roll bars too, should transform the ride and handling.
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    Oh - how do you adjust the rear shocks? (as they are not the top adjustable type).
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    Highly recommend the roll bars too - make a very marked difference in the hatch - not as much in the coupe - due to it having the metal parcel shelf tying the rear together but still a worthwhile additon.

    To adjust the rears you have to jack up the rear - undo the bottom of the damper from the swing arm - turn it to adjust to desired level then reattach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T-bone
    due to it having the metal parcel shelf tying the rear together but still a worthwhile additon.
    You sure you don't mean strut brace? I mean roll bar.

    Quote Originally Posted by T-bone
    To adjust the rears you have to jack up the rear - undo the bottom of the damper from the swing arm - turn it to adjust to desired level then reattach.
    Thought so. Oh well.
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    No mate - I defo mean Roll bar. - you can get front and rear that both go under the car.

    Strut brace goes in the engine bay tying the front strut towers together.

    My comments were based on the rear roll bar - in the hatch is also acts a little like a strut brace because there is nothing there to help with maintain the intergity of the cars geometry. This effect is not so evident in the coupe. The Roll bar will just do its normal job of neutralising roll and controlling understeer/oversteer depending on set up.
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    Check out this thread from a while ago

    http://www.m1gst.com/vb/showthread.php?t=18341
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