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    Suspension on the 888

    Been really happy with the handling of the 888, tripleeight might not have done the body mods in quite the perfect way, but in the handling dept they really have been the masters - no Astra I have driven has ever matched the 888's handling.

    So I'm thinking - the 888 was built in 2001 (although mine is a 52 plate), so that means that the springs/shocks on the car have been on there for 5-6 years and I noticed quite a bit of rust on the shocks last time I saw them.

    Soo - do you think that I should replace them with another set of std 888 items or some aftermarket ones? I'd like to hear some recomendations, I don't do track days so they don't have to be top spec, although cost is not a problem - I just want the best that I can get. I have no idea what a new set of 888 ones will be - but suspect that they will cost an arm and a leg!

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    The Weitec UltraGT kit I got recently is very good. It's a KW brand. Beats the crap clean out of the Eibach/Bilstein stuff I had on before. You can get it on a host of drops from 25/0 right through to 55/40. I got the 55/20 and it sits great.
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    Cost mate? can anyone with recommends quote drop/cost/supplier contact for me please? cheers.

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    whitleline arb is a must - transforms the rear end

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    Quote Originally Posted by 888rich View Post
    whitleline arb is a must - transforms the rear end
    Yeah already have this Rich.

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    I shit you not scott, you can not beat imo koni coilovers, Mine may not be a fast car but it weights just as much as your coupe with all the stuff thats been added or not far off and it handles like its on rails. obviously they cost a lot brand new but well worth every penny.

    After my 12 month stint in the bora and a vxr will come my way, konis would be the first suspension of choice. very smitten by them

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    bilstein dampers eibach springs or do you want to go for bilstein coilovers

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    ive got bilsteins shocks and eibach springs made a massive difference, and i would highly recomended them!

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    If you want top-spec, KW Variant 3 is the way to go!
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    Wasn't MikeWarner trial running some GAZ shocks on his coupe? How did that go?

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