Some help please with suspension kit & new bushes

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Some help please with suspension kit & new bushes

by cal16v » Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:15 pm

Hi to everyone,

After registering on here last year pending some restoration I've only now got around to getting things started :shock:

Anyway I have a respray planned in the next month or so some pics will mean starting a new thread.

In the meantime though I'm trying to sort some springs/shocks and bushes all round. For starters I came across this kit and wondered what you folk think;

http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/performan ... -rear-35mm

Comes to £460 or AU$850 delivered to Syd Aus. In comparison I am being quoted $1125 locally for front/rear adjustable Koni's without lowering springs.

On the subject of local, suppliers here of bushes is Nolathane and Super Pro but neither offers the cross member mounts. A recent email from Powerflex confirms they don't do them either so what do you guys use?

I've been reading through much of the site over the past months so thanks for the informative posts.
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Re: Some help please with suspension kit & new bushes

by v6 steve » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:27 pm

most on here have Bilstein shocks and eibach springs as for the bushes i would go for new std ones poly ones are very hard unless its for track use

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bilstein-B4-F ... 3a9533a6ba


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Eibach-Pro-Ki ... 20ed60b279
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Re: Some help please with suspension kit & new bushes

by cal16v » Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:07 am

Thanks for the reply.

Found these locally so I think I'll go with these;
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When you suggest to stick with std (rubber) are you referring to these mounts only or throughout the suspension generally?

Re the shocks/springs I managed a better deal through DCPerformance.co.uk. Dan understands the meaning of service and has been more than helpful so far. As a comparison I've been waiting 4 days for autovaux just to reply to my email re the bushes

Many thanks
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Re: Some help please with suspension kit & new bushes

by EddeyDancer » Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:09 am

cal16v wrote: On the subject of local, suppliers here of bushes is Nolathane and Super Pro but neither offers the cross member mounts.
A recent email from Powerflex confirms they don't do them either, so what do you guys use?

Mate, I have these donut mounts in stock, and I'm in Sydney...
http://www.vauxhall-car-parts.co.uk/aca ... 4207N.html
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Re: Some help please with suspension kit & new bushes

by LE16 » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:48 pm

I have fully Powerflex (Yellow) set up. Best thing I ever did. I don't find it hard either. Its pretty elastic to be honest and the car has pin sharp handling and cornering.
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