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Author Help! I cant get my Sport round corners I went round with my NovaGTE
pnorledge
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   7th May 03 at 20:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Can anybody tell me the cheapest way to get my std. 1600 Sport to handle as well as my std. NovaGTE used to on the twisty bits! or have I bought the wrong model?
Kris TD
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7th May 03 at 20:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

lowering springs.
pnorledge
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7th May 03 at 20:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Just on the back, or all round, and what about shocks- would NovaGTE stuff bolt on do you think?
psycho sport
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front and rear strut brace (if you can be assed) 120 for both, and it'll help a treat!
Kris TD
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7th May 03 at 20:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

nova gte stuff is worse, its just the fact the corsa is a heavier car.

springs all round. 70 quid
psycho sport
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7th May 03 at 20:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

How much is fitting of lowering springs?
Kris TD
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20 quid for spring compressors then do it ureself.
pnorledge
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Thanks for comments - how low can you go before std tyres rub?
psycho sport
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7th May 03 at 20:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I'm too retarded to even atempt to put lowering springs on myself!
Kris TD
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bout 120mm before they touch the arch liners.
psycho sport
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60mm easily i'd say, could be wrong!
Kris TD
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m2rv_h is down 85mm on 17's at the front and he has only just started to have to mod the front archs.
miles
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quote:
Originally posted by psycho sport
front and rear strut brace (if you can be assed) 120 for both, and it'll help a treat!


Strut braces do hardly anything to improve handling. They are for fine 'tuning' once you've got an excellent suspension set up. Rear ones do nothing full stop unless you have a really soggy shell and drive it like a rally car. I would hope that with all of the corsa's weight it would have a firm shell.......

The nova stuff will fit but wont make it any better. Its the design of the car and not the individual components I think.

If you purely want handling improvements then get some 35/40mm lowering springs and shocks. Anything lower than that is worse for handling on normal (not race tracks) roads.

You'll never get the handling of the nova without spending a fair bit.
Wolf In Welsh Clothing
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8th May 03 at 00:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Front strut brace only realy helps control torque steer on mine, rear does allow you to slide the car slightly instead of it snatching round.
Been told dampers are required really, mines only -40mm but bounces all over the place!!!
mav
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8th May 03 at 00:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Stick to 14/15 inch wheels.
Lower upto 40mm with shocks and springs and handling will be dramatically improved.

On my 1.6 sport I have Apex -40mm springs with KYB gas shocks.
I Also have 17's though. The handling is good and i'm happy with it but would be even better
if I changed the wheels to something smaller.

jmucorsasport
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Get 15 inch wheels and a 60mm drop all round on new springs and dampers and your laughin mate. I'm on 15inch monzas with apex springs and Spax VSX dampers handles like a dream....If your droppin more than 35-40mm i would advise new dampers all round...
Bart
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where abouts do rear strut braces go?
Gambit
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8th May 03 at 13:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

lowering springs/dampers & uprated anti-roll bars
Makarus
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I have 15" rims with 60mm drop, when its not stupidly bumpy the car handles perfectly, turn the stereo off and I can ignore the bumps and nail it even more.

I can take bigger standard cars on an whip them on country lanes because I can keep my speed through corners but they cannot.
3CorsaMeal
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8th May 03 at 13:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i gotta get my suspension, standard ride is shocking
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what do u expect?!?! of course u gonna be able to go round corners faster than larger cars with soft suspension
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get 15's about 7 wide lower about 30-35mm on upratd dampers and u'll be fine. Dont go stupid low as 60mm cos its a myth cars handle better the lower they are. If u go too low as marcus sed when bumpy it will skip and wont handle as well.

30mm eibach springs would the best bet if u just want to go for springs
Kris TD
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quote:
Originally posted by fadscorsa
get 15's about 7 wide lower about 30-35mm on upratd dampers and u'll be fine. Dont go stupid low as 60mm cos its a myth cars handle better the lower they are. If u go too low as marcus sed when bumpy it will skip and wont handle as well.

30mm eibach springs would the best bet if u just want to go for springs


thats not quite true, on a race track which has smooth roads lower is better, however on our rubbish roads you dont want to lower that much as there will be less suspention travel and our roads are bumpy so more chance of the back coming round etc...

 
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