My comments are a generalization....absolutes are rare. I was just offering some baseline info & it will need confirmed in this case. Bumpstop snubber design and rod length & body dimensions will affect jounce travel. Coil-over designs that are not based upon Koni's or some other OEM spring-compatible damper may differ from stock. You will need to mount them and examine the amount of exposed chrome rod as the car sits at rest. This tells you exactly how much jounce travel you have before bumpstop contact is made. Assuming the bumpstops are not oversized and soft like a pillow (OEM-ish), you will not want to contact them often. The amount of available jounce (compression) travel front and rear should be "similar" & more is generally better. Lowered street cars look better, but they do not often handle better. For one thing, the intended suspension geometry is ruined. If the ball joint now sits higher than the control arm bushings (due to lowering), roll center moves out-of-whack and bumpsteer can become an issue. With streetable spring rates, less jounce travel hurts more than lower cg helps.Whizzkid11 said:Hmm - thats would defy what Lscman has just mentioned/suggested above.
For me looks-wsie 35 at front and 25 at rear would be perfect, in proportion. However, if Lscman, and Carrera2RS are correct in what they say and have done - then the "out of the box" setup by BIRDS - is not correct for optimal handling.
Guys, anybody else have any experience of suspension by Birds or generally? Apart from Tin - who just lets the car take care of it all.... :haha2:
I am now confusingly interested... or rather interestingly confused? hmmm