Date: Sat, 08 Apr 2000 11:11:26 +0200
From: RCS <e9225126nopsam1.tuwien.ac.at>
Subject: Re: 1989 900 suspension mods


Thereīs a "road holding kit" available for the classical 900 - I think it was for MY89-94, but Iīm not sure, I also think it was offered for earlier models. Mayor parts of the kit are 4 new shorter springs (bronze, golden or silver striped), 4 new firmer shock absorbers (blue Sachs shocks), roll bars for front and rear and some smaller rubber parts (rests) - additional thereīs a bounce limiter for the rear suspension that should be used for rims wider than 5.5" (15 with wider tyres than 195/60, eg. 6x15 - 205/55-15) The handling behaviour is absolutely great, very neutral you can even provoke controlled oversteering in nice corners, the ride is harder but still acceptable, (not great on long motorway distances above 150kmh (90mph)). The car is lower and you should be very carefully when driving over speed walls if you donīt have the ralley protector plate installed below the gearbox or donīt want to buy a new front spoiler! Greetings, RCS Peter Gratton: > I would like to lower the ride hight on my 1989 900GLE. I have a haynes > workshop manual which in the suspension specifications refers to a "sports > chassis" can anyone tell me the differences between the normal and the > sports chassis? The manual also refers to a lower overall spring hight (both > front and rear) for springs to suit the sports chassis. Can I just fit > these lower springs in or are there other mods that I will need to make as > well? > thanking you in anticipation

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