Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 19:08:13 +0100
From: "David Wilson" <david.wilsonnopsame.pipex.com>
Subject: Re: first performance tweaks?


I have an Aero HOT 3dr, which came with 17in wheels and the sports suspension - ride was appalling, and the handling on bumpy corners was....er....erratic. Put 16in wheels on it, and koni adjustables (from Abbott Racing). Fixed. Ride much improved (on UK's rotten roads) and the bit of extra compliance in the sidewalls stopped it skittering sideways in those "trying hard on corners" moments. Bit of fiddling with damper settings ( a bit stiffer than standard) and it was the car it always should have been. I suspect that new springs - lowering the ride height - would not have done the front spoiler any good! David Wilson "sMiles" <milessmilesnopsamlobal.net> wrote in message news:bFCya.19833$%_3.8684476nopsamsrv26.news.prodigy.com... > Thanks! > > Konis and Eibachs. I think I'll keep it stock on the outside for now -- but > I might find some stickier tires to fit the stock wheels (worked great on my > Integra GSR) > > I'll let y'all know how it turns out. > > -sMiles > > "'nuther Bob" <none1nopsam.com> wrote in message > news:t61icv8d13es6hq35ihcmqusugvgjg97p9nopsamcom... > > On Sun, 18 May 2003 07:56:39 GMT, "Mark Plumlee" > > <turbospgnopsamsouth.net> wrote: > > > > >put 17 inch with 225 45 17 try dunlop 9000 tire > > > > Only go with 17" tires if you already have 17" wheels or you drive > > on very smooth roads. There's not a lot of sidewall on a 17" tire > > (there's already precious little on a 16" for everyday driving). > > > > > > > >also get lowering springs > > > > > > > Definitely get some adjustable Koni shocks first, front and rear. > > You won't be disappointed. I'll go so far as to guarantee it. > > > > If you like, you can change the springs too. The labor is the same for > > springs and shocks or just shocks so it's best to do them both at the > > same time if you're inclined. If you get springs, I highly recommend > > the Eibach (progressive) springs. They will improve handling under > > pressure but be about the same as stock springs under normal > > conditions. The will lower the car about an inch, benefiting handling > > with a lower CoG but also reducing ground clearance a bit. > > You can also stiffen the rear sway bar but I would do the shocks > > first. > > > > Lastly, lots of folks rave about installing the "Viggen rescue kit" > > or at least the steering rack brace. The complete kit is available > > from www.abbottracing.com or you can get a steering rack kit alone > > from Talaferino Saab, http://www.genuinesaab.com/. This kit is > > supposed to help with torque steer (actually tramlining). > > > > Bob > > > >

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