Choosing A Kit.
The key to using this website is to first of all decide on what you want
to do with your car. You can’t find the right suspension unless
you know what the car is going to be used for.
You can break that down into 5 categories, which are.
- Street use where you just want to lower the car and to have a firmer and sportier drive
on normal roads.
- Fast road use where you want to lower
the car and to have a firmer drive but also to be able to adjust the
ride quality slightly according to the roads that you use.
- Fast road as well as track use where
you not only want to lower the car but also want to have full control
over the damper settings.
- Serious track use where you aren’t
concerned too much about the use on the public roads and are a serious
track user needing racecar like handling.
- Racing and motorsport use where the
car is raced and not generally used on public roads, generally the car
would be trailered to a track or event.
Once you have decided what the car is going to be used for then you can
decide on what suspension upgrade is going to be required.
Let’s go through the categories.
- Purely street use requires either a
Street Comfort kit or a Variant
1 kit which gives a lower ride height as standard but also allows
some height adjustment.
- Fast road use requires a Variant
2 kit, which gives a lower ride height as standard but also allows
for some height adjustment and also some adjustment of the rebound settings
on the dampers.
- Fast road as well as track use requires
a Variant 3 kit which gives a lower
ride height as standard but also allows for some height adjustment and
also some adjustment of the rebound and low speed bump settings on the
- Serious track use requires a Club
Sport kit or if a Club Sport kit is not available for your vehicle
then possibly a Variant 3 with stiffer springs would be a good alternative.
- Racing and motorsport
use requires a racing setup and we recommend that you fill in our motorsport
questionnaire to ensure that you get the right kit for the job.
Be sure to choose the right kit for your use, as an extreme example choosing
a Club Sport kit for just road use is not going to be a good choice, the
ride quality will seem very bad on all but the smoothest public roads
and you would only ever use the softest settings so in the long run it
just would not be good value for money.
Similarly choosing a Variant 1 kit for serious track use is not going
to be a good choice, the springs would not be adequate for the job of
bringing lap times down and there would be no adjustment of the damper
settings which you might need for individual tracks or conditions etc.
Think about what is most suitable not what seems cheapest or even ‘top
of the range’.