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Old 12th February 2012, 03:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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R33 gtst best mod for suspension??

Hi all

I have got a r33 gtst and would like some help with what mods I should do to the suspension? It has got coil overs on it allready.

It will be used of fast road and a bit of track. Will
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Old 12th February 2012, 03:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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- Get Geometry checked and reset
- Tyres (Bridestone S001's, Yokohama AD08, or latest Pirelli Pzero)
- Light wheels (16,17 inch wheels weighing no more than 8 kg)
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Old 13th February 2012, 12:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Were would be the best place to get the geometry check? I live in Oxford and with running light wheels are the standerd gtr wheel light weight?
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Sway bars will make a noticeable difference to handling and are one of the cheaper suspension mods.
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Were would be the best place to get the geometry check? I live in Oxford and with running light wheels are the standerd gtr wheel light weight?
Best to google up for suspension geometry specialist near your area, shouldnt be too difficult to find.

The R33 GTR wheels are around 10.3 kilos each, a good aftermarket 17 inch rim can weigh anywhere between 6 - 8 kilos depending on how much you wish to spend.
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Don't slam it on the floor lol, for road use you'll need some suspension travel to cope with uneven road surfaces.
Anti-roll bars are a decent upgrade to help reduce body roll without winding dampers to hardest setting for road use, then firm up the damping on track maybe.
Full laser alignment is worth a look.
Check your hicas/rear track rods/ball joints as these may be worn, maybe a hicas lockout kit if you don't already have one.
Uprated suspension bushes to replace worn oem ones

Adjustable links/suspension arms etc with rose joints, but these are much more track focused and will have an impact on comfort on the road
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Im going to have to get the car on the ramp and get a bit of a shopping list together. Thanks for the input boys
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