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I've got the Abbott ECU upgrade, so it's now fast enough (given the limtations of the autobox).

I'd like to go around corners better. I've got poly rear ARB bushes, which made a big difference.

Next step, stiffer/lower springs? But which?
Abbotts seem very expensive (as normal
). Eibach don't make 9000 springs anymore. Elkparts have Sachs. There's a set that you can buy along with Konis.

Advice/comments? I'd like a reasonable quality of ride along with sharper handling - a previous post suggests the Koni ones are a bit harsh.

P. (currently leaning towards the Sachs ones)
 

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What about the half way house?? Aero springs... I know that abbott used to stock them but may have run out, eBay?, main dealer?, After market oem shop? Specialist breakers such as Scanparts in Telford?....

I'm having the same problem myself. Having lowered 2 cars in the past (Golf GTI & Cavalier SRi) I have come to regret the decision. I'm looking at upgrading to Konis/Bilstein/Boge but with Aero springs, but then I have an Aero to start with so it makes things a little easier for me .

What about changing the dampers first and seeing how that feels. If its cornering you are interested in what about 19mm ARB front and back? This, in theory, would give a good compromise. Good supple ride over these billiard table smooth roads we have in the UK but with better damping control. Come to a bend, and the roll stiffness of the car is increased to help you round the bend
Marvelous, if its not stiff enough, chuck a set of springs on..HTH
 

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Elkparts do Sachs and Gmax. There are are few other brands out there Abbott racing do their own specification springs, PI's are pretty good (in my brief experience), Bilstein do a matched spring/shock kit for the 9000 and there's a couple of other euro brands out there.

Check out these previous threads for more info...

Aero springs
shocks'n'springs

There are a few other topics along these lines, use the search facility to find them.
 

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Originally posted by mowgli:
[qb]Having lowered 2 cars in the past (Golf GTI & Cavalier SRi) I have come to regret the decision.  I'm looking at upgrading to Konis/Bilstein/Boge but with Aero springs, but then I have an Aero to start with so it makes things a little easier for me            .

What about changing the dampers first and seeing how that feels.  If its cornering you are interested in what about 19mm ARB front and back?  [/qb][/b]
DCA reckoned I wouldn't notice much difference with Aero springs. And as a '97, I think I already have 19mm ARB, I think.

After a quick email exchange with [email protected], the Abbott ones aren't quite as expensive as the web site would suggest, so I'll probably go for those. They don't lower it much, but are stiffer.
 

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Hi, There is a koni+spring set what i like to buy for my 9000T.
Is there anyone who bought this set an also please tel me what your experience is.
Is it really stif and bumpy, or is there stil a bit of comfort left.

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Originally posted by Jason (Mr Torque-Steer):
Erm, so Abbott won'r sell rears only then?    [/QB][/b]
They might, but the 50 quid current bid (+ £20 postage) + fitting doesn't save that much compared to half the price that Abbott want to supply&fit all four.

£50 for a complete set would be rather different
 
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