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Postby Cooltony » 24 Jul 2005, 10:18

Just bought a chevette and found that the titanic had better handling than mine.. (i dunno if this is just mine or all chevettes)

anyway.. id like to stiffen up the suspension.. ive been reading through the suspension section & found that you can have donar parts from other cars..

ie mk2 suspension from an escort and shocks from a nova.. also 240 brakes.. but thats another query..

im not too fussed on lowering it to the ground, i would like a bit of drop however stiffening it is the prime reason i'd like to do this..

im not being tight.. but due to being on an apprentice salary i can't afford spax suspension etc..

will it make a difference that my car is a saloon and a 4 door??

can anyone give me a walk through on what i will need for the front and back..

ie shocks.. coilovers.. etc ..

many thanks

tony.

if i start by cutting springs i may catch that there disease and start putting plastic body kits, 21 inch alloys and MDF picnic table rear spoilers on my car.

help me :cry:
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 24 Jul 2005, 10:56

sounds like your in need of "the bible". pm me with your address and i'll burn you a copy off provided you cover costs ok.
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Postby Shellysowner » 24 Jul 2005, 11:09

It must be just yours mate, because at worst a standard Chevette can be described as having reasonable handling - have you checked the general condition of your shocks and tyres etc.?

As for being a 4-door saloon, it actually makes it better as your car already has upright or 'turreted' shocks which so many of the hatchback-owning rally boys have to cut their car about to achieve. I've not heard much about using suspension from different cars, but there's certainly a range of shocks available. Since spax will cost you £240ish a set (new), surely the way to go is 2nd hand Konis or something? Springs can be used from a variety of cars and I've heard reports of various ones being used successfully - I'm sure someone else can advise. Good luck with it anyways :)
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Postby hsr2.6 » 24 Jul 2005, 12:06

i would just change the shockers and maybe put a polybush kit on it.as std they will out handle anything of that period............
rally drivers do it sideways.............well the quick ones do....................
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Postby Cooltony » 24 Jul 2005, 20:12

cheers lads.. hsr2.6 ... any websites or walkthroughs on the ole tinternet??
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Postby Shellysowner » 24 Jul 2005, 20:15

Funnily enough good 'ole Steve aka Hsr2.6 has put the relevant part of the Sportpart Manual on't old t'internet.

http://sportpartmanuel.bravehost.com/susp.html
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Postby shuvit-tim » 24 Jul 2005, 20:39

very odd my standard one handled on rails
when all else fails, rivets, cable ties and bodge tape will see you through

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Postby hsr2.6 » 25 Jul 2005, 16:57

but yours could be tight and his obviously is'nt
rally drivers do it sideways.............well the quick ones do....................
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Postby hsr2.6 » 25 Jul 2005, 16:58

but then again coming from neath you better check nobody's half inched them :wink:
rally drivers do it sideways.............well the quick ones do....................
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Postby Cooltony » 26 Jul 2005, 00:20

lol.so true :P
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Postby supersport » 26 Jul 2005, 00:24

Herbie_Flowers wrote:sounds like your in need of "the bible". pm me with your address and i'll burn you a copy off provided you cover costs ok.



which bible is this then?
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Postby Shellysowner » 26 Jul 2005, 00:25

Ooh, classified information I'm afraid. Couldn't possibly tell you that :lol: :lol: :twisted: :twisted:
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Postby supersport » 26 Jul 2005, 00:30

just because i don't own a chevette (but i will next year!), don't mean i'm not aloud to have the infomation to make it handle better!
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 26 Jul 2005, 00:30

DTV Sportpart manual on cd. it is in jpeg form but still very readable and i recommend using ACDSee to view it as all you do then is use your mouse scrollwheel to load up the next or previous picture depending on which way you move it, far better than loading up each picture individually.
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Postby supersport » 26 Jul 2005, 00:32

sounds interesting
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 26 Jul 2005, 00:34

can i interest you in a copy as well? all i ask is for costs to be covered ok.
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Postby Shellysowner » 26 Jul 2005, 00:36

Did I send you one Herbie? I don't recall asking for costs to be covered! :wink:
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Postby supersport » 26 Jul 2005, 00:36

maybe
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Postby Shellysowner » 26 Jul 2005, 00:36

Maybe??? What kind of a way is that to respond to the nice man's offer? :lol:
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Postby supersport » 26 Jul 2005, 00:40

lack of spare money!
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 26 Jul 2005, 00:41

Shellysowner wrote:Did I send you one Herbie? I don't recall asking for costs to be covered! :wink:

i bought mine off the same person as you mate. i missed out on your offer :cry:
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 26 Jul 2005, 00:43

supersport wrote:lack of spare money!

postage is about 40p, the envelope about a quid and the cd and case are about 30p, hardly daylight robbery :lol: :lol: :roll:
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Postby supersport » 26 Jul 2005, 00:44

i don't even have that at the mo!
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Postby Shellysowner » 26 Jul 2005, 00:47

The postage is 30p, the envolope and packaging comes from wherever you can nick it (may I suggest a packing room or similar at your place of work... or just re-use whatever comes through the door) and who needs a CD case? That bargain-basement enough for you Steven?
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Postby Neilyman » 26 Jul 2005, 00:51

supersport wrote:i don't even have that at the mo!


I can lend you a couple of quid if you like!
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