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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:56 am 
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Hey!

I am thinking about to buy coilovers to my Swift GTI MK2/MK3

Any tips? Recommendations?

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 Post subject: Re: Coilovers
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:50 am 
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You could try and get a set made by Leda in the UK. Maybe some members over there know where to get some. The company has changed hands at least once since i bought a set so they might not want to make them anymore. When i was last in contact with them very few where still made. Occasionaly on ebay over there they pop up, old ones can be re-serviced.


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 Post subject: Re: Coilovers
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:47 am 
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BC racing has a set for the 89-02 chassis.

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 Post subject: Re: Coilovers
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:36 am 
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Salto wrote:
BC racing has a set for the 89-02 chassis.

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Link?

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 Post subject: Re: Coilovers
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:06 pm 
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I have bc racing on our swift. As in the pic. Are you racing it or is it road? They are surprisingly good.lots of adjustment from hard to soft. We don't race them on hard...it's too stiff. And they have the ability to work with harder springs. The rear ones in the kit are soft..too soft for the track. The shocks can tolerate a 4K spread in the spring rate. They won't revalve them inside that rate even though they say they can.....and they don't revalve the swift ones. I tried!
Now I have 300 pound springs on the front the kit is 220 I think. The rears I'm running 500 lbs which is 250 effective due to the two to one ratio. The kit is 140 effective.
If I had to do it again I would definately do coil over in the rear too....I pretty much had to cut away the internal shock tower to allow the shocks to fit anyway so they didn't touch on compression.

All in all....no body roll on the track. Handles great but then we run full poly and a large rear stabiliser bar and modded the rear for 1.8degrees of neg camber and put strong toe control arms on the rear and a full roll centre late model swift front mod.
I'd still recommend the kit.


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