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#1625913 - 10/10/2018 22:32 Re: The best road handling setup [Re: sirspin]
wink Offline
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Enjoying the ride

Registered: 18/12/2005
Posts: 427
Loc: Guildford
You can't get the Bilstein B6s any more, but in any case I've just ditched mine because they simply stopped working after about 20,000 miles, and the ride became horribly crashy. I've gone back to standard springs and dampers.

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#1625944 - 11/10/2018 16:56 Re: The best road handling setup [Re: sirspin]
Master_Mariner Offline
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Registered: 16/09/2007
Posts: 451
Loc: Freedom
That's not good - on both fronts.

I found they were still advertising and thought they were still available.

http://www.bilstein-shop.com/fiat/fiat-c...jmnq6jriub99vp1

Back to the drawing board re my perception of the "crashiness" feeling and how to overcome it I guess!

Regards

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#1625946 - 11/10/2018 17:51 Re: The best road handling setup [Re: sirspin]
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You can get rears (and many other manufacturers still produce the rears) but it's the fronts where we don't have so much choice frown
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#1626423 - 28/10/2018 12:34 Re: The best road handling setup [Re: sirspin]
JRibeiro Offline
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Registered: 04/10/2018
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Loc: Lisboa, Portugal
Hi,
where can I find a "Novitec 23mm rear anti-roll bar" (or another option for a rear ARB) for my 16V T?
thanks

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#1626484 - 29/10/2018 13:07 Re: The best road handling setup [Re: JRibeiro]
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Originally Posted By JRibeiro
Hi,
where can I find a "Novitec 23mm rear anti-roll bar" (or another option for a rear ARB) for my 16V T?
thanks
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#1626964 - 13/11/2018 19:10 Re: The best road handling setup [Re: sirspin]
Jhoney Offline
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Registered: 11/11/2018
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Loc: Bedfordshire
Hi, I'm new to fiat coupes and have just purchased a 20vt last month. It's a fixer upper. I noticed the front drivers spring has broken and am looking to rent build front suspension. What are people's views on coilovers? Better than original set up or not?

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#1626965 - 13/11/2018 19:26 Re: The best road handling setup [Re: Jhoney]
Nigel Offline
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Registered: 16/12/2005
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Loc: Staffordshire
Originally Posted By Jhoney
Hi, I'm new to fiat coupes and have just purchased a 20vt last month. It's a fixer upper. I noticed the front drivers spring has broken and am looking to rent build front suspension. What are people's views on coilovers? Better than original set up or not?


Hi and welcome to the forum

Suspension is quite a personal thing - one man’s “too firm” is another man’s “sharp and precise”

A lot will depend on what you want to do with the car - if it’s going to be a pure road car, you should really consider brand new standard suspension

Coilovers vary a lot in quality - cheap coil overs are awful - stay clear.....
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#1626975 - 13/11/2018 21:56 Re: The best road handling setup [Re: sirspin]
Jhoney Offline
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Registered: 11/11/2018
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Loc: Bedfordshire
Thanks very much, was leaning towards standard set up and you have helped confirm it. Much appreciated

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#1626979 - 14/11/2018 08:25 Re: The best road handling setup [Re: sirspin]
Nigel Offline
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Registered: 16/12/2005
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Loc: Staffordshire
Good choice - a Coupe on fresh standard suspension is actually a very nice drive - controlled and compliant, without being too firm

Of course, if you're considering track days or you want to partake in a bit of "enthusiastic" driving, there are all sorts of mods you can make

Be careful though - its just as easy to make a Coupe handle worse than it is to make it handle better - ask me how I know.... rolleyes
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#1626986 - 14/11/2018 13:01 Re: The best road handling setup [Re: sirspin]
neil_r Offline
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Registered: 16/08/2007
Posts: 789
Loc: Germany
I'm going to swap the suspension out on mine in the near future and I want to stay "standard". It's only a 20V.

By standard does that mean any decent standard dampers and springs or actually the FIAT supplied ones? Monroe and KYB seem to be easy to find damper options here.

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#1626987 - 14/11/2018 13:20 Re: The best road handling setup [Re: sirspin]
Nigel Offline
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Registered: 16/12/2005
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For "standard", read "OE-quality"

Its more about standard spring rates, standard damping and standard ride height

Monroe or similar would be fine
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#1626991 - 14/11/2018 14:50 Re: The best road handling setup [Re: Nigel]
neil_r Offline
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Registered: 16/08/2007
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Loc: Germany
Originally Posted By Nigel
For "standard", read "OE-quality"

Its more about standard spring rates, standard damping and standard ride height

Monroe or similar would be fine


Thank you!

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