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Old 09-05-2019   #1
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Suspension setup

So I have recently gotten my Cinq on the road and though it is great fun, I find cornering a bit to wobbly and not flat.

I had Ta-technix -40 springs and dampers installed not to long ago plus a front strut brace, so seeing this was quite unexpected.
Would I be able to simply change the springs in order to get flatter cornering (Not really to bothered about comfort), and in that case, what brand should I consider?

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Re: Suspension setup

Check bushes etc before thinking it's bigger suspension components

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Re: Suspension setup

Will do. There's a horrible knocking sound coming from the rear suspension whenever I go over a slight bump on the road. Thinking it might be the bushings
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Re: Suspension setup

Kw coilover setup is good, definitely not wobbly.
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Re: Suspension setup

Check the trailing arm bushes- mine were doing that and they were down to metal on metal. If you want to go down the polyurethane route, Strongflex are popular and well-priced.
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Re: Suspension setup

Which Cinq do you have, Sporting or otherwise.

Definitely get the rear bushes done, they lead to rear instability, but will not get picked up at an MOT.

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A Sporting. I recently had my MOT but he really didn't seem to bothered about anything. I suppose the very loud knocking sounds coming from the rear is the rear bushes. I just bought a Strongflex kit, so I'll have that sorted
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Re: Suspension setup

Do you have any adjustment on the spring pan? I am unaware of that brand of suspension and the web information is a bit light.

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Re: Suspension setup

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Do you have any adjustment on the spring pan? I am unaware of that brand of suspension and the web information is a bit light.

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Guessing it's this one? https://www.tatechnix.de/tatechnix/g...0-40-40mm.html
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Yup. Fairly cheap, but still seems a good mix between comfort and stiffness (though my spine would disagree).
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Re: Suspension setup

Not a lot of info on the damping....in fact...none, nor spring rates....difficult.

Try it without the front ARB

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Re: Suspension setup

end of the day, cento's lean, alot. Even trofeo rally versions if you watch them have mega lean. To get it to stop leaning is a tall order but not impossible. But you aint gonna do it with off shelf parts for sure. I'd not worry about the lean though, they handle pretty decent with good suspensiopn and stuff.
As above, its not a new car by any stretch and lots of the bushes will be original no doubt. The rear arms can be knocking like absolute buggery and still not see any noticeable movement when checking like on an MOT.
Go through and replace basically all the bushes and it will feel nice and tight.
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