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Old 25-07-2007   #1
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cure for the bounce!

I just got the new issue of EVO through the door and flicked to the rear pages where they have a 100HP in their Fast Fleet. The guy who drives it wrote about a company called Cobra suspension who are supplying him with a set of springs to (hopefully) cure the pogo style ride. If they work, I'm buying a set (my girlfriend would be so happy ) Anyone else excited at the prospect of a smoother ride in the panda?
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Re: cure for the bounce!

Subject to cost they sound interesting...
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Re: cure for the bounce!

Just be wary of suspension kits - they may lose the bounce but I've found from personal experience that lowerings springs, adjustable shocks, etc. tend to give you a much firmer ride.......and there ain't too many smooth roads out there - believe me.
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Re: cure for the bounce!

I'm aware using any old lowering springs with OEM dampers is rarely a beneficial upgrade, but using a set of springs which have been properly developed for the car to provide a more supple ride (without detriment to the handling) would be awesome, no? I sometimes feel that awkward mid-corner bumps unsettle the panda a little, perhaps a revised spring kit would lessen these effects.
I will be interested in what the author of the article I mentioned reports
Oh, and it's nice to see another scottish 100HP owner, we are few and far between it seems.
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Oh, and it's nice to see another scottish 100HP owner, we are few and far between it seems.
I'll be one come August 1st
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Re: cure for the bounce!

It says nothing about lowering in the EVo article. It says they are simply replacement springs with the std shocks. We'll see what Evo think when they get some.
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Oh, and it's nice to see another scottish 100HP owner, we are few and far between it seems.
So where in 'God's Country' are you mate?
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Re: cure for the bounce!

can't say the bumpiness bothers me that much to want to alter the suspension, I'd say its about the same as the Ibiza I'm driving at the moment
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It doesn't bother me either. Well, not on normal day to day use.

Speed bumps are where I feel it. I have to go over at least 2 every day!!
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Re: cure for the bounce!

If only the sport button applied to the suspension set up too, but that technology would have bumped the price of the car up a few thousand
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So where in 'God's Country' are you mate?
I'm based in fife mate about twenty minutes drive from Knockhill!
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can't say the bumpiness bothers me that much to want to alter the suspension, I'd say its about the same as the Ibiza I'm driving at the moment
It doesn't bother me that much either, but if reports suggest they smooth the ride a little AND improve the handling/stability of the car... well, doesn't everyone want a more comfortable, better handling car?!
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It doesn't bother me either. Well, not on normal day to day use.

Speed bumps are where I feel it. I have to go over at least 2 every day!!
Me to Tom.......only mine are the pillow type so I just drive between them.
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If only the sport button applied to the suspension set up too, but that technology would have bumped the price of the car up a few thousand
i thought the sport button stiffened the shocks? i was supprised when i heard it but is it not true then?
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