Technical Uno 70 lowering springs

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Technical Uno 70 lowering springs

LeonL

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Hi folks.

I've recently replaced al for shocks on my Uno 70 (91) and added MTS Supsension lowering springs. I really like the look of it but is very unconfortable. I used lowered springs on stock shocks before, cinquecento en punto mk2, and it was fine. Has anyone experience with a other brand of spring on standard replacement shocks?
 

bugsymike

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Hi folks.

I've recently replaced al for shocks on my Uno 70 (91) and added MTS Supsension lowering springs. I really like the look of it but is very unconfortable. I used lowered springs on stock shocks before, cinquecento en punto mk2, and it was fine. Has anyone experience with a other brand of spring on standard replacement shocks?
The problem with any lowering springs is they are either the standard springs shorter which makes for a very hard ride or if the spring rate is softer so you are more likely to bottom out, We have lots of speed bumps here(sleeping policemen) and you often see lowered cars weaving all over the road trying to miss them.
Stiff and short springs mean it is harder for the road wheels to stay in contact with the road. Look at off road cars and motorcycles some have over 12 inches of suspension travel , but handle well because the wheels are in contact with the road all the time or a lot longer, a wheel cannot stop or steer if it is in the air;) .
I agree some lowered cars with good wheels look really cool, OK for posing, but I like a car to handle as well, plus as you have found the uncomfortable ride issue. Your choice:)
 
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