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2002 Racing Suspension


The following is a very basic listing of what constitutes a true racing suspension for a trackworthy 2002. Be aware that different sanctioning bodies will require different setups, so check your rule books! Or, don't and just race against yourself!

Front Suspension:

Adjustable height coil over for standard 2.5”ID racing springs

Springs – 400 to 425 lb/inch x 7”

Shorten struts approximately 2”

Shocks – special shorter body (VW Rabbit) Bilsteins

Bend struts 1 to 1.5 degrees for maximum camber adjustment

Adjustable racing camber plates with solidly-mounted spherical bearings

Camber setting – 3.5 degrees total camber and toe out 1/16” to 1/8”

Strut brace – should be straight not bent

Urethane bushings for control arms and strut rod

Sway bar – Ireland Engineering 22mm hollow bar or 25mm solid bar

Rear Suspension:

Custom adjustable camber and toe installation necessary to achieve:

Camber and toe settings of – 2.25 to 2.5 degrees camber and toe in 1/16” to 1/8”

Stock-location springs – 350 lb/inch –

Optional weld-reinforce stock shock towers for coilover rear shocks – adjustable height coil over springs on shocks – 275 lb/inch x 8”

Coilover shocks – Bilstein sport

Sway bar – Ireland solid 22mm adjustable bar

Urethane bushings for trailing arms and differential mount

Solid aluminum rear subframe mounts

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