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Just starting to shop for parts for my 2002 rally car. Its going to be running on tarmac only so will be driven rather aggresive with a few hard landings. I have no idea what to do for suspension so im opening it to the forum. Ireland engineering is a long way away from me (ENGLAND) so I will have to shop around. What kind of setup do you think will work.


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No 1 on your shopping list is a set of Bilstein dampers, as for springs , I use standard ones with one coil cut off . I tried some AVO springs but they were boneshakingly stiff.My car is used mainly for autosolos but is still very usable on the road (it does bang and thump over speed bumps).

If you look at a well- setup of group 4 Escort on tarmac there is quite a lot of movement in the suspension to help traction because British tarmac rallies tend to be quite bumpy .

If you are going to do one of the historic championships , get a set of homologation papers to find out what can be used suspension and engine wise.you may also be limited where the rollcage ties in to the shell and where you can strengthen the shell etc.

Where in the UK are you based ?

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