Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: United Arab Emirates
RHB GTA kit on standard car: I'd be very tempted to try it. I have Giulia GTA, some 25% lighter than the standard Giulia coupe. Rhoddy assessed it, and eventually concluded that he would fit the same kit as he supplies for the standard car, just as he did on his own 105 GTA. He explained that actually the weight of the car wasn't that much of a factor. The same would seem to apply to this new equation. He clearly expected me to be sceptical, but the work he had done on previous cars for me and my pals left me in no doubt he knew what he was talking about. The changes he made to a mate's Montreal were simply astounding.
Comfort: Rhoddy's kits were invariably comfortable - much more comfortable than standard, in fact, due the absence of rolling, lurching, wheel patter, and so forth. The car simply follows a smooth trajectory, while the suspension both absorbs the bumps and ensures the wheels visit the dips and stay in contact with the road. It's sort of 'soggy', in a very pleasant way. I LOVE the RHB kit on my 156 - the difference is at once subtle and dramatic. A passenger wouldn't notice - a real driver will though. The roadholding and handling is dramatically better, and velocities are a solid 10% higher across the board.
I'm really sorry that EB killed the RHB kits: Yes, they were pricey at around £600, but they were the dog's for those who valued their precision and quality. I'd buy one for my 147 GTA like a shot if I could - any sources that anyone knows of?
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