Angel tuned tyre
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: United Kingdom
Right, have had car back about 24 hours so can post up initial thoughts on the FK hightec shock and Eibach prokit combo. I have noticed the following differences when compared to my Ti OEM setup, albeit very tired and damaged setup.
- Ride must be a bit firmer as I move around more in seat at 30mph cruising on semi-smooth road, and the best way I can describe its characteristic is "a bit jiggly" This "characteristic" is present to triple digit speeds where it no longer becomes noticeable
- Even though I attribute to the springs and shocks giving a firmer ride, the ride is by no means crashy, and is very refined compared to how it was. I mainly attribute this to the OEM shocks must have gone soft.
- Body control is now very good indeed, and no brake dive to speak of.
-Ride height has reduced without doubt, as the car now bottoms out over a large dip in the road near where I live, which it has NEVER bottomed out on before.
These are my initial findings, and things should get better once I have the geometry re-set.
On trying to test this setup out, 1 day was hot and dry the next very wet I have made my mind
up on one thing though. These Accelera's I have put on are junk. In the dry they are progressive, but overall grip levels are average at best with a LOT of pushing out under-steer under pressure in mid to high speed cornering and much tyre squeal. In the wet they are a complete joke. Low speed roundabouts in the wet, a prod of accelerator EASILY induces mass amounts of under steer and through mid speed bends gives you very little confidence. When they do break away they are somewhat progressive and predictable however. To put into context, in 3rd gear at 55mph in the wet in a dead straight line I can wheelspin on command.....On a 2.4 with circa 250bhp, they are not a good tyre in my opinion & finding. Once these wear down I will be moving to 245 rainsports without question.