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Join Date: May 2012
Location: United Kingdom
County: West Sussex
My experiences on V6 GTVs
It depends entirely on your wheel/tyre width &, if not std, also your wheels' ET/spacing.
With very careful spacing I've had -30mm with 8J 18s on 225/35s without rubbing but the same springs felt much nicer on another GTV when on std 16s, even 17s were too hard for the customer, they soon changed to Eibachs.
Unless running 16s on 205/50s both Apex & PI -30s are extremely hard for everyday driving on our roads, not the Isle of Man TT course.
I used to think the PI -30s were ok until I gave up kidding myself & I've now fitted Eibachs on the same new std shocks while still running the 18s. Even Konis don't make that much difference, I've got another GTV on Koni/Eibachs on 17s. I bought the Konis virtually new from someone on here who'd tried them with -30 PIs & was 'disappointed', so I used the Konis on a car that already had Eibachs & set about experimenting with the PIs & a set of Apex......they're now both collecting dust!
I've also had coilovers -30ish set to their hardest, already fitted to a GTV trying to run 9J 19s, but they were useless (car was airborne more than in contact with the tarmac around our rural roads) unless on a very smooth surface when they were ok but still rubbed badly even without arch liners. Fitted the 19s to a GTV on std shocks/springs & fine. I tried unsuccessfully adjusting the coilovers after fitting 17s but gave up when I noticed one of the front shocks was starting to leak...they're now also collecting dust!
Last edited by CGTVs; 01-07-12 at 21:14.
Reason: add info, clarify, grammer, clarify again