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Spider: Ways to improve handling/ride?

I'm about to out my Spider (02 plate) in for it's next scheduled service and I will get the Q2 diff fitted also.

I'm also wondering if there is anything that will help to improve the ride generally? I've found that driving over dodgy roads can be less comfortable than doing so on my Vespa!

Is this a trait of the Spider in general, or should I look to replacing/improving the suspension?
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You don't say if yours is a TS or V6*, or what size wheels/tyres you have, but just fit new shocks, & springs as they're not expensive...check Ebay for Suplex springs.

V6s are notorious for kn*ckering front shocks.


*Edit: As PaulR says it must be a V6 due to Q2.

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As you are having a Q2 diff fitted I am assuming it is a V6 (no need for one in a TS) and you will notice an instant improvement in the handling. Try booting it on a roundabout - torque steer will all but have vanished as you change direction. Twisty roads become a real pleasure rather than an interesting driving experiences as you accelerate out of corners.

As has been said springs and shocks need to be in good condition. I'd make sure all of the suspension bushes are in top condition (consider powerflexing the rear) and finally get the tracking checked (all four wheels).

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Ultra racing strut brace helps with scuttle shake and rattles. Suspension new springs and shocks as Clive has said, make a vast improvement to the ride.
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Trade it for a Gtv, thats the best improvement
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Originally Posted by Gaz View Post
Trade it for a Gtv, thats the best improvement

I don't know how much differently the V6 handles to the Twinnie, but Powerflexing the rear of mine and changing the wishbones on the front for good quality ones made a heck of a difference.

Making sure your tyres are the correct pressure as well. Stupid, but makes a difference!
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