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Suspension Upgrade Identification ?

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I am doing an overhaul on my GTV P2 3.0 Lusso. Clutch hydraulics and brake service. This car was lowered and the suspension set up by a specialist by a previous owner. It has yellow front struts and rear dampers, the rear dampers are labelled Koni.

I have a GTV P2 2.0 Lusso which is completely standard so I know the 3.0 has an upgraded suspension.

Please could anybody comment upon this kind of upgraded suspension? It goes like its on rails but the suspension is very hard. I'm not sure if it can be adjusted to a comfort setting or whether I would need to source some original units from a breaker?

I would also like to know the best method of servicing the front Brembo Calipers. How to extract the pins? Maybe with a tap and a hammer?

Yours advice would be appreciated. Regards.
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Koni Sport dampers by the looks of it. Rears can't be adjusted as far as I know, the fronts can be backed off using that small flat screw on the top, rotate anti-clockwise to soften, but don't force them, I think it's something like 2 full turns of adjustment only, but don't quote me on that. I've Koni sports on the front of mine, on softest setting, standard dampers on rear and standard springs all round. Seems the best compromise between handling and comfort. It's hardly a cosseting ride, but neither is a standard car. The springs may not be helping the ride in your case.

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The Koni rears are adjustable too, you have to take them off the car to adjust them though. Generally it's recommended to have them at their softest setting.

Changing to standard springs should soften up the ride quite a lot I think, depending on what lowering springs you have.

If you wanted to stay with a lowered car rather than going standard, there are the Eibach springs which doesn't lower as much as some of the other options out there.

For the brakes, you should be able to take the pins out with a suitable drift, and some gentle tapping (careful because the pin has a head so it only comes out one way..)

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The yellow springs are probably Apex -30mm & very hard.

As said previously, Eibach -20 for lowered or Suplex for std.

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