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Offline alan gorst

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suspension set up
« on: November 23, 2010, 01:50:10 am »
how come most suspension kits you see for the mk3 polo all say they fit the mk1 mk 2 mk3 the derby but not the g40? ??? does anyone where i can get a spring and shock kit with adjustable dampers for the g40?
thanks Alan

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Re: suspension set up
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2010, 08:10:57 am »
Shortened inserts.

The G40 suspension was 20mm lower and 20% stiffer over stock polo suspension originally.


You can get them from anywhere, honestly. :D


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Re: suspension set up
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2010, 09:36:25 am »
its just because the g40 is slightly lower than normal polos when standard.  So if they sell a "60mm" lowering kit it wont actually lower a g40 by 60mm and people would no doubt complain to the company.  That's all it is.

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Re: suspension set up
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2010, 05:50:08 pm »
Shortened inserts.

A lowering kit should have shorter dampers anyway.

Offline alan gorst

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Re: suspension set up
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2010, 01:02:05 am »
Shortened inserts.

The G40 suspension was 20mm lower and 20% stiffer over stock polo suspension originally.


You can get them from anywhere, honestly. :D


like where?  i cant seem to find them anywhere  ???

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Re: suspension set up
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2010, 10:12:12 am »
just any for a mk3 polo!  They don't lower a g40 as much as they advertise them as since a g40 is lower to start with but thhats the only difference and the reason they dont advertise them as for a g40.

Offline alan gorst

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Re: suspension set up
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2010, 10:32:57 pm »
orite thats okay then i can find lots for mk3 polo just they all said exc g40 :) thanks


Offline Richg40

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Re: suspension set up
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2010, 09:15:40 am »
Spunk the extra and get the H&R Cup kit.

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Re: suspension set up
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2010, 09:27:21 am »
Gavin, all spring and damper kits are just that, no hubs/front strut assemblies are supplied. As stated, any spring damper kit for a mk2/3 Polo will fit the G40.
You'll have to remove the damper insert from the front struts and put the new ones in.
Generally, the more you pay the better the quality of the kit. Some of the cheap ones are noted for giving a very stiff ride which isn't much good for handling or roadholding.

Offline gavin.starr

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Re: suspension set up
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2010, 09:38:07 am »
ive still got the origional suspension on my bready at the moment is the fitment still going to be the same, Has any one done  a step by step guide of how they are removed from the origional hubs and the new struts installed (just so i can see what is involved first before i buy some.

http://www.venommotorsport.com/manufacturer_product.php?manufacturer=HR&category=suspension&product=CupSuspension&make=VW&model=Polo%20Mk%203

There not too over priced but i was trying to stay under £300.
« Last Edit: November 27, 2010, 09:46:01 am by gavin.starr »

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Re: suspension set up
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2010, 09:59:05 am »
Spunk the extra and get the H&R Cup kit.

What he said.

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Re: suspension set up
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2010, 10:13:34 am »
Spunk the extra and get the H&R Cup kit.

What he said.

where is the cheapest place to get them from?

Offline alan gorst

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Re: suspension set up
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2010, 01:52:39 am »
what about the spax psx kits? any good? you can get them for £309 from larkspeed and every car i have had had handled like a go car on spax psx

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Re: suspension set up
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2010, 08:05:23 am »
I'd personally avoid Spax, especially at the rear. The springs (which I believe are the same throughout the range) are far too harsh IMHO. The dampers are pretty reasonable though.