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2019: What are your motoring plans?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Gibbo, Dec 20, 2018.

  1. Gibbo

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    That is your opinion, but he loves it, why he dropped 75k on it, I think it looks awesome and from the pax ride its just huge fun.

    Also never put words in my mouth, makes me angry, when you make up lies about people Mal.
    Point where I ever said coilovers ruin a car on the road, come on tell me when I have said this? You will find I have not, quality coilovers and properly setup will actually improve the ride of any road car, that is fact, I've done it, several times, the dampers that manufacturers fit are built to a budget and mass produced, good quality dampers, particular British and German ones don't only improve handling, they also improve ride quality. You only have to watch some reviews of latest GT3's to see journalist in shock and awe of how well mannered they are on road, that is because quality dampers, GT4, Lotus, Mclaren, Porsche all really know how to make a car ride and handle fantastic, they make race cars for the road that you can go the shops in. Some companies are not quite there yet, BMW is a great example, M4 GTS, total nightmare on road, particular in wet.

    Some of the cheaper Chinese brands however should be totally avoided, they offer an improvement on track, but at expense road manners.

    Your talking to someone who has been modifying cars for a long time, a vast array of cars and I know a little about what I am doing when it comes to suspension and what works, I've never said coilovers ruin a road car, quite the opposite, I said I feel its waste of money based on the car your modding. Having driven a Honda Jazz I had no problem sitting on the motorway at 80mph, it was fine.
     
  2. Joe T

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    To be fair I think Mal was referring to someone else. :)
     
  3. Gibbo

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    Probably, just making it crystal clear. :)
     
  4. Firestar_3x

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    Probably me he was referring to, my point was he is doing these mods to improve the car on the motorway, fitting cheap coilovers in-order to drive a car for long distances in basically a straight line is just odd.
     
  5. Gaijin

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    I'd just like to personally say thanks to Mal X for taking this route instead of taking a decision that would negatively affect the residuals and image of us Mitsubishi Evolution owners.
     
  6. Mal X

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    no Gibbo i didn't mean you obviously...........you're one of the few petrolheads here, i meant that arrogant twit who thinks just because he has a lambo now, that he can troll me because i've only got a Jazz, it's so obvious..............
     
  7. Jimmy Saville

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    excellent would read again
     
  8. Armageus

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    Feels appropriate

     
  9. Gibbo

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    Well mate, it takes two to tango. :)

    Why are you bothered, enjoy what your doing, I don't get it, but your money and your having fun and if your having fun its money well spent. :)
     
  10. Armageus

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    You can't honestly post something like that seriously and expect everyone to provide only positive feedback?

    If you don't appreciate the negative feedback (as well as positive - if that's even possible), then probably better to not post such things in the first place.
     
  11. Kenai

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    People's opinions of Skoda are obviously improving if they're getting confused with Lamborghini now :D
     
  12. kindai

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    Lets make one thing absolutely clear, youre the one who started with the personal attacks on me, when you cant even tell the difference between 2 different users.
     
  13. Mal X

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    where did i say just a straight line, again you make no sense....... cheap coilovers? i tend to sort of agree here, but it's what they recommended because they use these themselves and they should know, but i'm not sure to be honest because they're all very similar around 1k.......only the likes of Ohlins really stand out and definitely wasted on the Jazz...plus you cant get them for the Jazz anyway.
     
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  14. sigma

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    LOL! What a find.

    +10 internet points for that
     
  15. Gibbo

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    No KW V1 available around a grand? Sometimes they offer some cheaper solutions.

    I fitted KW Clubsport to both M3 and Mustang, around 3k as its top spec kit, but ride quality, particular damping quality was improved in both car, yes firmer, but rode better, but firmness you can control with spring rates.

    I am not sure who the parent company is for Yellow Speed, but I think they are lets say one of the cheap, but cheerful brands so should be OK.
    I've ridden in M3's with BC and HSD, good on track but were absolutely shocking on the road ride quality wise in comparison to KW and Nitron.
     
  16. sigma

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    This place always calls out people for doing silly things, surely you're used to it?
     
  17. Mal X

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    NO, mine is the 2012 Jazz
    it's hard to tell with Coilovers, Tegiwa recommended these because these are what they use on their Civics, but i couldn't post in to ask could i because look what happens when i do.

    the only thing they said was dont fit anti-sway bars for the street, because that and the coilovers would definitely kill it...........we'll see ! if this doesn't work, we'll try something else....
     
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  18. Kenai

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    Hardly surprising that when you say your family wanted you to 'sort out' your long journey only, mostly motorway usage Honda Jazz that probably just needed wheel alignment or something doing, that people are disparaging when it comes to coil overs, brake upgrades and new wheels.

    You'd have received less **** taking if you'd never mentioned the guff about your family needing it sorted for the motorway and simply said you wanted to tune it as a bit of a project / entertainment.
     
  19. Gibbo

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    Because Yellow sponsor them and they are only for their track only cars, but I've never driven a yellow coilover equipped car on road so I can't comment and though I think they are Asian, they are Taiwanese so the quality is somewhat better than the cheaper Chinese options.
     
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  20. Mal X

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    yea well, we'll soon find out.... car wont be touched till next weekend, i'm getting desperate so many jobs to do on it............and look at it, freezing cold and peeing with rain.