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PostPosted: 06 May 2011 13:46 
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hey guys i am building a 1 gen mirage to do, asphalt road rally and circuit , can you all give me the oppinion on the brands of coil overs you have used in the past /present and the cost , i am looking to get a set that can do the job , so any suggestions would be helpful


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 Post subject: Re: coil overs
PostPosted: 13 Jun 2011 01:20 
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Bilsteins from Harry Hockly Motorsport or for 3 ways Pro-flex do them too


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 Post subject: Re: coil overs
PostPosted: 06 Dec 2011 12:55 
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Location: Padiham, Lancashire
Country: England
I am using Hockley Bilstiens on a Proton for UK road rallying, they have been developed for the job. Only adjustment is spring base though. They have been great on our Lanes and loose "whites".
Am looking into BC from taiwan for my Mirage Mivec, they are getting a good rep on tarmac rally and circuit also with F1000 Micra rallying. The body is threaded right down so threaded hub carrier bracket is adjustable as well as spring base, so true ride height and corner loading can be set up. Damping is also adjustable and the big bonus is pillow ball with camber "vernier"...All for less cost than the billys! Has any one used these?
My Mirage Mivec Gen 1road rally car is currently on Evo Ohlins fronts with damping adjuster at the bottom and hockley billys on the rear. Have done 2 mainly tarmac events in NW England with this setup.....I dont like these Ohlins but I think they are off a Jap spec evo and the valving is not the best for UK lanes.
Any feedback would be appreciated. Cheers S


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 Post subject: Re: coil overs
PostPosted: 06 Dec 2011 13:17 
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Hi Simon mines got Ohlin EVOs up front of an EVO IV and I like em - you played much with the damping? I stuck mine in the middle and never touched it from there. What springs you using with them? I've got the EVO IV ones that came with them. Tried the std proton on the danum and the Memorial, where good grip wise but spent all night banging off the guard so changed to the EVO ones which lifted it about ½" but transformed the ride, good enough for 4th on Yorkshire revival with all the tests too and 2nd on last years Clitheronian as you know, and then 4th on this years Beaver in Mick Monaghans hands - I've not used it this year. I;m still using standard rears and find them fine and the cars so much easier for the navigator - can actually see the map.


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 Post subject: Re: coil overs
PostPosted: 10 Dec 2011 11:34 
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Hello Si. Long time no see! Ref Evo ohlins-
I have the same problem with bottoming out on the Mirage. Played with the damping quite a bit. As is usual with many after market adjustables, not much happens below half way (Why are 30 clicks necessary?). When I bought the White Proton it had Evo front springs, not sure what variety but very stiff, struts were Evo7 with shims to suit the hub carriers. This was a very hard setup. Changing to Hockleys was a very positive move.The ohlins came to me, removed from an Evo 4 or 5 complete with springs slightly shorter and softer than the above mentioned. The ride is ok but banging the sumpuard and getting a wobble on is the problem. I dont want the setup high like a Derbyshire car as I see it as a great tarmacer. So if I stay with these shox I need to find springs somewhere in between, then probably soften off the damping a little. When first road testing the Mirage i fitted some old Evo rear springs and shox, it wallowed badly at the back end. I managed to find a pair of rear Hockleys, set the ride height to match the ohlins front setup.... Car was transformed. Just the bottoming problem on "our" roads. Forgot to mention, running Evo forged steel front bottom arms (loads of Neg camber), 1.5 deg neg on rear and NO antiroll bars as you would expect.
I would like to have a natter with you about a certain Scottish Mirage, Black with white roof. You posted some comments about it when it was advertised. I have ended up with it. Been experimenting with fuelling ( home made signal corrupter)etc. Can you pm me your phone number if thats ok. S


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 Post subject: Re: coil overs
PostPosted: 27 Dec 2011 11:17 
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Hi Bajangriffin.
What do you know about Rally Sol? A good friend of mine did it this year in a Mk 2 Escort. He is hoping to go out again for 2012 event and is trying to pursuade me to come along and service for him. Any input would be good. S


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