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    AP Coilovers - Suspension too harsh

    Hi lads,
    I have AP Coilovers on my compact, however I have noticed that the ride seems a bit too harsh now for these roads expecially as i have a lil one popping through soon..

    Any ideas in terms of improving the smoothness and confort of my ride..? Do I just need to highten it again and do I need to change the suspension?

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    Coilovers, too hard? Revert back to standard suspension - job done.....

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    Have you googled for other people's experience?

    AP definitely rings a bell. I'm sure I've read a few threads about them. Just can't remember if ppl were saying they we really good or really bad. Lol, useful post I know.
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    AP Coilovers will, as with any coilvers, give a harsh ride if they are wound right down.

    Wind them up and see how it feels, likely to be better.

    If you've got the dampening adjustable coilovers you may also want to change the shock setup.

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    I've got AP's on immo, wound right up to the top (as heigh as it'll go, almost standard ride height) and yup, while the LOVe corners, they HATE bumpy roads...

    Back to standard perhaps? :(

    I also have a nipper though, and to be fair, it doesn't bother him having a bit of a bumpy ride. He loves it! "Drive faster and faster daddy!!" lol
    Yeah yeah, I'll fix my Sig soon......

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    Hummmm cheers guys, I might just heighten and see how they feel after..
    Surly it must feel better.. Will post some pics first before I do It....
    The funny thing is that my ride aint even that low.. The body is right on with the wheel arches just above the tyre. The ride handles great when cornering and taking over cars but bloody hell, when down the country roads, its bang bang bang with the miss's already fed up especially when you sit in the back seats....
    As I said, my little one is coming soon as well and I am a little worried that it may be too bumpy with London's roads and all...

    ps - Not to say that I don't love the AP's because they are great....

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    Heighten them just 0.5" and see how they feel... Often with coilovers slight adjustment can make a fairly big difference.

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    will try that buddy and will come back with the results...

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    Hi Guys,
    Anyone know where I can get the full suspension kit only for the replacement of my coilovers...?
    Because the ride is too harsh, just thinking that I might just go back factory shocks and springs for the comfort of a BMW...
    I need the shocks and springs i guess, anything else?

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    The best bet might be to search on Ebay for a car being broken for spares, that way you can buy all you need....

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