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Uprated torsion bars
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Hi guys, I've recently bought a 6 from a fellow forum member (Callum). It's lowered on spax suspension but the rear is too low for my taste so I intend on raising it to match the front. I took the car down some twisty B roads and it felt that the rear was way too soft compared to the front even with spax shocks fitted. I'm thinking uprated torsion bars maybe the way to go especially if I'm going to be messing with ride height. Can anybody provide me with a current supplier that is reputable???? Also suggestions for what size bar to go for would be appreciated from anyone who has first hand experience of uprated bars

Thanks a lot

Dave
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Ive got some vts bars 21mm for 65 posted if.any use
Popular upgrade from gti6 one

Only other option id hybrid ones 23 iirc
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#3
your comment "even with spax" seems to infer you believe spax to be decent? far from it in my experience lol
need a part number? http://public.servicebox.peugeot.com/ and http://service.citroen.com/ will sort you out.
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(21-10-2014, 07:05 PM)welshpug Wrote: your comment "even with spax" seems to infer you believe spax to be decent? far from it in my experience lol

Useful comment AS PER
Nothing wrong with spax at all. Better than ta teknix or gmax etc
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(21-10-2014, 07:08 PM)Jimbo Wrote:
(21-10-2014, 07:05 PM)welshpug Wrote: your comment "even with spax" seems to infer you believe spax to be decent? far from it in my experience lol

Useful comment AS PER
Nothing wrong with spax at all. Better than ta teknix or gmax etc

another useful comment from yourself.
need a part number? http://public.servicebox.peugeot.com/ and http://service.citroen.com/ will sort you out.
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Thanks jimbo but I'm not sure if I would tell a big difference from 20 to 21? And yea welshpug I really appreciate sarcastic comments.........Confused
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(21-10-2014, 07:33 PM)mossy1985 Wrote: Thanks jimbo but I'm not sure if I would tell a big difference from 20 to 21? And yea welshpug I really appreciate sarcastic comments.........Confused

You would. I had 22.5mm on my car and hated it. On a track it would of been spot on but on British roads? No. Shite!
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what dampers and ride height do you run Niall? I have 23mm bars on the road, no issues.
need a part number? http://public.servicebox.peugeot.com/ and http://service.citroen.com/ will sort you out.
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What set up are you running welshpug?
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(21-10-2014, 07:39 PM)welshpug Wrote: what dampers and ride height do you run Niall? I have 23mm bars on the road, no issues.

B6s and ride height was a matched drop to 30mm at the front.
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1999 China Blue 306 GTi6 - Eaton Supercharged - 214.5bhp 181lbft
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When I swapped from 20mm to 21mm, was a GREAT difference. Not too firm, great feel.
Using GAZ adjustables and coilies on 275lb springs.

Feels brilliant...Ruan i dont think realised it was even on coilies at the weekend coz it rode so well.
Wishes for more power...
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20mm-21mm is something like 22% stiffer....
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Great response folks thanks for all input, jimbo perhaps I should consider your offer, how much to post to me? I'm in darlington
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As said 65 posted.
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23mm bars, koni yellow dampers, std 24mm arb.

ast sportline 1 front dampers 315kb springs, std arb.

standard o.e.m bushes all round, though late van type p-bushes, rebuilt beam.
need a part number? http://public.servicebox.peugeot.com/ and http://service.citroen.com/ will sort you out.
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I used to use estate shocks, cheep and really work well on a lowered hatch
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If it was me, I would consider changing the Spax to something like Bilstein before buying bigger bars. Even the boggo Bilstein B4s have better damping than Spax IMO.
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Ok Alan thanks for your imput mate, I see a lot of pele go for b8,s with eibach springs, maybe I should price those up and try to sell the spax on?
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