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SILICONEKID340HP

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Just ordering a set of Nitrons, they come with 250/325 standard. what spring rates do most of you with Nitrons go for ? im worried the standard ones may not cope with 340hp ..I can have what LB springs i want and the valving changed ,its my choice .

Cheers

swanny71

1,338 posts

92 months

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Another set Daz? You'll have tested every set up avaliable to Chim/Griff owners before your finished! wink
Rather than doing another DIY, why not take it to one of the recognised specialists, tell them what kind driving you do and let them spec and then set up the springs/dampers accordingly?
Might save you even more headaches.

ChimpofDarkness

4,425 posts

62 months

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A simple yet obvious question would be:

"What do Nitron say?"

If you haven't done so already, I suggest you call them.

Tell them about your car, what type of driving you do and your expectations for handling & ride comfort.

My guess is they will want to help and have all the answers you're seeking.

mtapscott

13 posts

30 months

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Mark - from Nitron, here.

Each and every kit is hand built to meet the drivers needs and matched to the car.

Give us a call and we will have an engineer discuss what rates will best suit your tyres, power, geo, style, weights etc, etc........

thanks!

01993 849 449

ecs0set

1,711 posts

167 months

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I have 350F/300R. Around town, with 17" rims and poly-bushed suspension it's a bit bumpy. Those stupid lines that they paint across the road in braking areas make my eyeballs rattle.

Kind of wish I'd gone for the standard ratings. Where do I hand in my chest wig?
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ChimpofDarkness

4,425 posts

62 months

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See, told you they would want to help.

Definitely a smarter idea to ask the manufacturer rather than the forum for this one Daz.

My guess is they may even be able to offer a "Nodding Dog" setting rofl

Although most people find them fine, I know you have suffered with your Gaz units.

So we are all ears on how you get on with the Nitrons, just be clear with the manufacturer about what you want from them mate & don't forget to tell them about your wheels & tyres wink

Finally its worth remembering it's a TVR, it's never going ride like a Rolls Royce.

aubrey9160

394 posts

65 months

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Speak to nitron as i believe they will lend you a set for a short time for you to try them before you buy.

SILICONEKID340HP

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11,511 posts

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swanny71 said:
Another set Daz? You'll have tested every set up avaliable to Chim/Griff owners before your finished! wink
Rather than doing another DIY, why not take it to one of the recognised specialists, tell them what kind driving you do and let them spec and then set up the springs/dampers accordingly?
Might save you even more headaches.
Thats what i am doing mate ,Im going to willow sports cars to have the rear poly bushed ,Nitrons fitted and four wheel alignment .

He was not very impressed regarding the shock absorbers .

The nodding dog setting is at its worst when soft,it gets ironed out abit when you set it at a setting where your brain rattles and thatss to stiff .

I know its a sports car and there will always be a compromise ,Im after a decent ride on the road but at the same time i don`t want to car to squat to much when I accelerate...

There will be a happy medium if the correct springs are chosen ,certanly this 400/500 setup has spoilt my whole summer,saved a fortune in petrol because i have lost heart .



Edited by SILICONEKID340HP on Thursday 11th October 13:23

swanny71

1,338 posts

92 months

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SILICONEKID340HP said:
Thats what i am doing mate ,Im going to willow sports cars to have the rear poly bushed ,Nitrons fitted and four wheel alignment .

He was not very impressed regarding the shock absorbers .

The nodding dog setting is at its worst when soft,it gets ironed out abit when you set it at a setting where your brain rattles and thatss to stiff .

I know its a sports car and there will always be a compromise ,Im after a decent ride on the road but at the same time i don`t want to car to squat to much when I accelerate...

There will be a happy medium if the correct springs are chosen ,certanly this 400/500 setup has spoilt my whole summer,saved a fortune in petrol because i have lost heart .



Edited by SILICONEKID340HP on Thursday 11th October 13:23
Sounds like a good plan thumbup

SILICONEKID340HP

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Just purchased the Nitrons ,explained everything and he adviced me on standard spring rates..

Roll on a decnt drive !




sidpinup

983 posts

138 months

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SILICONEKID340HP said:
Just purchased the Nitrons ,explained everything and he adviced me on standard spring rates..

Roll on a decnt drive !
I recently had Nitrons fitted and a full setup at Powers at the same time as my 4.3 upgrade so they will handle the power. Initially I set them slightly stiffer but in fact I have gone back to the middle setting as the handling is just as good but the ride comfort is better. I think you will be very pleased with them. Are you having ebach springs or the Nitron standard ones?

scotty_d

6,547 posts

77 months

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SILICONEKID340HP said:
Just purchased the Nitrons ,explained everything and he adviced me on standard spring rates..

Roll on a decnt drive !
Nice One Daz You wont be disappointed they are a a first rate shock and your car will feel awesome once set up.

SILICONEKID340HP

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sidpinup said:
SILICONEKID340HP said:
Just purchased the Nitrons ,explained everything and he adviced me on standard spring rates..

Roll on a decnt drive !
I recently had Nitrons fitted and a full setup at Powers at the same time as my 4.3 upgrade so they will handle the power. Initially I set them slightly stiffer but in fact I have gone back to the middle setting as the handling is just as good but the ride comfort is better. I think you will be very pleased with them. Are you having ebach springs or the Nitron standard ones?
They have now upgraded there own springs ,they used to supply standard springs or Ebech at extra cost .
They don`t offer the Ebech unless you really want them.

TV8

1,629 posts

58 months

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What happened with the Monos?

SILICONEKID340HP

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TV8 said:
What happened with the Monos?
Well after Nick at Willow Sports cars took the car for a drive he was far from impressed .He said the suspension is far to hard but when i soften it up its nodding dog time .

he did a few checks by hitting the brakes pretty hard and found even set stiff the dampers were not performimg because of the excessive suspension movement .

Almost like riding on the front springs without shock absorbers .

Two of the adjusters have failed so it is now impossible to set the damping ,it now has one smooth roatation .

The rear passenger side shock absorber with the broken adjuster is now banging and is turning the boot in to a drum . The boot has been cleared ,the petrol tank checked to see if its secure and the roll bar and conponents checked at the rear ,unfortunately the shock absorber has failed and the car is not safe to drive .

After sending a few emails the replys i got back were "spray it with WD40"

I asked about reducing the spring rates and the answer "You won`t like it" "A bit of extra bump on the front"

Its not good enough !

I did feel a massive improvement around bends ,they felt good on a smooth surface so for the track they would be excellent but anything else they seem to struggle ,rough Tarmac`d roads felt more like a rumble strip.











Edited by SILICONEKID340HP on Thursday 11th October 17:26

FlipFlopGriff

5,478 posts

130 months

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400/325 on the 500 with Eibach springs. There has been some discussion on spring rates and this seemed to be a happy compromise between the standard (too soft) set up and the hardcore track settings. Seems pretty firm but not used the car much to be playing too much with the damper settings.
FFG

SILICONEKID340HP

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FlipFlopGriff said:
400/325 on the 500 with Eibach springs. There has been some discussion on spring rates and this seemed to be a happy compromise between the standard (too soft) set up and the hardcore track settings. Seems pretty firm but not used the car much to be playing too much with the damper settings.
FFG
For what shock absorbers ?

pincher

3,247 posts

100 months

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Daz, a bit O/T but why are you selling those Falkens? I'm thinking they might do for my E39.

TV8

1,629 posts

58 months

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SILICONEKID340HP said:
Well after Nick at Willow Sports cars took the car for a drive he was far from impressed .He said the suspension is far to hard but when i soften it up its nodding dog time .

he did a few checks by hitting the brakes pretty hard and found even set stiff the dampers were not performimg because of the excessive suspension movement .

Almost like riding on the front springs without shock absorbers .

Two of the adjusters have failed so it is now impossible to set the damping ,it now has one smooth roatation .

The rear passenger side shock absorber with the broken adjuster is now banging and is turning the boot in to a drum . The boot has been cleared ,the petrol tank checked to see if its secure and the roll bar and conponents checked at the rear ,unfortunately the shock absorber has failed and the car is not safe to drive .

After sending a few emails the replys i got back were "spray it with WD40"

I asked about reducing the spring rates and the answer "You won`t like it" "A bit of extra bump on the front"

Its not good enough !

I did feel a massive improvement around bends ,they felt good on a smooth surface so for the track they would be excellent but anything else they seem to struggle ,rough Tarmac`d roads felt more like a rumble strip.
Edited by SILICONEKID340HP on Thursday 11th October 17:26
Wow, that is bad luck. So you have had to fund the lot. I am not the person to comment on spring rates but to have two dodgy sets of shocks is proper annoying and thankfully/hopefully rare.

Not suspension related, but a few years ago I had 3 clutches fitted in a few months in my old Stag and it ruined a summer for me (with a good few quid spent along the way!) so know the frustration!

SILICONEKID340HP

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pincher said:
Daz, a bit O/T but why are you selling those Falkens? I'm thinking they might do for my E39.
On classified, measure 7.5mm so still like new .. or make me an offer

The near side tyre just ctaches the inner arch ,the other side is ok , i do prefer the 255`s makes the speedo perfect and matches wall front wall height 225/45/16 within a 1 mm .so they look balanced.

The 245/40/17 look a bit low profile and do match the fronts.
very popular with the Griff lads, they seem to have a bit more space.





Edited by SILICONEKID340HP on Thursday 11th October 21:46

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