road rally car suspension choices

#1
Evening all
after just doing the gremlin road rally (as a nav, 28th OA and 7th in class in a Suzuki baleno) I'm almost getting there with my 1.4 road rally car.
For front suspension ive tried corsa b coilovers but found them too low even on the highest setting, so what have you guys used or experienced?
also, are Bilstein B4 shocks any good?
Any help would be appreciated
:)
 
#4
I'm in the same predicament I've got some blown up b4s on my road rally car! It's done about 3 very rough events(the Preston Road rally) and there shot so wouldn't say they're ideal! I'm toying with some spax. Adjustable damping only ones? Not really sure though either as they're about 500 quid just for dampers
 
#8
brill thanks guys! will get some pics of what ive bought in the next few days on the car, looking forward to the Bro Preseli at the start of april as a nav so, the micra will be on the back burner for a few weeks
 
#13
I haven’t tried this but apparently mk2 escort rear shocks fit and also evo 4 rear springs fit the front . I’m trying to figure out what to do with my suspension at the moment
 
#14
saab 93 rear shocks do the business on the rear, loads more damping and twice as much oil capacity over standard and same length as the much used corsa b shock
i use mk2 focus rear springs cut down to 5 coils on the rear
focus hatch springs 11.7mm wire thickness = 220lb
focus estate springs 13.5mm wire = 400lb
 

John_D

Club Member
Radio Code Guru
#15
saab 93 rear shocks do the business on the rear, loads more damping and twice as much oil capacity over standard and same length as the much used corsa b shock
You need to specify OG9-3 (1998-2002) or 9-3SS (2003-2011) totally different chassis and the dampers are NOT the same.......If it is the earlier one then the Saab NG900 from 1994-1997 uses the same chassis and rear dampers.......
 
#18
We've decided on B4 Micra front shocks with Evo 4 rear springs.

For the rear we're now looking at Saab 93 shocks - BTW they are on ebay for £73.64 on gsfcarparts page inc delivery. Will Focus springs not make the rear too hard? We do road rallies, autosolo, targa and gravel PCA.
 
#20
We've decided on B4 Micra front shocks with Evo 4 rear springs.

For the rear we're now looking at Saab 93 shocks - BTW they are on ebay for £73.64 on gsfcarparts page inc delivery. Will Focus springs not make the rear too hard? We do road rallies, autosolo, targa and gravel PCA.
I can’t seem to find evo 4 springs anywhere? Anyone had any luck
 
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