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Old 10 Feb 2017, 11:49 pm
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Which suspensions DID YOU TRY :
Mopar Performance P4510628 Stage 3 Coilover Suspension Kit

BC Racing BR Coilovers Lowering Coils Kit Set for 2001-2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Eibach Coilovers for CHRYSLER PT CRUISER CHPSS65280020122 ProStreet 40-70/40-70m

KW Coilovers fits Chrysler PT Cruiser PT Variant 1 10227002 40-70/30-50mm

2001-2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser ST Suspensions Coilovers Adjustable Lowering Kit
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Old 11 Feb 2017, 06:42 am
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I've run Eibach springs twice now on 2 different GT's, and I love the ride. They lower the car to having just a small wheel gap, so clearance isn't usually an issue. My first set was in 06 on a brand new GT so shocks weren't an issue, but now in 2017 and owning a 2004 Gt, it a good idea to look into some new or aftermarket shocks. I personally love KYB's.

Edit: I just notice it says coilovers lol! ^ so ignore previous haha!
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Old 11 Feb 2017, 07:30 am
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Thanks for your advice, but I was talking about full kit shock and coils

I have kyb shock with HR lower coils and it is to soft .
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Old 11 Feb 2017, 10:59 am
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Thanks for your advice, but I was talking about full kit shock and coils

I have kyb shock with HR lower coils and it is to soft .

Just because you feel it to be soft does not mean that is not a better stability and steering control.
Unless you get something like a D-Pic and see what your lateral G is you may be decreasing the anti roll and increasing understeer by going to "stiffer" suspension.
As I like to say BIG (stiffer) is NOT always BETTER.
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Old 11 Feb 2017, 11:17 am
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My stability and the steering control is to soft and dangerous .
there is no difference with my olld shocks
I need some harder suspensions than the KYB and HR coils .

And I m thinking getting some bigger kit like BC Racing
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Old 11 Feb 2017, 11:34 am
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What you post about how the PT Cruiser handles indicates there may be something wrong with your suspension!

I recommend to completely check all the suspension bushings, steering tie rods and even measure the pounds it takes to turn the steering wheel both clock wise and counter clock wise.

Going with stiff a suspensions using high pressure dampeners and higher rated springs (generally a poor combination) will cause lifting of a rear wheel in a high speed turn and the steering which is already has very bad understeering causing the vehicle to lose tire traction and wash out of the turn.

This is all I am going to post in this thread which IMHO is beginning to read like some potentially scary choices in suspension upgrading.
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Old 11 Feb 2017, 11:37 am
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My thread is just to have the experience of people who use the kit above .

First I never say I have any problems

Thank you for all your advises I ll take the time to look at it .
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Old 11 Feb 2017, 11:49 am
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i have adjustable shocks/struts and stock rate lowering springs in my FORD

with stiff shocks your car will ride like this link below, and nobody will want to be in your car. if they are in your car, they will either be laughing, or begging you to let them out.

https://vine.co/v/bL120t10I1u


i read on a forum that if i set them to stiff, my car will handle like a race car. i set them all the way to firm and started my 16 mile drive to work. i made it about 4 miles before i couldn't take it anymore. my butt was literally bouncing off the seat on a 100% smooth, straight road. i was laughing hysterically. i pulled into a church parking lot, and set them all back to 100% soft. i've never adjusted them since.



be careful with how firm you go, or find some adjustable ones if you can

i know nothing in this post answers your questions, but i don't think anyone here can switch from soft to firm and see the difference only struts adjustment can make
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Old 11 Feb 2017, 12:05 pm
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hey Rob

Thank you for your experience,

This is the one I was thinking :

The BC BR Type RA Series Coilover Kit features 30 levels of damping force adjustment, combined with full length height adjustment allowing an extremely low ride height, and pillowball upper mounts.

The BC BR Type RA Series Coilover Kit comes with Pillowball upper mounts in the front, and rubber upper mounts in the rear, combining the properties of both types of upper mounts. This setup is designed for drivers who look for the ultimate balance of comfort and superior performance, coupled with a smooth and forgiving overall ride quality. This makes the BC BR Type RA Series Coilover the ideal choice for street, circuit and tarmac rally use. For most of those vehicles equipped with McPherson Struts, the front pillowball upper mounts are automatically upgraded to Camber adjustable upper mounts.

The BC BR Type RA Series Coilover Kit utilizes enlarged shock absorber cartridges with specially designed shock pistons and rods to provide a broad range of damping force. The newly developed lubricant oil used in all BC Racing shock absorber cartridges assists in minimizing aeration and cavitation. The beveled edge design on the lower locking ring ensures and optimum seal with the lower mount and prevents the lower locking ring from unseating.

Standard Features:

- F: With Pillow Ball Top Mount (Camber Adjustable Where Applicable)
- R: With (or Without) Rubber Top Mount
- 30 Level Damping Force Adjustment
- Height Adjustment System
- Enlarged Cylinder & Newly Developed Piston
- Exclusively Designed for Each Application
- Anodized Alloy Casing
- CNC Machined
- T6061 Alloy Locking Ring
- SAE9254 Steel Racing Springs
- Monotube Design For Maximum Performance
- Fully Rebuildable
- 12 Month Warranty
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