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Alternative suspension options. WRX Coilovers on a MK1?

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:08 pm    Post subject: Alternative suspension options. WRX Coilovers on a MK1? Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

I sold my last 2 about 5 years ago now. Always had a soft spot for them which just won't go away! I had 3 Mk1's and about 9 MK2's in my time. Now I finally have a garage im looking for a MK1 project. My wedding is taking most of my funds so im looking for a cheap MK1 that I can do up over time.

I saw one on gumtree not so long ago which I loved the look of (low, plastic arch extensions and aftermarket wheels that really filled the arches). The thing is the advert suggested it had WRX coilovers on it [Shocked] could this be right? Will they fit?

They are a much cheaper option than buying coilovers actually made for the MK1.

Any advise, although not imminently needed, is still appreciated.

Thanks all.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Even if they can be made to physically fit (I doubt it, they're different lengths and the top mounts are different for a start) it'd be a terrible idea.. springs and dampers specified for a front engined 4wd car is going to handle interestingly on a light MR car.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. Thanks for your help
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

The relatively cheap easy option are BC's really if you want coilovers.
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