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Old 26th October 2008, 13:47   #1
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Hi guys,
My Lancer is due for a suspension change,atleast for the rear.SO i was thinking of getting something better.Replace front and rear both to something other than stock.
My requirement is quite simple,
1) I want something that is 'BOLT ON'
2) Something that is slightly stiffer compared to stock.If it helps, i will be upgrading to 15" rims from 13" that i have now.
3) I 'MIGHT' go in for engine swap later.So if necessary,this should be taken into consideration
4) Don't want something fancy with zillion adjustments or so.
5) I am game for whatever offers best VFM.

Hope you guys can help me as i dont understand much about specialized suspensions and all.

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Old 26th October 2008, 14:20   #2
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Amy, I found you this - Pedders Suspension - E-Catalogue

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Old 26th October 2008, 14:45   #3
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Also see this link for part numbers that fit on our indian lancer.

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Old 26th October 2008, 18:23   #4
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Diwali discount on Pedders products,right now.
Contact Electra asap.
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Old 26th October 2008, 19:42   #5
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The Pedders is quite a stiff competition setup and I am not sure if you can do just the shocks and leave the springs stock. Take a look at what Konis has to offer as well.
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The Pedders is quite a stiff competition setup and I am not sure if you can do just the shocks and leave the springs stock. Take a look at what Konis has to offer as well.
Depends on the product actually. The Sports Ryder kit is stiff, but the Comfort Gas shocks not so much. I have the latter fitted on my Lancer along with the Pedders heavy duty springs and can vouch for this combo. Takes the handling to another level, without compromising too much on the comfort levels.
If you are worried about the ride becoming very stiff, would suggest you don't switch to very low profile tyres, because they contribute to the stiffness factor.
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Old 27th October 2008, 16:42   #7
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Basically, this car is not going to be my daily car so slightly stiff suspension is not a big deal for me.
I will be using it very rarely.Most of the times, just for fun

I have picked up Michelin PP2 205/50/R15 for this car already.

Razor, can you give me indicative pricing ? I plan to do something similar to what you have done.Its ok if you PM me, if you dont want to disclose the price.

Someone was telling me that build quality of Pedders isnt that great and that i should look for Koni shocks and Eibach springs.

Please enlighten me.
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I purchased the Pedders a year and a half back, so not sure if the prices have changed since then.
Indicative pricing:
Pedders heavy duty coil springs (x4) ~ 13k
Pedders Comfort Gas shockers (x4) ~ 24k

I'm running the same tyres in the same size. PP2 + Pedders is a brilliant combination - you will not be disappointed.

I've used the Pedders for 1.5 years on some really crappy roads in Kolkata, and there have been no build quality related issues.
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I suppose all the suspension upgrade is in preparation for the massive Xplod car audio system you are planning to put in?
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Old 27th October 2008, 17:41   #10
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Thanks for the quick info Razor.
Was also contemplating Koni Sports + Eibach combo, no idea about any pricing whatsoever.Will do some inquiries.

@ B&T, Dont get too excited, i might not even have any new ICE in this car
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The Yellow Konis will fit the bill perfectly !!



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Old 27th October 2008, 20:28   #12
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Koni yellows vs Pedders VRD is a dilemma I'm in,currently.
Pedders is for a street-performance setup giving importance to ride quality too.
Koni Sport(adjustables) is the stuff used in the INRC today.Ultimate performance setup with little or no ride comfort in mind.

@vid:Oh ok.I remember this project.

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nitrous, I don't think the car will be diesel for long.
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Anyone knows the version of the indian lancer from the options as seen in the screen shot below?
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Indian version is the CK.
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