Wheel and suspension ideas

Old 11-21-2011, 10:50 AM
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Question Wheel and suspension ideas

I'm planning on buying an S2K pretty soon and been coming up with ideas for the first things to do to it. I know the stock suspension is already tuned for the car. Considering that, I was debating whether or not I should get new wheels (wider) and drop K-sport Kontrol Pro coilovers in there or go engine upgrades first. This is not going to be a slammed car, It'll eventually be built up for the track and DD. Please give me some of your thoughts on whether or not I should go suspension and wheels first or engine work!

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Old 11-21-2011, 09:49 PM
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I know everyone else is gonna say it, so I'll be the first. Don't start upgrading right away. The car is already amazing in stock form. If you're gonna track it, at least track it a few times in stock form. Once you get to know the car better and find ways to improve it, then look into those. Mods aren't always gonna make it better. For track use you could probably go with better tires, brake pads and fluids but other than that, its already set up for track use. And bolt-ons really don't help power wise.
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:09 AM
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Best thing to do is a "driver" mod. Get to know the car first. Try a driving school. If you have to mod it, then go with the suspension. To get any performance gains out of the engine costs some cash. Make sure you do as much research as you can before deciding on your setup. As AP1 said, it's already pretty well setup from the factory. Modding it won't always make it better.
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I changed out the rear toe arms (rear is a little more planted now), put good tires on, and aligned it to euro specs. I'm very happy with how the car handles.
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:13 PM
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I personally like it just a tad lower for looks wise not performance gains. Definitely drive it first to see how it feels and then adjust accordingly.
My vote: suspension mods
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:51 PM
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Before any upgrades I was planning on getting to know the car in and out and how it handles in different conditions and all that. I'm def more for handling over power that's why I was looking into wider wheels and suspension. Eventually it'll get lowered, I'm not a huge fan of stock ride height, but I know it already sits pretty nicely. If I do go with K-Sport coilovers, should I get wider wheels? I was looking at the offset chart pinned on here and was thinking going 18x8.5 front and 18x10 rear only if I go with the new suspension.
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