205 Rear Suspension ?
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    just a question-is it possible to run coil pover shockers on the rear of a 205 gti and do away with the torsion bar.i suppose being designed with a torsion bar it would be difficult and cost a lot?
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    Why would you want to? The shock only moves about 3 inches, and so it would be impossible to have spring to operate over that length, and give the compliant, adjustable height suspension you already have. Besides which the shock top mount, I would think would wilt under the pressure, and even the bottom mount is only in single shear and would not support the car without bending.

    When you find about $500, a new pair of big ride destroying torsion bars (and numerous other things) could be fitted to make your car a track day weapon, better just to fit the Konis and enjoy a brilliant car.

    I heavily modded my series2 15 years ago, and still used it as an every day vehicle. I didn't mind it but everyone else that rode in it thought it was unliveable, too noisy and harsh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alan moore
    Why would you want to? The shock only moves about 3 inches, and so it would be impossible to have spring to operate over that length, and give the compliant, adjustable height suspension you already have. Besides which the shock top mount, I would think would wilt under the pressure, and even the bottom mount is only in single shear and would not support the car without bending.

    When you find about $500, a new pair of big ride destroying torsion bars (and numerous other things) could be fitted to make your car a track day weapon, better just to fit the Konis and enjoy a brilliant car.

    I heavily modded my series2 15 years ago, and still used it as an every day vehicle. I didn't mind it but everyone else that rode in it thought it was unliveable, too noisy and harsh.

    it was just a question,i thought maybe someone might have done a mod and i was interested ,knowledge for knowledge sake.
    i dont want a track type car at all,im just putting in the konis as the rears are totalled and i got them cheap new-bazz

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    i know of people in the UK who have done it!

    i have a very competetive 205 rally carm and it still has torsion bars, but coil overs on the front! the torsion bars are uprated and i have uprated dampers, it handles like a dream!!!

    i dont see a reason to change the rear set up! it would totally alter the car charectoristics! (cant spell, sorry)



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