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Quick poll, help me make my decision...remap or shocks?

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  1. martin g
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    As it says really...

    I have the dough, I have two things i want done, 1) replace all shocks with Blist B8s and new top mounts as the cars original shocks etc are tired and shes sloppy 2) Revo remap

    I cant decide which to do first, shocks arent urgent and remap definitely isnt.

    so no cop outs! no, depends what you want mate's:no:

    Just one answer...map or shocks???
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    Shocks
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    MintyS3 Works 60% the time, Everytime.

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    If dampers are urgent then might aswell go for them.

    Otherwise map as its the most useable mod you can do.
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    dampers and bushes for me please
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    For me, remap.
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    shocks
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    I've got Koni's

    Get them!




    Always enjoy confusing Martin!
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    shocks
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    Remap - you'll soon poop yourself afterwards and realise that you definately need shocks too as your car wants to carry on straight when turning the steering wheel ..... :redrs4:

    It's a vicious circle IMO, if you start with good handling, you soon want more power, more power and you'll want better handling, either way, start talking to your bank manager....
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    well, its safer to go for better handling before more power
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    shocks!
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    This basically!
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    shocks otherwise u may end up in a hedge
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    remap

    so you clear the hedge and land in the farmers field
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    Second.
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    Shocks 7, Remap 4
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    Save up and get both at once mate, then it would be heaven!

    If you had to choose though, get the suspension done first, so you can get use to the better handling, then make use of the remapped power when the time comes! :racer:
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    and your doin a good job again....:faint:
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    Get shocks and ARBs!!!! The standard ARBs are pants.
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    I'd get my shocks dont first with new ARB. No point in having all that extra power in a walloy car!
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    To be fair though, you can use your power anyday....You arent going to need to use uprated dampers going to work each day.
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    dampers are used everytime you go over a bump
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    But sporty dampers aren't required in that scenario . . . only if/when you push it.
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    which you will be doing when you put your foot down with the remap

    maybe it take a lobotomy or a total lack of car knowledge, maybe ive just got a tiny willy, but there is nothing worse than attempting to go fast in a car with bad/unco-operative damping. its a serious defect if the damping is bad and can very likely see you off the road, hence i know what id do
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    Pay for the shocks and put the remap on the credit card, it's only about £400 for the map, bit of dedicated saving and it'll be paid off in no time...

    Any normal day I'd say remap with out doubt, though if your suspension is that bad then really you've got to do both...:)
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    Depends on your driving manner I guess. My days of whizzing around corners are over, it doesn't interest me any more + the car will not be tracked.

    So the only wish I have for the car is a little more push while on the motorway/local bypass. Standard shocks being perfectly adequate for this.

    Personal choices, but can see the obvious benefits to both.
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    or do the remap with rtech and youll be able to get them all at the same time?
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    remap


    then shocks, springs Arb`s and adjustable rear arms .... lol
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    seems to have 'evolved' that my present shocks are totalled, they arent, just tired, as are the top mounts, front especially so Im not driving a dangerous car or anything, she only went through an MOT 8 weeks ago.

    I just couldnt make up my mind where to place my cash first, but my gut always told me suspension first, and i think I will go with that, better to have the car generally in good order before i 'play' with it. Im using B8s not so much as a mod, but ive just had a good vibe from the forum that they are just a better shoch than stock...no?
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