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Group 2 really stepped up this time and actually ordered (for stock) some additional 105 sets of Ron Simons' wonderful Nurburgring-tuned RSRacing suspensions for our cars....

I can say "our" (now that I am in the process of acquiring a GTV street-track project) and I plan to run one of Ron's wonderful setups on that car!

I miss my ' 69 1750 (but I had to sell it...) It was a planed partner-effort to go and run in vintage here in the PNW, but without the right budget, I am just not that in to the whole SOVREN thing anymore (other than as a spectator) until I can do something a bit more interesting (with the right budget) down the road...

The 3.7 is taking all of my money for the moment! Any way, I loved driving the 1750 on the street a BUNCH and I can just imagine what it would be like - with the right suspension!

With the RSR setup the front maintains a seperate shock and spring arrangement, spring-pan and shim-adjusted; the rear goes to an adjustable coil-over arrangement - complimented with a front anti-roll bar! All of it maintains the OEM mounting points so some vintage sanctioning bodies may very well allow it, but not SOVREN!

For me; a street/track GTV will be just fine! (Twin Spark motor, no seats at the rear, full custom carpets and a harness bar - or even a little half-cage back there - some cool wheels, sport seats, individual throttle-bodies, a GoTech engine management system and off you go!
 

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Very interesting...

I have been looking for a coil-over set up for an autocross Spider.

How can I find more specific information (spring rates, spring sizes, attachment methods, modifications required, cost, etc). Group 2 racing doesn't have much on their website (if I have the correct site), and "Ron Simons" is either a TV personality or a professional wrestler (?).

Group 2 really stepped up this time and actually ordered (for stock) some additional 105 sets of Ron Simons' wonderful Nurburgring-tuned RSRacing suspensions for our cars....

I can say "our" (now that I am in the process of acquiring a GTV street-track project) and I plan to run one of Ron's wonderful setups on that car!

I miss my ' 69 1750 (but I had to sell it...) It was a planed partner-effort to go and run in vintage here in the PNW, but without the right budget, I am just not that in to the whole SOVREN thing anymore (other than as a spectator) until I can do something a bit more interesting (with the right budget) down the road...

The 3.7 is taking all of my money for the moment! Any way, I loved driving the 1750 on the street a BUNCH and I can just imagine what it would be like - with the right suspension!

With the RSR setup the front maintains a seperate shock and spring arrangement, spring-pan and shim-adjusted; the rear goes to an adjustable coil-over arrangement - complimented with a front anti-roll bar! All of it maintains the OEM mounting points so some vintage sanctioning bodies may very well allow it, but not SOVREN!

For me; a street/track GTV will be just fine! (Twin Spark motor, no seats at the rear, full custom carpets and a harness bar - or even a little half-cage back there - some cool wheels, sport seats, individual throttle-bodies, a GoTech engine management system and off you go!
 

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Funny guy - Ron can be reached through his site at www.rsracing.com or www.75experience.com or www75experience.co.uk - Group 2 is www.group2inc.com or just email Joe directly at [email protected]

Buzz me some time if you don't get answers.

The 105 setups were developed in conjunction with a couple of guys that Ron runs with over in Europe who race GTVs all over!

There is a set of these on Michael's amazing 3.7 litre 24 valve 1991 S4 105 Spider up in Toronto, as well as on NickE.'s 1750 GTV in New York!

Buzz me any time if you don't get any love - 425.941.4747
 

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What is the cost of a RS coil over system with sway bars? or do I need to speak to someone in person at G2?
 

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Very interesting...
I have been looking for a coil-over set up for an autocross Spider.(?).
George, if all you need is the convert to coil overs in the rear, I can make some suggestions that will likely save you a lot of money. The pictures suggest that what RSR is offering is a "semi" coil-over set up. That is, the top of the rear spring still seats in the chassis, not on the shock itself. Without stiffening the shock mount, this is how you have to do it. All you really need to complete the job is:

1) Coleman coil-over shock mounts (2 x $8.25)
2) Threaded body shocks to suit your taste (I run Carerras)
3) An aluminum adaptor to reduce the upper spring seat to accept a 2.5" spring. Anyone local machine shop can make them cheaply.
4) 2.5" diameter coil-over springs (2 x $50)

You can weld the shock mounts right into the base of the stock lower spring pans, or just remove the lower pans entirely. Of course, the biggest benefit of the change is the ability to easily adjust ride height and corner weights. But it is also nice to have a cheap source of standardized springs in various rates. I currently run 300 pounds on the rear of my race car with 1200 fronts.

PM me if you are interested in any more information so as not to take over JJ's thread.

Erik
 
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