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Old 06-09-2016, 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted by clio View Post
If you're really keen pm me. I have AP1, AP2 v1, v2 and v3 CR sets all in excellent condition.
I'm definitely interested, but I can't view profiles/PM you though because I'm a new member. Could you PM me please to start the conversation?

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Old 06-09-2016, 02:52 PM
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I cannot message you either, I believe you have to be a paying member - or wait 2 week probationary period
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Old 06-10-2016, 07:24 PM
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I cannot message you either, I believe you have to be a paying member - or wait 2 week probationary period
I guess there's no rush, so I'll just contact you when I am able =)
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Mate, why don't you just keep the AP1 wheels with those tyres and buy a very stiff from sway bar to replace the soft AP1 type and get a softer rear swaybar. This should greatly improve the snap oversteer compared to buy new wheels/tyres and also much much cheaper.
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^ that is really good advice.

I purchased the Whiteline Swaybar very early on and it made a massive improvement. I also purchsed a Front Lower Cross Bar at the same time which is known to stiffen up the front as well.
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Originally Posted by MARK AUS S2K View Post
Mate, why don't you just keep the AP1 wheels with those tyres and buy a very stiff from sway bar to replace the soft AP1 type and get a softer rear swaybar. This should greatly improve the snap oversteer compared to buy new wheels/tyres and also much much cheaper.
Thanks for the input Mark!

I've been dissuaded from the idea of AP2 wheels because of their increasing price and rarity in Australia. I'll be putting some new tyres on my AP1 wheels soon, and if I find I still want to tune the handling characteristics of the car after this, I'll definitely look into this. =)
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Also is your car lowered on the stock shocks? This so this will add to your snap oversteer problems like I found out with my AP1.
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Originally Posted by MARK AUS S2K View Post
Also is your car lowered on the stock shocks? This so this will add to your snap oversteer problems like I found out with my AP1.
No, the car is at the factory ride height with stock springs/shocks.
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That's good, keep the stock height until you have enough money to get proper coil over suspension.

I bought a Cusco front sway bar and it's massively stiff, I also took the back sway bar off and the car is so planted now. My car is a 2001 AP1 and I know exactly what you mean by evil oversteer!

I personally love the AP2-Version2 wheels (they have 10 equally spaced spokes) they look really classy and are 17".

I also installed a X brace for under the front of the car, then got a proper wheel alignment, the steering is SO much more direct and when I let go of the steering wheel the wheels feel like they want to straighten up.

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Hi, I also have a MY2000 and wondered how straightforward it is to move to AP2V1. For example, if I acquire stock OEM AP2V1 wheels, can I just install them directly, add on stock (215 & 245) tires, align and go? Or is more conversion work required?
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