[200q20v] Suspension advice for a wagon

TM t44tq at mindspring.com
Wed Jan 9 21:00:27 EST 2002

Larry Leung is the resident autox expert, so I'll defer to his
knowledge, but once you cross the line with replacement springs,
your 200q will be in Street Prepared. Not that you'll have a
chance at all in G stock, but you'll have even less of a chance in
Street Prepared classes with that car.

Now if you're autocrossing to learn driving dynamics and to have
fun, that's a whole different story.

I may autox this season (if I can afford it) in my car, although it
is not even classifiable under current SCCA SoloII rules- but I
would do it for fun, as I stand no chance in winning (chipped 200q
doesn't classify in any category, esp. w/ suspension changes and
wheel changes).

I believe the H&R springs will drop your car even more than the Eibachs
(which are not available unless you find a stocking dealer that happens
to still have a set); therefore, you may want to pursue either a custom
solution with custom-wound springs for the ride height you desire along
with the spring rate or stick with the stock springs and install
HDs or Koni adjustables, the Konis being the most adjustable setup for


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