URGENT race suspension for Strada 130TC needed

Non-engine, eg: aerodynamics, gearboxes, brakes, suspension
Post Reply
Guy Croft
Site Admin
Posts: 5016
Joined: Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:31 am
Location: Lincoln, UK
Contact:

URGENT race suspension for Strada 130TC needed

Post by Guy Croft » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:50 am

I have a client in Ireland who is after race front and rear suspension for a Strada 130 (may be a Ritmo 125 I think it's the same).

Can anyone give me a good, reliable lead please? I know about Spax, Leda, AVO.

Hoping to find something which is proven and available swiftly. New or good used?

Help much appreciated. Many folk call me almost in despair because they cannot find anything like this.

Thanks.

GC
Guy Croft, owner

Walezy
Posts: 167
Joined: Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:56 pm
Location: Poland, Czyzowice
Contact:

Re: URGENT race suspension for Strada 130TC needed

Post by Walezy » Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:27 pm

You can make your own shocks using Bilstein B6 strut inserts quite easy. Better but much more expensive will be to use Proflex shocks. I use them in my Fiat 131 and it is huge difference compared to Bilsteins but Proflex is 3-way adjustable so it needs to be set up properly.
Book#378

Abarthnorway - Remi L
Posts: 208
Joined: Sat Jun 24, 2006 2:39 pm
Location: Oslo, Norway
Contact:

Re: URGENT race suspension for Strada 130TC needed

Post by Abarthnorway - Remi L » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:56 am

Hi!


Tough one - at least off the shelf.

Ritmo series 1 (125) has different spring diameter compared to series2 (130tc) that use progressive springs at the front.....
Ritmo shock absorbers differ in length and camber depending on model.

The only off the shelf Shock absorber kit that might suit I can think of is OSRAV Sport(italian) - they are adjustable in and out. Make sure they are for series 1 non Abarth, as the spring selection is bigger(same diameter as 127/128/x1/9), and the different lower mounting gives 1,5 deg more positive camber at the front when fitted to a 130/125.

There are several mix'n match options using parts from different Fiat models, but its probably the safest and easiest bet to go for a custom coilover solution from the start.

More info by PM/mail if needed.


Remi
GC_45

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest