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Hello, 

 

Just brought a 1994 rs2000 4x4 (I will upload pictures after it has had a good wash).

 

I already have my mind on improving it.

 

It already has a Mongoose Cat back exhaust system and Pipercross Intake.

 

I have been looking at the GAZ coil over kit but just saw these on ebay ( http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/371153099573?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT )

Does anyone know if this is Decent?

 

Also looking to upgrade to a "Fast road" clutch and want to know what 6 paddle clutches are like?

 

Thanks

 

Josh

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Where did you bring it to?

 

You'll have to spend a lot more than a few hundred quid to improve the handling of an RS2000 4x4.

 

I dont understand what you meant there?

 

I live in Norway and money isn't a issue for me, just want it to sit a little firmer to the ground.

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Ah right. Well if you want it lower, and stiffer, then you should buy those ones on ebay. They will do that.

 

Great thanks, i heard the GAZ ones are the best though is there much difference? 

 

Also do you have some experience with 6 paddle clutches on escorts? mine will be needing a change soon so i was looking to upgrade if necessary.

 

thanks

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I doubt a Gaz coilover will be any better at lowering the car or making it stiffer. Although perhaps, as Gaz will sell you springs as stiff as you like! So if this is what you want, perhaps they're a better choice!

 

I don't know if a 6 paddle is good or not; I don't know how you are judging an upgrade with a clutch. If it's like you judge suspension, then perhaps it would be an upgrade, as it's certainly be stiffer and less pleasant to drive!

 

Poly bushes are definitely stuffer, so perhaps again another good thing for you.

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I doubt a Gaz coilover will be any better at lowering the car or making it stiffer. Although perhaps, as Gaz will sell you springs as stiff as you like! So if this is what you want, perhaps they're a better choice!

 

I don't know if a 6 paddle is good or not; I don't know how you are judging an upgrade with a clutch. If it's like you judge suspension, then perhaps it would be an upgrade, as it's certainly be stiffer and less pleasant to drive!

 

Poly bushes are definitely stuffer, so perhaps again another good thing for you.

 

Haha i think we both a different idea of what we like with our cars, basically i want to feel the road more and not feel like I'm on a cloud! 

 

We have a lot of snow here and would be so much nicer in my opinion to feel the traction i have with the road.

 

i heard the paddle clutches are harder to drive but have a much longer life?

 

thanks again!

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those coilovers on ebay will not fit the 4x4 rs2000, theres only a few companies that make coilovers for the 4x4: GAZ and SPAX are the only ones I'm aware of.

 

You could just go for a set of lowering springs to give you the ride height? maybe a cheaper option? again ask spax or so

 

poly bushes will last a lot longer than the standard rubber bushes. powerflex are the guys you want to speak to about a full set, but don't expect them to be cheap last set I saw goes for around £500-600

 

paddle clutches are probably more ideal for higher power engines, you can go for a simple upgraded organic clutch kit?? but be aware that from personal experience I had an uprated clutch and it did make the clutch pedal quite stiff and heavy! so if your clutch cable and ratchet have not been changed yet then I would change them at the same time so they don't break after a while!

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those coilovers on ebay will not fit the 4x4 rs2000, theres only a few companies that make coilovers for the 4x4: GAZ and SPAX are the only ones I'm aware of.

 

You could just go for a set of lowering springs to give you the ride height? maybe a cheaper option? again ask spax or so

 

poly bushes will last a lot longer than the standard rubber bushes. powerflex are the guys you want to speak to about a full set, but don't expect them to be cheap last set I saw goes for around £500-600

 

paddle clutches are probably more ideal for higher power engines, you can go for a simple upgraded organic clutch kit?? but be aware that from personal experience I had an uprated clutch and it did make the clutch pedal quite stiff and heavy! so if your clutch cable and ratchet have not been changed yet then I would change them at the same time so they don't break after a while!

 

Thank you very informative!

 

I thought GAZ were the only ones, i think il get a Gaz kit then!

 

Ahhh i see, so would you say that a upgraded clutch was worth it? I was thinking in the long run it would be better as i plan to upgrade some engine internals at some point before summer 2015. Should i just replace for a factory now or bite the bullet and go for a upgraded clutch now?

 

Thanks

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