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    Better Suspension? I find it too soft.

    Is there an affordable way to get a better suspension for the Micra? I find it too soft. Especially the back. You sit in the car and it leans a bit. Are the better sprints and shocks out there that are not a grand to buy?



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    You may wish to add some suspension braces, this may be the most economical and practical means to what your looking for. It worked for me!

    http://micra-forum.com/showthread.ph...ce-improvement

    http://www.stahl-tek.com/march.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajijic View Post
    You may wish to add some suspension braces, this may be the most economical and practical means to what your looking for. It worked for me!

    http://micra-forum.com/showthread.ph...ce-improvement

    http://www.stahl-tek.com/march.html
    It all looks good but I don't speak Spanish, unfortunately. Do they ship to Canada? No idea. I mean $350 buck for 3 bars CDN is great but shipping may kill it. Cusco is a tad more expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatWhite View Post
    It all looks good but I don't speak Spanish, unfortunately. Do they ship to Canada? No idea. I mean $350 buck for 3 bars CDN is great but shipping may kill it. Cusco is a tad more expensive.
    Actually the site had a group buy that may or may not be still in effect...check it out ��.

    GROUP BUY (Stahl-Tek reinforcement bars )
    Last edited by Ajijic; 07-05-2017 at 09:57 AM.

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    Looks like it is over. I have PM'd just the same....thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatWhite View Post
    Looks like it is over. I have PM'd just the same....thanks!
    He may be able to help you with the purchase and delivery. All the best...

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    Or try increasing tire pressure by 1-3 psi over normal, with a slight bias towards the front tires. You'll have more centre wear on your treads, though. We have the P185's on 15 inch steel rims, which have decent (though not great) handling. Increasing to 16 or 17 inch rims while using performance tires with the proper sidewall ratio will also help.
    Nice!

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    I don't think braces will firm up the feel of the suspension as much as going with lowering springs and/or bigger stabilizer bars.

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    I've done some upgrades on mine..the stock setup is crude and cheap, the ride height is just ..ehh I don't even want to comment on it.

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    I have suspension braces top and bottom. There is a noticeable difference in the body roll. Suspension is still soft but with less roll. I have air bags inside my springs in the rear. They are the kind you put in a pickup truck for heavy loads. They make it adjustable for stiffness and I can add ride height in the rear.

    Fun fact: A stock Micra can drive up on to a city curb with no problem, any lower and it would cause damage.



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