Mightymetro Posted October 6, 2019 Report Share Posted October 6, 2019 I’m now very deep in to a near total rebuild of the car and engine and I’m looking for some advice from people with greater knowledge. on the engine front I’m hoping it will be a belt and braces job with the best components I could buy but still looking at running standard V8 power levels rather than increasing them as I realise that if I wanted 600bhp it would have been wiser to just go and buy a Nissan GTR etc and it’s got me thinking about the suspension on the car. i purchased the Esprit as I love 90’s cars and I was bored with the Porsche / merc SL that I had previously. I think this is because it’s not really that ‘good’ compared to the others as a car. The Porsche was comfier, easier to live with, better on fuel, more reliable and the same could be said for the Mercedes SL but they just didn’t do it for me and I prefer the rawness of the esprit. This brings me on to my conundrum im ‘upgrading’ the things that were a common weakness on the car in regards to the engine, new fuel tanks, 3 row rad etc but no one ever complained that the esprit didn’t handle well. So now I’m looking at refurbishing the suspension and bushes and I’m thinking why I should go for the LOTAC bushes over say the original bushes? There’s quite a lot of money in it and they were good enough when the car was built t. Do I really want to make the car Handle better considering a bought it to enjoy the 90’s car, not a new detached feel,I get from newer cars? Has anyone had the same thoughts 💭 same for the shocks and springs. The Lotac suspension is now more than double the price it was to start with and is also now 13 years old and is it really that much better than other shocks and springs on the market any thoughts, options appreciated Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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