This is a new initiative that I came up with, to share my modification ideas in some easy to digest packages.
I have spent some time with Frank at EVN Ring Rentals and he offers Tuning and Suspension packages at affordable prices!
I created three tuning and suspension packages to choose from, but these are now freely configurable now that EVN has taken charge of these modifications. The first recommendation is exactly how I modified the Golf 7 GTi that I leased in Germany for three years.
This package comprises of; Eibach Pro-Kit Performance Springs - Specially sourced brake pads (front axle, unbranded) - Stage 1 Software Remapping - Suspension including wheel alignment and labour.
My reason for these modifications is to make it possible for nearly any sports hatchback or coupe tackle the Nordschleife without suffering brake fade or body roll that is common with a lot of factory vehicles.
I chose the Eibach Pro-Kit Performance Springs after reading several reviews and speaking to people who frequent the Nordschleife daily. A Nürburgring taxi driver suggested I invest in the Eibach's because they offer a great improvement to daily drive without crazy expense. He previously owned a Golf 7 GTi and had the same kit fitted, so it made sense choosing what he had tested and gave a thumbs up!
Eibach are one of the world's leading performance suspension manufacturers. This particular kit has been engineered and tested to work perfectly with original shock absorbers. They give a lower centre of gravity, offer better traction with their progressive spring design and offer superior handling in comparison to the factory springs.
The brake pads that I use are obtained via special order. I love the Endless pads but they are too expensive and out of my price range. The pads are sourced from a contact who wishes to remain nameless - he offers me great deals and is also affiliated with local race teams including Manthey!
Remapping (software tuning) goes without saying because I modify the software everything I drive. I tuned the Golf a couple of days after buying it because I didn't fancy the manufacturer lambda maps. Running any petrol or petrol turbo at Lambda 1.00 (14.7.1 AFR) from 1000 RPM up to the 6800 RPM redline is in my opinion dangerous. It will work on the road but after sustained Laps the Motor will get too hot. The Ford Focus ST 225 is Mapped identically from Factory, and people wonder why the Cylinder Liners crack... Was Volvo as careless? You would have to reverse engineer their software to know that answer ;)
The second package comprises Öhlins Coilovers - Pagid/Hawk branded brake pads - Stage 1 Remapping - Suspension and setup including labour. This is a more competitive approach to track driving but not needed at my level of experience. It would make sense if you are an avid driver who spends a lot of time on track in your car whilst maintaining the daily driveability.
Öhlins were chosen by Frank at EVN Ring Rentals for their durability, plus he is their official distributor in Denmark. He suggested Öhlins as they offer a great upgrade over the original setup. A combination of brake pads will be chosen by him for each car. Remapping is also included in every package, as is the suspension, alignment and labour.
The Third Package has a more committed approach for the driver who wants the best traction and unparalleled performance on track!
The final package comprises of; KW Clubsport Coilovers - Pagid/Hawk HT10 brake pads - Stage 1 Remapping - Michelin Cup 2 Tyres - Suspension and alignment including labour. For those who know about fast driving on track you will understand why KW Clubsport Coilovers have been chosen. They are the best of the best and offer uncompromised driver comfort with the most focused experience on track at all times!
The Michelin Cup 2's - I added the older and at most discontinued Pilot Sport 2's to add versatility for the Customer. Michelin offer the Pilot Sport 2 in Porsche, Mercedes, and quite recently in Hyundai spec. These are a good selection of packages to think about and contact if interested. Our turnaround for most cars is between five and ten days.
For anybody visiting Nürburg I cannot stress how important vehicle safety is here. The number of cars that lose coolant and oil is tragic and can cause tragic accidents which we all want to avoid. Every vehicle that visits for Tuning and Suspension will be meticulously checked over for anything which may cause a problem on Track. This is because we are 100% committed to driver safety and want everybody to have a safe and 'fun' experience on Track!
The prices for each Package are listed below - please contact via E-Mail with your Make, Model, Year, Engine Size and also the factory power so I can get back to you with a quote along with turnaround expectation time. Thank you for reading!
Prices on request.