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    Thread: R32 Handling package Released by HPA Motorsports

    1. 02-02-2004 09:00 PM #1
      HPA is proud to introduce the SHS package (sport handling system) for the New R32.

      Manufactured to our specs and based on KW’s leading twin tube Variant I coilover, the SHS package will allow you to maintain the stock ride height of your new R32, while at the same time offering the ability to lower it another 35mm. (grab that factory Euro look)

      When tested by Motortrend, the Variant I equipped HPA R32 ran the 600ft slalom at an incredible 71mph proving the handling capability of this configuration. This kit offers a perfect balance between a street compliant ride and incredible active control / stability. The strut housings are constructed from stainless steel and the rear shocks are black just like the factory shocks. Life Time Warranty

      Anyone who has a deposit down on an R32, or has just taken delivery on their R32, will be eligible for our Incredible Introductory offer
      Our SHS will be avaiable for shipping at the end of April

      MSRP $995usd
      Introductory offer $775usd
      For Continental US and Canada orders $50.00US shipping.
      To Pay by PAYPAL click HERE!!
      For all others outside of the continental US or Canada (Hawaii, PR, Mexico, Europe etc....)
      Contact me directly for shipping prices.

      Modified by Alexi@HPAMotorsports at 9:09 PM 2-3-2004


      Modified by Alexi@HPAMotorsports at 6:55 PM 3-19-2004


    2. 02-02-2004 11:13 PM #2
      Nice

    3. 02-02-2004 11:17 PM #3

    4. 02-02-2004 11:27 PM #4
      thats a really good deal... is the price on the exhausts out yet??

    5. 02-03-2004 03:10 AM #5
      We are still waiting to confirm a few US specs on the exhaust. We will keep you posted.
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      02-03-2004 03:27 AM #6
      Quote, originally posted by Alexi@HPAMotorsports »
      When tested by Motortrend, the Variant I equipped HPA R32 ran the 600ft slalom at an incredible 71mph proving the handling capability of this configuration.

      What was the slalom time with the stock suspension? Was anything else changed besides the the suspension in getting the 71mph speed?


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      02-03-2004 04:09 AM #7
      When you say "stock ride height" where does that start? Euro height or US height?
      In other words, how *high* can the KW's actually go? I'd be perfectly happy with
      stock US ride height and phenominal handling versus Euro ride height, and
      dragging the belly of the car in the snow, and the chin of the car on the end
      of the driveway all the time. The HPA TT car for instance, is a lot lower than
      I care for.

      ian


    8. 02-03-2004 10:09 AM #8
      Alexi

      I'm very interested in this kit. I will be autocrossing my R32 this year and have been told that stock height is better then lowering it.

      Who produces the springs and shocks?

      I have a deposit down on an R32 and hope to take delivery this week. How long can I lock-in $775 price?


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      02-03-2004 03:48 PM #9
      What is the difference between this setup and the KW Variant 1 off the shelf?
      Is this suspension also made with the INOX SS?

    10. 02-03-2004 05:05 PM #10
      good price

    11. 02-03-2004 06:09 PM #11

      The R32 was tested by the European press at 65mph. I'm not aware of any times on the US spec suspension. We did no other changes to the suspension on our car besides the coilovers.

      Our SHS starts at the US spec height. We know there is alot of people out there that want a awesome handling car with out lowering it.

      Our SHS is made by KW to our spcifications. It is a re-engineered KW V1 INOX syetem designed to work from the stock height down.



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      02-04-2004 12:09 AM #12
      Don't have an R32, don't necessarily want one (ok everyone here wants one, but I really don't see one in my future).

      But I applaud KW and HPA for doing what VWOA would not, giving their customers what they want, innovating, and doing it for a great price

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    13. 02-04-2004 12:19 AM #13
      Too Cool..tx
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    14. 02-04-2004 01:46 AM #14
      Sign me up ; )

    15. 02-04-2004 06:34 AM #15
      I HAVE A 2003 VR6, ITS MY BECAUSE I CANT AFORD AN R32 YET..

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      02-04-2004 08:48 AM #16
      Alexi is this mod mainly for US spec R32's due to the suspension being lifted on US cars?

      If so is it so that they can get it back down to Euro spec ride heights?

      From what I understand the cars we are getting here in Australia are Euro Spec ride height so this mod wouldn't be required?

      Cheers Alastair


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    17. 02-04-2004 12:01 PM #17
      Kudos to HPA on getting this to market so soon. Excellent pricing btw.

    18. 02-04-2004 01:33 PM #18
      Quote, originally posted by Al Walker »
      Alexi is this mod mainly for US spec R32's due to the suspension being lifted on US cars?

      If so is it so that they can get it back down to Euro spec ride heights?

      From what I understand the cars we are getting here in Australia are Euro Spec ride height so this mod wouldn't be required?

      Cheers Alastair


      Modified by Al Walker at 11:50 PM 2-4-2004

      Hi Alastair

      The SHS package will work awesome with your car. On your car you would have the ability to raise it 10mm or lowre it 25mm. Either way you will get an awesome handling car


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      02-05-2004 07:59 PM #19
      Well this setup work on a TT 3.2??

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      02-05-2004 08:26 PM #20
      If these coilovers work anywhere near as well as the Koni coilovers I have on my VR6, they will be the best mod you will do to the car (save for the HPA twin turbo kit perhaps ).

      Because they are height adjustable, you should be able to corner weight the car. That is, adjust the car to compensate for your weight in the driver's seat and compensate for the absence of a 50/50 weight balance. It will change the car from being more of an an all-rounder into something more purposeful.

      Go for it Al,

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    21. 02-05-2004 08:42 PM #21
      Quote, originally posted by CanadianTurbo »
      Well this setup work on a TT 3.2??

      Yes . It will work awesome on your TT


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      02-06-2004 01:36 AM #22
      I'm just curious if this kit will eliminate the rear end squat when you launch the R32 hard, or maybe at least reduce it a bunch?

    23. 02-06-2004 11:03 AM #23
      Good question, carma. I am also interested in knowing what the spring rate differences are from the stock springs.

      I have not driven an R32 yet, so I do not know how compliant the suspension is. Here in PA we can get some pretty rough roads, so I am always cautious about changing suspension components and ending up with a too harsh ride.

      rick


    24. 02-06-2004 12:46 PM #24
      Carma

      Yes it will reduce the rear end squat of your car. The low to mid speed tuning of the SHS will greatly increase the control of the pitch (squat) and roll of the vehicle


    25. 02-11-2004 10:37 PM #25
      [useless observation]

      if you have a Tornado Red R32, and get these yellow springs, coupled with the blue calipers, you would have one crazy color setup!!! Kinda like that Golf from a few years back that came in green, red, blue, black or whatever... you know... the mixed color with each panel/door being a different paint code!?!

      [/useless observation]

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      edit: (trivia) INOX means stainless steel in German!!!


      Modified by jfost at 7:39 PM 2-11-2004


    26. 02-12-2004 12:44 PM #26
      What warranties will this void?

    27. 02-15-2004 08:21 PM #27
      Quote, originally posted by vso »
      What warranties will this void?

      The whole car!

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    28. 02-15-2004 09:08 PM #28
      I am curious.. Why did you all opt for the V1 kit on the test car instead of the V2 kit?

      Will the V1 be more than enough of occasional track use (once maybe twice a month), and as a daily driver?


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      02-16-2004 12:42 PM #29
      Order sent.

    30. 02-18-2004 01:28 PM #30
      Quote, originally posted by George@DUBWARS »
      I am curious.. Why did you all opt for the V1 kit on the test car instead of the V2 kit?

      Will the V1 be more than enough of occasional track use (once maybe twice a month), and as a daily driver?

      George, We opted for the V1’a as there a perfect compromise between ride comfort and handling. As you have probably read Motortrend recorded a 71mph in the slalom with them. They can definitely handle the occasional track use. If you where going to do a lot of track use the v2 or v3’s would be better though as you can fine-tune them to the track .


    31. 02-19-2004 03:19 AM #31
      Alexi,

      Does HPA recommend any swaybar changes for additional roll control or strut towers for chasis stiffness? Can you even fit a strut bar over the twin-turboed motor?

      Does the SHS system alone reduce the R32's understeering tendencies? I don't mind giving up some slalom speed for a more neutrally balanced chasis. To illustrate my point; the Vishnu EVO Sport Compact Car tested against a 996 C4 achieved (if you believe the author) better handling balance and better lap times over the stock EVO. However, overall slalom speed decreased. The only change to the Vishnu EVO's chasis was the addition of a thicker swaybar.

      What are you thoughts? Has HPA experimented with swaybars?

      -R

      PS I'll still have the issue and will post the issue info when I find it....


      Modified by drvroom at 12:22 AM 2-19-2004


    32. 02-23-2004 04:11 PM #32
      Order sent for SHS and short shift. Can't wait.

    33. 02-24-2004 09:26 PM #33
      I got a set of these for my 03 GLI, except they are V3's... I just got them Monday hope to have them installed by weeks end.

      They are replacing my Shine Suspension..I will keep the bar though.


    34. 02-25-2004 05:10 PM #34
      How long will you guys be offering these for this price?

      Thanks.


    35. 02-25-2004 08:15 PM #35
      We don’t really think sway bars are needed with our SHS The car still under steers with the SHS but its very easy to induce over steer if you wanted to. Marcel could probably explain better as he as had the most time behind the wheel of our R32.

      We dont have ending date for the intro price but it should last for another month


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