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Old 05-09-19, 07:18 AM   #1
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Question GT Line suspension....bit soft?

I've had a my car about a month now. 18reg 1.2 GT Line with 16k on it. Don't know how car was treated before I got it.

I came from a 305bhp Leon Cupra on standard suspension. The suspension was quite firm and you did feel every bump and lump. Very planted though at speed.

The 308 does feel softer, but I'm wondering if itís too soft, perhaps faulty.

Pulling away the back dips slightly as handbrake releases. Over bumps it moves up and down more than the Leon. I also feel there's more side to side movement (head toss), like the rocking of a boat. Can feel the rear skipping on bends with uneven surfaces as well. This might be down to the beam rear as opposed to the independent rear of the Leon.

On bends the car does tighten up and feel ok. Itís just the softness over bumps. I did have the Leon 12yrs so was really used to how it drove.

I'm getting 4 tyres fitted at the weekend, so will inspect the shocks when i have the wheels off.

Are they just a bit softer than I'm used to. I'm enjoying more comfort mind you.
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Old 05-09-19, 08:32 AM   #2
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Rear end skipping slightly on hard cornering is a known design characteristic of the 308.

I have found fitting Michelin Cross Climate + tyres has really tamed that issue.

A GT Line is a sporty looking 308 but basically mechanically identical to the Allure spec apart from riding on 18" wheels - there will be nothing wrong with your suspension, it will be softer then your previous Leon.

GT Line = all show but no more go.
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Its Crossclimate + I'm having fitted

Had summer/winter wheel and tyre setup for the Leon. Sold the winter wheels and selling the winter tyres.

I also noticed when waxing the car the rear bumper has quite abit of flex around the black trim at bottom.

Characteristics of the car I guess.
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My understanding is that you have to step up to the GT to get the lower, stiffer suspension.

The GT line is really just aesthetics, mechanically it's similar to the Allure. And I don't know about the UK, but in continental Europe, the GT Line has 17" versus 18" wheels (GT), albeit the same design.
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Does the GT just have stiffer springs? Do they fit the Gt Line?
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The GT springs are a different part number to a GT Line so I would suspect they are stiffer / different spec.
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The GT springs are a different part number to a GT Line so I would suspect they are stiffer / different spec.
Are the shocks the same do you know?
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Are the shocks the same do you know?
I very much doubt it, the GT Line VIN I have access to doesn't actually list a part number for the rear shocks on the parts diagram.

I would try the car with the Cross Climate + tyres fitted on first before thinking of changing the suspension springs / shock absorbers.
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I change absorber and spring in my 308 Active+ 1.2 Puretech, I used the 308 GTI 270P by peugeot sport absorber and spring now,
it's feel so good in the road feedback, maybe you can consider this solution too.
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Im not going to change the suspension. Just something to consider if it needs changed out of warranty. Would consider the GT springs.

The cross climate + got fitted today. They look good. See how they go.
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