At my work, Midwest-Bayless, we have already investigated the VW strut idea. We currently are making coil over struts for X1/9's, all 4 corners, with springs
That tech will be used to build coil overs for Yugo's and other similar Fiat models. You'd have to call and ask for Matt, to get more info. I've ordered front and rear coil overs for my Yugo. I want a reasonable ride, that is, not a slam jolting over rough surfaces. Maybe 15% stiffer from stock. The old spine tells me what to design for.
My idea is to eliminate the rear Yugo spring, which I feel binds the rear suspension on sharp, fast, turns. The Yugo buggy spring works really well, but I think fully independent rear suspension would be better. Plus, lowering the car will help with eliminating some of the rear wheel "jacking".
The rear control arms run down hill, so they could tuck under, not go level when loaded with heavy side loads.
I have plans for a stiffer front sway bar, and suspect I'll need a soft rear bar, to trim the handling. A lot of money, but have already converted the front brakes to "Whoa" 4 piston calipers, and the rears to X1/9 discs, and built a custom exhaust.
Got some pics downloaded in the photo file, under My New Yugo.
Art Hughes Columbus, Ohio USA
Genealogy in Jackson and Mason Counties, WV
From: "mgcarguy@..." <mgcarguy@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 3, 2013 11:48 AM
Subject: [YugoUnitedGVOwners] X1/9 struts
Ok I have X1/9 struts for the front of the Yugo and I was wondering a few things. One how much will it lower the Yugo? Two what is the stock X1/9 spring rate, length and ID? I could measure this this Saturday but some springs have come up for sale and I need to know quicker if posssible. Also are their any options for replacement struts? I know someone mentioned being about to swap A1 VW Bilsteins on maybe. Anyone know anything about this?