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Exclamation What to Buy: Quantum Zero vs 46mm Nitrons vs Gaz?

Before I go to the UK next week should I buy Quantums or 46mm Nitrons or Gaz?

Penskes are my dream, but not in the cards.

What Specs and settings for the street do you recommend?

Any other detailed personal experiences with these Quantum shocks?

Ride characteristics compared to the above?

Any reviews for direct comparison to the above?

Where would they fit in w/ turbophil ratings and why:

"Track pack < Standard < LSS < Lotus Ohlins < Nitron < Penske"

Any good sources in the UK pricewise?

Want to take home as carry on!

Thanks

Last time I was in the UK , 30 years ago, you could carry on a set of Elan headers with a Sprint muffler, no problem.
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May I suggest you also consider rebuild cost? Our Racetech suspension are a match for Nitron quality/performance and locally produced(SoCal). The rebuild cost is much lower with them. Call me with questions. See them: HERE

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i doubt many on here will have experience of those shocks outside of nitron. better to ask on seloc.

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I have the QZs and am quite happy with them. Allegedly they don't need to be rebuilt as often as Nitrons. The ride is firm but much more controlled compared to LSS dampers.

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The QZ's are one of the best changes I have made to my Elise; spring rates are much higher than stock, and yet they are light years more composed and comfortable. I used both stock Bilstiens, and the track pac version, and both felt like I had wooden tires mounted. The car became a pleasure to drive, even on our ****ty Mi. roads.
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