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Old 07-01-2017, 18:11   #1
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Meister gt1s v ohlins r&t

Anyone got any experience of both and any feedback between the two?? Undecided as to what to get, majority is fast road but want to do quite a few track days so want best of both!
Main question is, is the ohlins worth the extra £700??
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Old 07-01-2017, 18:21   #2
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i ordered gt1's the other day, just couldnt justify the extra money! had kw v2 on my old car but read nothing but good reviews on the gt1's cant wait for them to arrive!
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Old 07-01-2017, 18:23   #3
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Me too mate heard a lot of good things and after speaking to meister/jerrick they do sound good but is ohlins superior??
Is the kw v2's the st's? What were they like?
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Old 07-01-2017, 18:28   #4
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This is one of those thread that I am just going to sit and listen.
If anyone require answers on any technical questions, I am on hand to answer them.
But won't be providing any personal opinion on this.

I do want to say that Ohlins DFV is a great suspension.
It is what I use as the "gold standard" that the MeisterR GT1 was designed to compete against.

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Old 10-01-2017, 10:34   #5
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I'm also curious about this!
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Old 10-01-2017, 21:08   #6
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Have Ohlins a reliability problem? They can be rebuilt but at what cost?
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Old 10-01-2017, 21:25   #7
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Consider the KW Variant 3.........
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Old 10-01-2017, 21:40   #8
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Gone for the GT1's, customer service from Jerrick has been brilliant, but without a doubt ohlins is one of the best suspension there is although after hearing from a couple of people who have had a problem or wanting to get theirs rebuilt I don't fancy waiting 3 months for ohlins to sort it!
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3 months, jeez thats a long wait. How longs turnaround from meister for the gt1s.
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Old 10-01-2017, 22:17   #10
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That's only what I've heard off a couple of people, majority have had no problems and only good things to say about the ohlins. 3 weeks I've been told for the gt1s mate
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Do ohlins have a uk repair centre?
Anyone know?
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3 months, jeez thats a long wait. How longs turnaround from meister for the gt1s.
Since the GT1 are custom build, the average build time is 3 weeks from point of order to build.
In the future, I intend to have GT1 ready on the shelf for next day delivery.

Should the GT1 dampers ever fail and need a rebuild, we can get those turn around within a week.
We have done in extreme case turn around within 1 day, but that was for a race car that need to get the damper back in their hand for a up coming race meeting.

Basically with MeisterR, if it needs to be done, we will do everything we can to make it happen.
We can't always make magic happen, but we certainly will try to do our best.

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Old 11-01-2017, 10:42   #13
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I'm very interested to hear peoples opinions on the gt1's as i'm looking at these next for the car to replace my ohlins (jap spec) as the car is mainly used on the road



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Do ohlins have a uk repair centre?
Anyone know?
Mick Gardner Racing in Barnsley are Ohlins authorised mate, Russ who works there knows his stuff and is always happy to help with info on settings etc..
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Old 11-01-2017, 17:00   #14
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It's interesting that there don't seem to seem to be any members (that I've seen, anyway) who've gone from Ohlins to GT1's and are able to offer the direct comparison.

I have a set of GT1's and I am very impressed to the point that I have no regrets buying them over the Ohlins. Comapred to EXE-TC which I had on an 8 a few years back they feel far more firm under turn in and just as good in normal driving- basically I think the GT1's are better.

The KW's are meant to be very good (and I love the idea of stainless bodies) but are harder to get right as they really need setting up to suit the car and geo. My understanding is that it's a bit like android Vs iOS; iOS doesn't need much setting up whereas Android can potentially do more, but it takes more setting up to do so and more critically to get the best from it.

As Jerrick once pointed out, road suspension has a harder job to do that dedicated track suspension due to the variance of surface and defects compared to a race track. Happily take someone for a spin in mine (subject to weather and time) if you're local.

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Just ordered a set of Meister GT1's to replace Ohlins on my X. KW V3 were the original route but after reading all the available info on the GT1 and considering they are £500 cheaper than the KW I thought they were worth a punt. Also the KW did not come with top mounts and I did not have oe top mounts with the Ohlins fitted. Had to factor in another £150 for new top mounts. Time will tell.
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