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Author Subject: Suspension Boffs!
iplay

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Post #1
I have been slowly adjusting the rear beam over the last year in half turn adjustments using a dummy shock (<c.2mm).

I wanted a little more turn in on the tight B roads. Yesterday I increased the dummy shock by 1 turn and the suspension went from taking corners at any speed without roll to a car which feels like a pram.

I can't believe that raising the rear by such a small amount can make such a huge difference to the handling. Is this due to not resetting the toe in?
Posted 28th Feb 2011 at 15:14
lotek

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Post #2
the toe wont affect roll.
you sure the ARB plate bolt hasent snapped?
Posted 28th Feb 2011 at 15:44
phillipm

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Rear ride height does affect the castor and toe in at the front, and the rear roll centre doesn't move with the height either, so the car's are quite sensitive to it, especially with the damper ratio back there, but it sounds like somethings got a tight spot and sticking perhaps, either on the beam or dampers (Although they're new IIRC?)

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Posted 28th Feb 2011 at 22:33
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did yopu tighten the damper bolts with the car on the ground?

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Posted 28th Feb 2011 at 20:57
iplay

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welshpug! wrote:
did yopu tighten the damper bolts with the car on the ground?


no i did it with the car on stands ... should the bolts be tightened on the ground?
Posted 1st Mar 2011 at 03:33
welshpug!

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yup, so there's no tension in the bushes, same as the front bushes on the wishbones Smile

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Posted 1st Mar 2011 at 04:04
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welshpug! wrote:
yup, so there's no tension in the bushes, same as the front bushes on the wishbones Smile


Cheers
Posted 1st Mar 2011 at 16:33
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Post #8
welshpug! wrote:
yup, so there's no tension in the bushes


im confused Unsure
what bushes are you on about?

i had my car up on axel stands, took a rear shock off so i could put a Helicoil in to repair the thread for an ARB bolt

iv just tightened the shock back up when the car was up in the air

shale i just lowered the wheels back onto the ground, loosen the bolt and retighten?

hope this makes sense LOL

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Posted 1st Mar 2011 at 16:46
phillipm

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The bushes in the eyelets on the shock absorbers.

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Posted 1st Mar 2011 at 17:45
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ahhhhhhhhhhhhh

so there is
ty phil

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Posted 1st Mar 2011 at 20:10
davedgti6

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Post #11
I just raise the trailing arm up with a jack until the car comes off the axle stand slightly and then torque up both the bolts Smile

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Posted 1st Mar 2011 at 22:18
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Post #12
I just get under and tighten them up while it's on the floor.
Tiny 1.4 rear bumper ftw LOL

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Posted 1st Mar 2011 at 22:20
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Post #13
I can do that with my deep sport bumpers on the ZX Big grin

Stock ride height FTW Laugh my ass off

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Posted 1st Mar 2011 at 22:58

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