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supacook2k
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   4th May 05 at 13:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i bought some spax -35mm without buying the full kit and i'm now paying the price, back rubs on 17's when only going over a litte bump. gonnna get the arches trimmed and knocked out but want new shocks to make sure it dont rub. where can i get some rear shocks from for my sport that dont cost too much, i've seen bilstein rear gas dampers for 28 each but thi seems really cheap and dont know if they are just a standard type of replacement or a lot stiffer? ay help appeciated.
Siberia
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4th May 05 at 13:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

different shocks wont stop rubbing... different springs maybe....depends on the offset of your wheels
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4th May 05 at 13:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i thought the shocks stiffened the suspension or is that the dampers?

instead of buying new springs what can i do do stiffen the ride as it hasn't changed from the standard to the spax springs?

[Edited on 04-05-2005 by supacook2k]
Siberia
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4th May 05 at 13:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

springs stiffen the ride
supacook2k
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can anything be done then aprt from new springs?
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once the arches have been trimmed and knocked out it will be fine
Siberia
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4th May 05 at 14:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

and maybe some bigger bumpstops...
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4th May 05 at 14:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

More damping will reduce the rate of compression, so will reduce the scubbing from small bumps in the road, but it's no correction for having the correct clearance in the first place.

It would be wise to get a set of koni or bylstien adjustable shocks as when you have the 2L in there the damping demands of the suspension will change radically.

Alo tires which don't stick otu as much might be an idea to aid the clearance issues you have now.
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4th May 05 at 14:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i'm gonna get them trimmed then knock them out a bit as it will be cheaper than buying new tyres . will have a look how much the adjustables cost now. does the adjustables change the lowering height ?

 
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