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Mark.W
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17th Mar 15 at 09:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Those who have or have used GAZ ultra low coilovers on the front did you have any camber issues or were they simply bolted on and tracked up?

[Edited on 14-06-2015 by Mark.W]
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Need camber done too
IvIarkgraham
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I fitted camber bolts but not sure if they were actually needed
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for how much it costs to add you may as well just do it
Mark.W
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Its just where to get it done that's the thing.

I only want to drop the front a touch so might just get some custom front springs made up.

[Edited on 17-03-2015 by Mark.W]
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Needed camber done also
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17th Mar 15 at 13:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Mine had elongated holes, and included camber bolts. Not sure if same on all Gaz models.



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Mark.W
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Would there be plenty clearance with a 6.5j wheel?
Nic Barnes
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depends on tyre width if i remember rightly. i could fit 195/50/15 regular road tyres but using 195/50/15 r888s and the like i needed a 3mm spacer to clear
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I would be running 195/40/16 on a 6.5j wheel with an offset of ET45.
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quote:
Originally posted by Mark.W
I would be running 195/40/16 on a 6.5j wheel with an offset of ET45.



That will be fine mate. Wheel and tyre size is the same mine and my shocks are Gaz Golds which are thicker.

[Edited on 30-04-2015 by Col004]
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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by Mark.W
I would be running 195/40/16 on a 6.5j wheel with an offset of ET45.



That will be fine mate. Wheel and tyre size is the same mine and my shocks are Gaz Golds which are thicker.

[Edited on 30-04-2015 by Col004]


Spot on thanks Colin
Mark.W
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Do people put anything on the threads of the coilover before fitting them to protect them like copper slip or something to protect them and stop them seizing?

[Edited on 05-05-2015 by Mark.W]
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5th May 15 at 21:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

best thing is buying some coilover covers. Haimsey made some for his.

The black ones GAZ do now have much better plating, mine are still amazing looking after a fair few miles etc.
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Coilovers covers just trap dirt,water and grime...

I used spray on grease that sets like wax,
Couple of coats and the coilovers were on the car for years and still looked brand new
Mark.W
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quote:
Originally posted by gazza808
Coilovers covers just trap dirt,water and grime...

I used spray on grease that sets like wax,
Couple of coats and the coilovers were on the car for years and still looked brand new



Any idea what it was actually called?
Mark.W
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13th May 15 at 13:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Does anyone have pictures of a front GAZ coilover with the standard top mounts fitted assembled so can see how it should be done?
Jed D
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17th May 15 at 17:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

your car doesnt need lowered anymore mark, it was on its arse when i seen you coming off the round-about in stanley today
Mark.W
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That was just after fitting them Jed
Jed D
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i flashed but you didnt see me, hiding among all the other regular road cars with my big dopey vectra
Mark.W
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Sorry Jed never seen anyone flash,would have been in a world of my own
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Anyone know if the extra low ones should have helper springs on the fronts and back coilovers?
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just fitted the extra low ones to the front of mine mate, i didnt want too but id already bought the comp brake top mounts with rose jointed track rods and didn't realize i had to fit the coilovers for them to fit, tut

the fronts didn't come with helper springs but back when i bought my rears they did and i just whipped them out (rears aren't the extra low ones though)

also bit of advice when ordering them, ask to upgrade the springs to a higher lb
i run 500lb rear and 400lb fronts


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24th May 15 at 15:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Got helper springs for the front and rears on the way for mine.
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no need for them tbh mate, then again, mines just for the track

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