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Fear
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   29th Oct 03 at 13:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Ive just got back from the garage where i was adjusting my FK konigsport coilovers with the guy when we came across a problem

On the front coilovers there are two large nuts that you adjust up and down as to where you want the ride height, i wanted mine quite low but when we put the wheel on there is only a couple of MM between wheel and shock and therefore the nuts that go around the shock cant go any further than the top of the tyre meaning the car is not low enough

Anyone had this problem or know how to help

The only thing we can come up with is to put a spacer on, but then it will probably rub on the arch, anyone help!!!!!!!
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29th Oct 03 at 13:25   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

grind the nuts down slightly? this is done on my avos so they dont rub, had to put 3mm spacers on the back tho! u shud be ok with a 3mm spacer on it tho without any rubbing, how low u wanna go and what size wheels?
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29th Oct 03 at 13:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

sorry this is no help sam,

but where did you buy them from?
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quote:
Originally posted by broster
grind the nuts down slightly? this is done on my avos so they dont rub, had to put 3mm spacers on the back tho! u shud be ok with a 3mm spacer on it tho without any rubbing, how low u wanna go and what size wheels?


With grinding still wont be enough room, there is only just a few mm, cant even get little finger between the threaded shock and wheel plus the extra few mm of the nut even grinded down would rub

Dont need anything on the back the back is perfect, well almost

Ive got 16's on 195/40 rubber, wanna go as low as the g-max -60mm was so abbout 60-70mm

Pete: i got them from BAT mate
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looks like ur gunna have to get spacers. and grind a bit
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if u have et 49 wheels i doubt that 3mm spacers will rub, im down 65mmish on the front and i have 15" et49 wheels, there is enuff room for spacers, mine u u have 16" could be a close one!
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if i did have et49 wheels then im not joking you i reackon they would be touching the shocks

Why does everything with my car have to be a fecking mission and never simple
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not just your car mate, nothins simple with my car either
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your fronts will be fine with spacers, ive got et 40 16's down 60mm and they are close to the arch but not on it. and never touch it.
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quote:
Originally posted by Kris TD
your fronts will be fine with spacers, ive got et 40 16's down 60mm and they are close to the arch but not on it. and never touch it.


Yeh probably but id prefer to do it another way

although ive got one idea left
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i ordered these and pvd told me they would not fit a corsa or nova due to this problem! so i ordered the fk 60/40 kit which is on its way at the mo
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Originally posted by westsidecorsa
i ordered these and pvd told me they would not fit a corsa or nova due to this problem! so i ordered the fk 60/40 kit which is on its way at the mo


Really

I was NOT told this when i ordered them

I got them from BAT and i phoned them and they said they had never had any problems
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29th Oct 03 at 20:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Hmmm, I was thinking about ordering those from BAT in the next few months......this thread has made me think again!
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quote:
Originally posted by CheekyCorsa
quote:
Originally posted by westsidecorsa
i ordered these and pvd told me they would not fit a corsa or nova due to this problem! so i ordered the fk 60/40 kit which is on its way at the mo


Really

I was NOT told this when i ordered them

I got them from BAT and i phoned them and they said they had never had any problems


i think in this case u need to contact fk direct and ask thier opinion and then if they say they dont fit get back on to bat for some sort of explanation
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Can you u2u me what FK say, if you do this, please?
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Kerry: Dont happen to know FK's number

Dan B: Will do
Dan B
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FK's website doesn't look like it's got a phone number there, but email-addy is info@fk-automotive.de
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or u could contact pvd as i know they will have it
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I phoned PVD but there doesnt seem to be a FK office in England only germany, i migth try and e-mail them

I think the problem is that my wheels are 7in wide and the fk people probably tested them on 5.5in factory wheels or something
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i e-mailed FK yesterday and have had quick replies and have given them some info and they are doing some testing and will get back to me on monday

Have to say they have been very very good and helpful witht the guy e-mailing me back as soon as he can

Lets just hope they can help me in some was
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fanks for the idea kez
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opps yeh sorry kerry thanks

I now love your forever
Kerry
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fingers crossed then hey
Fear
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I just got an e-mail back from FK saying:

Hello !

Sorry for replying so late, but i had a customer here this morning !

I was discussing your problem with our engineer on Friday. So you need a
minimum clearance between tyre and spring/locking nut of 10mms. If this is
not given, then you need to add wheelspacers. We tested this kit for the TUV
certificate with a offset 49mm rim, but it was no 7inch rim. Obviously in
germany different tyre and rim sizes are popular than they are in the UK. So
far i have had no complaint about this suspension , all users are happy so
far ! So, please contact David from BAT again to get some FK wheel spacers !
Hopefully i could help you !

best regards



Juergen Arnold

So it looks like im gonna have to get spacers

I really didnt want to as i reackon il get rubbing now I should of just kept to the 200 G-max and forgot about the 775 FK stuff

Oh well i have learnt a lesson just an expensive one thats all

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