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Not a good find on a Sat morning

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Not a good find on a Sat morning

Postby TSS Baz » Sat May 28, 2011 10:24 am

Morning folks,

Front suspension has been making a few noises recently so time to have a check, this is what I found :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Do you think this is safe to drive on until next weekend ?

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Re: Not a good find on a Sat morning

Postby tomo » Sat May 28, 2011 10:27 am

No it is not safe to drive!
Only place you should drive it to is a garage, and that's being careful.
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Re: Not a good find on a Sat morning

Postby mike_01 » Sat May 28, 2011 10:37 am

Broken coil spring not too good, would be more concerned about the fluid if it's comming from the damper or your brake lines the way it looks more like the brake lines

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Re: Not a good find on a Sat morning

Postby TSS Baz » Sat May 28, 2011 11:33 am

Many thanks for the replys guys, All the fluid you can see is where I have been spraying release oil so it should be easier to remove the nuts etc, when this gets changed, neither the shock of the brake lines are leaking :oops:

I am looking at a complete coilover setup made by XYZ at the mo as I have a friend that can get me a good deal, If I go down this route I will do a review on them and let you all know my thoughts.

Thanks for the advice.

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Re: Not a good find on a Sat morning

Postby Damok » Sat May 28, 2011 12:20 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock: What make are the springs ?
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Re: Not a good find on a Sat morning

Postby TSS Baz » Sun May 29, 2011 10:08 am

Damok wrote::shock: :shock: :shock: What make are the springs ?


Not too sure as they were fitted by the previous owner but they look a bit like "PI" ones, they look cheap, thats for sure.

Been advised, that as the break is on the strut seat they are safe to drive with but no hard cornering, going to order some coilovers for next weekend.

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Re: Not a good find on a Sat morning

Postby TSS Baz » Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:58 pm

Had a busy day.

Broken spring has gone and replaced with these little gems..................

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I will give a full report once they have been on for a week or so, Ist impressions are very good build quality.

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Re: Not a good find on a Sat morning

Postby Damok » Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:56 pm

Looks good, Looking forward to hearing what you think of them :wink:

Have they damping settings on them ? Any pic's of the car on the ground with the wheels fitted just to see how it's sitting ?
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Re: Not a good find on a Sat morning

Postby TSS Baz » Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:41 pm

Damok wrote:Looks good, Looking forward to hearing what you think of them :wink:

Have they damping settings on them ? Any pic's of the car on the ground with the wheels fitted just to see how it's sitting ?


Hi There,

Yes they are 30 way adjustable and you can choose your spring rates if you want.I have them set at half way at the mo so will see how they feel at that for a day then adjust them to find the best for my driving style. I will get some pics of the car tomorrow but I have lifted the ride by 15mm as itwas too damlow before and scraped on dead hedgehogs :shock:

Very pleased so far and got them from http://www.ctc-performance.co.uk/

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Re: Not a good find on a Sat morning

Postby mike_01 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:01 am

Looks alot better :D I used to have coilovers on me old car for about 1 month that was all I could stand of them, especially when the springs bind and twang which is common on some to most coilovers and too stiff for uk roads :roll: loved the car low though looked awsome althugh couldn't get over much :lol:


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