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    Wisbech front with AVO adjustables




    I want to raise the ride height of my car by 1.5" as its very low for street use... The shocks are only 8" in length as it sits...

    any advise please would be greatly appreciated

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    longer or just,new springs should raise it up.
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    can't see well enough but it looks like you have at least 2 coils worth of threaded body on the shock ? If you have, it's simply a case of jacking the front end, unlocking the bottom lock ring, wind the spring seat up and then lock it off. Track rod end looks a little greasy too ?.

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    That looks as if there is no piston travel available at all? I would stick a jack under it and see if it lifts revealing how much travel you do or don't have in those tiny shocks.

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    [QUOTE=britishtin;491085]

    It might be a bit of an optical illusion, but that top bolt/bush looks shot!

    Altogether the coilover looks too short of travel and tired.

    Shouldn't be too difficult to sort.

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    Dont forget to have the tracking done afterwards as it will move with the short wisbech arms.

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    looks like you might have bumpsteer.

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    I think what may have happened is peopel misunderstand re 'height adjustable' coilovers. They are used to raise the front NOT lower it. You want it lower, get shorter shocks.
    What many make the mistake of doing is with tehcar sat down they wind the collar down to lower the front. Trouble is that when driven the spring comes lose and then the top bush takes all the load as it comes crashing back to earth.

    Before you do anything simply jack up the front suspension ,on the chassis to allow the suspension to drop, and see whether the spring is loose on the shocker. If it is report back so w ecan go from there.

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    Judging by the pic you are only an inch of positive travel from being coil bound,what spring poundage are you using? regardless of where you sit the spring collar for ride height the coil spacing will be the same.
    You either need longer spring/dampers or possibly spring assistors.From the spring being at rest but hand tensioned you need 1-3/4" damper travel when you apply the weight of the vehicle...

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    thanks.. will do tomorrow

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