[ROVERNET - UK] P6B- New springs but still leaning slightly...
A.G. Opstal van
agOpstal at poelmann.nl
Sat Jan 28 11:27:48 GMT 2006
None of all the P6B's I have and have had
was exactly straight when measuring the height
of the wheelwells.
I have fitted shortened springs that had the
exact same free length and still the car leans
about half an inch.
The simplest and only way to rectify is to put
the rear of the car on axle stands.
Then place a jack under one suspension arm at a
time. Loosen the shockabsorber and let the jack
down. Now you can put rings under the spring or
above the spring.
Paul is the ratio of springheight and rideheight
(wheelrate) excactly 1:2? When I chopped my springs
3/4 coil front and 1/2 coil rear I made an educated
guess which worked out perfectly. Seen from the side
the car is level.
Van: rovernet-bounces at lyris.ccdata.com
[mailto:rovernet-bounces at lyris.ccdata.com] Namens Paul Smith
Verzonden: vrijdag 27 januari 2006 21:23
Aan: rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com
Onderwerp: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] P6B- New springs but still leaning
Yes; was a free length check carried out on the springs prior to
install? They should be the same, not 6mm different (which would produce
12 on the car).
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From: "Vern Klukas" <vern at inkspotco.com>
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Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2006 4:19 AM
Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] P6B- New springs but still leaning
> There are "shims" that sit on top of the spring, between the rubber
> cushion and the spring. Adding some of those should fix it up. The
> other possibilty is that the rubber cushion is missing (thought I
> think that would be more than a half inch change) or degraded.
> >Hello Netters
> >I've had new rear springs fitted to my P6B, and she is sitting up
> >much better and looks great.
> >There still however appears to be a drop on the right hand side, when
> >from the rear, of 10mm / 0.5".
> >I do recall from somewhere that there is an adjustment that can be
> >correct such problems.
> >Advice would be gratefully received.
> >Kind regards
> >Peter Mitchell
> >Perth Western Australia
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