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Re: Front ride height

Postby Mals1960 » 07 Apr 2020 11:11

There is no interior or glass and one door is removed but the engine and gear box are still fitted.

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Re: Front ride height

Postby seven » 07 Apr 2020 13:27

Looking at it, mine just sit rather high too, maybe the same as yours though I have everything in my car.
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Re: Front ride height

Postby Mals1960 » 07 Apr 2020 13:45

I have the uprated shorter red springs from Robsport, Is it just that the springs are too hard?

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Re: Front ride height

Postby Beans » 07 Apr 2020 18:23

Mals1960 wrote:There is no interior or glass and one door is removed ...

That also is a fair amount of weight that's been removed from the car (both seats together is over 25 kg for instance)
Also suspension refitted with new parts can settle a bit over the first few driven miles, depending how everything was fitted
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Re: Front ride height

Postby stevie_a » 07 Apr 2020 21:15

Beans wrote:Also suspension refitted with new parts can settle a bit over the first few driven miles, depending how everything was fitted


As Beans has said new parts can settle a bit over the first few driven miles

My car got everything new at the front couple of years ago and it was like a monster truck at the beginning

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Re: Front ride height

Postby Mals1960 » 07 Apr 2020 21:30

Lovely looking car, it still looks slightly high at the front though.

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Re: Front ride height

Postby stevie_a » 08 Apr 2020 09:18

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Yeah that was a photo just after i did the front end.

I just realized i don't tend to take any pictures of the car side on ( strange !! )

But this is it now .


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Re: Front ride height

Postby busheytrader » 09 Apr 2020 17:21

Am liking the photos.....

I have Robsport's uprated slightly lowered springs and bearing conversion.

The wheel arch to hub centre distance on mine is 34cm at the front, 32cm at the back.

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Re: Front ride height

Postby Mals1960 » 09 Apr 2020 19:43

I'm sure mine will come down a little with use but it would be nice to match the height at the rear.

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Re: Front ride height

Postby busheytrader » 09 Apr 2020 21:25

Were the suspension fastenings fully torqued up after the car's weight was back on tyres?

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Re: Front ride height

Postby seven » 10 Apr 2020 12:02

busheytrader wrote:Am liking the photos.....

I have Robsport's uprated slightly lowered springs and bearing conversion.

The wheel arch to hub centre distance on mine is 34cm at the front, 32cm at the back.

https://imgur.com/5Igq6wb
https://imgur.com/5iVh36t


I have measured mine now and the front is 39cm and the rear at 33.5cm
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Re: Front ride height

Postby Mals1960 » 10 Apr 2020 23:56

The fittings are tight but will need a full check once the body work is completed.

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Re: Front ride height

Postby sonscar » 11 Apr 2020 16:44

I only tighten the suspension when the full weight of the car is in it so as not to induce load in any bushings,Steve..

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Triumph TR7 Front ride height

Postby busheytrader » 11 Apr 2020 20:51

sonscar wrote:I only tighten the suspension when the full weight of the car is in it so as not to induce load in any bushings,Steve..


+1. So, where's the extra 5 - 6 cm of ride height coming from?

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Postby busheytrader » 12 Apr 2020 23:42

Possibly loosening the bolts on the track control arms and anti roll bar bushes on axle stands, then torquing them up with the weight on the tyres would release some stiction and lower the front.

5cm would be a lot of stiction though.

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