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Dsmithmobile
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Think it's a common thing for seized bolts on these,when I fitted my coilovers I ended up grinding off the end off the drop link to get a socket on but was going nowhere so ending up taking the full strut and hub assembly out and put it in a vice and applied heat and got the old lump hammer out and gave it a good beating and eventually came out,good idea copper slipping them up as I did with mine,makes future adjustments or removals easier too Thumb

Look forward to seeing it done Cool
 
  
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markrnorton
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, the top mounts finally turned up. A week after when they said they would. Came direct from china so that's why the delay or not.

Bushings aren't quite right so I've ordered an oversize set so I can machine down to fit accordingly.

Also stud pattern for top mount is slightly out, but I knew this would be the case.
will have to fabricate suitable adaptation to car. but will detail on here as I go

be the weekend before anything gets done now.

Also need to clean the TB on the Cayenne, its a bit sticky at low rpm.
It never stops !
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Marky911
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll get there Mark. Thumb

Can I ask how the shocks are needing so much fettling? Eg different springs etc?

I'm not asking in an arsey internet sort of way Wink , I'm just interested in why the change to the smaller diameter springs, choice of spring caps, etc?

Do they not make a kit specific to our cars then?
 
  
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markrnorton
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marky911
No problem
It appears some kits on the market come with different diameter coil springs
Even though, in my mind, tradition coilovers are 2.25” coils.
This size coil is readily available in different lengths and spring rates

I’ve matched the front spring rate at present that came with this kit, 5k springs or 275lbs in old money. I have have some stiffer springs if required

Also, some of the kits use the existing top mounts, I wanted the sharper feel of the bearing type alloy mount and so having to tweak the tops of the shocks as well

I’ll take some comparison pics later

Hope that helps
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Understood. Thumb

Well done on adapting it to suit your exact needs.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So on the left is the spring and old top mount, didn’t want to use this combination

The middle is the ‘exploded’ view of the shock on the right hand side

Spring cap , bush, spigot , top mount, spigot and nut, Plus the damper adjuster

Hopefully this will sit ok
If it’s to high I will have to move to a 6 or 5” spring

Pic won’t load, will sort it later!
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