basic suspension questions please help

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basic suspension questions please help

Post by cabriaulait » Tue May 02, 2006 12:00 pm

hi, my cabbys had its new roof now but still needs dropping....
ive ummm obtained some springs, dont know who theyre made by but theyre red like my car so thats good enuf for me, i know they drop a mk1 by 50mm, now my question is, will the standard shocks ive got on her be ok for that level of drop or do i need new shocks too, the uk ministry of transport test says that at full extension the springs should(obviously) still be in contact so if the springs are too short can i butya spacer that will fill the gap. sorry if this sounds a bit daft but i am on a budget both financially and intelectually....
thanks in advance for any help and ill post piccies of the new roof in a bit
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Post by PDX Cabby » Tue May 02, 2006 9:07 pm

IMO you should go with shortened shocks as well, as most drop will cause stock length shocks to blow out

That said
at full extention (ie, front end jacked up) the springs should still be perched, so you can run the springs till your shocks blow and then get appropriate shocks
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Post by cabriaulait » Fri May 12, 2006 12:55 pm

wicked that fits in with a, the budget and b, the budget. cheers
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Post by SoCal_Cabby » Sat May 13, 2006 6:31 am

if the springs are red its safe to say they are neuspeed

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Post by cabriaulait » Sat May 13, 2006 6:32 am

are they any good, they look quite sturdy.
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Post by SoCal_Cabby » Sat May 13, 2006 6:33 am

cabriaulait wrote:are they any good, they look quite sturdy.

yeah neuspeed springs are good, stiff but good, just make sure you get struts that a valved good for a stiffer spring

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Post by cabriaulait » Sat May 13, 2006 6:46 am

ok will do nice one for the advice,
what time is it over there by the way, my brother in laws on the grand american tour at the mo, hes just leaving texas for arizona today, hes away fr 3 months and loving it
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Post by Caddycabby » Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:19 pm

So are you guys saying that with the front end of the car jacked up and the nuts undone the spring should still be tall enough so that it doesn't fall out of the holes?
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Post by cabriaulait » Thu Jun 29, 2006 3:13 am

so it doesnt rattle tween the top and bottom mounts,
mine dont, on standard shocks, and i really quite like the ride tbh

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Post by sixsracing » Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:25 am

You can't really go wrong with Boge Turbo struts and shocks when you do blow the originals out.

I took a set of red springs out of a 97 GTI the other night and they were not Neuspeed. I have the box at home, I'll look to see what other brand out there is coming in red.
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