Couple of car related questions

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  1. tuktuk

    tuktuk Elite Member

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    Is the below worth having adjusted? The guy who done this said there is minimal adjustment without aftermarket parts involved plus there is a risk of the bolts snapping and needing drilling out and replacing which put me off.

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    Also does anyone know what this might be off? Assuming an old ford of some sort. Took on a new unit and this was stashed away in a cupboard.

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    Hoping it's rare as hens teeth and worth a couple grand :p
     
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    There's a lot of reds on the front. How does the tyre wear look?
    In terms of adjustment, it's rare to need aftermarket parts as the bolts on the suspension are elongated, so the just loosen the nut and spin the bolt round.
     
  3. tuktuk

    tuktuk Elite Member

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    Not like they are slightly out either, or maybes it's just the way the graph looks but seems pretty bad doesn't it! It was hard to tell but I got the impression he was saying they can adjust them but probably not enough to get it in the green, on some of them anyways.

    The tyres are new so I've not got any indication of wear yet. That was what prompted me to get it checked as thought its potentially going to burn through them in no time.
     
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    What were your old tyres like?
     
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    tuktuk Elite Member

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    I had the tyres changed not too long after having it lowered so there wasnt anything obvious going on.

    Worst thing I've done having it lowered. Drives even worse than it did originally, messed up the geometry and cant get over a speed bump without being in single digit speeds o_O
     
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    Hope you got the obligatory heavy duty gold neck chain and weed air freshener to go with it bro innit :p;):D:D

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    I'm waiting on a vape machine so I can fill it with smoke at the lights :p
     
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    What is it that you've had lowered and how did you lower it? What were you trying to achieve, cosmetic or to fix/improve the handling?

    There should be enough adjustment to get it symmetrical which would be a start. The back is more concerning than the front but even if you get it to 2 deg negative camber both sides at the front your tyre probably won't wear flat.
     
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    Also interested in what motor you're playing around with when it comes to those suspension settings; makes a big difference to what advice can be offered. How did you lower it? Springs only? or shocks too?

    Camber aint such a problem but the toeing out will munch through your tires in a pretty nasty way.
     
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    Thanks guys.

    It's an a5 and just springs used to lower it. Purely just being tarty as the arch gap was huge originally.
     
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    dern Well-Known Member

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    I think I'd either put the standard springs back on if it drove better before or sort out the geometry. Putting the standard springs back on won't make it less asymmetric but if it drove better than maybe it's more tolerant of the settings.
     

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