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Re: Rear Suspension - Weird! (archive)

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Posted by David F on April 04, 2001 at 11:01:43:

In Reply to: Re: Rear Suspension - Weird! posted by Jeff Hagner on April 04, 2001 at 09:27:41:

Well, I agree with Max and TOKS. Check both. I believe the weight of the car will overcome tightening the bushing in the wrong position. The problem will be that the bushings will fail in short order.

Seems to me that the link for the hydraulic valve for the LAD was inadvertantly moved thereby causing the suspension to ride high as the "normal" position. The ride hieght is adjusted by loosing the clamping nuts on the bracket attached to the stabalizer bar, adjusting the position of the bracket until the proper hieght is achieved at the specified loading of the car.

I agree with Max. Generally, suspension bushings must be preloaded by leaving the hardware only finger tight while there is no weight on the suspension (ie. the car is in the air). Once the full weight of the car is on the suspension, the hardware can be tightened to proper torque. This allows the suspension geometry to be correct when loaded with the weight of the car. The handling of the car will probably feel "funny" if the geometry is not correct.


Jeff Hagner

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