Thursday, March 01, 2007 - 04:25 pm, by: Will Adams(Draco)
Can anyone that has a stock Soarer rear strut removed from their car, please measure the distance from the bottom of the strut to the top of the strut. I used to have adjustables in my car, and they were removed because the seals had broken.
I put in stock rear struts on the car and this has raised the back up from where it was before. I liked my car at it's previous height. Therefore want to see what the difference is between a stock strut and my old struts and then get springs to match. I just don't want to have to pull out my stock struts just to measure.
Oliver Whaites Tinkerer south australia soarer gt limited V8, hj kingswood
well from the centre of the hub to the top of the guard should be 350mm on the rear stock and lowered with 17 inch wheels with 45 profile tyres min was level with the top of the tyre and that was 30mm lowered if that helps
Thursday, March 01, 2007 - 07:42 pm, by: Will Adams(Draco)
Ben not that urgent so if you are able to do them over the weekend that would be great. Although if anyone else does have one available, I can make some enquiries tomorrow from suspension places. Basically I am looking for the height as marked on the below picture of the stock rear strut
Also is it possible to just have the spring removed from the TEINS strut and placed on the stock strut??
Thursday, March 01, 2007 - 09:20 pm, by: Ben Lipman(Ben12a)
Or much, much, easier is to measure the height from the hub centre to the wheel arch and decide how much lower you want the arch to be. For example if the measurement is say 350mm and the arch was 30mm lower previously(with your Teins) just get hold of some 30mm lower springs.
If 30mm is the height reduction you are after King springs "LOW" (not "super low"!) are quoted as dropping the car 30mm.
Thursday, March 01, 2007 - 09:24 pm, by: Will Adams(Draco)
Ben I would like the arch back to where it was when the TEINS were originally on the car. I never measured it when they were on the car (hindsight is a wonderful thing) hence I now have the stock struts on the car and the TEINS in the back yard.