How low is too low???

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Re: How low is too low???

Post by rwilsonrs4 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:23 pm

good you replied , i forgot to mention there was adjusment on the rears as they have the cambolt setup , which the front should have i suppose too but totally different upright , as they are manufactured to factory spec its all in normal specs with normal height settings even with suspension movement its in spec but for about a miniscule time there is no wear , but with suspension lowered a lot there is wear on inside over time as you also know , so adjustable top links would be good but are expensive but are better , good you got it set decent at first , same as i did although mine is only down 10mm so adjusted it by 1mm to even up toe in. all things in the green :thumbs:
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Re: How low is too low???

Post by James1984 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:46 pm

Has anyone ever elongated the holes that the top mounts sit it to correct the front camber?

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Re: How low is too low???

Post by rwilsonrs4 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:54 pm

you cant do that as the load on the slots will move it back in , unless you weld washers or do a cambolt setup with welded thngs on it ,to remove it all and do the mods would be a lot more work than just fitting adjustable arms wjich are made by several companies if you afford it
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Re: How low is too low???

Post by FaisalJ » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:07 pm

rwilsonrs4 wrote:good you replied , i forgot to mention there was adjusment on the rears as they have the cambolt setup , which the front should have i suppose too but totally different upright , as they are manufactured to factory spec its all in normal specs with normal height settings even with suspension movement its in spec but for about a miniscule time there is no wear , but with suspension lowered a lot there is wear on inside over time as you also know , so adjustable top links would be good but are expensive but are better , good you got it set decent at first , same as i did although mine is only down 10mm so adjusted it by 1mm to even up toe in. all things in the green :thumbs:

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Re: How low is too low???

Post by Covkiller » Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:55 pm

Jon_J don't roll, I tried this and my paint cracked, it pulled my wings out of shape, a nightmare. I have 20's and I am low low with adjustable top arms, corner weighted and setup etc.
I had my front wings lips flattened back at my body Shop i.e. heated tapped near flat other than to let the liner still slip in.
I have driven my car for years and been to the ring many times with no rubbing at all.
I will post my heights in the next couple of days as I'm away with work at the mo.

An old photo but my favorite and skiing fully loaded with wife and kids and still no rubbing:

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Re: How low is too low???

Post by Jon_J » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:10 pm

Covkiller wrote:Jon_J don't roll, I tried this and my paint cracked, it pulled my wings out of shape, a nightmare. I have 20's and I am low low with adjustable top arms, corner weighted and setup etc.
I had my front wings lips flattened back at my body Shop i.e. heated tapped near flat other than to let the liner still slip in.
I have driven my car for years and been to the ring many times with no rubbing at all.
I will post my heights in the next couple of days as I'm away with work at the mo.

An old photo but my favorite and skiing fully loaded with wife and kids and still no rubbing:

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Thanks, he rolled one side with no issue at all, the other side when the wing had been pulled out, when he rolled it back the aluminium split. New wing time for me.


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Re: How low is too low???

Post by TrevoRS4 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:35 pm

Covkiller wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:55 pm
Jon_J don't roll, I tried this and my paint cracked, it pulled my wings out of shape, a nightmare. I have 20's and I am low low with adjustable top arms, corner weighted and setup etc.
I had my front wings lips flattened back at my body Shop i.e. heated tapped near flat other than to let the liner still slip in.
Tapped? Like with a hammer? I’m not sure how this could be better than rolling as you’re still deforming the metal by the same amount. Maybe the heat was the key.
JonJ, was the one with the fatigue crack heated?

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Re: How low is too low???

Post by Jon_J » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:45 pm

TrevoRS4 wrote:
Covkiller wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:55 pm
Jon_J don't roll, I tried this and my paint cracked, it pulled my wings out of shape, a nightmare. I have 20's and I am low low with adjustable top arms, corner weighted and setup etc.
I had my front wings lips flattened back at my body Shop i.e. heated tapped near flat other than to let the liner still slip in.
Tapped? Like with a hammer? I’m not sure how this could be better than rolling as you’re still deforming the metal by the same amount. Maybe the heat was the key.
JonJ, was the one with the fatigue crack heated?
Yes both sides heated. The problem with aluminium is if you bend it one way and then back again it breaks. Simple lol


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Re: How low is too low???

Post by TrevoRS4 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:49 pm

Jon_J wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:45 pm
TrevoRS4 wrote:
Covkiller wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:55 pm
Jon_J don't roll, I tried this and my paint cracked, it pulled my wings out of shape, a nightmare. I have 20's and I am low low with adjustable top arms, corner weighted and setup etc.
I had my front wings lips flattened back at my body Shop i.e. heated tapped near flat other than to let the liner still slip in.
Tapped? Like with a hammer? I’m not sure how this could be better than rolling as you’re still deforming the metal by the same amount. Maybe the heat was the key.
JonJ, was the one with the fatigue crack heated?
Yes both sides heated. The problem with aluminium is if you bend it one way and then back again it breaks. Simple lol


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Mine didn’t break but I only pushed it back to the factory position, no extra roll. As mentioned though it has a little ripple look to it that I need to try PDR before going the new wing route.

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Re: How low is too low???

Post by Jon_J » Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:42 pm

TrevoRS4 wrote:
Jon_J wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:45 pm
TrevoRS4 wrote: Tapped? Like with a hammer? I’m not sure how this could be better than rolling as you’re still deforming the metal by the same amount. Maybe the heat was the key.
JonJ, was the one with the fatigue crack heated?
Yes both sides heated. The problem with aluminium is if you bend it one way and then back again it breaks. Simple lol


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Mine didn’t break but I only pushed it back to the factory position, no extra roll. As mentioned though it has a little ripple look to it that I need to try PDR before going the new wing route.
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Re: How low is too low???

Post by Covkiller » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:22 pm

Jon_J my heights from ground to top of arch :thumbs:

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Re: How low is too low???

Post by James1984 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:59 pm

Covkiller wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:55 pm
Jon_J don't roll, I tried this and my paint cracked, it pulled my wings out of shape, a nightmare. I have 20's and I am low low with adjustable top arms, corner weighted and setup etc.
I had my front wings lips flattened back at my body Shop i.e. heated tapped near flat other than to let the liner still slip in.
I have driven my car for years and been to the ring many times with no rubbing at all.
I will post my heights in the next couple of days as I'm away with work at the mo.

An old photo but my favorite and skiing fully loaded with wife and kids and still no rubbing:

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Would you say the rear on this was a similar height to SS+?

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Re: How low is too low???

Post by Covkiller » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:10 pm

No as I had SS originally
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Re: How low is too low???

Post by sportsandclassic » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:07 pm

rwilsonrs4 wrote:you cant do that as the load on the slots will move it back in , unless you weld washers or do a cambolt setup with welded thngs on it ,to remove it all and do the mods would be a lot more work than just fitting adjustable arms wjich are made by several companies if you afford it
This is exactly how Porsche cars have their camber adjusted... ?


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