I've done dozens like it, braced behind the gun they shoot the other way, you just have to commit and go for itthat airgun ontop of strut between legs photo.. ha!
I also now need a M14 spline bit
I bet you can't wait to get rid of the d'efficients. I'm getting on better with mine now I have coilovers, except wet medium/fast bends - went for a blast last night in the wet and was scared. I'll use them up in the summer and go from there👍Got the rears done, the instructions aren’t very clear so for reference this is how I put the rear shock tops together…
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…I’ve gone low…
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…the rear adjuster is literally one turn up from minimum, I have even arch gap all the way round
All tracked up, it was obviously a mile out on front toe..
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…before and after…
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…I love it, the Eibach Pro Street S is better than standard even at this height, normal driving is as smooth as before but less noisy/crashy in the rear, and spirited is like a go cart 😁…
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For reference, wheel and Goodyear d’efficentgrip weight…
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That’s unfortunate, because he ain’t going any higher than he is nowThe front knocking noise - I think we've all been there now. It seems to happen when the front is low, roughly 2 fingers gap between the front tire and arch is widely reported to be about the sweet spot. This has worked for me too😃
At least that’s something, did they say anything about the spacer?Final update on the knocking/clunking issue. Had the car back into the garage this morning and they had a good look around and listen and determined that everything was in order. They raised the car by 3 turns (I had put it back to where it started off) and they said this was an "80% improvement" not sure how they arrived at that figure but there we go.
They did also fit the original nut for the top mount which, call me crazy, but that does feel like it's made some difference. It's not transformed the car but it does feel like there is somewhat less knocky but honestly it could be entirely placebo.
It has to be said that the noise is only there very occasionally and for most of the journeys that I do, it can't be heard so I think I'm going to leave it there for this one.
Overall ride in the car is far better than standard, it looks much better and certainly handles a lot better in the twisties.
I've not had much chance to drive the car since getting it back but I did drop it down by 4 turns, @Silverado made me feel a bit self conscious that the front wasn't quite low enough .
My gut feeling is that the remainder of the noise I'm hearing is tyre noise so going to look into getting those changed over shortly.
Next on the list is certainly a stage 1, 15mm spacers for the rear are already on the way and maybe swapping out the wheels. I really like the idea of going 17x7 Motec Ultralights in black or silver but not sure if there'll be any fitment issues with those.