Car feels weird lol

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Re: Car feels weird lol

Postby Not_Anumber » Fri May 18, 2018 2:01 pm

Replacing my rear springs immediately improved the ride and handling and made the car sit evenly when parked. I went for CCI single leafs but whatever you get make sure they are good quality ones and fit them using good bushes and shackles.

I hope we dont lose Bug. I can agree with him that it's not great to have been called a know it all by someone new with only a handful of posts to their name. Not a reason to leave though.

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Re: Car feels weird lol

Postby NaisiaN » Mon May 28, 2018 8:00 pm

Not_Anumber wrote:Replacing my rear springs immediately improved the ride and handling and made the car sit evenly when parked. I went for CCI single leafs but whatever you get make sure they are good quality ones and fit them using good bushes and shackles.

I hope we dont lose Bug. I can agree with him that it's not great to have been called a know it all by someone new with only a handful of posts to their name. Not a reason to leave though.



Hoping this happens with mine, just bought some leaf springs from a local motor factors who always sorts me out. Originally bought some from tickover but wait time was 6 weeks :/.

Capri's currently in the garage waiting to get sorted but hes taking his sweet time!

With regards to the bushes and shackles... the leafs came with bushes fitted, bought some new Ubolts as the bloke doing the work told me to get some, will i definitely need a set of shackles ? also any other bushes i need?
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Re: Car feels weird lol

Postby D366Y » Mon May 28, 2018 10:02 pm

If the new leafs have the bushes in then you wont need anything else, and you won't necessarily need new shackles but depends how your current shackles are, if you can get a new/refurbished set for a decent price it might be worth getting new shackles at the same time to keep everything nice and shiny seeing as they'll have to take the old shackles off anyways would be easy enough to put new ones on, or would be annoying if the current ones break or something when they take them off and a bolt shears or something?

I kept my old ones and re-sprayed them when the old springs were off and then re-fitted them

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Re: Car feels weird lol

Postby Not_Anumber » Thu May 31, 2018 10:25 pm

Just in case I needed shackles and bushes I agreed a sale or return deal with CCI so long as I definitely bought the springs. It seemed the best way around as I really didnt want to start the job and get stuck with car left on axle stands waiting for parts.

When it came to it though Im afraid the look of the shiny new shackles turned my head so I just ended up returning one set of bushes for a credit.


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