Adjustable suspension for 2.8

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Adjustable suspension for 2.8

Post by Lcnlee » Tue May 07, 2019 6:12 am

Hi all, what is available for the 2.8 in regards to adjustable suspension as everywhere i look they say all capris excluding the 2.8
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Re: Adjustable suspension for 2.8

Post by 340truck » Tue May 07, 2019 6:42 pm

I assume you mean adjustable shock absorbers? Rears should be available but 2.8's have Bilstein struts on the front and I'm fairly sure aftermarket ones aren't available for these but I'm ready to be corrected. The answer is to fit std Capri struts.

If it's ride height you want to adjust then fixed lowering and/or stiffening can be done with aftermarket springs for the front and lowering blocks on the rear. In situ adjustable height is not possible on the rear of the Capri without major modification but the front can be made adjustable with a coil over kit for the strut.

On a wider issue...why do you want to do this to your Brooklands? I'm no fan of the cabbage myself but surely these days messing around with the mechanicals will only devalue it?
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Re: Adjustable suspension for 2.8

Post by Lcnlee » Tue May 07, 2019 6:51 pm

Just want to be able to adjust the ride to suit what im doing with it ! If i ever sold it i would change back to orignal
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