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    Height aDjustment on my SRV8

    Hi All,
    well i managed to get under my car and have a go at the adjustment using my c-spanner using my digital verniers to document where the position was initially then proceeding to lower the adjustment rings down 5mm, after which i lowered the car on to the floor, after rolling it and letting it settle i unfortunately saw now ride height difference.
    I then decided to lower another 2mm of the 5mm previous and alas not a difference, in fact after a short few miles of driving it today, it seems to have made no difference in the ride height or and difference to how it feels at the rear when driving it, so it seems i have one of those Southern Roadcrafts that cannot be altered in the way it looks in the rear arch, shame, i think yours Frank may be a little unique, anyway thanks for the advice, appreciated,
    Gary.

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    7mm is not much if possible try at least another 15 mm if its wrong you can always raise it back up but at least you will know rather than only a small adjustment which was not enough hence your lack of success.

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    Hi Tinka,
    yes thats what i would of presumed until i got under my car and discovered there was`nt much thread left to go down to as the pics show this is what i have left now i have dropped the spinners down 7mm or so from there original position, the picture of the tyre top to arch does`nt seem any different to previous measurements,
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    Quote Originally Posted by GARY View Post
    Hi Tinka,
    yes thats what i would of presumed until i got under my car and discovered there was`nt much thread left to go down to as the pics show this is what i have left now i have dropped the spinners down 7mm or so from there original position, the picture of the tyre top to arch does`nt seem any different to previous measurements,
    Gary.20140420_135832.jpg20140420_135806.jpg
    Oh I see what you mean. If you want my honest opinion after seeing those pictures I would have to question weather you have the correct springs and shockers on. Personally I would completely remove both on one side and see exactly what movement you have and if in fact when it is at the height you want there is enough movement still for the suspension to move to soak up the bumps. If so measure the length at ideal ride height between the mounting points and again when it is just short of it's maximum travel and get in touch with someone like Gaz and they can advise you on a suitable length and spring rate. My friend did this and partly due to cost took the opportunity to change the back end to just one shock a side to reduce the costs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GARY View Post
    Hi Tinka,
    yes thats what i would of presumed until i got under my car and discovered there was`nt much thread left to go down to as the pics show this is what i have left now i have dropped the spinners down 7mm or so from there original position, the picture of the tyre top to arch does`nt seem any different to previous measurements,
    Gary.20140420_135832.jpg20140420_135806.jpg
    Replace your rear springs from 9inch to 8.5inch simple, they are too long. That's what I done with mine and my rear wheels are under the rear arch.

    You will possibly find that your large rear tyres may then rub on the inner body and that's probably the reason why it's that high for extra clearance.

    My way around this was to cut out the fibreglass body in the inner wheel arch where the tyre was rubbing and re fibreglass, job jone.

    After you've replaced the springs for shorter ones you'll find the car will be lower and the adjustment spring coller will be just under half way up the shock body rather than on its bottom adjustment.
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    I did this tooo
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    told you that Clarkson would know the answer to this

    My SRV8 has about the same gap as yours Gary, and it's the only thing i don't like - the car ride height is to high.

    rgds
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    Hi All,
    thanks for your replies, funny about the modification idea on the springs as i had half thought of that myself but was`nt sure about the effect on the overall handling , but now i know its been done with a positive effect i can see its the way to go.
    So its new springs or is it possible to cut the original ones down, anyway i appreciate Daves input it least i know for definite what i need to do, just have to source some springs out,
    Regards,
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    [QUOTE=GARY;496937]Hi All,
    thanks for your replies, funny about the modification idea on the springs as i had half thought of that myself but was`nt sure about the effect on the overall handling , but now i know its been done with a positive effect i can see its the way to go.
    So its new springs or is it possible to cut the original ones down, anyway i appreciate Daves input it least i know for definite what i need to do, just have to source some springs out,
    Regards,
    Gary.[Quote]

    Call Dave at dampertec (Gaz shocks) and ask for 8.5 x 250lbs x 1.9id. Dont cut them down we are not working on a old escort.
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    Thanks Dave,
    i will give him a call and get it priced up, i `ll be honest i would love to have all the suspension and steering set properly, but that would be new tyres as well, unfortunately my funds at the moment would`nt allow it but its one for the future.
    At least i may get the springs then at sometime i can get them fitted, did you do the fronts done too, only mine does`nt seem that bad compared to the back,
    Gary.

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