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Propshaft
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Front suspension

Postby Propshaft » Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:01 pm

Hi. I have just installed my refreshed engine and rebuilt the front suspension do I tighten all the suspension components when the car is sitting on its wheels with the full weight of the engine or do I jack up the car then tighten Thanks

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Re: Front suspension

Postby philthehill » Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:14 pm

Tighten all the suspension nuts/bolts just past finger tight when the car is on axle stands/Jack.
Lower the car to the ground so that the suspension is supporting the weight of the car. Bounce the car a couple of times to settle the car and normalise the suspension/ride height.
You then need to fully tighten all the suspension nuts/bolts again when the car is on the ground and the suspension is taking the weight of the car.
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Re: Front suspension

Postby myoldjalopy » Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:14 pm

Best when the car is sitting on its wheels..........

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Re: Front suspension

Postby taupe » Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:24 pm

:D :D :D

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Re: Front suspension

Postby Propshaft » Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:57 am

Thanks for your replies I will finish the suspension today


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