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Hi, I'm restoring a mk2 Vitesse and have fitted a new rear spring with a 3/4 inch lowering block but I think the ride height is to high ( around 2 1/2 inches from top of tyre to arch. The car runs on minilites. The car isn't finished yet so hasn't been driven but I don't think it is going to naturally sit much lower. I have found a company that can retention the spring to lower it or I could fit an old spring that has sagged over time. When I brought the car ir sat really nicely at the back. Ant thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks

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You need to drive the car to let it settle ideally, or at least roll the car backwards and forwards to let it settle.

 

Have you got the Body built up on the Chassis yet?

Ye the body is all on and car has been moved and bounced. Just concerned that it won't sit any lower when it's finished and I'd rather alter spring now rather than later

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Ok, can I ask where you got the spring from?

 

I refurbished an Original Spring, stripping it down and de-rusting/re-painting, fitting new Thrust buttons between the leaves and new Polybush Spring eye bushes, it took a few hours and only cost £25 or so.

 

I was happy with the results, a Mk2 Vitesse should have around 1 to 2 degrees positive camber at the rear, I take it you've got more positive camber than this? 

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Ok, can I ask where you got the spring from?

 

I refurbished an Original Spring, stripping it down and de-rusting/re-painting, fitting new Thrust buttons between the leaves and new Polybush Spring eye bushes, it took a few hours and only cost £25 or so.

 

I was happy with the results, a Mk2 Vitesse should have around 1 to 2 degrees positive camber at the rear, I take it you've got more positive camber than this?

 

The spring was from Canley Classics. I'll take a picture and try and post it on here.

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I believe they have them made by a reputable British company so it should be to original spec?

 

I had a bad experience with a foreign manufacured spring a few years ago, but it was the opposite problem to yours, sagging and too much negative camber :(

 

A picture will help?

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I believe they have them made by a reputable British company so it should be to original spec?

 

I had a bad experience with a foreign manufacured spring a few years ago, but it was the opposite problem to yours, sagging and too much negative camber :(

 

A picture will help?

 

How do you post pictures

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Yes se also

 

http://forum.tssc.org.uk/index.php?/topic/2009-toe-in-the-easy-way/?hl=simple

 

but needs 150lbs on each seat to set the static ride height

 

then straight plank across the both tyre and tape measure in front and behind tyre

you want 0 -3mm toe in max no toe out

 

 

simple check to see if you are parallel to the centre is again long timber against rear tyre(always above the bulge) and sight the length down the side , compare the run to the sill line each side should be equal

Not // but l l

 

pete

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