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Old 14-01-2018, 11:01 AM   #91
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Take it steady over the hump-back bridges then several on here have contact on full droop (though from memory theirs are brake calliper touching tie bar). I'm thinking about fitting thicker droop stops on the subframe under the top arms to limit the travel- might work on yours?


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Old 14-01-2018, 01:37 PM   #92
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Will give it a road test first. Another possibility is to notch the frame on mine. It’s beefy box we’ve used, so could modify it around the arms if needs be.
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Old 18-01-2018, 06:14 PM   #93
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forgot to take a photo of the protractor i use for camber and castor, the two prongs can slide up and down to meet the balljoint nuts. obviously needs to be used on a flat floor:
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Old 18-01-2018, 08:25 PM   #94
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forgot to take a photo of the protractor i use for camber and castor, the two prongs can slide up and down to meet the balljoint nuts. obviously needs to be used on a flat floor:
IMAG0070 by garrywadey, on Flickr

That's neat. Are the readings accurate with the car in the air and the suspension dropped down? It thought the settings should be done with the car at normal ride height? Unless I've misunderstood how it's used?


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Old 19-01-2018, 09:52 AM   #95
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yes it's used on the ground at normal ride height, turn the wheel so you have access and this can be used behind the wheel, it's slightly fiddly but very cheap and pretty accurate (had mine checked on a laser alignment after and everything was spot on)
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Old 20-01-2018, 09:23 AM   #96
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I use one of these which again is surprisingly accurate when it was checked with a laser a few weeks after I set it up.
https://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/motor...r-camber-gauge


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couldnt be bothered to stretch that far to pull it out.
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Old 01-02-2018, 10:13 AM   #97
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Looks like a clever, yet simple device!

Had a quiet few weeks on the Mini - work and skiing holiday have slowed progress!

Spent an hour or two making a new gear knob a few nights ago though:

Gearknob by Andy Walker, on Flickr

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Old 12-02-2018, 06:22 PM   #98
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I'm about to order adjustable camber bottom arms for the van before setting suspension up, but not sure whether to buy rose jointed units or bushed ones? Opinions? Only 10 difference in price from minispares, so my pocket doesn't mind either way.
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Old 12-02-2018, 10:31 PM   #99
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Down to personal preference, for a road car I'd go for normal rubber bushed ones, for more of a track machine rose jointed ones suit. I cant comment as I've got rubber but I've been told rose joints are alot harsher, though if you do go for them get some boots to cover them!
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Old 13-02-2018, 04:44 PM   #100
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Thanks, I’ve already got bushes in my current arms and have a spare set, so will go for bushed ones fow now.
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