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MK2 Ibiza Suspension / Coilover Fitting Guide

Discussion in 'Mk2 Ibiza/Cordoba Guides (6K) 1993-1999' started by truCido, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. suj

    suj Wheel Connoisseur

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    no that is not true mate, that is for lowering springs, when used with standard shocks, it has less travel in the strut, but when you have shortened dampers and lowering springs it is better

    and the coilovers come with everything you will need :)
    just change the top mounts while you are taking the old struts off, save faffing around later on :)

    thanks mike, going to measure now, but I am 25.4mm lower as I am on 15's with 195/45 on
     
  2. M1KEH

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    Thats my tdi on 185/60/14. You only want to take change of radius not diameter into account for ride height measurements too.
     
  3. suj

    suj Wheel Connoisseur

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    520mm all around on mine, so was right

    yeah I thought it was just the radius, so 12.52mm, so 532.5mm so about 100mm
     
  4. suj

    suj Wheel Connoisseur

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    quick edit, the difference between mine and your tyres is 10mm radius, so 102mm-ish :p
     
  5. M1KEH

    M1KEH M1KE

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    Pointy uppy wishbones?
     
  6. suj

    suj Wheel Connoisseur

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    not that badly lol, but yeah :p
     
  7. M1KEH

    M1KEH M1KE

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    My question for this thread. Do you need a special tool to unscrew the top mount from the coilover or strut?
     
  8. M1KEH

    M1KEH M1KE

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    [​IMG] this part here, or is it just a normal hex head?
     
  9. suj

    suj Wheel Connoisseur

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    23mm (off top of my head)

    just needs to be gunned off really (or putting an allen key in the strut then undoing the nut)
     
  10. M1KEH

    M1KEH M1KE

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    Yeah, i'm looking at getting myself a gun, maybe cordless maybe corded. But not no air gun lol. I know on golfs it was a special shaped nut thingy not a hex. Thought i'd check before i had my suspension apart.
     
  11. suj

    suj Wheel Connoisseur

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    na normal bolt mate, it just has a shallower head (nut length), pretty sure it is either 23/27mm one or the other lol (big difference, but they both popped into my head, i'm leaning more the 23mm though)

    I need to get an Impact Gun, great piece of kit, just don't buy really cheap, as you will get what you pay (my mates one wouldn't even undo a wheel bolt...that I tightened by hand, not even with a breaker bar, just just a cross spanner)
     
  12. M1KEH

    M1KEH M1KE

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    Im looking at the clarke 230v corded ones, 450nm of torque apparently.
     
  13. suj

    suj Wheel Connoisseur

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    sounds about right, how much do they go for? for future reference?
     
  14. M1KEH

    M1KEH M1KE

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    £60ish i think.
     
  15. suj

    suj Wheel Connoisseur

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    not bad at all, the cheapo's can go for that much :)
     
  16. got them fitted at last!! Took me and a friend along time, but worth it.

    2 questions:

    1: My steering wheel is now out of line, as in it drives straight but the steering is about 1/8th of a turn out. Do I just need the tracking doing?

    2: The camber of the wheels is quiet bad, any way to solve this? Otherwise i'm going to be eating tyres on the inside?

    Other than that, it looks awesome, and handles better :)
     
  17. suj

    suj Wheel Connoisseur

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    get alignment done, where you from?
    place in brum (dudley) I found through a mate does it for £38 for 2 wheel camber/tracking done (as we can't adjust the rear without camber shims/plates)

    find someone near you, if they offer 4 wheel alignment, say the rear is a fixed axle, so you don't pay the full wack :)

    this might sort out the steering too, if not, work out how much about you need to adjust it, and take the wheel off an adjust (only after alignment)
     
  18. Okay, i'm about 20 mins away from leeds. I'm going to have a look around tomorrow and see what I can find as I'm a student at Loughborough uni and don''t want to be driving down there (100 miles) with it not aligned up properly really if i can help it.

    Thanks for the help :)
     
  19. suj

    suj Wheel Connoisseur

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    exactly, I was a uni student, didn't wanna drive too far neither

    I need it redone, as I changed the CV joint, so got it close, but want it perfect :)
     
  20. SamIbiza

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    dunno if its mentioned here, but my front also sits higher than the rear. weird..

    the rear sits nearly touching but the front has 20mm - 30mm gap. :/
     

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