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Suspension mod?

Discussion in 'Leon Mk3 (2012-2020)' started by Yorkiekev, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. Yorkiekev

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    Hi just bought my Mk3 FR 2.0 tech Diesel and it has modified suspension, its a tad low for everyday about half to an inch but have no C spanners or done this before, where to start? And yes I need new discs IMG_20200325_202230.jpg
     
  2. Damo H

    Damo H That Carbon sknob down the street ;)

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    Im assuming the previous owner didn’t give you any of the coilover spanners.

    They look like this:
    4AFE68F1-0FF2-4023-B7E4-B0134D373683.jpeg

    When you have some of those, you need to undo the top smaller collar before then adjusting the lower collar downwards. Then retighten with the top collar.

    Needs a photo from the other side of the strut to better see it.
     
  3. BigJase88

    BigJase88 Jase

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    Hopefully they aren't seized, i had a set once i had to get it in a vice with some 3ft Stilsons on it
     
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  5. Yorkiekev

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    Hi... No no spanners unfortunately .. Will have to check online and order some... Thanks Damo for the info, not sure what the front is, coil overs assuming, will take some more pics this weekend.... Nothing else to do :(...
     
  6. BigJase88

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    Ebay less than a tenner
     
  7. Yorkiekev

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    Great thanks will check that out
     
  8. Damo H

    Damo H That Carbon sknob down the street ;)

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    I'd be surprised if the front wan't the same. However I meant a photo of the same rear part but from the other side (ie centre from the centre of the car looking out).
     
  9. Yorkiekev

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    Thanks for all the replies, Spanners ordered and dispatched, will take a couple of extra pics and upload tomorrow, half inch should do it, worst case will remove and replace.
    Ref the back ones (Damo's comment on altering) am assuming I disconnect the external shock first, re adjust, then readjust the shock to fit or just alter the height?.... Sorry never played with suspension before don't want it to drive like a dog after...
     
  10. Damo H

    Damo H That Carbon sknob down the street ;)

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    Does the shock have separate height adjustment?
     
  11. Yorkiekev

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    Am sure it does, it has a licking collar, will take some pics....
     
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  13. Damo H

    Damo H That Carbon sknob down the street ;)

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    Is there any branding on them, the look like BC Racing like I used to have in my MINI, but they were actually coilovers front and rear. (Sad fact but a coilover is in fact just a name of suspension where the spring goes over the dampner/shock, hence 'coilover'. What we refer to 'coilovers' is just in fact adjustable suspension.Saddo hat off lol).
     
  14. Yorkiekev

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    Will def get in there this weekend... As allowed on the drive and get some good pics, can't do much till the spanners arrive anyway
     
  15. Damo H

    Damo H That Carbon sknob down the street ;)

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    Assuming the shock was adjusted correctly so your wheel didn't bottom out and it hit the shocks bump stop first, in theory you shouldn't need to adjust the shock. Increasing the ride height will just give you more travel on the shock. Trying to fight the fitting guide for my old BC's
     
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    Damo H That Carbon sknob down the street ;)

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    Wear gloves as C-spanners love to jump off and you’ll end up rattling your knuckles
     
  18. Yorkiekev

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    Morning all, well been out and taken some pics this morning and yes Damo seems they are BC, the rear spring was loose when on the jack, perch mounted it says on the red label.I think the main thing obviously will be getting the measurements right, where to measure from etc, if not seized as mentioned previously
     

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