those forged pistons have a deeper dish dont they paul ?
I thought bc coilovers had separate height and preload adjustment on the front?
It wasthe increased preload to increase height that confused me..
but this reduction in damper shaft height moves it closer to the fixed bumpstop, which as a result compromises bump travel and give a really bouncy ride
If you flipped your thoughts over so upper ring to lower ring and vice versa you'd be there there's different height "zones" that a particular springs can give you. If you're having to relinquish preload to below zero then your spring is too short. Which is usually the case where larger than designed wheels are concerned. Leaving preload at a set amount, or increasing where necessary and using your lower rings to vary height prevent the problem below (assuming correct springs are used)
All springs are designed for the control of sprung mass and as such the coilover is designed to give control over the way that mass is distributed and controlled. Unsprung mass, such as the hub, is controlled by damping primarily. Height is a personal opinion thing too, but can still be balanced whilst higher up but if you set it so that you just touch your bumpstops at max cornering speed/ lateral g-force then that's the correct amount of bump travel. But is only found by measuring with data logging potentiometers and a bit beyond our balancing
I could keep writing really long replies but until you see it, it'll be difficult to understand what I mean. At the moment you're using you coilovers in a part threaded manner
I'll try do a guide to see if it'll help with a few pics and figures all this is avoiding springs rate, compression speed vs force, unsprung mass, damping, alignment etc etc. Corner balancing is only our base setup
He got that design spot on and as I've said before that's the best design I've seen to date
We'll arrange something one day I'm sure. Have a small weekend trek with an event to follow afterwards. That way I wont forget as you can remind me
You bring the white board, I'll bring the pens
It is. I try to explain it so much I confuse myselfthis is heavy duty stuff doc.
so much variables to understand n decide.
i'll bring an A4 pad cos prob won't have room for big whiteboard n luggage n 4ppl on way home.
yup we need a practical once we meet, give u a prod to remind, but first VVV
It is. I try to explain it so much I confuse myself
4 people :O
Shame you're not closer I'd have your sills welded up in no time
Ouch man! I hope you will sort these problems out. In the future, you will need to get a good micra shell. Did you put waxoil after you bought this micra?
Yea its a good method well worth replicatingah yes andy's, I'll have to work it out with him one day on how to match it with my rear springs.
its my m8s stag do, they're popping over on weekend via train, stay over n mess about and I drive em home.
ur in Louth yea? that's bout 3hrs away. hey how bout next weekend I pop down for a chat/suspension lesson while we patch up katherine?