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Bottoming out
24-08-2012, 10:13 AM
Post: #41
RE: Bottoming out
(24-08-2012 09:54 AM)Funky Toyz Wrote:  
(24-08-2012 09:52 AM)moranor@axis Wrote:  its a 40mm drop have found no other reports of cars hitting the road with a 40mm drop... and i find it very hard to believe it will bottom out on a dip...

Thunder if you still having issues please let me know so it can be sorted out...

Definitely shouldn't be touching the ground with 40mm and 17". 40mm on the Toy with 15" never touched the ground, and those were Koni springs with OE shocks.

ether way if there is a problem I need to know about it so i can try resolve it...

Thunder has been quiet about this for a while now so maybe there is no problem just one bad piece of road Bluebiggrin

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24-08-2012, 10:20 AM
Post: #42
RE: Bottoming out
I think it was just a bad piece of road, and he was not used to the drop suspension yet, will check the car out Sunday.

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24-08-2012, 10:34 AM
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RE: Bottoming out
I think it's the extra weight of that BIG wing on the boot lid. I don't think those springs can handle all the down force...Fencelook
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24-08-2012, 10:37 AM
Post: #44
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(24-08-2012 10:34 AM)SP33DYV Wrote:  I think it's the extra weight of that BIG wing on the boot lid. I don't think those springs can handle all the down force...Fencelook

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24-08-2012, 11:04 AM
Post: #45
RE: Bottoming out
I went over a speed hump with the 328i ( standard suspension ) the other day, I felt sorry afterwards , I passed a truck and was foot flat in first and the car handled it ok , I think if it was lower I would have had a problem .
A bit of care might be needed to not get to go flying over bumps/humps etc.Thumbs
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24-08-2012, 11:05 AM
Post: #46
RE: Bottoming out
(24-08-2012 10:13 AM)moranor@axis Wrote:  
(24-08-2012 09:54 AM)Funky Toyz Wrote:  
(24-08-2012 09:52 AM)moranor@axis Wrote:  its a 40mm drop have found no other reports of cars hitting the road with a 40mm drop... and i find it very hard to believe it will bottom out on a dip...

Thunder if you still having issues please let me know so it can be sorted out...

Definitely shouldn't be touching the ground with 40mm and 17". 40mm on the Toy with 15" never touched the ground, and those were Koni springs with OE shocks.

ether way if there is a problem I need to know about it so i can try resolve it...

Thunder has been quiet about this for a while now so maybe there is no problem just one bad piece of road Bluebiggrin

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Thing is, what I'm trying to get to is that if there is an issue, then I doubt it is the spring/shock combo that's causing it. Perhaps there are other factors or perhaps that was just one piece of bad road.
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24-08-2012, 01:15 PM
Post: #47
RE: Bottoming out
(24-08-2012 11:05 AM)Funky Toyz Wrote:  Thing is, what I'm trying to get to is that if there is an issue, then I doubt it is the spring/shock combo that's causing it. Perhaps there are other factors or perhaps that was just one piece of bad road.

+1

He did say it was kinda of a "biggish dip"

For me any dip, big or small I approach with caution.... rather be safe then sorry.


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24-08-2012, 01:39 PM
Post: #48
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(24-08-2012 10:34 AM)SP33DYV Wrote:  I think it's the extra weight of that BIG wing on the boot lid. I don't think those springs can handle all the down force...Fencelook

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24-08-2012, 04:22 PM
Post: #49
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(24-08-2012 01:15 PM)Doomsdaya Wrote:  
(24-08-2012 11:05 AM)Funky Toyz Wrote:  Thing is, what I'm trying to get to is that if there is an issue, then I doubt it is the spring/shock combo that's causing it. Perhaps there are other factors or perhaps that was just one piece of bad road.

+1

He did say it was kinda of a "biggish dip"

For me any dip, big or small I approach with caution.... rather be safe then sorry.

Agreed...When driving a car that's lowered, driving with caution should be second nature. There have been times when people thought I was drunk because I try and avoid most dips, holes, imperfections on the road when driving a car that is lowered, and I don't even drink Fencelook
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24-08-2012, 05:30 PM
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RE: Bottoming out
(24-08-2012 09:52 AM)moranor@axis Wrote:  its a 40mm drop have found no other reports of cars hitting the road with a 40mm drop... and i find it very hard to believe it will bottom out on a dip...

Thunder if you still having issues please let me know so it can be sorted out...

Had a drive with my bro the other day.
He had a dropped car or two, and said the loud shot like noise I heard is just because of the lowered springs being more compressed than the stock ones, so the play from the stock ones aren`t there so it all sounds louder than I was used to.

I do have heard a funny clanking sound, had it before I did the shocks and tie rod ends. But it went away and now it is back.

Taking it in tomorrow morning to get the 1000k alignment checked so will ask them to look as well for the clanking noise

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24-08-2012, 05:50 PM
Post: #51
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(24-08-2012 05:30 PM)Thunder Wrote:  
(24-08-2012 09:52 AM)moranor@axis Wrote:  its a 40mm drop have found no other reports of cars hitting the road with a 40mm drop... and i find it very hard to believe it will bottom out on a dip...

Thunder if you still having issues please let me know so it can be sorted out...

Had a drive with my bro the other day.
He had a dropped car or two, and said the loud shot like noise I heard is just because of the lowered springs being more compressed than the stock ones, so the play from the stock ones aren`t there so it all sounds louder than I was used to.

I do have heard a funny clanking sound, had it before I did the shocks and tie rod ends. But it went away and now it is back.

Taking it in tomorrow morning to get the 1000k alignment checked so will ask them to look as well for the clanking noise

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This is normal I believe. Remember your car is not lowered, all the dips etc you were used to ignoring just got deeper, so avoid where possible or otherwise proceed with caution Thumbs
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24-08-2012, 06:55 PM
Post: #52
RE: Bottoming out
if the noise is from the back i would look at the rear shock mounts also...

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24-08-2012, 07:04 PM
Post: #53
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Sounds comes from the front. I thought it was the tie rod end. Needed replacing anyway so ya.

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24-08-2012, 07:35 PM (This post was last modified: 24-08-2012 07:36 PM by moranor@axis.)
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you probably have to look at the bushes... the noise probably went away because all the bushes were moved when the new shocks went in... now everything has settled back to where they were before so the noise cam back...

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24-08-2012, 07:40 PM
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(24-08-2012 07:35 PM)moranor@axis Wrote:  you probably have to look at the bushes... the noise probably went away because all the bushes were moved when the new shocks went in... now everything has settled back to where they were before so the noise cam back...

Will have them jack up and look. Thumbs

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24-08-2012, 08:03 PM
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good luck hopefully its easy to find Bluebiggrin

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27-08-2012, 09:07 AM
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(24-08-2012 04:22 PM)Funky Toyz Wrote:  
(24-08-2012 01:15 PM)Doomsdaya Wrote:  
(24-08-2012 11:05 AM)Funky Toyz Wrote:  Thing is, what I'm trying to get to is that if there is an issue, then I doubt it is the spring/shock combo that's causing it. Perhaps there are other factors or perhaps that was just one piece of bad road.

+1

He did say it was kinda of a "biggish dip"

For me any dip, big or small I approach with caution.... rather be safe then sorry.

Agreed...When driving a car that's lowered, driving with caution should be second nature. There have been times when people thought I was drunk because I try and avoid most dips, holes, imperfections on the road when driving a car that is lowered, and I don't even drink Fencelook

LoL the same here Bluebiggrin

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05-09-2012, 10:15 AM
Post: #58
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With it on the alignment pit I pulled and pushed on almost everything that I thought might be the cause but no luck.

Will try and get her up in the air this weekend to see if I can find the rattle.

Lucky for me the only part of the speedbump I hate the most is when the front wheels go over, thats where I mostly hit, Cry bumper still high enough to clear most of them Joy

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05-09-2012, 10:16 AM
Post: #59
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(05-09-2012 10:15 AM)Thunder Wrote:  With it on the alignment pit I pulled and pushed on almost everything that I thought might be the cause but no luck.

Will try and get her up in the air this weekend to see if I can find the rattle.

Lucky for me the only part of the speedbump I hate the most is when the front wheels go over, thats where I mostly hit, Cry bumper still high enough to clear most of them Joy

Will update again soon.

also check I noticed your wheels rub when you turn hard.

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05-09-2012, 10:17 AM
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