Bombus Speedshop

Bombus Speedshop
Wrenchin' without supervision since the seventies...

onsdag 5 augusti 2020

Soggy rear

The springs may be soft and the car low but the dampers was TOTALLY gone.
Pulled them out and, yes, they were beyond crap.
Also had big dents in them?
Looked up the number on them and they was from a 80´s BMW 3-series?!?!
Found replacements online but I don't think they would do the trick anyway.
Started to look for Hi-Jackers instead...
Found a suitable pair online for a reasonable price and had them home in just two days.
Thanks Dalhems !
Mounting was a breeze...when the already adjusted rear axle bend was done.
Next up routing the lines.
First find spots where to drill so i get the lines in to the trunk.
Slipped parts of rubber hose over the very thin and fragile? air line.
Put zip tie mounting tabs under the car and secured the hose/airline to it.

Also wrapped some fabric tape on couple of spots if I saw a potential rub.
First routed it under the car, free from hitting objects like the rear axle.

Then in to the trunk ad up to a bracket where I mounted the air went.

Made a tidy little bracket for the air nipple

To adjust the pressure I will use my handy Ryobi Hand compressor.

How did it work out??
Better than expected actually!

Actually beginning to regret I lifted it, now there is a real suspension and I might swap the old lowerings block back again.
...time will tell
But until then I have a great riding car that even can take passengers in the backseat.
That was totally impossible before, not even the dog could sit back because the rubbing and hitting.

A clip to see the movement.

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