User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: Changing shocks....

  1. #1
    Regular Member parsco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Cambridgeshire
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Changing shocks....

    Right I'm going to see Kman next weekend because he's going to give me a hand changing my shocks (Bilstein B6's)

    While I am changing them is there anything else I should be changing while I'm there? (already got Eibach springs)
    - Top strut bearings?
    - Camber bolts? (Can I use existing ones?)

    Or should I stick with the "if it ain't broke don't fix it" rule?

    Cheers

  2. #2
    Regular Member parsco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Cambridgeshire
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default


  3. #3
    Regular Member ditchp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    The world famous city ground
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    top strut bearing's, if you want to change em change em....while the stuff is off it would be an idea to if you have the time etc...
    camber bolt's i would leave as you can go and get your camber checked / adjusted by a pro company, if you were to change them you might upset it all

    tht
    Midlands Mod Shop - NFFC.

  4. #4
    Regular Member parsco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Cambridgeshire
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Cheers ditchp.

    Sorry to sound stupid but where exactly does the camber bolts 'sit'? I'm guessing they are not attached to the shocks? i.e. I'm not going to have to touch them myself when changing the shocks (i'll get 4 wheel alignment again by hunter system though)

    Thanks again

  5. #5
    Regular Member ditchp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    The world famous city ground
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    i dont know if i am honest mate but i am sure you dont touch them anyway
    Midlands Mod Shop - NFFC.

  6. #6
    Regular Member david.aka.judas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Suffolk
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    if I was you - I would buy a haynes manual - it tells you what to do and what to buy.

  7. #7
    Ex Vec-C Admin Deztroyer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    WGAF#5
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    would be worth you getting a set of ez cam bolts from eibach - there designed to asisst in easier set up od the camber following fitting larger wheels and lowering the car

    they sell them @ LMF for about £20 and theres a little video on the website that shows how to fit and what they do

    i'll be fitting mine next week as well

    0-Large smile ......every time it's driven

  8. #8
    Forum Moderator John LE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Forfar, Scotland
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    On the rear camber is set from the lower suspension arm bolt (the inside one on the subframe) so you won't have to touch it.

    As for the front the camber is set by the "pinch" bolts that hold the strut to the hub carrier. There is next to no adjustment on standard bolts so not much you can mess up, if you fit the ez bolts then try to set the camber as it was before and then get it set up properly

  9. #9
    Regular Member parsco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Cambridgeshire
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by deztroyer View Post
    would be worth you getting a set of ez cam bolts from eibach - there designed to asisst in easier set up od the camber following fitting larger wheels and lowering the car

    they sell them @ LMF for about £20 and theres a little video on the website that shows how to fit and what they do

    i'll be fitting mine next week as well
    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    On the rear camber is set from the lower suspension arm bolt (the inside one on the subframe) so you won't have to touch it.

    As for the front the camber is set by the "pinch" bolts that hold the strut to the hub carrier. There is next to no adjustment on standard bolts so not much you can mess up, if you fit the ez bolts then try to set the camber as it was before and then get it set up properly
    Thanks for the help guys. Might not bother with the ez bolts as I'm not going to be adjusting the camber myself, I'll be paying a fair bit for the hunters alignment as it is so they can faff about adjusting it if it's needed. (last time I got it aligned after I changed my springs they said there was hardly any difference)

    Thanks again

  10. #10
    Forum Moderator John LE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Forfar, Scotland
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    After I fitted my eibachs I fitted two brand new michelins to the front of my car, 8k later and they are wearing perfectly and my car hasn't been set up professionally

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Spanner for Changing Front Shocks/Springs
    By Jezzy in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 28th February 2010, 21:21
  2. SRi Shocks
    By parsco in forum Parts for sale
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12th February 2010, 13:49
  3. Changing shocks/spring all round
    By Birchy63 in forum Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 23rd June 2009, 15:25
  4. Changing shocks & springs on pre-facelift C
    By Kev_A in forum Handling & Braking
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 19th December 2007, 22:10
  5. Changing rear shocks
    By danlat1415 in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 16th December 2006, 22:54

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •