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    i now have a knocking , 35mm drop on SRi shocks, should i now change the front and rear shocks, the springs were APEX as thats the quickest ones i could get from eurocar parts

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    sounds like something isnt quite tight enough on the front shocker tops bud ! have you sorted the rear camber too ?

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    Tightened them all up with an air gun even the front struts while on the car and everything was nipped up, i havent done the camber yet, could this be it ?

    Am off to scotland in the morn, so may try to have it done there

    Edit: Noise is comming from the back hence i think the springs may be just to short and as i hit a speed bump i get the noise ?
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    you'll rip the rear tyres off in no time if you dont sort the camber aswell as the back end skipping round corners . i've done them with a gun before but still not got them seated properly and although they seem tight , they still knock ! it will be at the front as theres nothing at the back that could knock aslong as your shockers are fit ?

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    Will it be safe to drive ?

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    yeah should be !? will handle oddly though . you only need two ring spanners and decent eyesight to sort the rear camber

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    yeah should be !? will handle oddly though . you only need two ring spanners and decent eyesight to sort the rear camber

    And where / how do i adjust this

    Or is there someone near edinburgh that can recommend me where to go ?

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    I have the exact same problem. i believe its coming from my RARB, i managed to stop it from knocking for approx 2 weeks by lubricating the RARB bushes but they soon dried out again and knock like crazy. I think it could possibly be something to do with the Apex Springs as i also have these fitted to mine. RARB bushes have also been replaced but knocking came back soon enough. i am very tempted to go back to the standard springs to see if that eliminates the problem. its just finding the time to do it.

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    i've always lowered with eibachs on SRi shocks with no probs , i guess lowering kind find a weekness in the bushes if there is one ??

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    Mine wasnt knocking before the change, so its either the RARB , (is this an easy job) or there is something not tight

    What did you use to lubricate them ?

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