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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:44 am 
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I tried fitting the Spax rear shocks to Binny last night. There's no way the bottom bush is going to go into the suspension arm. After much chin scratching and complaining I removed the shock and measured, the "new" bush in the Spax shock is over 3mm longer than the old ones I removed.
Have I got the wrong bushes fitted? Has anyone else encountered this issue with Spax shocks before?

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I tried fitting the Spax rear shocks to Binny last night. There's no way the bottom bush is going to go into the suspension arm. After much chin scratching and complaining I removed the shock and measured, the "new" bush in the Spax shock is over 3mm longer than the old ones I removed. Have I got the wrong bushes fitted? Has anyone else encountered this issue with Spax shocks before?
Cheers, Sam
Hi Sam

I had the same issue when I fitted my gaz coilovers - the gap in the rear trailing arm was not wide enough to allow the bottom on the shock to sit correctly. So I used a stretcher bolt and made the gap wider to allow the shock bushes to sit better in the trailing arm.

Paul.

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