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 Post subject: Re: AVO Coilovers
PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:26 pm 
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Dan Brown's yer man here Richard I think...I suspect he has lots of experience with both engine and suspension!


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 Post subject: Re: AVO Coilovers
PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:11 am 
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I have AVO's on my Dolly, but not impressed by the lower bush. After replacement squeaking within a year. They wear quickly.
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 Post subject: Re: AVO Coilovers
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I have AVO's on my Dolly, but not impressed by the lower bush. After replacement squeaking within a year. They wear quickly.
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Spax have the same issue.
I’m looking at changing to a spherical bearing.

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 Post subject: Re: AVO Coilovers
PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:59 pm 
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I have AVO's on my Dolly, but not impressed by the lower bush. After replacement squeaking within a year. They wear quickly.
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Spax have the same issue.
I’m looking at changing to a spherical bearing.
Bene there, done that.

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 Post subject: Re: AVO Coilovers
PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:55 am 
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Hi Jeroen, do you have a prduuct number of the bearing? How did you prevent the bearing from sliding across the bolt?


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 Post subject: Re: AVO Coilovers
PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:14 am 
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Hallo Henk,

I ordered these at Avo with a bearing end. These are not std Avo's with just a bearing fitted. Fitting a superflex bush will solve your problem.

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 Post subject: Re: AVO Coilovers
PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:07 am 
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Hallo Henk,

I ordered these at Avo with a bearing end. These are not std Avo's with just a bearing fitted. Fitting a superflex bush will solve your problem.

Jeroen
I tried the uprated bush’s they don’t work either.

Once mine is up and running.
I’ll go for AVOs with the bearing Or GAZ.

Do you have the part numbers for the shocks.
What are the spring lengths and Lbs you went for.


On your AVOs do you have the second lock ring
Difficult to see clearly. ..

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Rebuilding the Sprint time taken so far, 108@24/10/2020

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 Post subject: Re: AVO Coilovers
PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:04 am 
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When I was racing I found the only solution to this problem was to revert back to rubber bushes on the modified Bilsteins I was using. They were never a problem even with 225lb springs on the rear and 500lb on the front.
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 Post subject: Re: AVO Coilovers
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:23 pm 
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Is the lower bush on the front of the shocks, the same whether there spats or standard ?

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 Post subject: Re: AVO Coilovers
PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:30 pm 
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Is the lower bush on the front of the shocks, the same whether there spats or standard ?

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https://www.superflex.co.uk/products.php?cat=393

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 Post subject: Re: AVO Coilovers
PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:35 pm 
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Hallo Henk,

I ordered these at Avo with a bearing end. These are not std Avo's with just a bearing fitted. Fitting a superflex bush will solve your problem.

Jeroen
I tried the uprated bush’s they don’t work either.

Once mine is up and running.
I’ll go for AVOs with the bearing Or GAZ.

Do you have the part numbers for the shocks.
What are the spring lengths and Lbs you went for.


On your AVOs do you have the second lock ring
Difficult to see clearly. ..
The set in the pics I did fabricate for an Italian rallyteam. I just ordered Dolomite ones "but with uniball end" at Avo. Not a particular partnumber. I do not know the spring rates of these springs fitted but iirc these were exactly the same as in the ST data sheets for rallying. Mine still have to be fitted..

There isn't an extra lockring but an allen screw in the springseat.

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 Post subject: Re: AVO Coilovers
PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:46 pm 
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Is the lower bush on the front of the shocks, the same whether there spats or standard ?

Thanks
https://www.superflex.co.uk/products.php?cat=393

Jeroen
Jeroen thanks,do you know which size your need for sprint front shock using spats ?

thanks Dave


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