I am after a bit of advice following the initial fitment of my Avo's.
Basically, after some use, I have finally admited that the ride has been compromised too far. 50mph plus, the ride is fine and the reduced roll in corners is great. The problem is, driving at low speeds in town, the car is crashing over any road imperfections. Drain covers and the like send a sharp shock into the cabin, making me wince as the mechanical sound is scary.
Now, I am used to having a harder ride after spring changes but surely this is too far?
My front springs are 8" and 250lbs. The springs are indeed too short anyway, the only way I have got a reasonable ride height is with the spring collar adjusted fully to the top of it's thread on the damper. So, in effect I do not have any adjustment available. My thinking is get a 10" set of springs for the front at 200lbs.
I presume this will help minimise the crashiness? it will also give me some adjustment back as a suitable ride height should be found with the collar about half way up the damper thread.
The other thing I could try is to slacken off the top nut in the centre of the strut top? I am hoping this may give a little more bit play back into the bushes at the top of the damper as I am sure at the moment they are rigid under pressure. I am not sure if this is advisable however? should it always be as tight as possible?
Any thoughts gratefully received.....then to the process of swapping the springs again.....anyone got a spring compressor and a couple of hours to help around London?