Thursday, 29 January 2009

New Suspension ‘t Kreng

With a slight delay (originally planned as a Christmas present), the new suspension set up for ‘t Kreng arrived today. At least it looks pretty nice, can hardly wait to put it under the car ...


To start with, the front springs are 60kg/cm (336lbf/in). Although they look rather flimsy the rear springs are 30kg/cm (168lbf/in). But as these will be placed slightly behind the axle, the effective spring rate is almost 45% higher compared to the original location. So they compare to 43kg/cm (241lbf/in) springs in the original location.
A few test drives will be needed to determine if these springs are up to the job.

A few details ... top mount has fully sealed bearing and camber adjustment plate ...




As the front dampers are placed “up-side-down“ in the strut the adjuster knob sits on the bottom of the strut casing...


And the top mount for the rear coil-overs ...