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Re: DCO's and Suspension Woes (Hey, I'm a poet!)

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Subject: Re: DCO's and Suspension Woes (Hey, I'm a poet!)
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 10:41:06 -0700
The shocks are too stiff for the weight of the car? The tube shocks (I 
seem to recall this was the case) are mounted at such an angle that they 
bind up when the car is at maximum suspension lift? You overtightened the 
bolts when you replaced the bushings? The sway bar bushings are too tight 
(not allowing it to rotate in the bushings as the car raises and lowers 
on the suspension -- it's only supposed to come into play when one side 
is up and the other side is down)?

Some shots in the dark... good luck

Jason Dutt had this to say:

>Now, about that suspension... <g>
>I did get a single response from this (thanks Denise), but just wanted to
>post it again to see if there were any more thoughts before I attacked it.
>My newly rebuilt suspension is sticky, especially in the front.  I can pull
>up on the wheel well and it will stay up about an inch from it's original
>position.  Same thing happens if I lift the car.  When I set it down, the
>ride height is about an inch higher in the front than when I lifted it.
>After I drive around the block, it settles back down.  I've checked with
>several sources and the general concensus is that it should never stick like
>that.  Any suggestions?


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
Runs great, 
looks particularly bad since some SUV clown backed into it.
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.

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