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Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 11:09 pm 
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yes i need the fellow fordmoders help for a change.

Ok situation Car AUXR6 hp auto
site on reset pedders super lows and kyb shocks.
now this sits real low and handles f**k mad!
the other week i added a Camber/Castor kit to the car with new nolothane upper bushes and nolathane sway bar bushes as well

take the car to ford and get wheel alignment done.. car handles like s**t ie ia when turning hard/tight corners ( left/right ) the wheels grip! and u need to really hold onto the steering wheel.. gaynes complained to ford and went back
problem is i have -4 degress of castor on both frotn wheels and they cannot adjust the castor out, it needs to be at least + 2-4 degrees they checked these reading on another machine at a tyre shop up the rd!!
ford actually refunded my money as they could not do the job! how cool is that!
now they say my chassis is f**k.... i dotn think so as both wheels have the EXACT same castor
any idea's ppl? HELP ME!

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 11:50 pm 
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Is it a shim or ratchet kit?
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Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 12:35 am 
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Highly recommend a professional suspension place. I went to APE springs and suspension in Wangara. There are heaps of places in Wangara and Malaga that do that sort of thing.

I wouldnt of bothered Ford with it.
Let a specialist nut it out for you.
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Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 12:45 am 
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Is it a shim or ratchet kit?
shim kit sorry and yes they have plenty of shims!

cheers timmeh but wangar a bit far from lesmurdie!

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 1:08 am 
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Try this mob!

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Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:49 am 
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I had a similar problem with castor and ford tried to tell me some crap about my subframe being bent

So i took it to WA Suspensions in osborne park and they fixed it up quick and for a decent price.. I highly recommend them coz for one, their slightly ford biased (good to have a ford lover work on your car), and they really know their stuff.. never a problem ive had that they havent been able to fix with minimal fuss

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 9:02 am 
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WILKINSON SUSPENSION CENTRE
81 Beechboro Rd Bayswater 6053 (08) 9370 2646

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I heard they a very good as well. Try them Frank.

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 10:25 am 
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Lower control arms bushes on backwards.

They look simmilar but i had heaps of problems with mine recently when they changed the bushes they put them on the wrong side and it gave me -ive caster that could not be adjusted out.

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 12:53 am 
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Lower control arms bushes on backwards.

They look simmilar but i had heaps of problems with mine recently when they changed the bushes they put them on the wrong side and it gave me -ive caster that could not be adjusted out.
mm poray dont mean to be mean but i have AU.. and i did not touch the lower control arms only the uppers and checked with scotty they can onyl go on left or right you cant put the right on the left and vice versa
also the camber kit can only go 1 way as well :) thank god

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 12:57 am 
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Lindsay wrote:
Try this mob!

WILKINSON SUSPENSION CENTRE
81 Beechboro Rd Bayswater 6053 (08) 9370 2646

They seem to know their stuff!


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cheers dude BUT..
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I had a similar problem with castor and ford tried to tell me some crap about my subframe being bent

So i took it to WA Suspensions in osborne park and they fixed it up quick and for a decent price.. I highly recommend them coz for one, their slightly ford biased (good to have a ford lover work on your car), and they really know their stuff.. never a problem ive had that they havent been able to fix with minimal fuss

hehe mm front subframe bent hey sounds familar..
yup called wa suspensions today ( mainly as they close to work ) and they seemed more the willing to help :) car is booked in on monday at 10:15 abotu $22 if they can fix it and they should be able to say whast wrong
and if they can fix it abotu $70 :( not so good but hey i want my car to go around corners!

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:01 am 
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Timmeh wrote:
Lindsay wrote:
Try this mob!

WILKINSON SUSPENSION CENTRE
81 Beechboro Rd Bayswater 6053 (08) 9370 2646

They seem to know their stuff!


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I heard they a very good as well. Try them Frank.


I've never heard of them at all Frank, so I'm not sure i'm any help at all!!! :P

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:29 am 
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LOL happy theyre are good thats were jonno got his car lowered!

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 12:36 am 
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Ok guys finally got the car looked at by WA suspensions
THESE GUYS ROCK

up on the hoist they found the problem in under 3 mins.....

i put the upper A arms around the wrong way :( :oops: :oops:
ie left on right and vice versa :oops

after 1.5 hrs there the car was fixed and handles liek a f**k drea, aroudn corners... YAY not lookign forward to the tyre wear...

please see here for my flamign thread!
http://www.fordmods.com/phpBB2/viewtopi ... 9724#69724

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:31 am 
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did you tell ford????

y'see, *THIS* is why ppl tend to take thier vehicles to specialists..... dealership workshops arent the best with serious problems

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 2:03 am 
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give ford a buzz frANK, they need to hear of there imcompatence.

 

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