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T25 lowered, tyres bottoming out

Postby t25bluebird » 14 Jun 2010, 10:52

I have lowered my T25 by 50mm, but living in ireland we have many potholes. the front tyres bottom out and scuff thre top of the inner wing when potholes are met. are there any bump stops that can be fitted?. or do I have to uprate the springs again?.
I have bought some 7x16 audi A4 wheels with 205/60/16 tyres. I dont wanna damage the new tyres .
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Re: T25 lowered, tyres bottoming out

Postby chuckle-bus-tom » 15 Jun 2010, 09:53

Did you cut 2 ribbs off your existing bumpstops? http://wiki.club8090.co.uk/index.php/St ... n_Lowering

Try that and if the problem persists then you'll probably be in need of some stiffer dampers.
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Re: T25 lowered, tyres bottoming out

Postby t25bluebird » 16 Jun 2010, 23:16

I did cut the 2 ribs off the bump stop. perhaps I should put a spacer in on top of the shock to stop the tyre hitting the top of the arch,.
will check it out thanks.
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Re: T25 lowered, tyres bottoming out

Postby Plasticman » 21 Jun 2010, 22:27

Dont do anything that causes the shocker to act as a restriction to movement as I can guarantee you will end up with either a bent/broken shock or the shocker mounting will end up damaged
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Re: T25 lowered, tyres bottoming out

Postby t25bluebird » 27 Jun 2010, 21:28

can anyone tell me where to get some HD shocks?. I bought the lowering kit from fleabay. about £250. thought it would be ok, but obviously not .the shocks are not good enough. kev
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Re: T25 lowered, tyres bottoming out

Postby t25bluebird » 30 Jun 2010, 12:58

was talking to John from Co kerry,A very sound vw guy. he sugested fitting 205/55/16 tyres to the front, sounds a good idea. will try this route an post update.
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Re: T25 lowered, tyres bottoming out

Postby g60steve » 30 Jun 2010, 15:25

t25bluebird wrote:can anyone tell me where to get some HD shocks?.


http://www.brickwerks.co.uk

t25bluebird wrote:I bought the lowering kit from fleabay. about £250. thought it would be ok, but obviously not .


And there lies the problem...the cheap eBay suspension kits are famous for being sh!te!
Most tend to lower the front by more than the advertised 50mm and the rears are the opposite!

Buy quality and buy once. :)
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Re: T25 lowered, tyres bottoming out

Postby faggie » 01 Jul 2010, 16:28

only buy h/r they are the best as been said before you get what you pay for on my new van someone had fitted avo and the front was really low compared with the back best thing i did was to throw them away
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Re: T25 lowered, tyres bottoming out

Postby g60steve » 01 Jul 2010, 16:38

faggie wrote:on my new van someone had fitted avo and the front was really low compared with the back best thing i did was to throw them away


They will have been the old batch of AVO springs.
They've been modified since and no longer suffer the problem you mention.
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Re: T25 lowered, tyres bottoming out

Postby t25bluebird » 01 Jul 2010, 22:38

thanks lads. will chuck them . brickwerks look good to me. should have looked on 80 - 90 before splashing the cash on "pooh" suspension mods.
i wouldnt even ad them again to rip some one else off.
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