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    Rear bump stop fittin????

    Help, i have jus taken my motor up to Vxl as i thought the rear bearings/suspension had gone Kaput! but no they told me there were no rear dampners under the springs! ... of course i denied any mods in the past!

    I have jus found the said rubber dampners in a box! My question is ... How do ya fit them ??

    can i jus jack the car up high and slide them in under the rear springs or is a case of taken it all apart?

    here is a pic of the rubber bumper!
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    Jack the back end of the car up, and support it on axle stands, have both back wheels off, and undo the shock absorber mount on the back of the hub, this will allow you to lower the rear beam off (may require a foot, and a push on the wheel arch) and the rear springs will drop out, you will see the spring locating lug on the beam, this is where your rubber cups go, then simply put back all the bits you have undone, easy. On a nice sunny day, do-able in half an hour
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    Sweet mate, but problem is i am a mong! i like to have a go at something but i am scared LOL!

    dont suppose ya got any pix .. long shot i know!
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    Tada !


    Don't say I'm not good to you Butch !!

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    Nice one Cooster!

    I may go out and try this now! or will it all end in tears? i only got trolley jack too! do ya have to have both sides jacked up at same time?
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    Ideally you need both jacked up and put on stands...

    Then you should use spring compressors to avoid injury....
    If you just try using a pry bar to lift teh spring a bit then you do so at your own risk...

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    I would rather do it safely! Will tackle this tomoz now, cheers guys!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyGSi
    Jack the back end of the car up, and support it on axle stands, have both back wheels off, and undo the shock absorber mount on the back of the hub, this will allow you to lower the rear beam off (may require a foot, and a push on the wheel arch) and the rear springs will drop out, you will see the spring locating lug on the beam, this is where your rubber cups go, then simply put back all the bits you have undone, easy. On a nice sunny day, do-able in half an hour
    Only do one side at a time - never undo both rear shocks and left the axel hang.

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    sweet that makes my life easier, cheers Geoffery!
    easier jack one side then drop it and do other side!
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    That's the proper way - do one side at a time and then you won't be putting undue strain on the axel mounting bushes. Dislodge those and it's a ball ache getting the back axel aligned again.

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