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    How hard to bend a coilover ?

    Tonight while out doing a delivery i was down a road i dont know. Drove along like normal when next thing i notice theres a HUGE ramp in the road that wasnt marked, didnt see it till i was right ontop of it

    now theres a nasty grinding sound coming from the drivers side wheel (guessing the brake) while rolling slowly if i hit a bump the drivers side brake jabs on and when i was done work i had a look in the arch and the coilover looks like its bent

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    if you bent it enough to see i can almost garuntee you bent the wishbone among other things

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    the grinding my be the wheel hitting the arch at the back actually, same with the 'braking' when you hit a bump... when i bent the wishbone on my 206 every time i hit the breaks it ground the tyre on the arch

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    no its not touching the arch, i checked that because at first i was hopping the inner arch had just fell down but it was fine

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    i hit a pot hole last week and chaged my coilovers last night. one was bent but not massivly.
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    as said m8 to bend the actuall coilover will take a good hit really unless its one of the lesser makes out there.. IE raceland

    as a said earlyer to you the damage to mine was rather bad and my impact was at low speeds but my wishbone took the brunt!


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    mine are raceland ones. new ones i recieved seem to be of better quality.

    Its supprising how soft they had gone compared to the new ones.
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    i went through 3 sets o them before i got good ones...

    it seems they are gr8 for what they are and are nice and afordable BUT they doo seem to be quite soft...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glasgow_Stu View Post
    i went through 3 sets o them before i got good ones...

    it seems they are gr8 for what they are and are nice and afordable BUT they doo seem to be quite soft...

    whihc is great for every day driving but i do intend to get some decent ones asap. ones that have more things to adjust.
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    i have the ones off tuningleader which are raceland

    well if its bent im pretty sure its still under warrenty

    plus i will complain about the ramp being unmarked and try get money for either fixing it which i can do myself(but they dont need to know that) or just because my car will have to be off the road so means messing up a whole week and abit of my life

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