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Author Topic: front struts  (Read 1769 times)

Offline gmorry

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front struts
« on: October 23, 2015, 08:38:40 AM »
Got front strut done and rubbers replace but car still seems low how do I test struts are working could tyres make a difference as I changed front from 215/16 to 205/16
« Last Edit: October 23, 2015, 10:02:54 AM by insanitybeard »

Offline bigdave982

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Re: front struts
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2015, 11:44:40 AM »
Struts control the bounce of the springs ,better term for them is dampers, they damp the springs bounce,thats why you can compress a strut by hand but not a spring
Springs set ride height
205 will have a slightly lower sidewall against 215. The second number in for example 215/65 is the sidewall height as a percentage of tread width.

 

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