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BX Ride Height

Post by sleepy0905 » Sat Nov 05, 2005 3:18 pm

Hi is it me or does my bx ride hight look a little hight or is it normal :?: :roll:

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Post by ken newbold » Sat Nov 05, 2005 3:36 pm

Mmm does look a bit high, having said that so does my Mums BX. I did lower it a couple of months back, but it seems to have found it's way back up.
Not sure why, as all the linkage is free enough. Any ideas would be welcome.
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Post by sleepy0905 » Sat Nov 05, 2005 3:38 pm

If it is to hight then that might explain why i have no intermediate height position it goes from normal to full hight and nothing in between.

Hmmm might have to look into this
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Post by Mr B » Sat Nov 05, 2005 3:45 pm

Oi, how come you have a picture of my BX :shock: :wink:

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The rear looks a bit high, make sure the rear height corrector linkage is free to move. The height is easy to adjust by moving the clamp on the anti-roll bar. If you are going to do this make sure the rear is on axle stands before you play, if the clamp moves too far the suspension will drop and make you dead :shock:
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Post by sleepy0905 » Sat Nov 05, 2005 3:47 pm

Its not your car its mine and can i have your shinny bumpers i will swap pleaseee
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Post by ken newbold » Sat Nov 05, 2005 3:47 pm

Wot no fog lamps :o
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Post by sleepy0905 » Sat Nov 05, 2005 3:52 pm

I have duel spot/fogs fitted to mine they look good
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Post by Mr B » Sat Nov 05, 2005 3:58 pm

ken newbold wrote:Wot no fog lamps :o
No, as its a TXD with a TZD spoiler added 8)

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Post by ken newbold » Sat Nov 05, 2005 3:59 pm

Does look nice though even without foglamps. Best colour. :)
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Post by Mr B » Sat Nov 05, 2005 4:05 pm

ken newbold wrote:Does look nice though even without foglamps. Best colour. :)
I bought it because of the colour and the dark aftermarket tinted windows :roll:


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Post by Ian_Fearn » Sat Nov 05, 2005 5:16 pm

Sleepy, that looks really smart with those speedlines on!
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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Sat Nov 05, 2005 7:26 pm

Wheels look good, does look a bit tall though.
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Post by AlanS » Sat Nov 05, 2005 9:24 pm

Whenever I've convinced myself the suspension was set too high, I set it to settings I've been told (clenched fidt between top of wheel and bottom of wheel arch) and always ended up convinced it was better before I started except once. (Maybe I have small effiminate hands) :shock: :twisted: :roll:
In that case, the adjustment on the rods that link front and rear h/cs had been stuffed around with and as a result gave some weird symptoms. I also found amongst the things I needed to rectify that the front h/c was partially seized and was flexing the arm to the sway bar. By 'working' the arm up and down (with the car well up in the air on a ramp) it suddenly let go with a great whoosh and has been right ever since.
This may explain why you don't have an intermediate place on your height settings.
I wish I could find the pics I took of this adjuster but feel thay may have been deleted in preference to other more important things by the boys; the more important thing may have been wearing a bikini at the time!! :roll: :wink:


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Post by sleepy0905 » Sun Nov 06, 2005 8:38 am

thanks all looks like i shall be having to do some adjusting once i sort the rear lincage which is bent but wont come off so got to cut it off with angle grinder have a new replacement ready to fit
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Post by Kitch » Sun Nov 06, 2005 6:00 pm

I'd say the rear is everso slightly too high. As mentioned, probably a sticky adjuster