Whats gone wrong, Car higher on front end after overhaul :(

Suspension; Gearbox, Clutch and Driveshafts; Brakes; Steering; Throttle and clutch cable issues

Moderator: Scirocco Register

Forum rules
Hints, tips and guides for repair and modification - the FAQ section on the main website is worth checking first for information relating to common faults and technical help. Useful posts and guides will be added to the FAQ http://www.sciroccoregister.co.uk/scirocco-faq
scirocco_ne
Posts: 172
Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:00 pm
fill in the right answer: 15

Re: Whats gone wrong, Car higher on front end after overhaul :(

Post by scirocco_ne » Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:48 pm

I had a look at the sus arms just there and they are a little over level (a tiny bit higher than level in sus height )

So fingers crossed all is well and it will settle in. I am. amazed how low these cars can go on warn out suspension haha

I have the funds and polybushes already so its rear end next :)

Thank You for all the help everyone, Its nice to see a community forum still going thats so helpful :) Reminds me of the corrado forum.

Ill post some pictures of my work now :)



scirocco_ne
Posts: 172
Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:00 pm
fill in the right answer: 15

Re: Whats gone wrong, Car higher on front end after overhaul :(

Post by scirocco_ne » Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:58 pm

Heres a few pics of old and new :)
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.



scirocco_ne
Posts: 172
Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:00 pm
fill in the right answer: 15

Re: Whats gone wrong, Car higher on front end after overhaul :(

Post by scirocco_ne » Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:59 pm

And...
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.



scirocco_ne
Posts: 172
Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:00 pm
fill in the right answer: 15

Re: Whats gone wrong, Car higher on front end after overhaul :(

Post by scirocco_ne » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:00 pm

And...
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.



scirocco_ne
Posts: 172
Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:00 pm
fill in the right answer: 15

Re: Whats gone wrong, Car higher on front end after overhaul :(

Post by scirocco_ne » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:02 pm

The rack still has to go on but its nice to see the front end all new... minus the shocker bodies which didn't come up too well sadly.


The arb bracket had a free turning bolt too and i had no welder or brazing rods to hand. I used superglue and cotton to make a repair patch and it held up excellent when tightening the bushes up. Cotton soaked in superglue makes a brilliant temporary bonding agent so stopped the head turning nicely on a smooth and clean thread :)



mark1gls
Posts: 3294
Joined: Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:28 pm
fill in the right answer: 10
Location: Somerset

Re: Whats gone wrong, Car higher on front end after overhaul :(

Post by mark1gls » Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:41 pm

Another thought.... If you used standard length bump stops you could be sitting on the bump stops?

When I lowered mine I cut out the middle bit of the bump stop and glued it back together so I could still fit the plastic dust cover.
Last edited by mark1gls on Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:50 pm, edited 1 time in total.


Mk1 78 Scirocco GLS 1.6 FR, weekend toy.
Mk1 88 Golf GTi cabriolet 1.8 DX. Daily drive.
Membership No. 323

mark1gls
Posts: 3294
Joined: Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:28 pm
fill in the right answer: 10
Location: Somerset

Re: Whats gone wrong, Car higher on front end after overhaul :(

Post by mark1gls » Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:49 pm

Original spring next to lowering Boge spring
Image

You can see the amount I cut from the bump stop, I’ve placed it in the spring for the picture.

Image




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Mk1 78 Scirocco GLS 1.6 FR, weekend toy.
Mk1 88 Golf GTi cabriolet 1.8 DX. Daily drive.
Membership No. 323

scirocco_ne
Posts: 172
Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:00 pm
fill in the right answer: 15

Re: Whats gone wrong, Car higher on front end after overhaul :(

Post by scirocco_ne » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:16 pm

It's still sitting higher than level at the moment so i may well loosen the arm bolts and see if it drops at all too.

Just got to order the rear end now and get to it :)



BlackGTX
Posts: 548
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:53 pm
fill in the right answer: 15

Re: Whats gone wrong, Car higher on front end after overhaul :(

Post by BlackGTX » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:12 am

Could be rake from the rears sagging



scirocco_ne
Posts: 172
Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:00 pm
fill in the right answer: 15

Re: Whats gone wrong, Car higher on front end after overhaul :(

Post by scirocco_ne » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:53 pm

BlackGTX wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:12 am
Could be rake from the rears sagging

That's a very good shout i had never considered bud :-D

Im going to do the rear end next week and well see how level she sits.

I had the rack done in the garage yesterday and the tracking was out by a nautical mile. The camber and toe came in fine but im. sure the castor was a tiny bit out and wouldn't come in 100%.

Either way it drives fantastic now and i feel. comfortable actually throwing it around in the bends at long last 8-)



User avatar
C 20 CCO
Posts: 120
Joined: Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:38 pm
fill in the right answer: 15
Location: Burnley, Lancashire.

Re: Whats gone wrong, Car higher on front end after overhaul :(

Post by C 20 CCO » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:29 pm

Mines looks higher at the front too, strangely enough. No handling issues and never given me cause for concern.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.


kind regards,

Dave.

To be old and wise......
You must first be young and stupid!

In the garage : 2005 Volvo V50 2L D
2003 Fiesta (uncle fester) TDCI in jewel green
Prized possession- 1991 GT11 in Pearl green.

BlackGTX
Posts: 548
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:53 pm
fill in the right answer: 15

Re: Whats gone wrong, Car higher on front end after overhaul :(

Post by BlackGTX » Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:32 pm

Mine was the same in the old coils and i swapped out for pre set ones from scappys storm. The originals wrre raked because the sump scraped, the weight of the engine tilting back lifted the front