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Old 04-30-2004, 02:32 PM   #1
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my car is lowered on ground control coilover and illuminas. i have 16" rims and there is no fender gap on all four corners. my rears are not resting on the bumpstops but my front is. anyone know how to get the front of the car off the bumpstops and still have no fender gap? and why would my rear not be resting on the bumpstops like the front?
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Old 04-30-2004, 02:39 PM   #2
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Default Re: riding on bumpstops (deviant1)

cut the bump stops.
When I nstalled tein s-tech springs on my '92 si The instruction sheet said I had to cut 1.4" off the fronts and .8" off the rears.
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Old 04-30-2004, 06:28 PM   #3
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they are cut. as of now they are cut in half if i remember correctly. its been a while. some people suggested i cut them so they are 1 inch long. would that help?
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Default Re: riding on bumpstops (deviant1)

Ground Control has some front shock mounts that offset the top of the shock upwards. I forget how far it moves the shock, but it should get you some travel back.
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get bigger wheels
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Old 05-01-2004, 01:56 PM   #6
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Default Re: riding on bumpstops (h22eg)

my car rides like absolute crap now. i finally got a chance to hit the freeway. OMG. dips make the car go crazy. im think about just throwing on some h&r race springs on my illuminas instead now.
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Old 05-01-2004, 02:27 PM   #7
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Default Re: riding on bumpstops (deviant1)

there is such as a thing as being TOO LOW you know...

read this... if you have time

http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=621342
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i dont think im too low. im only low enough to eliminate the fender/wheel gap. thats not too bad. im not even tucking tire.
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Default Re: riding on bumpstops (deviant1)

if your A arm is higher than parallel your too low ( for handling anyway)
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i dont think im too low. im only low enough to eliminate the fender/wheel gap. thats not too bad. im not even tucking tire.
what size wheels do you have?
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16 inch 205 45 16
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Default Re: riding on bumpstops (deviant1)

you should cut your bumpstop roughly in half

you can also get some yop hats that give you a bit more suspension travel to make your shocks more effective
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