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Reduced stroke rear dampers for CV driveshafts.

PostPost by: englishmaninwales » Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:09 pm

Anyone know the correct open length for the rear dampers, required to limit droop, to suit MM type CV driveshafts, please?
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PostPost by: jono » Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:30 pm

Not sure but I bought some AVO dampers from Kelvedon which are 172mm to the start of the D section from the screw in cap on the tube. I understand these are the 'modern' limited stroke for CV shafts.

By contrast, my Konis, which I understand to be std stroke, are 202mm on the same basis.

Plus 2 by the way but I think they're the same?
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PostPost by: Grizzly » Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:14 pm

lotus-suspension-f42/rear-shock-length-for-joint-driveshafts-t30787.html

TBH i'm a little surprised the common stuff like this isn't made a Stick.
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PostPost by: englishmaninwales » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:39 am

Thank you for the information and link.
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PostPost by: billwill » Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:46 pm

Grizzly wrote:http://www.lotuselan.net/forums/lotus-suspension-f42/rear-shock-length-for-joint-driveshafts-t30787.html

TBH i'm a little surprised the common stuff like this isn't made a Stick.



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PostPost by: englishmaninwales » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:15 am

For future reference on this issue:
Reduced length dampers supplied by Matty (Koni), TTR (Koni and also their own make), Kelvedon (currently Spax, - they previous supplied AVO) are all approximately 50mm (2 inches) shorter than the originals. Additionally Sue and Mick Miller used to suggest 50mm.
Note the early AVOs supplied by Kelvedon were 3.75 inches shorter. I've had these and are problematic, especially with fitting.
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PostPost by: Grizzly » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:52 pm

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