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Author: Subject: Rear Coilovers
alland3851

posted on 18/5/17 at 01:51 PM Reply With Quote
Rear Coilovers

Hi, in process of changing the rear setup my S7 Hood from the sierra setup. I am going down the Coil over route. Anybody got any that would be suitable. Don't know the open/closed sizes I would need.

Thanks Allan

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theduck

posted on 18/5/17 at 02:12 PM Reply With Quote
Some good info here http://www.rhocar.org/index.php?showtopic=43338&view=&hl=&fromsearch=1
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alland3851

posted on 18/5/17 at 04:12 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks for the link to the RHOCAR Site. I had looked at this but the rear ends are not the same as the S7
There is a mention when using the Sierra back end the coil over fits into the spring base but no mention of how it is attached at the top.

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theduck

posted on 18/5/17 at 04:53 PM Reply With Quote
I have an s7 too, pretty sure the way steamer has done it on his exmo in that thread would be suitable for an s7
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alland3851

posted on 18/5/17 at 09:38 PM Reply With Quote
The pic of Steamers looks quite a bit different from my set up. Does your S7 use the sierra back end ? I agree that a coil over would need to fit inside the spring well. Is it just a matter of making up a top plate to bolt to the boot side panel at the appropriate height depending on the coil over length ? If so that seems pretty straightforward. I just need to source decent units at a decent price.

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Dingz

posted on 18/5/17 at 10:40 PM Reply With Quote
Are you sure of the model you have, there were a few and varied. Check the N W Hoodies site Link
Yours may use the standard Sierra shocks which are long and fix to the top back corner of the tub, and the standard springs sit in a well in the trailing arm as the car. If so you need to make a reinforcing section to fit along the side of the tub to spread the now additional load of a coil over arrangement.





Phoned the local ramblers club today, but the bloke who answered just
went on and on.

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alland3851

posted on 19/5/17 at 08:08 AM Reply With Quote
Looked at the RHOCAR site and have identified it as a Mk1 Sierra based car. Does anybody have a pic of what the strengthening needs to be ?

Any help much appreciated

Allan

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Dingz

posted on 19/5/17 at 10:37 AM Reply With Quote
Pictures are like the ones on the link that Duck sent you, for more info you would be better to ask on the Rhocar site.





Phoned the local ramblers club today, but the bloke who answered just
went on and on.

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alland3851

posted on 19/5/17 at 06:51 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks for all the info

Allan

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