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Standard spring height please on a RRC


paul mc
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I need to buy myself a set of cranked front radius arms to compensate for the lift i am currently running, obviously i have a choice of 3deg or 6deg cranks and i know the 3deg crank is recommended for 2" lifts and 6deg for 4"ish lifts but i am not exactly sure what lift i have achieved as I have built a hybrid using largely RRC stuff but with series body.

The coils i am using are definately +2" but with the reduced weights etc on them i think the overall lift is more than the two inches so i may need the 6degree arms.

My question is could someone please measure for me the spring heights on a standard RRC in an unloaded vehicle (i.e. kerb weight) and i can compare that to what i have.

Thanks very much

Paul

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Hi Paul

I have been looking at this myself because my springs sag on the drivers side and I was wondering whether I needed longer than standard springs to maintain clearance on my 235/85 tyres.

Anyway, I think the answer to your question is here on RAVE........ 790mm +/- 20mm from floor to top of wheel arch.

Hope this helps.

Pete

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As far as i was concerned the accepted suggestion is that you need castor corrective radius arms when fitting a lift of more than 2" to maintain correct geometry. I currently don't have them fitted and the handling at even lowish speeds, about 30mph, is quite vague.

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Hi Paul

I have been looking at this myself because my springs sag on the drivers side and I was wondering whether I needed longer than standard springs to maintain clearance on my 235/85 tyres.

Anyway, I think the answer to your question is here on RAVE........ 790mm +/- 20mm from floor to top of wheel arch.

Hope this helps.

Pete

Thanks for the response Pete but unfortunately i can't check it that way as i have a series 3 body on mine so the measurements from floor to wheel arch will not apply to me

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Spring seat to spring seat at the front is 10" standard. IIRC.

Fitting cranked arms will mean a double cardan front prop. If you can afford it, great, otherwise, live with the vague straight ahead steering or reduce the lift to something tolerable.

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