Sunday, 16 October 2011

Rear Suspension (Part 2)

The used hub assemblies ordered turned out to be in worse condition that our existing ones with both damaged threads and worn wheel bearings.  As an alternative we sent the hubs away to be drilled out and time steel inserts put in. This is apparently a common problem on caliper, head and spark plug bolts.

Both sides of the rear suspension were re-assembled in a day and the alignment adjusted by eye initially with maximum negative camber and zero toe in/out.

The new discs and race pads installed as per the front.  The ride height is adjusted on the spring perches and was set to give us ~10mm above the minimum series ride height (85mm).
 We can go lower if we needed but may have to roll the inner wheel arches.