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Model Technical and Interest => Flavia => Topic started by: peterbaker on 01 December, 2017, 10:18:55 AM



Title: Flavia Rear Springs
Post by: peterbaker on 01 December, 2017, 10:18:55 AM
I know that early Flavias sit high at the back, can I reduce the height by removing a leaf or two. At the moment itís one inch to low at the front (probably just aging front spring) and three inches to high at the back. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.


Title: Re: Flavia Rear Springs
Post by: Richard Fridd on 01 December, 2017, 01:10:49 PM
In the past I have added a leaf, but upside down to flatten the spring. The spring seemed to retain strength, and the ride height was altered. (Fulvia)


Title: Re: Flavia Rear Springs
Post by: lancialulu on 01 December, 2017, 01:38:00 PM
have you undone all the silent block nuts (including shocks and cross bar) and weighed down the boot till the bump top to top of spring is 80mm? Then locked everything up ....


Title: Re: Flavia Rear Springs
Post by: peterbaker on 01 December, 2017, 04:48:34 PM
Hi Tim, probably not as I paid to have the rear bushes etc changed. Will check this out. Can we also remove a spring leaf?


Title: Re: Flavia Rear Springs
Post by: lancialulu on 01 December, 2017, 06:11:52 PM
Hi Tim, probably not as I paid to have the rear bushes etc changed. Will check this out. Can we also remove a spring leaf?
I would look at setting the rear suspension first, and then replacing the front spring!!!! I would not recommend taking a leaf out.


Title: Re: Flavia Rear Springs
Post by: peterbaker on 01 December, 2017, 09:09:52 PM
Changing a front spring sounds very complicated. Will play with rear end first.


Title: Re: Flavia Rear Springs
Post by: Brian Long on 06 December, 2017, 10:23:32 AM
I wouldn't mess with the number of leaves in the rear spring! Have you checked whether the front rubber buffers under the spring extremities have collapsed? Replacing these will raise the front of the car significantly.


Title: Re: Flavia Rear Springs
Post by: peterbaker on 06 December, 2017, 04:15:57 PM
Thanks Brian, no I havenít checked but will now.