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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by arsenal_69r, Feb 27, 2010.

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    [Feb 27, 2010]
    right fitted the jamex coilovers today went for a drive and the front is really bouncy does not feel right at all, anyone know why this might be?
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    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    is it slammed?
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    sounds like a damper isnt working, no leaking oil etc? is there a damperning rate adjuster on them
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    no its on its lowest point on the coilover which should be around 30-35mm and i cant see any leacking oil and no there is no rate adjustment either :(
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    theres your answer IMO
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    wheres my asnwer ?
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    if its as low as it can go there aint gonna be nothing to stop you feeling every ant you run over!

    or do you mean its at its highest ride hight......?? Jamexs are cheap coils too which dont help!
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    ok let me say it again on the coil over its as low as it can go wihtout actually lowering it they can go up to 70 and mine is just on nothing which is 30mm
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    :unsure:
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    im relii annoyed as i cant see what could actually be causing this its also rubbin on the arb which i cant see why
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    are they brand new coils mate?
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    You've just got what you pay for mate, sorry. Cheap coil overs tend to be **** and have no rebound adjustment etc.

    As for it rubbing on the ARB then thats common, pretty much anything from 30mm will result in your driveshaft humping the ARB.
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    i did try to say this in a subtle way... lol

    toms hit the nail on the head tbh...
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    i cant see why they would be bouncin on the front tho the back is supuerb and fair enough you say u get what you pay for but it shouldnt be like that no way, and from all the others that have got them dont have the same problem im having
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    and yes they are spanking new just got them out the box to fit
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    somethings wrong there by the sounds of things mate.

    THe Jamex coilovers are cheap, but when fitted properly the ride quality is brilliant, and they're a great buy.

    From the PM's Jarrod has just shown me, it doesn't really sound like you've got a great idea of what you're doing....

    I'd suggest getting the whole lot checked out by someone with experience of this type of thing.
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    i no to a certain extent how to do it from following the guide and also from doin the same to my old saxo, how do u think i might have gone wrong somewhere for it to bounce all over the place?
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    if i was in your shoes, and it was done all correctly as you say, i would take them off and take them back to where you bought them. tell them that there faulty.
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    yer good shout i am thinking about that, think im gonna get someone to double check it and then go from there i spose
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    one thing i must ask i havent recieved the shortened drop links yet would this maybe causing it?
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    The drop links come with the kit in the same order...
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    drop links won't make it bouncey mate, they'll just hopefully stop it from hitting the ARB.
    That said, drop links are NOT the way to get around this problem, they don't really help all that much.

    Decent ARB's are the true solution.

    If it's feeling bouncey though, it sounds like the shock isn't working at all.
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    i bought the ones that didnt come with them
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