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Re: Hello from relocation to UK with my two South African GTV6's

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Kevin,
I am confused. Bananas can be straight, thick, short, bent and in fact some people can go bananas but they are never red. Been losing some sleep over this, please explain.
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Re: Hello from relocation to UK with my two South African GTV6's

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MD, aaaah yes to clear up any confusion there is a simple explanation. However I won't tell you right now as you have been half asleep most of your life and I am waiting for your sleep pattern to resync.
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Re: Hello from relocation to UK with my two South African GTV6's

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I decided to lower the front ride height as it was ridiculously to high. Even after dropping it plus minus 20-25mm it’s still pretty conservative but this suits the 16” replica Compomotives. Final ride height is now 165mm under front jacking points.
I had a half day to do this with no hoist so double checked the manual for directions of turning bars and the amount each spline dropped the height and got to work. Five hours later and removing bars once only it was perfect .
For those interested I can recap what manual states : each spline is equivalent to 1.5mm . As there are different number of splines on each end of the bar each position will effect the ride height . Thus if you lowering the car when looking at the torsion bar cross member from the back you would turn the right bar anti clockwise and left bar clockwise . I needed to lower the left side 30mm so therefore rotated the bar 20 splines while the right side was 22mm so 14 splines was the closests . Before you remove bars mark a datum mark to the rear crossmember and to back of bar . The front already has a mark on A arm so only a mark the bar was needed.
Before this whole process starts you need to loosen off the top of the front shocks and split top ball joint so the lower A arm is free . Keep a jack under the A arm to help get into the new correct position when lining up the torsion in there new position.
You only have to do this process once and it’s very accurate to achieve the exact ride height . I budgeted on four hours but it took five . A sticky ball joint slowed me up.
There was a special Alfa factory tool to pull the bars out however you can fabricate your own tool using threaded bar and a steel tube . A few pics to follow .
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