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Raising MK7 Rear Suspension

Postby stucos71 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:57 pm

Hi,

I’m having a bit of a time with ride heights, this weekend. Hope you guys can help out.

When I bought my Mk7 Sport, it was fitted with heavy duty rear springs, as it was used for towing.
The clearance in the arches was huge, and looked terrible.
I have now fitted lowered springs from MRS, but now I think it’s just TOO low.

Question is: can you buy spacers to go between the spring and axle, to raise it slightly (about 35 mm)??
I thought about using Escort/Capri aluminium lowering blocks. The springs sit below the axle on the cars, so the blocks drop the ride height. On the van, it’s the opposite.
Would this work, as the set up is basically the same??
OR
As I said above, can you buy proper parts to do this??


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Re: Raising MK7 Rear Suspension

Postby Airthies » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:53 am

I've never found any, I made my own to give me more ride hight/sill clearance but there for a fully loaded t350ImageImage

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Re: Raising MK7 Rear Suspension

Postby stucos71 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:49 am

Thanks.
I was thinking about fabricating something along those lines, if nothing was available.
I only need 30/35mm, so shouldn’t be too hard.
As long as it has the nipple and the hole, it won’t go anywhere once clamped in place.
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Re: Raising MK7 Rear Suspension

Postby Jim Archer » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:46 am

If leaf springs, it's better to use longer rear link arms, puts a lot less strain on the springs.

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Re: Raising MK7 Rear Suspension

Postby stucos71 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:41 am

Jim Archer wrote:If leaf springs, it's better to use longer rear link arms, puts a lot less strain on the springs.

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Where would I get them from?? Is it a Ford part??
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Re: Raising MK7 Rear Suspension

Postby dumper » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:28 pm

You could always remove a leaf come the heavy duty springs and refit them or put a leaf from the heavy duty springs into the lowered springs
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Re: Raising MK7 Rear Suspension

Postby Airthies » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:59 pm

stucos71 wrote:
Jim Archer wrote:If leaf springs, it's better to use longer rear link arms, puts a lot less strain on the springs.

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Where would I get them from?? Is it a Ford part??
There's a guy on FB pages making them.
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Re: Raising MK7 Rear Suspension

Postby stucos71 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:54 am

dumper wrote:You could always remove a leaf come the heavy duty springs and refit them or put a leaf from the heavy duty springs into the lowered springs

No guarantee what height I’ll end up with, doing it that way.
If I know I need 30/35mm, then a spacer of that size should give me exactly what I need.
That’s my thinking anyway.
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