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Newly Fitted Rear Shocks And Springs On My Mk4

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Recently fitted new rear shocks, springs and tie bars to my mk4 and the handling is absolutely shocking :sad: if i do anything over 80 it feels dangerous so i have to slow down, it seems to wobble/pull to the sides it was even worse when i had the new springs fitted (they sent me the wrong ones as in they were higher than standard) so with new new shocks and tie bars its really bad any ideas? or could it be that because the back is all new i need to fit new front shocks/springs the front has new tcas so their bushes are ok (i have new front shocks all ready to fit just need to buy springs)

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Guest Missescott3i

any update on your car welshy

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Who are you today Scott1973i or missescott3i beginning to worry about you scott 'must be the pink cabby lol

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Guest escott1973i

ITS not pink its 50 shades of grey isssh RED :smile: I keep forgetting the pc down stairs is logged in as the missus

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HA HA i was thinking that too Lenny and as for my car yes all the bolts were tightened up whilst it was on the ground. only thing i can think of is that the back end is stiffer than the front and thats whats causing it to handle like crap :sad:

 

I wonder if its the rear tie bars causing the problem as they are the two nut newer ones so they might not be spot on ?

 

I have bought new front shocks but ive noticed they have sent me the wrong ones :sad: didnt want to really fit them yet anyway untill i get hold of a brand new drivers side hub carrier to go with my new passenger one etc then the front end will be all nice and new apart from the calipers (TRW - (break engineering) factory near me just need to find someone who still works there to get me some cheap)

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If the rear tie bars are adjustable ones then they should be set properly like your tracking best way to do it is put your old ones back on and see how it handles , if it is OK then swap them back sort your front out and get the 4 wheel alignment set up ' the is a place in Liverpool that douse it hop this helps cheers len

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Off topic welshy sorry. I know what your up to lenny :biggrin: will tell you when we meet up tony " back on topic tony" thou good advice from lennys part

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Sussed out my back end being like a boat, the new tie bars ive fitted each have two nuts not like the old ones, so constantly going over bumps is somehow rattling them loose :sad:. Gonna have to use some lock thread and insulation tape me thinks

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ones the main big nut and ones at the rear a smaller one, they look like these

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-ESCORT-RS-TURBO-SERIES-1-2-ADJUSTABLE-REAR-TIE-BAR-TIE-ROD-SET-INC-BUSHES-/111273297118?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&fits=Model%3AEscort|Plat_Gen%3AMK+IV&hash=item19e867c4de

 

The originals have collars welded/cast on and only have the one nut these stupid ones are a pain in the arse but i want all new parts on

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