Lotus Elan

Rear strut extended length?

PostPost by: vxah » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:29 pm

I’m now about to fit new GAZ rear dampers to my Elan S4 and notice that the dampers are slightly shorter than the removed items.
There is a spacer provided which goes under the bottom of the GAZ unit to allow the top retaining but to fully clamp it into the tube now, suppose I don’t fit the lower spacer but make up a top spacer to do the same job? Will this give me the required droop restriction should I fit solid drive shafts at a later date? The spacer and slightly shorter damper travel will amount to about 20mm. How much does one need to shorten the droop for certain shaft kits?

Julian.
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PostPost by: ericbushby » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:49 pm

Hi Julian,
When I bought my CV shafts last year, Kelvedon told me that they used to recommend shortening the travel by 2omm but have now revised that to 25mm
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PostPost by: vxah » Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:09 am

Thanks Eric, sounds like a worthwhile tweak then..
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