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Triumph TR6 - KYB Conversion: Rear wheel clearance
|Hafa Adai (that's Hello in Guam) BBSers. I'm getting ready to order a KYB rear shock conversion kit for my 73 TR6 and am wondering whether I'll encounter clearance problems. I've read elsewhere in here that this can be the case. I'm running on P205/60R16 with Panasport wheels. Does anyone have the same or comparable set up and is there a clearance problem with the KYB's?|
|I ALWAYS THOUGHT "HAFA ADAI" WAS DESCRIBING HOW LONG SOMEONE FROM GUAM WORKED (1/2 A DAY)! BAD JOKE. GREAT ISLAND.|
CHECK OUT THE SHOCK CONVERSION FROM REVINGTON TR. ABOUT $300, BUT IT FITS INSIDE THE COIL SPRINGS. A LITTLE WELDING INVOLVED BUT A MUCH BETTER SETUP. CHECK OUT THEIR WEB SITE UNDER NEW PRODUCTS.
|I have the KYB Converstion kit, along with the Competition springs which sit approx. 1 inch. lower than the regular springs.|
Only advise is replace all 4 springs at once, likely at the time you do the rear shock convertion.
I have KYB shock conversion and wider 215/65R15s
and no interference. Mind you, new springs and trailing
arm bushings are a must.
|Gents, thanks for the responses. I don't have the skill to do any welding on my car so the KYB conversion is it. My car was completely restored and has polyurethane bushings all around so that's done. I will need to replace the rear springs I suppose, I'm not certain if they were replaced (the restoration was professionally done in Venice, California; we have neither the facilities nor access to parts here and the humid salt air is not a good environment for that kind of work).|
Why are you changing?
|Bill, my car doesn't corner as well as it should. Having read nearly every post in this forum and consulted with the resident gurus, I've concluded that replacing my rear shocks with telescoping type shocks (and probably replacing springs as well) will improve rear end stability during cornering sufficiently and at the lowest cost for such improvement. If this doesn't result in the performance I seek then anti-sway bar is probably next. P.S. Back in the late seventies I corrected the same problem by installing competion springs purchased from a Triumph specialty oufit in San Jose,Cal. I still had to deal with the original shocks leaking etc. over time. This way I won't have the hassles associated with the maintenace of those shocks and still get the handling I require. I've had this car since Nov. 1973, original owner, had to replace those shocks a number of times in that period.|
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