I'll check the shock for the part number in the morning
So yesterday my h&r lowering springs came in! so for a while I have been cruising with approximately 3-4 hundred pounds (lbs) in the rear to give it the lowered look. I made the call of going with the weight after reading threads about towing and how the rear looks like its sagging...
Anyways they are now installed and the car is put back together, although they still aren't quite low enough. The shocks that I bought and posted in this thread about a few pages ago are still "topping out", reaching their limit. As a result I am back to having the weights in the back of the car. (bummer) although I read up on the lowering springs, and everywhere says give them time, they'll sag lower. My fingers are crossed that with this weight in the back, the springs will drop low enough in a couple of weeks to get back to. The car looks the same, so there aren't any pictures of the car with the coils installed, but here are my springs
Are the rears KE70 shocks or RAV4 shocks? How about the fronts? I'm a bit confused. Sorry haha! )Hi, I've just fitted today new springs, H&R -30mm all round with KYB Ultra SR shocks all round, the rear shocks were about 2" shorter than previous ones but when the Rav came down off the lift, the shocks sat perfectly with the springs, not overly extended and not too far compressed.
I had a 35mile trip home from garage and Rav handles fantastically - wasn't crashy at all and took the bends with ease and could maintain speed (not that I was thrashing it or anything).
They are oil shocks, the previous on the rear were gas - to me the new ones are better ride - wether that's down to being a good match in length or being oil, I'm not sure but I can definitely vouch for this setup and they clear my 225/55/17 setup.
I can take some measurements from arch to wheel centre once I get it back tomorrow from exhaust fabricator if you want?
Oh I see... How about the wheel gap? How much wheel gap do you have after your new setup was installed?They were listed as Rav4 items but fast road setup ie. For lowered springs.
Both front and back said max reach was 2" shorter than std. and they physically were too.
Il measure that tonight and get a pic for you.Oh I see... How about the wheel gap? How much wheel gap do you have after your new setup was installed?
Alright man. Thanks!!! ^_^Il measure that tonight and get a pic for you.
I'm running on 235/50ZR18s, smaller overall diameter than the OEM 215/70R16 if I'm not mistaken.No bother, what size of tyre are you running?
We can work out difference from mine as I know my overall diameter is slightly smaller than OEM.