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Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2003 07:40:57 GMT
From: Paul Halliday <pjghnopsamyonder.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Low exhaust


in article 3E7A5F81.75DD2FCCnopsamlamelame.org, Dexter J at lamealameadingdongnopsamlamelame.org wrote on 21/03/2003 00:40: > Salutations: > > MeatballTurbo wrote: >> >> In article <BA9E64E9.4843%pjghnopsamyonder.co.uk>, pjghnopsamyonder.co.uk >> spouted forth into alt.autos.saab... >>> >>> I had a 17 stone pal in the passenger seat this evening and it was grounding >>> on B-roads! I think rock hard Konis are going to be the answer. >>> >> The front passenger was a large lad like myself, but the guy in the back >> seat was a work placement student, skinny as a rake, and weighing about >> the same as a matchstick. >> >> Konis do sound good. >> -- >> Carl Robson >> (The poster formerly known as Skodapilot) >> http://www.bouncing-czechs.com > > Konis? Hell - just weld a sleeve around the spring and be done with it.. > > Not for me brother - my take is first - check to see about how your hangers > are working for you - most muffler replacement shops used longer ones that > are necessary for the job and the pipe hangs low.. you should not be able > to see above it looking across under the car.. It should not be so close > you can't get a hand around it.. > > After that - I've been using larger tire diameters myself to allow for the > crumbling state of the roads come spring around here.. It's most everyone's > real argument for the SUV BTW - if the frame will take it into the wilds of > northern Canada - it might just get me to work through town here without > tearing off your pans.. Not so - but it's the thinking.. > > Anyway - first confirm if you need shocks/struts or if the springs are bad > (one heavy trunk and the right pot hole can compress it after a while).. > Once that's over with and you give up because the struts will blow your > summer vacation money if so equipped - slip on some bigger tires - there is > a pile of extra room. You might rub a little bit for a while on the > steering lock - but don't sweat it - it's nothing too serious.. Much less > so than pounding your muffler.. The rear box is well clear. My problem is more the mid-section scraping over speed bumps. When I'm the only person in the car, it's just the midflaps that scrape but when it's loaded or carrying passengers ... Ouch! There's about 5" clearance at best on the pipe and it's horizontal all the way. I can't see that it can go any closer to the underside of the car as well. Perhaps just new shocks would do the trick. Paul

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