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Panda suspension / droplinks - front Overhaul
changing dampers + droplinks
Published by varesecrazy
08-12-2013
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changing dampers



Best to take some pictures here - so you know where it all
went on re-assembly


use spring compressors and Carefully Wind them down until you can remove the Nut with ZERO tension on it..!!
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the spring has a certain orientation - make notes as the where / how it sits in the Cups,
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if you are re-using the Rubberware , give it a good clean , before refitting.
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refit all the parts and double check position / orientation before winding the Nut back down , and releasing the Springs tension
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shiny new droplinks
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all back in place
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Run out of time - I'll put up a Damperchange Guide tonight..!!

Do NOT reply.. or I can't Edit.., thanks
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Re: Panda suspension / droplinks - front Overhaul

couldn't get back in..,
here are a couple of other pics that will help;

slacken outer Nut to remove strut assembly

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pic of with drawn area

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top of strut head - difficult access - do this with the strut on the ground , out of car.. With the spring compressors deployed ..!!

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what is left after removal

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Re: Panda suspension / droplinks - front Overhaul

more pics of the job for reference,

shiny finished job,


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Re: Panda suspension / droplinks - front Overhaul

Quote Originally Posted by varesecrazy View Post
I like that pic. I had an alan key socket bit snap in here when I did my dampers

Alternatively you can lock two nuts on the outside of the thread can't do it when you put the upper 27mm nut on though.
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Re: Panda suspension / droplinks - front Overhaul

I now use an electric 'windy gun' to rattle .off the top nut of the damper

Zero chance of flaring : splitting the top of the dampers threaded rod
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