Sports suspension adjustability?

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Pondboy
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Sports suspension adjustability?

What adjustments are the sport suspension units capable of? 

Just spring pre-loading, or can compression and rebound damping be altered? 

Matthew Willoughby
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If you are referring to the Caterham's factory fit Bilstein dampers they will just have adjustable platforms to change the ride height.
Pondboy
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Yes, the factory fitted Sports suspension.

Do they just adjust ride height, if so by how much? Or can they also change the damping settings?

ScottR400D
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No other adjustments other than ride height. I’m not sure of the range but from too low to too high, for sure!

Other then that you can, of course, alter camber, castor, toe and change springs but no really quick adjustments. 

I fitted Jack Webb rose joint top joints so changing toe and camber from road to track settings is very easy and quick. 

 

Pondboy
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Scott,

Thanks for the info. The Jack Webb rose joints sound like a good idea :) 

I'm just filling out my knowledge base in the hopes of being able to use it in the future. 

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IIRC the JW components carry an extreme disclaimer! Read the small print!

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The option is £795. Surely it includes more than circa £200 worth of adjustable platforms? Widetrack? different springs? Rear ARB? 

7 wonders of th...
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Wasn't the small print on the bulk buy EFA ran on here...?

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On the website, in terms and conditions section the suspension rose joint parts are described as 'for static display only'

not very confidence inspiring! 

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https://jackwebbmotorsport.co.uk/pages/terms

See what you mean..... why would anyone buy from here with disclaimers like that.

 

 

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That’s interesting about the disclaimer. I am absolutely certain that was not there when I bought these a couple of years ago, nor was such information supplied with the parts. 

I’d be interested to know why that’s there and if there have been any failures, as I know these things are quite widely used both on the road and in racing. I wonder if he’s not been able to get PL cover  

On a practical note I’d be surprised if they weren’t safe. The material looks and is/was said to be of a reasonable spec and the dimensions are similar to the original fitments so they ought to be easily strong enough. 

Interesting.