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More and more cars these days have done away with roll bars and drop links - I was quite surprised when exchanging our previous Punto Grande for a new one that various bits seemed to be missing!
Isn't for many up here, the bin men have just been and I had to run out in my dressing gown down the road with my recycling bin, no doubt they will be on double time though, note to self must buy some slippers, barefoot in the UK is not the way to goWhilst you lot are scorching in tropical temperatures tomorrow and enjoying the sun spare a thought for me. Raise a beer as long as its a cold one - its a normal working Mornday up ere as Easter Monday isnt a bank holiday
No real problem even if the shock shears at one end (had that happen wiith my old Mk IV Golf estate) because the weight of the car will keep the spring in place (drove the Golf around with a broken shock for a couple of days until I could get a new one ). Anyway, just stick a jack under the spring cup to support/raise/lower it whilst replacing the shock or refitting an ARB etc (I have 5-6 small trolley jacks, and also a small bottle jack which is ideal as it fits neatly under the spring cup without getting in the way of anything else).Tell me about it. I replaced the shock absorbers all round on the other half's Yaris a couple of years ago. I'm used to dampers sitting inside springs which would keep everything nice and secure but on the rear of her car there is nothing holding the springs between the subframe and suspension apart from two very shallow cups top and bottom.
Dressed like that, I am sure they get out of your way - "WTF is going on - but I'm not staying to find out!"I find that slipping the dressing gown sleeves over the legs, keeping the toes just covered means you can go much faster in public. People get out the way quicker as well, a double whammy.