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Nigelhirst   
Fri Feb 14 2020, 11:34am
Joined: Jan 29 2017
Member No: #2985
Location: Shropshire
Hello everyone. I am thinking of overhauling my front suspension with the Febi Kit, and putting on new lower control arms (I know the rear bushes are available, but for an extra £45/ side! I think I will save myself the hassle.

I have read the excellent technical instructions on the site, but can someone just reassure me that

- the upright will come off without removing the suspension leg, and
- the suspension therefore won’t need resetting.

Cheers
Nigel
MGmike   
Fri Feb 14 2020, 01:41pm
Joined: May 21 2017
Member No: #3151
Location: South Queensferry
Nigel, I can confirm the Strut (the bit with the oil in it!) does not need to come off. Removing the drop link releases the strut from the rest of the suspension. I recommend putting the suspension in the low position after you have the car on axle stands.

However, I can not confirm the suspension won't need resetting! The hight adjuster is bolted to the lower arm and should go on the new one without issue but.... you never know with a C6.

What else is in the Febi kit?
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cruiserphil   
Mon Feb 17 2020, 11:14am

Joined: Jan 24 2010
Member No: #38
Location: Celbridge
Hello Nigel,

As per MGMike, but if you're changing the lower wishbones you will probably have to reset the vehicle heights. I replaced the wishbone bushes recently and took the car for a test spin before setting heights. Suspension Faulty came up and the suspension went hard. Took the car back, reset the heights (they weren't out by much) and then the car was back to normal.

Best regards,

Phil C.
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