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#1 OFFLINE   tmnt_ppn

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 11:34 PM

I've recently, after years of consideration, get myself a BBR F430 with challenge wheels. I guess all of you know the front ride height issues on this model and I want to fix it. Since I'm a noob at modding, especially for something at this price, I don't want to take a risk so I'm asking anyone who has done the same thing, how to do it?

I've try searching here and there, and most said that it's an easy fix, but I still don't have a clue. So any hint is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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#2 OFFLINE   Alex SZ1996

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 12:48 PM

you can cut the springs. you might find this topic useful for disassembling:

http://www.diecastxc...-f430-from-bbr/

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 03:48 AM

Thank you for the info, that's exactly what I'm looking for. :occasion14:

But that glue scares me! I'll try and see what I can do... :icon_scratch:
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Posted 04 March 2017 - 05:50 AM

No need to cut anything, it can easily be lowered by wedgling something between the suspension arms and the bottom "plate". I did this to mine:

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I am sure I took a pic of how easy it is once, but cant find it. Just flip the car over and depress the suspension and you`ll see the lower arm moving up. Wedge some piece of plastic between the arm and the bottom and the spring wil lock it in. Just try different thicknesses of plastic until you are happy, The beauty of this is that its invisible unless the car is upside down, easy to do + the car can be made stock again by simply pushing the suspension down.

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 06:45 AM

 lateapex, on 04 March 2017 - 05:50 AM, said:

I am sure I took a pic of how easy it is once, but cant find it. Just flip the car over and depress the suspension and you`ll see the lower arm moving up. Wedge some piece of plastic between the arm and the bottom and the spring wil lock it in. Just try different thicknesses of plastic until you are happy, The beauty of this is that its invisible unless the car is upside down, easy to do + the car can be made stock again by simply pushing the suspension down.
This is the first thing I tried really. But with this method, isn't this means that the compressed spring will put a constant pressure to the suspension arm?

Edited by tmnt_ppn, 04 March 2017 - 06:48 AM.

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 02:35 AM

Yep, but the arm is metal.



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