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Old 3rd April 2005, 01:53   #1
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Exclamation My Suspension upgrade!!

Yesterday was amazin'....i spent the entire day at my friends garage
installing a set of G-force Fiberglass leaf springs and the stock Gabriel shock absorbers...

Now this was absolutely refreshing for my car and me....because she was riding very harsh.......
the original leaf springs had served their time and had lost their flex..... and all the rubber bushings had disintegerated.
I don't know if i looked hard enough, but i just could not find a set of springs...
i think it was luck...so i finally turned to my Uncle Ashraf Sheikh [columnist for the big auto mags at one time an an all time auto freak!]
it was he who gave me the G-force Fiberglass springs....which were lying in his garage from an abandoned M800 project.
Lucky me i say!!!
I couldn't believe my luck untill i actually held them in my hands....
let the pictures tell the rest of the story......
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Exclamation The G-Force Springs!

This is the G-Force fiberglass leaf springs.....at home.


Another view of the springs before installation!
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Old 3rd April 2005, 03:00   #3
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Exclamation The installation!

Old Leaves come off....can almost hear them sigh!!!



First of the set goes on......but....the old U bolt is too short!!



The new U bolt in place!



Second leaf all set to go on!



Friend and Garage owner' souped up Honda!!



Focus Edmund, Focus....on your car...not his!!!



Those sweet BSA 15" Rims!!!



Side tracking again!!!



My Racy red calipers and my Rims!!



Closer look at those Tokico Calipers!!



Close up of the lovely rear suspension!!



Yet another closeup!!




Tell me wat you'll think brothers!!!
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Old 3rd April 2005, 09:37   #4
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Dude, you were damn lucky with those leaf springs, thankfully i got a new set of original ones from a parts dealer who had a set lying packed for a couple of decades without him realising! but nonetheless we all love OM M800's and the never ending quest of finding the right parts
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Cool hey!

So youre saying you have the same fiberglass leaf springs man??
thats awesome!!!
post some recent pics of your old 800's.......
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Edmund ,
what diff does the new springs do to ur ride and handling.????????
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: why does the HOnda City have 2 different rim designs ?
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what diff does the new springs do to ur ride and handling.????????

The new rear suspension has lowered the rear ride height by one and a half inch... ride is smoother, and in the handling department the rear of the car doesn't roll on a tight turn.

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: why does the HOnda City have 2 different rim designs ?

Firstly Dipen...Awesome observation!!! not many are that observant!!
and finally......He blew his tubless tire and he doesn't have a spare[no place in the boot because of the sound setup!].....so he borrowed his friends tire for the afternoon.......i will try and get a picture of the steel strip that is jutting out on University Road......absolutely stupid!!!
the rip was 12 inches long!!! one awesome Michelin Pilot preceda ruined!!
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yeah i was thinking of the same thing.the front and rear rim are not the same.what happenned ??
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Cool Hey!!

which ones do you'll guys like better.....the ones on the front are some wierd make....from Bangkok.....the rear ones are BSA!!
I like the front ones cuz they are sportier although the rear ones have more bling!!
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i too like the front ones..but would be better fi saw the whole car so as to make out which geos better with the bodywork
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i too like the front ones..but would be better fi saw the whole car so as to make out which geos better with the bodywork
Haven't been able to get a full profile pic as the car is alway parked too close to both the walls.................. Will get one soon!!

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damn thats a nice 800 man. looks kicking for sure. what colour are you planning to paint it now.
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yeah...now it looks nice. an upsize would have been even better but than of course that will raise other issues too..ride comfort etc..
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