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Re: STD Rear shock and Nivomat side by side

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Well for now the reason it is jacked up like that is because I have not installed the correct springs that go with the Nivomats.

I bought the shocks, got the bumpstops and dust shields, I was curious to see what difference they would make so I installed them on the car even though I didn't have the correct springs.

My impression from driving around on them for a week now is that they do improve the overall body control of the vehicle. For now only the rear ride height is affected.

When I have the correct springs installed I will give my impressions on the ride and the ride height after the suspension settles. So far there has been no reduction in the rear ride height.


I would venture to say that adding these is a legitimate way to raise the rear if you wanted taller tires you would just need to find a solution to raise the front if that is the route your are taking
One more favor. Could you take a picture of the two different springs side by side when you replace them.
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Re: STD Rear shock and Nivomat side by side

Ok I will do that
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Re: STD Rear shock and Nivomat side by side

I installed the springs and I am glad to say that the distance between the top of the tire and fender opening is 5 inches again.

The suspension in the rear has become mre compliant as well and I can also see more of the road again since the rear has settled back down.


Here is a picture of the Nivomat spring by itself



Here is a picture of both springs side by side.( the one on top is the TOW package spring The one on the bottom is the ND suspension spring.

the ND suspension spring is slighty longer and the diameter of the spring wire is also thicker than the SLS spring.

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I am definitely going to have to get some new springs if I keep these shocks.

As you can see the shocks have added 2.5 inch to the rear height of the vehicle I measured the other WK2 in the driveway and the distance between the top of the tire and the fender is only 4.5 versus my car which the distant is now 7 inches flat see below


here for being the guinea pig on this one.

Here is the gap in the fender now



Here is the actual measurment from the top of the wheel to the fender




And here is how it sits when I took those measurements

So, I measured mine, original SLS set-up, and here is the picture


It is 14cm, so about 5.5 inch. So, now everything on your side should be right.
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Re: STD Rear shock and Nivomat side by side

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I installed the springs and I am glad to say that the distance between the top of the tire and fender opening is 5 inches again.

The suspension in the rear has become mre compliant as well and I can also see more of the road again since the rear has settled back down.


Here is a picture of the Nivomat spring by itself



Here is a picture of both springs side by side.( the one on top is the TOW package spring The one on the bottom is the ND suspension spring.

the ND suspension spring is slighty longer and the diameter of the spring wire is also thicker than the SLS spring.

I also noticed the Tow Package spring has one less winding on it.
I still don't understand why the non-tow spring would be heavier duty.
You interested in selling the old ones?
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I also noticed the Tow Package spring has one less winding on it.
I still don't understand why the non-tow spring would be heavier duty.
You interested in selling the old ones?

ND suspensions spring is heavier because the spring rate is higher to support and control the body of the vehicle.


Since the SLS augments the spring, it adds to the spring rate requiring a lower rate spring.
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