Tamora Gaz Gold shocks setup

Tamora Gaz Gold shocks setup

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rfisher

Original Poster:

4,038 posts

220 months

Friday 4th January
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Fitted Gaz Gold shocks about 10k miles ago on my Tam.

They now feel very hard even on good roads.

I'd like to get a proper suspension setup done on the car.

So who would any Tam owners recommend?

I'm based oop North, but could make a day outing of it if there's a Tiv suspension God somewhere.

spitfire4v8

2,675 posts

118 months

Saturday 5th January
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If theyve gone hard and youve not touched them then somethings gone wrong. A suspension set up wont necessarily help that if something in the damper is changing but might help work out what it is, though most garages dont know how a damper works so you might just want to send them back to gaz for testing if the rest of it checks out ok.

rfisher

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4,038 posts

220 months

Sunday 6th January
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Thanks.

I've decreased the stiffness by 3 clicks on the back and 2 on the front.

One shock is now leaking from the adjuster seal frown so that will need to be sent back to Gaz.

Car really needs all 4 shocks testing (as you suggested) and proper corner weighting / 4 wheel geometry setup.

Anyone do this for TVRs?

neutral 3

2,874 posts

107 months

Friday 11th January
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Throw them over the nearest hedge and fit Bilstein yellow sports.

phazed

17,064 posts

141 months

Saturday
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neutral 3 said:
Throw them over the nearest hedge and fit Bilstein yellow sports.
biggrin PH has all the answers.

If you have the facilities, take them off and send them to Gaz for a full service.

Refit, set damping clicks in the middle of the adjustment. Increase the front by 2–4 clicks and test. Always keep the fronts slightly stiffer than the rears.

If that feels too hard, reduce the amount of dumping evenly all round by two clicks and go from there. Too soft and increase by two clicks all round and go from there.

That's what I would do.

Alternatively, go out and buy the best dampers that you can afford and then have them fitted with the correct springs for your style of driving. Not necessarily Gaz or Nitron's!
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roseytvr

1,643 posts

115 months

Saturday
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https://www.trackvroad.co.uk

I would recommend these guys for your geo requirements, they will also tell you if there are any problems with the dampers.

rfisher

Original Poster:

4,038 posts

220 months

Thanks to all.

When they first went on they were great - you could tell that the rose jointing made a difference to shock effectiveness over various driving situations when compared to the factory Bilsteins which couldn't cope.

I'd really like to get a professional setup done as a one off - then I can forget about suspension issues until something else wears out or needs replacing.

I'm pretty sure that the car could handle much better that it does at the moment.

There must be a Tiv suspension guru somewhere.

spitfire4v8

2,675 posts

118 months

To be honest I don't think you need a tvr specialist .. tvr specialists rarely have the equipment needed to understand and correct the issues you have. I do a lot of suspension and I don't have the equipment to test your dampers. At the very least you'd want the entry level industry standard SPA electric damper dyno, even better a hydraulic dyno if you want to test the true high speed piston movements that the electric systems can't really generate.

You need a suspension specialist, the fact you have a tvr is immaterial.

I would maybe try and contact centre-gravity, who have a shaker rig and can monitor the damper effectiveness on the car.

http://www.centregravity.co.uk/services/