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  1. #1
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    Super stiff ride after being on a hoist

    Hey Guys,

    I just had my radiator swapped out and after the car has been on the hoist the ride has gone quite stiff.

    Not overly aggressive, but its really bumpy ride like having stiff shocks. Don't even get my started on speed humps.

    I drove over a speed hump in my street I normally take at 10 - 15kms with no problems.... Thought I burst both wheels and buckled the rims after it went stiff.

    Car was on the hoist for roughly 2 hours. Suspension was fine before that, everything is still bone stock.
    Same tires, same suspension, same shocks and same tire pressure.

    Anyone have any input?

    Thanks,
    My 97 Blue VTi R Prelude progression thread

    http://www.preludeaustralia.com/foru...071#post735071

  2. #2
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    When the car has been raised up in the hoist.
    The shocks absorbers can be fully extent
    So.
    Maybe the shock absorbers have seized?

  3. #3
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    They inflated your tires. Happened to me at Hannys. Spine has never been the same.

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    Never quite figured out what happened, but after 2 weeks of driving it went back to normal.

    After speaking with a few suspension guys, they said it's likely when it was on the hoist hanging at full droop it might have moved the oil around in the shocks and played havick... But that was just a gander.

    Tire pressure remained the same.
    My 97 Blue VTi R Prelude progression thread

    http://www.preludeaustralia.com/foru...071#post735071

  5. #5
    Junior Member GordonB's Avatar
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    Same thing happened to me after I had the car up on ramps to change timing belt and seals. Jacked car on passenger side to remove balancer.
    When finished and driving again car felt like it had uneven front suspension, going over a speedhump was alarming. after about a week of use
    things went back to normal. Looks like struts don't like to be extended for to long.

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