Location: Vancouver, BC
My VIN: thirty two 'o five
New & Improved V3 S/S Alternator Tensioning Bracket - $39.99
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S/S Upper Alternator Bracket for Saturn/Autozone Alternator - $39.99
QA1 Coilover Suspension Kit - Front - $679.76, Rear - $619.79, Complete Kit - $1,224.55
Mirror switch rebuilding service w/ new springs & ball bearings - $49.50
HEI Performance Ignition Module (Exchange) - $149.99
Aluminum welding services also!
I did some searching and AVO Shocks were apparently designed by Ron Avon, the same guy who designed Protech shocks, so say the guys and gals on the UK automotive forums.
Delorean status: Exterior and Interior finished. Refurbishing the transmission.
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Location: Smithers, BC, Canada
My VIN: Former owner of 10787
Lived the dream, sold the dream, and now I dream again.
Well I checked the collars on the Hervey rear shocks and both are still in the same location. But the drivers side height is a half inch lower than the passenger side. I do remember tightening the collars when I first installed the shocks.
I am going to install NOS rear shocks and see if that corrects the problem. I never noticed any ride difference when I installed the rear easy riders anyway.
Location: Buffalo MN
My VIN: Current 897 5spd, 1st D was 1255 (auto with black stripe)
When I redid my frame about 27 years ago, I installed Fred Lockett's (AKA DeLorean Pilot) lowering springs as that was the only option to cut-n-swap. I have no idea what springs he used. (So much for the better has changed in the last 27+ years !!!) I also installed NOS shocks at the time.
Now my rears have a lot (LOT) of camber and I suspect that the springs are compressing. It is like the frog in water approaching boiling, it just keeps creeping up until one day you look at it (the frog or the camber) and notice how bad it looks. Plus the driver side may be lower than the passenger side. So my input is that it may be your springs compressing and as someone pointed out, after the car is on the lift, the car rides a bit high for a while which could be the springs stretching back out.
As I recall, shocks are pretty neutral relative to support. That said, when you push shocks in by hand, don't they move back out on their own? But the outward force is minimal.
So I'm now in process of researching what to do.
- New springs & shocks all around (I've wanted to get the front about an inch lower)
- Reinstall the OEM rear springs in the rear keeping the OEM shocks
- Install the OEM fronts in the rear and keep the shocks
- New Springs & shocks for the rear
I really hate the idea of redoing the fronts. The last time the spring compressor failed while I was holding/moving it under compression. That was exciting ... and didn't cause me any harm :-)
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I've got NOS rear shocks waiting for the warmer weather to replace my easy riders. Yes the NOS shocks do extend them self but like you said, it's not much force.
Location: Northern NJ
My VIN: 10757