Jump to content
Click here if you are having website access problems ×

Fitting Nitrons - Numpty Question


Recommended Posts

I've noticed that some 7s have their front dampers mounted upside down. I'm going to fit my 1-way adjustable Nitrons this weekend and was wondering if it's appropriate to mount these upside down or should I mount fronts and rears with the adjustable platforms at the bottom and the damper adjuster at the top 🤔



Also - I've got 270 front and 170 rears - what's a good initial setting for the dampers?





R400 Duratec Build and Modification Pictures here

Link to comment
Share on other sites


i've got my nitrons right way up, but the front damping adjusters have still corroded stuck, so you'll have to maintain them more carefully than i did- regular washing, occasional WD40 and always garaged not enough

perhaps i should adjust my suspension more often- only wanted to soften them for wet practice *eek*

if you need to borrow a 9mm hex drive let me know as only up the road



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Dampers are run downside up to keep unsprung weight to a minimum ie the wheel side of things, it improves damper response as it allows the damper to control the spring, hub and wheel/tyre weights (ie the minimum it has to) but not requiring it to look after the extra weight of the damper body.


That and it looks cool to them what know... *thumbup*

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...