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    Default DS23 front suspension

    The front of my DS23 rises first - Iím wondering if this is an issue I should worry about. What is it indicative of? (I looked about but couldnít find any info on this on here)

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    does the back go up first if you press the brake pedal down and hold on start up?

    drop it into low first, then put in normal ride height then start. Could be the rear height corrector needs nettoyage.

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    Hmmm - I will check


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    Quote Originally Posted by forumnoreason View Post
    does the back go up first if you press the brake pedal down and hold on start up?

    drop it into low first, then put in normal ride height then start. Could be the rear height corrector needs nettoyage.
    How does that work If you hold the brakes on hard, you are preventing the wheels rotating..... so the wheelbase can't get shorter as the car raises (the car will struggle to lift the rear at all with the brakes on). ie: in order of the rear to lift, it will either need to drag against the brakes or skid the rear tires.

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    Assuming it's not a case of standing on the brakes or an HC problem, I'd possibly think flat rear spheres? It takes longer to fill them if the pressure is low. When the pump leaks internally due to a cracked body, it may not lift without revving the engine, but I think the rear would rise before the front in that case. Try the bounce test at each corner and see if the rear feels much firmer than the front.

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    Funnily enough, dead flat spheres full of oil could also cause one end to rise faster than the other as thereís no nitrogen to compress. A bounce test sounds like a good place to start

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    I donít think I detected much difference from front to back. Iíll check again tomorrow


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    Today the back felt firmer...
    Itís a re-gas or re-sphere I fear.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Secretsenor View Post
    Today the back felt firmer...
    It’s a re-gas or re-sphere I fear.


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    Is it rock hard? cars with dead flat sphere raise almost instantly (there is no gas less to compress), next fastest is a fully recharged car (less fluid will push into the charged spheres). The slowest is a car with almost dead flat spheres as it takes a long time to fill the sphere will LHM before the car will finally rise

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    My DS also rises first at the front it has the original split spheres on the rear and the newer sealed ones on the front
    I thought this may be the reason.

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    maybe your DS thinks it is an SM?

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