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Held Front Coilovers by MstangsBware
Started on: 09-10-2013 07:57 PM
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Report this Post09-10-2013 07:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for MstangsBwareClick Here to Email MstangsBwareSend a Private Message to MstangsBwareEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Is there an easy way to adjust the front Held coilovers? I cant seem to find a n easy way to adjust them up with the pressurs of the spri g on them.
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It's impossible to adjust any coil over with the weight on the unit.
Jack up the car and turn the adjuster a fixed number of turns then repeat on the other side.
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Originally posted by mcguiver3:

It's impossible to adjust any coil over with the weight on the unit.
Jack up the car and turn the adjuster a fixed number of turns then repeat on the other side.


Yeah...I got that part covered...But the tension from the spring agaianst the adjuster will not allow it to turn without alot of force. There is not enough room to maje that force happen. Thinking maybe someone knew a trick to make this happen.
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Small spring compressor clamps. You can pick them up on ebay for ~$20.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/COI...N-TOOL-/330668870564

We use ones like this in the shop, on the vehicle in order to adjust coil-overs that have a lot of tension on the adjusters. Throw them on, run it in enough to take off tension, make your adjustments with your spanner wrench, then release. Quick process.

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Report this Post09-11-2013 09:23 PM Click Here to See the Profile for NoMoreRicersClick Here to Email NoMoreRicersSend a Private Message to NoMoreRicersEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Use a bunch of strong zip ties.



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Originally posted by Nebiros88:

Small spring compressor clamps. You can pick them up on ebay for ~$20.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/COI...N-TOOL-/330668870564

We use ones like this in the shop, on the vehicle in order to adjust coil-overs that have a lot of tension on the adjusters. Throw them on, run it in enough to take off tension, make your adjustments with your spanner wrench, then release. Quick process.


Will look and see what the smalleat set is I can find.Gonna have to be small cause very little room in that area...The listing u posted r they a small set?

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Not sure on those, just typed it up in ebay to find a picture.

You might try these... Not sure the spring rate of most setups on motorcycles but you just need to release the tension a little

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mot...em2a30e20966&vxp=mtr
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Originally posted by Nebiros88:

Not sure on those, just typed it up in ebay to find a picture.

You might try these... Not sure the spring rate of most setups on motorcycles but you just need to release the tension a little

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mot...em2a30e20966&vxp=mtr


That might work there....Just need to raise then about 2 turns ...

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Report this Post09-13-2013 06:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for lou_diasClick Here to Email lou_diasSend a Private Message to lou_diasEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Did you loosen the 3 allen nuts around the base that lock the height in place?
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on my QA-1 coilovers i wanted to use 10 " springs but they would have to be clamped down to get in , making for hard adjustment .so i got a heavier 9" spring , makes adjusting much easier .and i never use the locking allen screws .and they are not needed on my car anyway , nothing has ever worked loose .
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Originally posted by lou_dias:

Did you loosen the 3 allen nuts around the base that lock the height in place?


There is only one on the set I have...The issue I am running into is once the adjusting nut starts putting pressure on the spring the threaded collar wants to spin on the shock. Plus there is hardly any room to for the tool in that area.
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It might be easier to remove the coil-over from the car (only two bolts) and compress the spring on the bench. Just a thought.
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Originally posted by Bloozberry:

It might be easier to remove the coil-over from the car (only two bolts) and compress the spring on the bench. Just a thought.


I tried something similiar to this but then it made it difficult to get the shock bolted back in. I got a few things to try..
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I always unbolted the shock or the control arm from the knuckle, adjusted the spring and used a floor jack to install it back in place.
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If your shock body is separate from the threaded sleeve, you may be able to use an RTV to seal the threaded sleeve to the shock body. I did that to my rear struts and it makes it so much easier to make adjustments (even with weight on the wheels).

-Dave

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