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Old 07-05-2010, 06:18 PM   #1
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Resetting the "Circlip" on Bilsteins

Am I assuming correctly you can use "split ring" pliers to do this ?
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Old 07-05-2010, 06:26 PM   #2
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i used my fingers
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Old 07-05-2010, 06:27 PM   #3
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just grab it and move it to where you want it set at and it will snap into place
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Old 07-05-2010, 07:16 PM   #4
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i used my fingers
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Old 07-05-2010, 07:18 PM   #5
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i used my fingers
x3

Regular pliers would work but you probably won't need them. Just get one end of the circlip out of the groove and work it up/down.
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Old 07-05-2010, 07:20 PM   #6
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I was too afraid to damage them with the pliers and have them not seat quite right after that.
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I was too afraid to damage them with the pliers and have them not seat quite right after that.
I used pliers the second time I adjusted them and it worked fine. My fingers were already busted up from building brick retaining walls so I just used the pliers to pull the end of the clip out of the groove, just like you would with a fingernail, and then moved them to the next groove by hand.
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Yep, just as you guys said, popped out one end of the clip (I used a pair of needle nose pliers, very carefully), rotated the shock to get all of the clip out and slid it up to the .85 setting - TSB raised the rear 1 inch, checked it again today after 2 weeks, so the .85 setting should get me back to just about stock rake -

Thanks for everyone's input
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I find it hard to believe that the little circlip is strong enough to support the coil. How does it exactly work?
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I find it hard to believe that the little circlip is strong enough to support the coil. How does it exactly work?
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Well believe it becuse there are hundreds of members using them. The bottom plate rests on top of the circlip
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:33 AM   #11
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I find it hard to believe that the little circlip is strong enough to support the coil. How does it exactly work?
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What do you mean "How does it work"? It holds the spring perch in place. Though small, the surface area that distributes the load is rather large.
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It holds the spring perch in place. Though small, the surface area that distributes the load is rather large.
I see the surface looking small and I just thought under that great pressure it would eventually wear away or the clip would pop out. I received mine 5100's last night and those were my initial thoughts.
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