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Adjusting "adjustable" coilovers?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Me Likey TRD, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. Apr 1, 2013 at 10:57 AM
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    Me Likey TRD

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    I've had my Toytec lift on for about 9 months and was waiting until I got a plate bumper installed before I changed anything.

    Stock I've got around 2 to 2.25 inches of lift and it measures about 22.25 from the hub center to the fender.

    I got my spanner wrenches out yesterday afternoon so that I could bump it up another half inch or so now that I have a plate bumper install.

    Am I just a puss or what? :mad: I couldn't budge the ring on those coilovers (wheel at full droop).

    Do I need a cheater bar or some such? Or am I just not holding my tongue just right? What's the secret?

    Here's what I'm dealing with for reference:

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  2. Apr 1, 2013 at 11:04 AM
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    MightyMouse-SCT

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    Remove the tires . Droop the suspension and use a cheater bar . I used my spanner wrench and hit on it with a mallet .
     
  3. Apr 1, 2013 at 11:54 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    ^^that plus possibly some PB Blasters or something of the sort to soak in before you attempt
     
  4. Apr 1, 2013 at 12:07 PM
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    Bilstein 5100's set @ 0 with OME 883x coils up front . Alcon leaf springs. A.R.E. Shell. Viper Alarm. Wet Okole seat covers. WeatherTech Floor liners front and back. Oem Toyota chrome exhaust tip.
    Did you losen the allen set screw frist ? :D
     
  5. Apr 1, 2013 at 12:52 PM
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    Me Likey TRD

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    Ha, ha. In all honesty, I did look for one after a couple of feeble attempts at using just muscle.

    Thanks for the replies guys.

    Looks like I'm just going have to rig up some sort of cheater bar as recommended - just didn't realize it would take so much effort to make it move.
     
  6. Apr 7, 2013 at 7:54 PM
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    urrutiadan32

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    Hey OP did u get these adjusted?
     
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