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Adjusting coilovers

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by jspadaro, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Jun 24, 2010 at 11:28 AM
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    jspadaro

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    So, what is the procedure for adjusting the Leeper coilovers? I really just need to let them out, and didn't see much info on this. I know I need to get a spanner wrench... :rolleyes: Since they're already cranked down really low, can I just grab the wrench and let them out? Or do I need a spring compressor?
     
  2. Jun 24, 2010 at 11:30 AM
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    Jack the front of the truck up, get the tires off the ground, loosen the allen set screw, then, (I used a long concrete drill bit that fit the adjusting collar holes), adjust by turning the collar. Spray some WD-40 on the threads, and the lower coil seat before doing this to make it turn a little more easy.
     
  3. Jun 24, 2010 at 11:38 AM
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    What. :cool:
     
  4. Jun 24, 2010 at 11:40 AM
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    Oh yeah? :infantry:
     
  5. Jun 24, 2010 at 11:46 AM
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    Ok....I cant shoot that face. :eek:
     
  6. Jun 24, 2010 at 11:47 AM
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    lol, well, the coilovers aren't on yet. It looks like the easiest way is to stick each coilover in a coil compressor, adjust, and then let out the coil compressor, amirite? Any idea how much thread should be showing for ~ 1.75" of lift?
     
  7. Jun 24, 2010 at 11:49 AM
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    Thats alot of work. They are not hard to turn. Install them, and do as I mentioned. Start with about .75" thread showing above the adjuster, and work your way down every other day.
     
  8. Jun 24, 2010 at 12:45 PM
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    They aren't hard to turn, just takes forever to get results.
     
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