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adjusting front coilovers

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by evansa22, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. Oct 19, 2010 at 2:05 PM
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    evansa22

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    Hey guys,
    Have some saw coilovers on the front with tc lt kit. Spring adjuster is at about half way and ride feels very stiff. Want to loosen the adjuster a little, do I just jack it up, use coilspring tool, loosen collar screws and spin? Looks prettyh straight forward just want to make sure I don't screw it up.
    Thanks
     
  2. Oct 19, 2010 at 2:16 PM
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    Sorry think I found my answer, should of searched, but
    Where can I get spanner wrench?
     
  3. Oct 19, 2010 at 2:21 PM
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    Sway-a-way. Also I believe if you get 2 5/16 metal dowels from orchard supply that will work as well. The guy i got my coilovers told me so
     
  4. Oct 19, 2010 at 4:35 PM
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    KarTek sells them. and most other off road parts stores will also.
     
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    Sometimes a philips screw driver works also.
     
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    Only if you cut the tip of it off.
     
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    A large hex wrench will do just fine.
     
  8. Oct 19, 2010 at 4:40 PM
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    Or if its the fat style kind lol
     
  9. Oct 19, 2010 at 5:58 PM
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    I always use one flat head and one phillips screwdriver. Use the flat head for the notch in the coil over ring and the phillips in the spanner wrench holes as already stated. Most of all spray some penetrating oil on the threads so they slide easier. Usually you wont round out the holes with a hard turn because the threads are seized and dirty.
     
  10. Oct 19, 2010 at 11:56 PM
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    coilovers have to come off the truck to be ajusted. not enough clearance to spin the spanner wrench when the c/o's are mounted. i learned that the hard way :eek:
     
  11. Oct 20, 2010 at 12:16 AM
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    Uh then you are doing it wrong :p They can stay on the truck haha

    Nice Tires btw man!
     
  12. Oct 20, 2010 at 4:32 AM
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    Yeah, not so much. That's the big benefit of them...fully adjustable just by jacking the front off the floor.
     
  13. Oct 20, 2010 at 2:31 PM
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    my UCAs came in contact with my spanner wrench? maybe the spanner wrench i use is just to big....whatever.
     
  14. Oct 20, 2010 at 11:24 PM
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    damn those are some quick responses,
    thanks guys I really appreciate the help.
    i have 04 4x4 extended cab,
    what are u guys with similar setups running as far as the amount of threads showing above collar?
    like i said front is very stiff and when i look at shiny part of piston in coilover, looks like its only traveling about 3 inches, and front is lifted pretty high, so i figure spring is compressed pretty tight. will take some pics tomorrow.
    thanks again guys
     
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  16. Oct 20, 2010 at 11:40 PM
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    [​IMG]

    will take new ones tomorrow
     
  17. Oct 21, 2010 at 10:31 AM
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    [​IMG]
    here's the amount of threads, measured it at 2 7/16 inches of threads above collar

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    measured about 11 1/2 in. from top of tire to bottom of fender, also about 2 in. from bottom of bump stop to top of lca

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    and heres the piston of coilover, like i said it looks like it's only using about 2-3 in. on compression. this is with moderate bashing on front suspension, and getting a little air.
    let me know what u guys think,thanks
     
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