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Resetting the "Circlip" on Bilsteins

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by JoeN 267, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. Jul 5, 2010 at 6:18 PM
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    JoeN 267

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    Am I assuming correctly you can use "split ring" pliers to do this ?
     
  2. Jul 5, 2010 at 6:26 PM
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    i used my fingers
     
  3. Jul 5, 2010 at 6:27 PM
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    just grab it and move it to where you want it set at and it will snap into place
     
  4. Jul 5, 2010 at 7:16 PM
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    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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    I was too afraid to damage them with the pliers and have them not seat quite right after that.
     
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    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.
     
  8. Jul 6, 2010 at 9:00 AM
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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
     
  9. Jul 15, 2010 at 8:30 AM
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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?
    sorry to:threadjacked:
     
  10. Jul 15, 2010 at 8:32 AM
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    Well believe it becuse there are hundreds of members using them. The bottom plate rests on top of the circlip
     
  11. Jul 15, 2010 at 8:33 AM
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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.
     
  12. Jul 15, 2010 at 10:19 AM
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    dgr540 I've got the FUNK

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    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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