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Trouble adjusting SAW 2.0 coilovers

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by kumaWRX, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. Dec 19, 2009 at 11:00 PM
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    kumaWRX

    kumaWRX [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Is it just me or are these coilovers ridiculously difficult to crank up? So I tried to crank them up before I installed them which didn't work because the spring and top mount kept spinning. So I installed them in the truck but now the UCA is in the way so I couldn't get the spanner wrench in there. Then I jacked up the LCA to simulate the suspension being loaded, now I can adjust them but because the weight is on the spring they are crazy hard to turn the adjusting collar! So I only cranked them so that about 1.25'' of thread is showing on top and I was just too exhausted to crank them up any more than that. Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. Dec 19, 2009 at 11:00 PM
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    JimBeam

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    try using a cheater bar and something to lube the threads up
     
  3. Dec 19, 2009 at 11:27 PM
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    you have to jack the truck up so the wheels are off the ground. and did you loosen the set screw on the collar. my 2.5's were a pita as well.
     
  4. Dec 20, 2009 at 12:57 AM
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    I did that but the UCA was drooped down and in the way so I had no other choice than to jack it up by the LCA which loads the spring. And yes I did loosen the set screw.
     
  5. Dec 20, 2009 at 11:58 AM
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    the best way i found was to leave the truck alone, don't jack anything and lube the threads then turn as hard as you can.
     
  6. Dec 20, 2009 at 2:29 PM
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    kumaWRX

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    But if I just have the truck as is, not jacked up or anything, I can't even get the spanner in there because the UCA is in the way.
     
  7. Dec 20, 2009 at 4:58 PM
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    can you take a pic of the uca at stock height, i had enough room like said above. about a 1/4 turn at a time.
     
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