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    DIY Adjusting BC Coilovers (Lowering Ride Height)

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    IF YOU USE AND LIKE THIS DIY, PLEASE +1
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    ADJUSTING BC COILOVERS (LOWERING RIDE HEIGHT)

    TOOLS:
    SUPPLIED SPANNER WRENCH’S
    CALIPER OR SOME OTHER MEASURING DEVICE


    SAFETY:
    ALWAYS USE QUALITY JACKSTANDS WHEN WORKING UNDER YOUR VEHICLE.
    NEVER WEAR LOOSE FITTED CLOTHING AROUND A RUNNING MOTOR.
    ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES.
    PLEASE STAY SAFE.

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    FRONTS

    MAKE SURE (A) AND (B) ARE TIGHTENED TOGETHER BEFORE BEGINNING. ***WE ARE NOT GOING TO ADJUST THE SPRING TENSION***


    1. MEASURE HOW FAR YOU WANT TO DROP YOUR CAR WHILE IT IS STILL ON THE GROUND.


    2. RAISE YOUR CAR ON JACKSTANDS AND REMOVE THE WHEELS.

    3. MEASURE YOUR DROP THAT WE TOOK IN STEP ONE ONTO THE COILOVER AND MAKE A MARK.


    4. LOOSEN LOCK RING (C) AND MOVE IT ALL THE WAY UP TO THE LOCATION YOU MEASURED AND MARKED.


    5. USING YOUR SPANNER WRENCH TURN (A) TO THE LEFT (CLOCKWISE). ***DO NOT TOUCH (B) TO LOWER THE VEHICLE.***


    6. ONCE YOUR DROP IS ACHIEVED, TIGHTEN LOCK RING (C).


    7. PUT YOUR WHEELS BACK ON AND DROP YOUR CAR.

    REARS (COMING SOON)
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    Very nicely done as always Jeff. :.smile:

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    very nice!

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    Very easy!

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    :tup:

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    nice
    Last edited by Dracula; 04-16-2010 at 05:01 PM.

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    Re: Adjusting BC Coilovers (Ride Height)

    Best DIY I've seen so far!

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    can wait to see how to do the rears......nice job

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    Paint

    Question about the rears. Do you adjust from ring -"a" the larger ring that sits on the spring as in these pictures? Looks the same as the fronts only rear springs sit in the spring bucket upside down from fronts. Gonna raise a little bit tomorrow and just wanna be more clear on what I'm doing to make job faster. Thax.

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    You have to adjust them together so what ever you drop on the shock do the same for the spring.

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    Anybody want to add a diy for the rear? I will attempt the rears probably this weekend, tried a month ago but couldn't figure out how to lower the rear shock. I loosened the lock ring but it did not move...wondering if it has to be removed to adjust.

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    I found this a few days ago on myg37.--> http://www.myg37.com/forums/brakes-a...-about-it.html
    Not very detailed but some pic's and instructions. To lower the rear its showing to loosen collar on strut and then turn strut by hand. What im guessing is you'd need to adjust the collar ring "a"on spring also.

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    hhmm, thanks for the link. I did try turning by hand but it did not want to move, maybe need to try harder. Will try it again possibly later today.

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    I had to take the 2 nuts out swing it back towards me ten turn by hand dont think it can be with it stationary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThE Fx 45 BeAsT View Post
    I had to take the 2 nuts out swing it back towards me ten turn by hand dont think it can be with it stationary.
    It can be, it's just incredibly hard. Take the two nuts out at the top and turning it by hand is the best way. I would HIGHLY recommend greasing the threaded part of the strut, mine squeeked so damn loud, I thought I was going deaf..

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    greasing them also helps avoid corrosion, you should use some anti seize which is just a thermal grease with graphite, excellent on stuff like this, the heavy duty or marine grade is best, I use it on everything including lug nuts & wheel flange mating surfaces at the hubs even

    http://www.sealanddesign.com/categor...nti_Seize.aspx

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    I was able to turn my rear struts just fine. Can't say for sure that it worked because I didn't try lowering them, but I could turn them.

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    I found that the rear shocks could not turn unless I use a jack to slightly support the weight of the suspension (jack it up underthe control arm by 1"or so) then it was easy to adjust.

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    Good info, thanks.


 
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