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Old 07-05-2010, 06:13 PM   #1
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Coilover adjustment

I purchased a set of AMS coilovers for my Z32 but ran into a snag while trying to lower the car in the front only. A friend and I tried almost every method thinkable of lowering the car, but whatever we try the ride height stays the same,

My last option is to pay a shop to figure it out, does anyone have suggestions?



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Old 07-05-2010, 07:36 PM   #2
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You rotate the bottom piece up to lower it thereby shortening it, and vice versa.
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Old 07-05-2010, 10:31 PM   #3
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Yea we know. And we tried that. The car stays at the same height.
I think i'll have to take it to a shop and see what they can do. Sucks that its installed and now i have to pay for just ride height adjustment.
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So the rears lower just fine?

Maybe try telling us what exactly you did, and then we can see if you did it properly.
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:26 AM   #5
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At this point, with the research I was doing im waiting back on the spec sheet of the coilover itself to see how low it can go. But the rears are fine, can go lower.
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Try riding around with the new adjustments as the suspension has to settle? I know after I made adjustments to mine I had to drive around the block and the springs would settle like half an inch.
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While we're on the topic of coilovers, do any of you guys apply anti seize compound during the winter months?
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While we're on the topic of coilovers, do any of you guys apply anti seize compound during the winter months?
You should always apply antiseize when assembling regardless of season.
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While we're on the topic of coilovers, do any of you guys apply anti seize compound during the winter months?
I bought some T9 based on a recommendation from another member.
http://www.boeshield.com/

You can buy it from Lee Valley. I have yet to use it but will probably in the next little while.
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