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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by oakhill510 View Post
    I'm glad you found records of our emails. When you say at "driving height", is that the height I want the car to be at? In order for me to get to the height I want it to be at, I am going to have to jack up the car or, wait until I order the 18" fronts. It's going to be awhile before I order the front wheels. I am using the money to narrow the rear end as my next task.

    But yeah, If I jack up the car to the height I want to be at, will the measurement be accurate? Or should I wait until I have the 18" wheels installed?

    Also, I can get you measurements with the 15" wheels I have on now and get you the measurements when the car is jacked up. Let me know. Thanks for helping me. I know its an headache on your side since the coil overs wasn't made to be installed with the ebay arms.
    No problem at all!

    Correct, the driving height you're needing it to be at.

    The best thing to do would be to get the wheels and tires on the car that you're going to end up with and then measure the driving height on the shocks. Either that, or put something on the car that will have the same overall diameter you're going to end up with, see if everything is sitting how you want it to, and then measure the shock height.


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    Wheel diameter is irrelevant. It’s tire diameter that matters. Research and compare the 15 and 18 tire diameters. Then make the adjustment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhutton View Post
    Wheel diameter is irrelevant. Itís tire diameter that matters. Research and compare the 15 and 18 tire diameters. Then make the adjustment.

    Don
    Correct, overall tire diameter.


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    But what about the spring won’t adjust anymore? Is the shock body stripped?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Mc Mahon View Post
    But what about the spring wonít adjust anymore? Is the shock body stripped?
    99.9% sure it is not stripped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhutton View Post
    99.9% sure it is not stripped.

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    Agreed. It's probably compressing the spring more, he's just not realizing it because the ride height isn't changing.


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    Do not loosen the spring adjuster clamping Allen screw too far. If you release it too far and apply too much pressure, it will slip over the threads. If it does this, do not tighten the Allen screw unless you are absolutely sure the threads are engaged properly. You don't want to damage the threads!

    Always jack up the car to adjust the spring height.
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    Hey Josh,

    Still need your help here brother. I know you're busy with other stuff as well.

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    One way to cheat the shock to be longer would be to buy the extended upper mount ridetech sells. Otherwise this sounds like you'll need a new set of longer shocks from them. At this point you are just adding preload to the spring when you turn the collar, but only making it handle harsher without adding height. Plus having the shock constantly slam up like that will cause premature wear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oakhill510 View Post
    Hey Josh,

    Still need your help here brother. I know you're busy with other stuff as well.
    Were you able to get any of the dimensions I mentioned above?


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    Oh man, I don't know what happen. Until I sent in the last message about still needing help, I didn't even see all these responses from you and other guys. My apologies.

    I understood everything you said in your last message. I'll wait until I get the front wheels and tire on so I can know where I want my height to be. Thank you all for all the replies. Appreciate it very much.



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