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      01-13-2013, 01:13 AM   #10
robc1976
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Rear strut adjustments

When lowering raising car I m sure you have to adjust the struts via the collars. Am I correct in saying when the car is on jack stands with wheels off (no load on suspension) that the rear springs perches (where you adjust) be a bit loose so you can adjust them...not real tight? Basically I had one of springs a bit loose (tried springs without spacers) and the BC BR vendor said since the springs are a bit loose tighten up the strut so there is a bit more tension, but not so much you can't adjust them. My question is, I raised my car via spacers so should I raise the strut until the springs are a bit loose then tighten to have just a bit more tension like the vendor suggested? What s the protocol on the strut adjustments, didn't find much searching.
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