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      03-23-2012, 07:11 AM   #1
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Proper ride height????

Hey guys, how do you properly adjust ride height on coil overs? Do you measure coil over length (both fronts the same length and both rears the same) or the height when the car sits on the ground from a flat surface to the rockers or another point on the chassis? Could one coil over need to be extended more than the other to get proper balance on the car and how do you go about doing this?
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I generally measure off the coilovers themselves during initial install, drive it for a couple days to let everything settle in and then measure ground to fender arch or some other reference point on the car to make any further adjustments, car must be on a flat level surface. If you are corner weighing the car and pre loading the springs you could very well end up with slightly different adjustments between the coilovers.
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on past coilovers, i just go to the lowest setting. no adjustment needed after that. lol
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on past coilovers, i just go to the lowest setting. no adjustment needed after that. lol
Good answer hahahah
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on past coilovers, i just go to the lowest setting. no adjustment needed after that. lol
LMAO. I had my car very low but I was breaking half shafts at the track.
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