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      05-03-2013, 10:43 PM   #1
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How to lock rear H&R coilovers adjusters?



Everything is currently installed on the car but I have it set to the lowest possible since I have ho idea how to lock the rear in place.
Once the adjuster is installed in the lower suspension arm, the threaded perch is just screwed in, i can raise/lower it but there is nothing to secure it in place......nothing tells me if with not move due to vibrations during driving.

I was think thing of buying a nylock nut and just screwing it in....anyone else has an idea?
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      05-04-2013, 08:34 AM   #2
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I have kw's and the rears do not move. I think the compression is so high that it stops itself from moving.
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they are self locking with spring tension/weight compression.
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Yep. The locking screws on the GC's I have are for peace of mind only.
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you have to use both of the wrenches provided to lock it in place. Don't forget to use the C clip at the bottom. You will need a needle nose plier(makes it so much easier) to put the C clip in place.
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you have to use both of the wrenches provided to lock it in place. Don't forget to use the C clip at the bottom. You will need a needle nose plier(makes it so much easier) to put the C clip in place.
Everything is already installed but I bought the kit used and never got the actual c clip, what it its purpose, prevent the threaded adjuster from completely unscrewing out? (that you be pretty unlikely since it would mean the car it raising by itself:S )

So by reading most of the comments, it seems to be safe to just adjust the height and leave it as is unlocked and nothing should happen.
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Everything is already installed but I bought the kit used and never got the actual c clip, what it its purpose, prevent the threaded adjuster from completely unscrewing out? (that you be pretty unlikely since it would mean the car it raising by itself:S )

So by reading most of the comments, it seems to be safe to just adjust the height and leave it as is unlocked and nothing should happen.
you are correct, that is the purpose. You know someone engineered that for a purpose
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