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      06-19-2009, 08:05 AM   #1
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Rear coilover adjustments

Looking to bring the back of my car down a little more. From what I can tell I just put a 10mm Allen socket on the bottom of the spring perch and turn. Is it really that easy? Counter-clockwise for down?
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Looking to bring the back of my car down a little more. From what I can tell I just put a 10mm Allen socket on the bottom of the spring perch and turn. Is it really that easy? Counter-clockwise for down?

what brand coil overs do you have?
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H&R. The rears are different then the fronts, fronts have the normal ring things on the strut threads.
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then yea but the allen key isnt 10mm, its much larger then that, i forget the size, but your gonna want to jack up the side your adjusting to get the weight off the spring, and its still going to be very tight to turn, so get a big ratchet or breaker bar and a socket style allen key. and a tape measure to make sure both sides are adjusted evenly
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so counter-clockwise is down?
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so counter-clockwise is down?
damn sorry bro i forget, i think clock wise is down becasue the adjuster is upside down in the lower control arm, prob gonna want to spray some kind of lubricant on it too, i remember trying to adjust a car that i just installed the coils on and it wasnt easy at all.
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Thanks will give it a shot if it ever stops raining.
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i am on kw v2's and also is looking to lower the rear alittle. is counter-clockwise lowering it or bringing it up?
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i am on kw v2's and also is looking to lower the rear alittle. is counter-clockwise lowering it or bringing it up?
counter-clockwise is up clockwise is down. confirmed 100%. Like sexye92 said the spring perches are upside down so everything is backwards.
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i am on kw v2's and also is looking to lower the rear alittle. is counter-clockwise lowering it or bringing it up?
on the v2's clockwise is to raise it, and counter clockwise is to lower it. its different then the h & r springs. spray the adjuster down with some wd-40 and it will make it much easier.
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Also think about jacking the car up to take the weight off the springs, it makes things much easier. I remember there being a center-rear jack point on the E46...but Im not sure if there is one on the E9x.
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