E90Post
 


Horizon LED
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Suspension | Brakes | Chassis > Rear coilover adjustments



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      06-19-2009, 08:05 AM   #1
JeffL
Major
JeffL's Avatar
18
Rep
1,203
Posts

 
Drives: C63
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Massachusetts

iTrader: (1)

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?
__________________
no sig.
Appreciate 0
      06-19-2009, 08:05 AM   #2
Kevin@AKMotorwerk
General
Kevin@AKMotorwerk's Avatar
United_States
281
Rep
28,154
Posts

 
Drives: THE GUY YOU LOVE TO HATE
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: hillsborough, nj

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by JeffL View Post
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?
Appreciate 0
      06-19-2009, 08:09 AM   #3
JeffL
Major
JeffL's Avatar
18
Rep
1,203
Posts

 
Drives: C63
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Massachusetts

iTrader: (1)

H&R. The rears are different then the fronts, fronts have the normal ring things on the strut threads.
Appreciate 0
      06-19-2009, 08:11 AM   #4
Kevin@AKMotorwerk
General
Kevin@AKMotorwerk's Avatar
United_States
281
Rep
28,154
Posts

 
Drives: THE GUY YOU LOVE TO HATE
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: hillsborough, nj

iTrader: (1)

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
Appreciate 0
      06-19-2009, 08:35 AM   #5
JeffL
Major
JeffL's Avatar
18
Rep
1,203
Posts

 
Drives: C63
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Massachusetts

iTrader: (1)

so counter-clockwise is down?
__________________
no sig.
Appreciate 0
      06-19-2009, 08:50 AM   #6
Kevin@AKMotorwerk
General
Kevin@AKMotorwerk's Avatar
United_States
281
Rep
28,154
Posts

 
Drives: THE GUY YOU LOVE TO HATE
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: hillsborough, nj

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by JeffL View Post
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.
Appreciate 0
      06-19-2009, 10:52 AM   #7
JeffL
Major
JeffL's Avatar
18
Rep
1,203
Posts

 
Drives: C63
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Massachusetts

iTrader: (1)

Thanks will give it a shot if it ever stops raining.
__________________
no sig.
Appreciate 0
      06-29-2009, 10:36 PM   #8
Wickede92
Captain
7
Rep
644
Posts

 
Drives: e92
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (3)

Send a message via AIM to Wickede92
i am on kw v2's and also is looking to lower the rear alittle. is counter-clockwise lowering it or bringing it up?
Appreciate 0
      06-30-2009, 07:14 AM   #9
JeffL
Major
JeffL's Avatar
18
Rep
1,203
Posts

 
Drives: C63
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Massachusetts

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wickede92 View Post
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.
__________________
no sig.
Appreciate 0
      06-30-2009, 07:18 AM   #10
Kevin@AKMotorwerk
General
Kevin@AKMotorwerk's Avatar
United_States
281
Rep
28,154
Posts

 
Drives: THE GUY YOU LOVE TO HATE
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: hillsborough, nj

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wickede92 View Post
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.
Appreciate 0
      06-30-2009, 10:02 AM   #11
MuchMoore
Colonel
MuchMoore's Avatar
United_States
36
Rep
2,318
Posts

 
Drives: 08 E90 335i
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: CenFla

iTrader: (28)

Send a message via AIM to MuchMoore
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.
__________________
| Andrew | M Technik | BMW Performance | BBS | Forge | V1 | LUX | Bilstein | Precision-Sport |

Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:44 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST