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      11-09-2011, 10:59 PM   #1
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GVA: Inquiry about adjusting coilovers

Just got my coilovers installed at Drivehard, the height was adjusted by the previous owner. After the installation, the front height is a little too low for my liking. The height for the front is sitting at 1/2 finger space, and usually scrapes my front lip a lot when I drive down/ up my apartment parking ramp. I want to go back and ask them to re-adjust the height of my ride and I am wondering if it is gonna take a lot of work, do they usually charge a fee for re-adjusting coilovers that are installed at their place or howmuch should I tip them? Or is there any other cheaper solutions I can look into? Has anyone came across this issue?

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      11-09-2011, 11:07 PM   #2
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Just got my coilovers installed at Drivehard, the height was adjusted by the previous owner. After the installation, the front height is a little too low for my liking. The height for the front is sitting at 1/2 finger space, and usually scrapes my front lip a lot when I drive down/ up my apartment parking ramp. I want to go back and ask them to re-adjust the height of my ride and I am wondering if it is gonna take a lot of work, do they usually charge a fee for re-adjusting coilovers that are installed at their place or howmuch should I tip them? Or is there any other cheaper solutions I can look into? Has anyone came across this issue?

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      11-09-2011, 11:24 PM   #3
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Most places normally do one re-adjustment free of charge. Had to get mine re-done and they didn't charge me.
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      11-09-2011, 11:26 PM   #4
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Most places normally do one re-adjustment free of charge. Had to get mine re-done and they didn't charge me.
Ah, howlong does that take?
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      11-10-2011, 02:40 AM   #5
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I am pretty sure they wont charge you, its not too hard of a job!!
people at drivehard are nice =D
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      11-10-2011, 03:26 AM   #6
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oh really...but i saw the previous owner's ride height is look perfect.is it really bad for scrape?
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oh really...but i saw the previous owner's ride height is look perfect.is it really bad for scrape?
Maybe is because I live in apartment.. when I go down the apartment's parking ramp and I scrape. I can't have 1 foot out first then the other because there is a center console on the ramp.
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Just got my coilovers installed at Drivehard, the height was adjusted by the previous owner. After the installation, the front height is a little too low for my liking. The height for the front is sitting at 1/2 finger space, and usually scrapes my front lip a lot when I drive down/ up my apartment parking ramp. I want to go back and ask them to re-adjust the height of my ride and I am wondering if it is gonna take a lot of work, do they usually charge a fee for re-adjusting coilovers that are installed at their place or howmuch should I tip them? Or is there any other cheaper solutions I can look into? Has anyone came across this issue?

every installer should offer 1 free adjustment because you need your suspension to settle with your car for a week or so before getting alignment. You can't expect everything to be perfect with 1 install and no adjustment.

if you have a jack you can adjust the height the height in your driveway, heck i'll help you if you have the tools :P
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^ he will need a realignment. I say go to drivehard...they should do this one time adjustment for free...did they do an alignment too?

What coils did u get?
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^ he will need a realignment. I say go to drivehard...they should do this one time adjustment for free...did they do an alignment too?

What coils did u get?
Paid to do alignment myself, they said the alignment place is a seperate shop. Just got the H&R coil overs off of someone on this forum
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^ he will need a realignment. I say go to drivehard...they should do this one time adjustment for free...did they do an alignment too?

What coils did u get?
Paid to do alignment myself, they said the alignment place is a seperate shop. Just got the H
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Doesn't take long at all. 1 hour max.

AFAIK, drivehard does one free adjustment
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Just jack up your car, and use the spanner wrenches to release the locking collars. Turn the collars about two turns or so and re lock them. Doing both sides should only take about 20minutes. You wont need to realign your car if you are raising it by less than 0.5". You're suspension geometry does not shift that significantly from just a two turns of the collar.
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my shop offer one re-adjustment. and i think most of the shop offers that.
and they charge me $30 each additional adjustment.
but i only re-adjust it once ,and happy with it.
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my shop offer one re-adjustment. and i think most of the shop offers that.
and they charge me $30 each additional adjustment.
but i only re-adjust it once ,and happy with it.
what's the shop name?
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I've decided to remain the height as it is, "nothing is too low" hahaha..
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