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      07-20-2013, 03:30 AM   #1
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How low can you go on St coilovers?

So when i got my coilover install 2 weeks ago. I was a bit overwhelmed and didnt notice that the front was perfect "flush" just the way i wanted it. The rear is still riding high. Just curious if anyone with St coilover, Can i lower it more? I wasn't there at the shop when he dropped it, so idk how high or low he set it on the spring perch. I just want my car to be even. No fender gap. Now, its bugging the hell out of me, cause i just got an alignment done last week. I heard you have to remove the control arm in order to get to the rear spring perch and adjust it which means i have to get another alignment after. Please post a pic of your car on st coilvers and do you think my rear can go lower?


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you can definitely go lower. This was my car on St's with 19inch wheels. Not the best pic

and on stock 18s

this isnt even on lowest setting. Hope this helps
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Are you my twin? Yes they go lower
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Also you don't have to remove anything to adjust height at least on the coupe.
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you can definitely go lower. This was my car on St's with 19inch wheels. Not the best pic

and on stock 18s

this isnt even on lowest setting. Hope this helps
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Also you don't have to remove anything to adjust height at least on the coupe.
Can you post pic of under your car. The spring and shocks are seperate right?

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Do any of you guys know if I have to remove anything(control arm to adjust the spring perch) in order to adjust the rear?
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I didnt do my own. Sorry. But yes they are separate in the reAr
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I didnt do my own. Sorry. But yes they are separate in the reAr
I know the e90 are separate. Just curious is e92 coupes have separate shocks and springs and how do I adjust it without loosening the control arm. So I don't have to get another alignment
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I know the e90 are separate. Just curious is e92 coupes have separate shocks and springs and how do I adjust it without loosening the control arm. So I don't have to get another alignment
they are adjustable. Just get them lowered. Look at the owners manual
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I just took my ST coilovers off today, but I love them.
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dabs4days- e90/e92 have the same suspension, I figured that out a few days ago.
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You don't need to remove anything to adjust it. You just turn the adjustment collar with the supplied wrench.

But you still need to get a new alignment because you changed the height, which in turn will change the camber and toe.
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SOB, he install my spring perch wrong? The rubber piece is suppose to go to the bottom into the control arm and metal adjustable spring perch is suppose to go into the chassis.
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Where you at tmrw? Probably compare my set up. And depends on what tires are on. 1st pic, front/rear can still lower it even more. 2nd pic raised because the Michelin PSS tires rubbed in the front and I wanted the tires to show.
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Where you at tmrw? Probably compare my set up. And depends on what tires are on. 1st pic, front/rear can still lower it even more. 2nd pic raised because the Michelin PSS tires rubbed in the front and I wanted the tires to show.
Haha nice, im out of town. Ive drove by sonicms and saw your car there once. where do you live bruh?
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Haha nice, im out of town. Ive drove by sonicms and saw your car there once. where do you live bruh?
Cool, at San Leandro, were you there last week? I shaved my rear fenders there, trying to go 19x9.5 et 12 fitment or et 7 soon.
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Cool, at San Leandro, were you there last week? I shaved my rear fenders there, trying to go 19x9.5 et 12 fitment or et 7 soon.
yea i wont be back for a month or two. You get new wheels? looks hella clean
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yea i wont be back for a month or two. You get new wheels? looks hella clean
I had 2 extra with lower offset so all wheels are concave, looks good.
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Sup everyone? New to the forums. Here is mine on ST coilovers. Not maxed out though, Can still go lower.
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Welcome! Nice ride, love the color!
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