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      10-11-2012, 10:15 PM   #1
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Exclamation ST V1 Coilovers Not Low Enough, Looking for Solutions

Hey guys, what can I do to lower my rear more? Replace the spring only? Spring and new shocks? New coils altogether?

What are your suggestions? Anything but cutting/heating springs is new info to me.

Tee's been helping me out but I was wondering if there are any other opinions out there!
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How low are you trying to go? The ST coilovers should be able to put the wheels deep into the wheel wells.
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How low are you trying to go? The ST coilovers should be able to put the wheels deep into the wheel wells.
Not mine apparently. I'm 3 threads from max and cant tuck tire.
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Not mine apparently. I'm 3 threads from max and cant tuck tire.
Silly question but do you have the OEM rear spring carrier still installed?
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Not mine apparently. I'm 3 threads from max and cant tuck tire.
o_O Really? That sucks. One alternative is to get different springs. Or you can make it an excuse to buy new coils!
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Part # 10 removed is what I'm asking.

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Part # 10 removed is what I'm asking.



I'm unsure, but here's a pic!
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o_O Really? That sucks. One alternative is to get different springs. Or you can make it an excuse to buy new coils!
suggestions?
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I'm unsure, but here's a pic!
Yes they are removed already and it looks like you have had the suspension installed for a while so they wont settle any further. I suggest one of two options.

1)Contact Eibach or H&R to get a set of springs

2)Contact Harold and HP Autowerks to get a set of swift springs (Honestly, this is the route I'd probably go. He will know sizes better than if you contact the other two companies)
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Yes they are removed already and it looks like you have had the suspension installed for a while so they wont settle any further. I suggest one of two options.

1)Contact Eibach or H&R to get a set of springs

2)Contact Harold and HP Autowerks to get a set of swift springs (Honestly, this is the route I'd probably go. He will know sizes better than if you contact the other two companies)
My worries are that it wont match the damper and blow it. But good idea, I'll give Harold a shout. Cant really trust anyone morre than him!
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did you install the adjustable colar upside down??? (intentionally)
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did you install the adjustable colar upside down??? (intentionally)
A shop did it. Exprain prz!
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I'm unsure, but here's a pic!
if you wanna go lower without cutting just remove the adjuster nut or take the adjuster out completely, i dont run it in mine but im on h&r im in the well and i still can remove my helper
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did you install the adjustable colar upside down??? (intentionally)
I don't see anything wrong with the collar

Like lowandslow said, just remove the adjuster collar
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Thats weird. My rims are a bit tucked with my fender and a have about another inch that I can lower on my ST's.
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Thats weird. My rims are a bit tucked with my fender and a have about another inch that I can lower on my ST's.
are you guys running the rubber bushing at the bottom of the spring? or is the spring just sitting in the lower perch?

The part #8 in the diagram above.
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are you guys running the rubber bushing at the bottom of the spring? or is the spring just sitting in the lower perch?

The part #8 in the diagram above.
I believe mine is just sitting in the lower perch.
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I believe mine is just sitting in the lower perch.
I am actually installing my STs today. I will let you know how mine sit.

Do you have a pic of how your car sits now?
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My car used to be the same height as yours the first time I installed my ST Coilovers but then I went lower and my tires are are under my wheel well now. Not all of it but some, I don't want to post pics here but if you want me to show you then I will post pics or you can just search for my thread
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I am actually installing my STs today. I will let you know how mine sit.

Do you have a pic of how your car sits now?

This is very close to maxing out. There's about... 1.5cm left.

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My car used to be the same height as yours the first time I installed my ST Coilovers but then I went lower and my tires are are under my wheel well now. Not all of it but some, I don't want to post pics here but if you want me to show you then I will post pics or you can just search for my thread
I think ours are the same? I'm unsure. Check the pic and let me know what you think
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hmm maybe try a different setup? We have installed quite a few BC racing Coilovers and the cars get really low
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hmm maybe try a different setup? We have installed quite a few BC racing Coilovers and the cars get really low
I am open to suggestions. Was considering used PSS10's or KW V2's, but don't know much about BC.
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