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      01-29-2013, 12:42 PM   #1
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Coilover adjustments

I'm currently on some 18in wheels. If I install coilovers, I know I need a alignment. But, if I switch to some 19in wheels do I have to adjust the coilovers or just a new alignment?
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I'm currently on some 18in wheels. If I install coilovers, I know I need a alignment. But, if I switch to some 19in wheels do I have to adjust the coilovers or just a new alignment?
you will have to adjust the coilovers no matter what you do. The coilovers wont come in the exact specs you want. You will have to play with it and see where you want your height and dampening and etc. After all this is good and done, get an alignment.
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I'm currently on some 18in wheels. If I install coilovers, I know I need a alignment. But, if I switch to some 19in wheels do I have to adjust the coilovers or just a new alignment?
you will have to adjust the coilovers no matter what you do. The coilovers wont come in the exact specs you want. You will have to play with it and see where you want your height and dampening and etc. After all this is good and done, get an alignment.
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You're gonna have to fiddle with the height to get the look you want when you upgrade to 19's. I would recommend getting an alignment
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Just switching the wheels doesn't affect the alignment. but like others said, you will probably want to adjust the coilovers, which does affect the alignment.
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