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      06-04-2014, 01:21 PM   #1
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Installed STV1 Coilovers, the rears sit high!

So I had a local shop install these yesterday. They are a reputable shop and I believe they did the install correctly, but the rear sits quite a bit higher than I'd expect, even at the lowest possible setting. The picture is with 19" wheels. The shop did have to fabricate new RSM as mine were shot and OE were not available - would that affect ride height? Is there some nuance to the install that could fit this issue or if I removed the adjustment perch altogether, would that help me drop an inch without introducing other issues (or is that even an option). Thanks for the help!

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      06-04-2014, 01:59 PM   #2
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do you have pics of the rear springs setup...

i wonder if they left the upper cup on... (this is what I did to my girlfriends car on accident... but it works out because i didnt want to dump it anyways)

STV1? im assuming these are ST coilovers (speed tech)
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      06-04-2014, 02:01 PM   #3
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Where did you get them installed im locally just wondering and whats one to pay for this? I can't help you im oblivious to coilover setups lol
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      06-04-2014, 02:17 PM   #4
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installed at Texas Trackworks in Ft. Worth..
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might be good to take off a wheel and post pics.

someone else on the forum had a problem with height being too high because installer did not remove all original upper spring mount hardware.....as noted above by vietnameeh
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      06-05-2014, 08:43 AM   #6
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hmmm.. I'll call the shop today.. assuming the upper cups were removed, can the custom fabricated RSMs be causing the higher than normal height? Also, can the adjustment perches be removed all together to drop a little further? I'd like to drop another inch or so. Thanks.
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I talked to the shop and they said they left the upper cups in place.. but they said they are supposed to do that. Can someone clarify for me what should be removed so I can address it with them? Where is the top of the spring supposed to seat without the upper mounting hardware? Maybe that's why it's so high. Thanks for all your help!
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Iirc didn't you install these a few years ago? I was reading reviews for STV1 as they are releasing Xi coils and I read a review by you for these almost 3 years ago?
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Many coil over kits have the adjusters mounted on top of the spring. Not sure about this brand but you might want to check the installation instructions for it.
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Iirc didn't you install these a few years ago? I was reading reviews for STV1 as they are releasing Xi coils and I read a review by you for these almost 3 years ago?
Impressive memory.. a few years ago I installed Sonic Tuning coils.. those shocks blew long ago.. Now installed Suspension Techniques.. Anyone clarify the upper cup question? What should the top of the spring be up against with the new coilover setup?
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Impressive memory.. a few years ago I installed Sonic Tuning coils.. those shocks blew long ago.. Now installed Suspension Techniques.. Anyone clarify the upper cup question? What should the top of the spring be up against with the new coilover setup?
As I said, this is common when they put the adjusters on the bottom rather than the top. KW's are like this. Look at your installation instructions and see what they tell you to do.
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Remove the cup and put the adjusters on the top. Most noob shops make that same mistake.
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