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      01-17-2021, 09:14 PM   #1
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Another way to adjust rear coilovers (How to)

Ill make this quick....

Take two ratcheting straps loop them around the lower control arm Position them so you can pull the coil down evenly. Allowing the perch to float. Then grab the top of the perch and spin the collar. You may need to push down on the hub while doing it to gain more clearance. Pulling down the coil unevenly will not allow the perch to float.

Keep an eye on your fingers and be quick about it. You wouldn't want to pinch a finger if something went wrong. Doesn't seem likely though. Too bad manufactures don't add a nut to the bottom. Sure would make it easier. I almost got out the tig welder.

Picture describes it well
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Do You have pictures of your ratcheting straps? What rating do you recommend buying?
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Or just by the internal spring compressor that BMW and Mercedes have as "special tools."

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Do You have pictures of your ratcheting straps? What rating do you recommend buying?
I just grabbed what I had laying around. Which were pretty small.. 500lb? Doesn’t take much effort to pull the coil down and just takes a second to setup.

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Or just by the internal spring compressor that BMW and Mercedes have as "special tools."
You’re right I could buy that tool. But in the moment when I went to adjust them and the perch would just spin I needed to come up with something.

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Another pic for those visual learners

The little ratchets didnít last long. Iíd use something is little bigger.
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