HSD coilover height adjustment

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  1. 15 Apr 2018 at 11:26 PM #1
    Cliff J

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    I've just fitted HSD coilovers, I still need to fine tune the ride height but I feel I'm missing something!!? :confused:

    I understand that to lower the front ride height I need to loosen off the lowest locking collar, then spin the entire shock above down into the lower part of the strut, but that would mean the drop link mount would spin and so every time I need to adjust I would have to remove the drop link? Is that right?

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  2. 15 Apr 2018 at 11:56 PM #2
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    Unbolt droplinks from the strut, loosen the lowest locking collar, then use the droplink bracket as a handy way of spinning the damper body. Just make sure the bracket is in the same position when you lock it back up.

    Do both sides the same number of turns and you shouldn't have added any preload to the arb so won't have to adjust the brackets.

    It is an extra step, but they're a lot easier to turn than winding a collar against the spring preload, and realistically it's not something you're going to be doing every week.
     
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    Much appreciated, I couldn’t see any other way but it just felt a little foreign, having owned several sets of coilovers before but never like these.
     

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