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    just wondered if the rear adjuster (blue bit in bottom of pic) has to be used, my suspension is set to lowest on the rear so the 2 parts of the adjuster are wound into eachother all the way, that gives about 10-12mm height to the spring. Can you just use the inner or outer part of the adjuster on its own or do without the adjuster part completely?
    without the adjuster there, the damper will extend all the way and spring may be looser (could easily be pulled out) when wheels jacked up, so because of that would it be unsafe for driving on the road even if spring is always under compression?

    pic is an example, im using raceland coilovers
     
     

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    I don't use the adjuster on my H&R kit, try it and just double check that it cannot become dislodged.

    IIRC you have to remove the rubber spring mount in order to fit the adjuster, if you leave the spring mount in then the lowering spring should sit nice and tight over the rubber and therefore be fine

    Let us know how you get on
     
     

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    will do, going to wait till early next week when fitting my alloys.
    didnt think of it being held in with the rubber bit luckily my rear springs make the car sit level when both on the same setting, its the front that has about 20mm diffference dialled into the adjusters to make front level

    do you still run the plastic inner arches in the front of yours without any clearance problems and what et and j are your wheels
     
     

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