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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbenstrikes View Post
    Dont worry steven... got a long bumpy trek ahead of me on friday and scottish highland passes arent the nicest so going to keep it like that till im back..

    Going to need to level it out too.. see just adjusting the coilovers so its sat the same on both sides will that be fine even though one side will be tighter on the spring than the other?
    Mine didnt seem to settle any lower. I ended up winding them down even more. Just sorting some spacers so I can go even lower for this show season...


    I just used a tape measure and adjusted them to the same height measuring the thread left under the spring. It seems to stay level even with a fat bloke like me in the driving seat...
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve23002 View Post
    Mine didnt seem to settle any lower. I ended up winding them down even more. Just sorting some spacers so I can go even lower for this show season...


    I just used a tape measure and adjusted them to the same height measuring the thread left under the spring. It seems to stay level even with a fat bloke like me in the driving seat...
    Im going to leave it just now.. check how far my toe in/out is and decide wether i want to go lower and have my tyres shredded as i wont be getting it tracked till all 4 are done...

    well i measured 20mm from the top of the threads to the top of the adjuster on each side yet the drivers side is 7mm lower... probably because the engine is slightly on the drivers side right?
     
     

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    2mm gap between the wheel and spring perch??..

    I'd definately get some spacers on there mate.. you need to build in a bit of a safety margin and 2mm isn't giving you much clearance at all..

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    Quote Originally Posted by pangster View Post
    2mm gap between the wheel and spring perch??..

    I'd definately get some spacers on there mate.. you need to build in a bit of a safety margin and 2mm isn't giving you much clearance at all..
    Surely there shouldnt be any movement in that direction though?
     
     

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    Ben.. I was hoping to come back from holiday and see the finished article!!

    Got all my stuff ready to get on now including some eibach 5mm spacers for the front but haven't got the energy.. may get started with everything tomorrow though!
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    Still on holiday chief!

    Cant wait to see what yours is like!
     
     

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