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    need help with my coilovers

    Forgive my utter idiocy as always, and a quick reply would be muchos appreciated as my car is in an awkward spot, jacked up.

    the image below is a pic of my coilovers at the mo, totally filthy i know.



    they are supposedly adjustable (30-70mm). is the height pretty much max'ed out at the moment?? I didnt fit them. I have the adjustment key but arent sure which bit to adjust to raise them

    is it the second thing up (highlighted with the arrow)? or do they both need winding up'? Also, to raise it, would it/they go counter clockwise?
    Ive had a go each way but it aint budging, if i know the right way it is supposed to go, the hammer can come out.

    thanks

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    the lower ring is a locking ring that stops the seat from moving onec in postion. the locking ring and seat needs to be wound down to lower and wound up to raise. locking the second ring being the seat when in the prefered ride height.

    drown it in wd40 and clean with a a wire brush. shuld see em free

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    to lower, you go counterclockwise,

    jack the car up so theres little weight on the springs,
    scrub the threads with a wire brush,
    use the tool to turn the bottom ring counterclockwise (tool handle starts on right and goes left),
    then when that is at the right height, lower the upper ring until it meets the lower one,
    then tighten the lower ring into the upper ring and vice versa, holding the other ring with the second tool.
    measure the hieght from the bottom thread of main body,
    repeat on the other side of the car.

    btw are they jamex coilys? and how do they perform when you give the car a thrashing on the twisties? im tempted but worried they might collapse under spirited driving, given that theyre for "crusing the streets" rather than rally style country lane spanking.

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    cheers guys. I actually need to raise it. I have some new wheels which rub at the moment (offset isnt ideal). It's rediculously low.

    The coilovers are PI marky. i personally think they give a really good ride. They are comfortable enough and solid in the corners, i cant complain at all (especially since i got them for £200 new off ebay). Have had em on about 10 months with no bother.

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    So did you manage to raise it ok?
    The truth is always the truth even if you haven't realised it yet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee gsi
    So did you manage to raise it ok?
    unfortunately not

    they were stuck tight, and taking wayyyy too much effort to budge, especially on a cold new years eve with darkness setting in. Its off to the garage for a couple of things asap so i'll let them toil with the coilovers too.
    A real pain in the ass.

    To rub salt in the wound, a bit of the head of the anti-theft wheel nut for that wheel snapped off when tightening! It should still come out but will be a reet b*stard no doubt... the joy.

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