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Coilover Fitting

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Postby endapender » Wed May 09, 2007 10:53 pm

I've changed the suspension on all my cars and did a few friends cars too. As long as you take your time a watch what you are doing it will be easy. Double and tripple check everything before you finish

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Postby Dizz » Wed May 09, 2007 10:54 pm

Mr. Tezza wrote:
Dizz wrote:Suspension is a BITCH to do on the Altezza but nothing bad is going to happen from fitting your coilovers yourself (as long as u tighten all bolts lol) All the adjustments are at the shop & it's pretty obvious whether they're all even. Worst that can happen is uneven tyre wear & handling being off...

Any of the places that do tracking will do camber etc too



My mate said it was easy enough to be honest, i know of a good place down in bantry that do tracking so i'll prob tkae it down there afterwards, they got my mates S14 set up perfectly, he went to a few people and they cudn't do it properly...


Maybe mine was just a bitch then lol. I'm a mechanic & done fair few but found it a bitch getting my old shocks & springs out. Had to jump on the disc with all my weight while my mate had a big pry bar trying to get the bottom of the shock over & out of the bottom wishbone...

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Postby Mr. Tezza » Wed May 09, 2007 11:13 pm

Oh well now that dosen't sound like fun! Maybe urs was just stiff (lets hope anyway)???? Sure we'll see in a few weeks when i get my coilovers anyway i suppose!!!
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Postby endapender » Wed May 09, 2007 11:17 pm

Its a bit easier if lowering springs are fitted. The shorter spring means less pressure when the shock is a full stroke so easier to move it out of the way

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Postby Dizz » Wed May 09, 2007 11:21 pm

endapender wrote:Its a bit easier if lowering springs are fitted. The shorter spring means less pressure when the shock is a full stroke so easier to move it out of the way


Ye they were easier to get back in after fitting the Tein springs I have to say. I'm sure the coilovers would be even easier to get in if you just adjust them right down first...

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Postby Mr. Tezza » Wed May 09, 2007 11:22 pm

endapender wrote:Its a bit easier if lowering springs are fitted. The shorter spring means less pressure when the shock is a full stroke so easier to move it out of the way


That cud be why my mate found it easier so... hope coilovers are similar!!!
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