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07-15-2007 01:01 AM #1
07-16-2007 09:41 AM #2
07-16-2007 03:27 PM #3
Re: i have it on 3rd from the top.....but
Thanks Alex, did you mean lowers the rake = back was lower than the front? That is definitely not good. my car sat with the back a little higher for a perfect aero rake with the SLS installed. My buddy with an M6 has his on the lowest cog and his car sits perfectly. Mechanic says 2nd from top, you say 3rd. I'm very confused now
07-17-2007 02:44 PM #4
07-19-2007 02:59 PM #5
confused on adjustment levels
Hello again, I seem to be confused on the six levels of adjustment on my new read Sport Bilsteins / Vogtland springs. (1.25 " drop) I had set the spring perch in the middle (3) and car was too low for me. I moved it up the to highest #1 top-setting and ride height didn't seem to change at all. Am I going backwards here? I thing to raise the car I have to have the perch on the sixth cog, closest to the ground? To me it just seems to be compressing the spring (lowering ride height) the higher I go up the shock cogs. Doing fronts this weekend.
07-19-2007 03:17 PM #6
from my understanding
looking at the shock from top down, the bottom perch should sit at the heighest setting, farthest form the ground. I haven done it to mine yet, its been 2 yrs. I have no idea why it doesnt change the rear. The different between each setting is not much. Have you measured your rake before and after? Maybe the springs havent settled in yet? I have H&R's no dont know about yours. At least changing the perch can be done while shock is on car.
The fronts are easy, just need to take top not and collar nut, thats the hardest part. And no adjustment in the front so set it and forget it.
07-19-2007 07:05 PM #7
I have been judging heigh by the top of the tire's relation to fender lip. Since I haven't done fronts I haven't done any official measuring. Until I get the offset corrected (machining 6mm of backspacing) on my rear TS 17x9's, the left tire will rub slightly with the new suspesion set up. How to you adjust the rings with out removing the shock out of the car? My mechanic said it was not possible? Manual spring compressor perhaps?
07-23-2007 04:33 PM #8
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