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How do you measure drop????on your coilovers???

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Old 02-16-2008, 01:39 PM   #1
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Default How do you measure drop????on your coilovers???

just got my coilovers, I'm going to lower 1.75 in the front and 1.5 in the rear. My question is do I measure from the top of the coilover sleave to get the accurate height. Or what. I don't think it would be from the bottom, because that would mean less spring tension and lower drop, right??
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to be honest, everytime ive set up new suspention on a car,
i parked on level ground and just played with it until it was where i
wanted it to be. then i would measure the wheel gap on each wheel.
hope this kinda helps
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thats what i'm doing right now. u just gotta play with it and let it settle then adjust and figure it out to compensate for your weight and the weight of anything in your trunk and such.
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if you wanted a precise drop distance, you should have gotten springs.

with coilovers you just need to keep adjusting until you get it where you like it.

the way i did it was set them all the way down, put them on the car, realize my exhaust is sitting on the ground, then i raised it up until i had 1/2" of clearance and called it good.
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What I do...is break out the measuring tape and measure the car where it was before you dropped it, then put in the new coil overs and from there, just adjust accordingly.
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while looking at them on the floor, how are you going to move the adjusters up and down without the sleeve moving too then????
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