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    Setting up coilovers, help please

    Got a set of coilovers en route woo hoo!! But I'm looking for some advice

    I've got a set of 18's with 225/40 tyres, my question is this-

    Is there any way to measure the height of the springs so that the wheels sit just nice in the arches? So I don't have a lot of messing about when they're on?

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    if you want advice i would say all the way down and go up ha ha ha


    nah seriously half way on my ta technix ones is an ok height an then go up or done as you want it,rears adjust the spindles 1/2 on the adjusters as thats a nice height


    me mine are all the way down at the front and adjuster collar removed at the rear

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wu11ie View Post
    Is there any way to measure the height of the springs so that the wheels sit just nice in the arches? So I don't have a lot of messing about when they're on?
    Nope, you're going to have to keep trying/adjusting until you get the height you want.

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    Guess and mess mate! Fronts take two minutes to adjust once it's jacked up. Full lock once jacked up and adjust without even taking the wheel off. For the rear I jack up and remove the bottom shock bolt, stick my foot on the wheel and remove the adjuster and erm...adjust!

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    Bollocks lol,

    I was hoping somebody had an easy answer lol, oh well, trial and error it is, thanks folks:thumbup:

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    Trial and error mate, you'll keep messing til you get it perfect

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    Well the plan is to wind them up half way and fit them and adjust them from there

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