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    Jom rear coilover adjustment

    Hi all,

    So nearly two weeks ago I installed a NEW set of JOM coilovers into the car and while the front end instantly lowered the rear end has still to do much!!! What I have done :

    1. Installed the rear spring height adjuster on the top of the spring. Is this correct? I did have it on the bottom at first but for adjustment purposes it made no sense so I move it to the top.
    2. I have turned the spring adjuster all the way up towards the chassis is this right for low? even when the adjuster was in the middle still no height difference
    3. I have no rear interior/seats in the car or spare wheel
    4. Would it be a case that the rear suspension needs considerable time to settle? I have done about 300 miles since the coilovers have gone in.
    5. I think I have done them right but looking for a second opinion

    ADJUSTER ROUGHLY IN THE MIDDLE :



    ADJUSTER TURNED ANTI CLOCK WISE UPTOWARDS THE CHASSIS FOR LOWEST SETTING. Is this correct? :




    Thanks in advance guys all help appreciated
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    Quote Originally Posted by shoshinsha View Post
    ADJUSTER TURNED ANTI CLOCK WISE UPTOWARDS THE CHASSIS FOR LOWEST SETTING. Is this correct?
    Yes.

    The only thing I can think of is that you check the part numbers in case you've got a set for a touring/saloon, which I would imagine would have a higher spring rate to cope with the extra weight, and therefore wouldn't lower a coupe anywhere near as much.

    Pretty sure my adjusters are above the spring, but I can't remember.

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    Take them out for instant low

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    I thought the spring adjusters went at the bottom? Not that I think this will resolve your issue..

    Just use the spring that came with the coilover with the original spring pads.. that should do the trick

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    Adjusters top or bottom really although having them at the top makes them easier to adjust. Does the adjuster have a rubber pad on the end that goes to the underside of the car? Mine do, means that the original rubber that you still have fitted can be lost. As spirit said, you could take the adjusters out but then the spring isn't tight around the rubber pad and could become unseated when jacked up/hump back bridge jumping(!)

    What we did with Andy's car is. Removed one part from the adjuster (that the c-spanner is used on) and kept the other part in so the spring still has something to sit in. whacked some tape on there too to make sure it was a really tight fit. Alot of the cheap kits seem so different at the back. I still have 10mm adjustment on my tunning art coils with the adjusters still in...

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    Did you trim the bump stops? If not, there's a good chance it's sat on them. Dunno why this didn't come to mind before, I must've been asleep

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