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Old 03-23-2014, 11:43 AM
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GA Anybody experienced with coilover installation??

Is there anyone in Georgia who can help me install my stance coilovers?? Willing to pay and drive to a location.
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You may want to start by posting your location. More specific than just a state
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You may want to start by posting your location. More specific than just a state
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You may want to start by posting your location. More specific than just a state
Well I said I'd be willing to drive to a location. Regardless of specific location.

But Atlanta area would be preferable.
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GA Anybody Experienced with Coilover installations??

Hi, I recently got new RPF1s installed. Now I have stance SS coilovers to put in. but I dont have the knowledge or mechanical ability to do them myself. Is there anybody near Atlanta, Georgia who can help me lower my car with these coilovers? I'm willing to pay and drive to wherever to get this done.

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Threads merged and moved to your regional subforum. Please don't post the same thing multiple times. It's considered spamming.
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Have you gotten this done yet as I would be willing to help you out. I can show you how to do it so be prepared to get your hands dirty.

And do you also have the Spanner wrench that should of came with the kit?
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it's going to take both of you for some portions of the install. Pretty straight forward but I was stumped at a few sections.
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It never requires 2 people.
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It doesn't take 2 people, I just want him to be hands on to get the experience
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Not talking about what you said.
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Old 04-05-2014, 09:37 AM
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Its pretty straight forward, couple DIY laying around here to give you a rough finished alignment but I would recommend getting a corner balance and alignment after to take advantage of its potential.
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Okay so long story short, I decided to take it to a shop a few days ago and have them install it, but after they were finished, they said they heard a lot of clunking in the rear, they got short tempered because they couldnt figure it out. Got away with free install and alignment. The clunking issue is weird though. Any ideas?
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maybe I was doing something wrong.... Took an extra person to help wiggle the old shock assembly out of place :/
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Clunk could be endlinks are loose. Maybe the spring mounts are loose but that would be more of a rattle. Tightening the bottom bolt for the shock without the hub being raised up can cause a squeak from the bushing.

Worse at low speed? Give more details
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If there was no noise before, it sounds like they did something wrong.

Do they have experience in coilovers b/c it sounds like they might of dropped your springs when lowering the car instead of the tube which is how you adjust them.


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maybe I was doing something wrong.... Took an extra person to help wiggle the old shock assembly out of place :/
I did mine by myself
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Clunk could be endlinks are loose. Maybe the spring mounts are loose but that would be more of a rattle. Tightening the bottom bolt for the shock without the hub being raised up can cause a squeak from the bushing.

Worse at low speed? Give more details
Okay after driving awhile, the clunking seems to have lessened quite a lot. Before when I drove right after they installed, every bump small or big, I would hear some pretty noticeable clunking. Sounded as if the pillowball mount wasnt bolted in and was hitting the body. Loud enough to notice with music turned up. But now, it's like a really subtle clunk over extremely bumpy roads. and I dont hear it at all on the highway. So yes, it is worse at low speeds.

Also, when i jack up the car from the front and then drop it , the clunking comes back for a few miles then goes away. I'm thinking it has to do with the spring preload maybe?

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If there was no noise before, it sounds like they did something wrong.

Do they have experience in coilovers b/c it sounds like they might of dropped your springs when lowering the car instead of the tube which is how you adjust them.

I took it to Mahdavi Motorsports. They seemed like a pretty trustworthy shop when i read online. But needless to say, I will NOT be ever going back. They would have temper tantrums every 5 mins over the smallest things and would take it out on me. The owner claimed to have built over 10,000 cars...yet he cant install coils correctly?
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Yea, that isnt a shop to work with no matter how good they think they're.
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Okay, so today I tried to lower the back a little bit and realized It's not as easy as turning the locking collars and done. Seems like I have to unbolt the whole assembly to turn half of the assembly. I have the stance SS. Is this really the only way to adjust ride height?
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as far as I know, yes. It's the correct way. refer to post #16 above(the same post you quoted in post number #19)
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as far as I know, yes. It's the correct way. refer to post #16 above(the same post you quoted in post number #19)
Dang man. Did not know coilovers took thaat much effort just to adjust the ride height. Would it be possible to just unbolt the bottom and twist up, or do i literally have to take the whole coilover out, adjust, and put back in? Sorry, I'm a noob to this
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no, you do not have to unbolt the coilover from the spindle. you loosen the lower lock nut and then use the double lock nut on the spring side to turn the tube.
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no, you do not have to unbolt the coilover from the spindle. you loosen the lower lock nut and then use the double lock nut on the spring side to turn the tube.
But the rear coilovers though, there's not "lower lock nut" for the rear ones
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