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      04-10-2009, 08:33 PM   #1
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anybody in socal can adjust KW V1 coilovers

hello, it looks like one side of my car sits higher than the other side (in the rear) also want to make the rear a little bit lower, anybody here in socal can do it for me (will pay) if not any good shops around that would know how to do it. granada hills / porter ranch / northridge area's!

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Looks like no one's helped ya out... You know it's super easy to adjust it yourself right?
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but try auto talent or west end alignment
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Guess that wasn't a very helpful reply. All you do is jack up a corner of the car and turn the spring perch with the tool they provide. The fronts have a set screw that you need to loosen though. I don't know if you care about your alignment or corner balancing though...which only a shop will be able to help you with. Um, if you drive over to my house I can help you also .... no charge ... send me a PM.
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Guess that wasn't a very helpful reply. All you do is jack up a corner of the car and turn the spring perch with the tool they provide. The fronts have a set screw that you need to loosen though. I don't know if you care about your alignment or corner balancing though...which only a shop will be able to help you with. Um, if you drive over to my house I can help you also .... no charge ... send me a PM.
thanks for the helpful reply, i heard that you have to take out the whole suspension for the rear to turn it, people told me that if you try to turn it with the tool the whole spring just turns with it so you would have to take it out and do it by hand. Also i think one side is higher than the other so i would like to take them out and but them both on the same setting i would figure it is hard to do it while its still on the car, i made an appointment with http://www.darksidemotoring.com/ , hopefully they know what they are doing (they said they can do it) where are you located just incase maybe i can learn by watching thanks alot man!
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thanks for the helpful reply, i heard that you have to take out the whole suspension for the rear to turn it, people told me that if you try to turn it with the tool the whole spring just turns with it so you would have to take it out and do it by hand. Also i think one side is higher than the other so i would like to take them out and but them both on the same setting i would figure it is hard to do it while its still on the car, i made an appointment with http://www.darksidemotoring.com/ , hopefully they know what they are doing (they said they can do it) where are you located just incase maybe i can learn by watching thanks alot man!
I live in Tustin, border of Irvine (Harvard and Edinger). Whoever told you that you had to take out the whole coilover is fucking retarded. I do suggest you get an alignment after changing your height, but if you don't care .. have at it and just screw the perch up or down. I have the clubsports but I doubt the V1's are much different in terms of changing height. Don't pay someone to do it.
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I live in Tustin, border of Irvine (Harvard and Edinger). Whoever told you that you had to take out the whole coilover is fucking retarded. I do suggest you get an alignment after changing your height, but if you don't care .. have at it and just screw the perch up or down. I have the clubsports but I doubt the V1's are much different in terms of changing height. Don't pay someone to do it.
yeah i will get an alighnment right after, they are charging like 30 bucks to do it, i dont even know which way to turn it and how much to turn it. or else i really want to be able to do it.
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I live in Tustin, border of Irvine (Harvard and Edinger). Whoever told you that you had to take out the whole coilover is fucking retarded. I do suggest you get an alignment after changing your height, but if you don't care .. have at it and just screw the perch up or down. I have the clubsports but I doubt the V1's are much different in terms of changing height. Don't pay someone to do it.
Hey I live close by. Near Tustin Market Place. We can meet up sometimes.
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sard, please pm me. i am lowered on kw v2's and is looking to lower my rear alittle. not sure what's it called but the thing on top (purple color in my case) of the spring, do i turn it counter or clockwise to lower...thanks in advance.
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      06-30-2009, 01:16 PM   #13
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You don't need to take out the suspension.

I recommend Autotalent, and Eurorev.
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west end. Might as well do an alignment at the same time

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