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      03-17-2013, 10:31 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by oldmanstyle View Post
No. The lower adjustment allows for changing ride height without affecting shock/spring travel.
Yes, I understand how it works and that was not my question. You do realize the threaded lower adapter is a slip-on adapter on JRZ, TCK, MCS, and Moton. When the steering knuckle bolt is preloaded the slip-on adapter on these high-end dampers do not pull-out of the steering knuckle while in use. Consequently, this suggests the radially preload on the tapered adapter is capable of transfering the combined axial damper-spring loads (in the thousands of pounds; plus lateral shear loads because it is a strut) in shear between the adapter and damper body. I'll ask my question again, with the lower part of the threaded damper preloaded in the steering knuckle, is it possible to adjust the ride height OR do you have to untorque the large bolt on the steering knuckle to adjust height from the lower threaded portion of the damper?