Originally Posted by Jsutton
Basiclly im gonna make my first adjustment to the ride height when i get a bit of free time,So im looking for some tips on adjusting coilovers.
Should i jack the car up slightly or is it possible to adjust with all wheels on the ground...
If people that have done this on there own before could give me a few tips it would be apprciated big style.
As its completly new to me
I think i can give you a few good tips.. one which i wish i had been given!...when you have locked those tiny lock pins in place, then fill the head pattern with sillicone or similar.
This will preserve them, and keep them free of dirt. The head pattern is very fragile and easily damaged. Especially if its filled with dirt.
When its time to unscrew them, the hardend sillicone is easily removed with a pick or similar.
The body of the KW's are virtually indestrucable, and corrosion is an unknown factor.
It is not possible to adjust them while car on the ground. But if you jack up the car one axle at a time (ie both front or both rear wheels at the same time) then the coilovers are much easier to adjust. Basically you can do it by hand.(Seems this is not a well known fact, everyone i told was not aware of it.) If done one wheel at a time, then use the special tool. Remember to unlock the lock pins, or the thread could be damaged
Use a small ruler or any flat piece of metal where you can make some markings for winter, summer and Track hight. It really saves a lot of time. It seems hard to explain how it works, and there are several ways to do it, but i am positive it will make sense to you once you jacked up the car, and have the ruler in hand.
Alternatively, you can make a note of how many turns up or down you have to go from one position to another.. f.ex from summer to track you make 3 full turns counter clockwise.