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Old 03-16-2019, 02:06 PM
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It was worth raising my kids car once purchased, 1.5" to stop severe metal scraping getting and and out of our driveway..it would hang up the car unless you found the right angle. A PO lowered the car to the absolute limits he could.

A suspension refresh was going to happen soon, but for NOW, the more serious need was not hanging the car on the front end on our amazingly ugly rural driveway entrance.

92834353502 $35 (Dec sale for used parts)

It was worth it..in the context of the larger problem.

I would not ever suggest that damaging a critical component is the same as this...or recommend it.

I understand your rant, and the reasons for it.
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Old 03-16-2019, 03:04 PM
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That is really good.

I'll add it to the FAQ!


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https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing

It is view-only link, go to File, and make your own Copy of it..and have fun, here are the instructions:

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Old 03-17-2019, 02:39 AM
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To the OP (Jim),

Your best bet would be to remove, disassemble, clean and reassemble those spring and shock assemblies. You could spend all freaking day trying to get those adjustment nuts to turn as they are, or you could spend the day removing, disassembling, cleaning and reassembling and being able to turn the adjustment nuts by hand to the point you want it after cleaning and prior to reassembly.

Believe me, it will be time well spent.
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Old 03-17-2019, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by soontobered84 View Post
To the OP (Jim),

Your best bet would be to remove, disassemble, clean and reassemble those spring and shock assemblies. You could spend all freaking day trying to get those adjustment nuts to turn as they are, or you could spend the day removing, disassembling, cleaning and reassembling and being able to turn the adjustment nuts by hand to the point you want it after cleaning and prior to reassembly.

Believe me, it will be time well spent.
^This. Big time.

My coilovers looked very similar to yours as far as dirt & crud go.

I had new shocks going in, so taking them out and cleaning them was already part of the plan.

Removal, disassembly, reassembly & reinstall are covered nicely in the WSM.
I did a bit of searching on here before, and found that some folks have an issue getting the big pin out of the back (one each side).
I also asked for suggestions before I started.
It's not as big of a job as I had thought:
https://rennlist.com/forums/928-foru...ce-shocks.html

Having the coilovers apart and the shocks (by themselves) in a vise makes breaking the adjusters loose much, much, much easier.

One warning: There will be years of accumulated crud in the wheelwells and on the suspension. Cleaning it will become a bit of an obsession. Deciding when to stop will not be easy.
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