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  1. Suspension & Brakes EP3
    hey guys I have been running D2 coilovers on my ep3 for the past few months, they ride pretty good, there the 1st gen D2 coilovers. spring rates: 8k F 10k R so yesterday I did my oil change and decided to lower my front coilovers 1 inch more. as I was lowering the collars I noticed the spring...
  2. Suspension, Chassis & Brakes
    My ride is super bouncy, it's like I'm riding around just on springs... Increasing the dampening seems to just increase the stiffness, but the bounciness remains! At this point I'm thinking that I put too much preload on my springs when I installed them. The springs that come with the coils...
  3. Suspension & Brakes EP3
    so today i decided to lower my car a little more since i bought it a few weeks ago and it was the first time i got to take a close look at my suspension. does anyone know if it's ok to adjust the preload/spring tension while the coil is installed or do i have to remove the whole shock assembly...
  4. Suspension, Chassis & Brakes
    Alright, I seem to be stuck in understanding the effects of preload on handling. Now I know while preloading a spring doesn't increase its spring rate by any means, Ive seen its been discussed that more preload = stiffer ride = which may mean less grip. So would a bit more preload on the rear...
  5. Suspension, Chassis & Brakes
    So I think I might have inaccurately measured my rear height for my RSD's... I didnt' include the locking perch into the measurement so the car is a little higher than I'd like right now. So I have 2 questions: 1) Is there a simple way to adjust the rear height while the shock is bolted onto...
  6. Suspension, Chassis & Brakes
    I was reading palmerblock's thread on the buddy club N+ preset info... and he was saying that there shouldn't be any preload on the springs... and that the spring length was 150 mm rear. well, on my N+ it seems that i have to preload the rear springs really tightly just to get to 150mm. i also...
  7. Suspension, Chassis & Brakes
    Didn't know how to title it? OK, I have stock suspension 100% 38k miles, I would like to see how fast I can make the just with motor modification. Currently I have Esmm and an Ingals TD on highest setting. Current motor movement issues made me jump on a deal for innovative 75a Billet. I...
  8. Suspension, Chassis & Brakes
    Just wondering if its necessary to set preload on tein flex. all i did was move up the lower spring seat till it holds the spring, and then i add a few more turns. Since these springs are not progressive springs, i suppose it doesnt really matter how much the preloads are since they do not...
  9. Auto X & Road Racing
    I've been searching for information on how to adjust out sway-bar preload but I'm coming up with nothing. I know it has something to do with the angles of the bar and the endlinks in relation to the ground and each other, but I'm not sure what. The closest I've found is one site that said you...
  10. Suspension, Chassis & Brakes
    so ive searched but could really find a definate answer. so my f2s might be blown because they are not stiff enough now the preload is set right but my question is would it cause any problems if i added more preload to make the springs stiffer? i would like to try something before i take them...
  11. Suspension, Chassis & Brakes
    Guys, what's the megan's stock pre-load distance? the guy who did my car changed the distance of the pre-load... mine megan bought in '05.... Thank you!
  12. Suspension, Chassis & Brakes
    anybody know how to preload coilovers? I have function/form type II coilovers and i just slamed it all the way. imma bout to raise it back to how i had it before and i know i messed up the preload settings. anybody knows how to preload?? if this is a repost please dont flame on me. i tryed...
  13. Suspension, Chassis & Brakes
    just wondering how ride quality would change, any answers are greatly appreciated
  14. Suspension, Chassis & Brakes
    I just installed my BC N+ and i've noticed that i put this washer in this pic which is under the 14mm bolt the other way, so the "U" shape is facing UP.. If i remove the 14mm nut and flip back around the washer, would the preload be affected after i re-tighten back the 14mm nut in...Or would...
  15. Suspension, Chassis & Brakes
    Hey guys i have a quick question i know buddy club doesn't have a reccomended height for preload. So i was wondering what you guys set your front preloads on and also where to where you measured from. 2nd question is if i preloaded the spring too much as in compressed it a bit too much could...
  16. Suspension, Chassis & Brakes
    So... the shop that adjusted the height for me on my megans lowered it via the preload locking nut (very bad ride quality now). So I am taking it to a different shop to make it all better. The shop guy is asking what the original height was for the front and rears for the preload (distance...
  17. Suspension, Chassis & Brakes
    The instruction manual for Megan Racing coilovers instructed not to adjust the top two rings holding the spring in place. I'm guessing this is because the factory setting for spring preload is optimized so buyers shouldn't mess with it? So to adjust ride height I should only loosen the lower...
  18. Suspension, Chassis & Brakes
    okay... so my megan coilovers are popping quite a lot still even after lubing... it fixed it for a while but it's back my question is could the problem be with the preload? when i jack my car up... there are the three ring. the bottom most ring is locked on the bottom, and the top two are...
  19. Suspension, Chassis & Brakes
    in reading all the threads about coilovers i'm seeing preload this and preload that. what is preload?
  20. Suspension, Chassis & Brakes
    On coilover setups like the tein flex, you can adjust the ride height, compression/rebound rate, and the spring preload... my question is what does the spring preload, if anything, have to do w/ the spring rate. i wasn't aware that spring rate could be adjusted? thanks
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