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Old 03-08-2011, 12:37 PM   #841
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I wouldn't try it, but thats just me. A swaybar endlink snapping around a corner would defiantly cause some serious safety concerns. If you wanna attempt, by all means, pioneer it. I just wouldn't recommend it.
well i dont wanna go as low as you, im gonna be sitting on 19s as well
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:01 PM   #842
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Same response. I figure the coilovers themselves are cheap, we all know that, I figure they are more likely to fail due to lack of proper installation/configuration. I suggest getting proper endlinks to get the best lift from your suspension. just my $0.02.
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Old 03-12-2011, 07:53 PM   #843
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okay so I got my my rl's installed today and its extreamly low in my rear. Is that normal? I ran 19x9's all around with e39 offset and my rear was rubbing like crazyyyyy! The rear was on the highest level possible and it was still to low...anything wrong with this picture or is that how they just are?
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Old 03-13-2011, 06:32 AM   #844
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i never tried to get mine to go up.. lol sorry i'm no help
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:31 PM   #845
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okay so I got my my rl's installed today and its extreamly low in my rear. Is that normal? I ran 19x9's all around with e39 offset and my rear was rubbing like crazyyyyy! The rear was on the highest level possible and it was still to low...anything wrong with this picture or is that how they just are?
thats how they are..i swapped mine for zhp spings..good height and not as bouncey as rl's
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Old 03-13-2011, 02:07 PM   #846
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thats how they are..i swapped mine for zhp spings..good height and not as bouncey as rl's
So is your ride height at where a zhp's would be? with raceland shocks?
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:57 PM   #847
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thats how they are..i swapped mine for zhp spings..good height and not as bouncey as rl's
so you couldn't adjust em after you swapped out the springs, correct?
and were you higher then the highest setup on the racelands?
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I jacked the picture from someone but I I had a question for you guys... Where is the front struts LOWER CLAMP supposed to clamp around? Mine is all the way up to the little nipple thing. The nipple is sitting at the very top of the CLAMP. Im assuming that it should be clamped at the very bottom of the strut shaft? where the indented part is right?
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^ the nipple slides in the gap in the clamp. Only a little ways though, not very far. The weld on mine made the nipple a bit too big to fit though so I had to grind it down a little bit (making sure not to cut the whole thing off.)
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planning to get this soon. i have 18X8.5 38 offset. raceland offer me to get the endlink. do i really need it? even it says on the instruction that stay between 30 to 35 offset the guy told me that i'll be fine; do i need to get a spacer too?
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okay so I got my my rl's installed today and its extreamly low in my rear. Is that normal? I ran 19x9's all around with e39 offset and my rear was rubbing like crazyyyyy! The rear was on the highest level possible and it was still to low...anything wrong with this picture or is that how they just are?
Interesting.... I paid a shop to install RL on my car. The rear is really low, so I asked them to rise it. But they told me that it's already on the highest setting. I thought that they don't know what they're doing (or didn't want to redo the job), and planning to adjust it myself this Thursday. But after reading your post, maybe it is what it is. I'm still going to take it apart and see for myself if I can't raise it anymore. Are you suppose to turn it clockwise or counter clockwise to make it higher?

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^ the nipple slides in the gap in the clamp. Only a little ways though, not very far. The weld on mine made the nipple a bit too big to fit though so I had to grind it down a little bit (making sure not to cut the whole thing off.)
Could someone please confirm this. Thanks
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Interesting.... I paid a shop to install RL on my car. The rear is really low, so I asked them to rise it. But they told me that it's already on the highest setting. I thought that they don't know what they're doing (or didn't want to redo the job), and planning to adjust it myself this Thursday. But after reading your post, maybe it is what it is. I'm still going to take it apart and see for myself if I can't raise it anymore. Are you suppose to turn it clockwise or counter clockwise to make it higher?

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i forgot, you gotta just try it and see which way makes it go down and which way makes it go up. Im gonna try and swap out my rear springs bc i hate being that low.
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I hear CLUNKING from the front passenger side! UGH... any ideas as to what it could be? The install is proper and endlinks have been replaced for shorter ones so WTF!
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I hear CLUNKING from the front passenger side! UGH... any ideas as to what it could be? The install is proper and endlinks have been replaced for shorter ones so WTF!
could be rubbing
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I hear CLUNKING from the front passenger side! UGH... any ideas as to what it could be? The install is proper and endlinks have been replaced for shorter ones so WTF!
When you turn or the coils contract?
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When you turn or the coils contract?
It seems to clunk when I drive over uneven road; which is everywhere. Doesn't clunk when turning, mostly at slow speeds going straight.
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planning to get this soon. i have 18X8.5 38 offset. raceland offer me to get the endlink. do i really need it? even it says on the instruction that stay between 30 to 35 offset the guy told me that i'll be fine; do i need to get a spacer too?
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