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How to go lower with coilover sleeves.
« on: September 24, 2012, 10:04:37 pm »
Had to explain this to someone earlier. Thought the info might be useful here for all you folks who are into "slammed" cars.

The left is a stock strut, the right is one with the cut purch.

Grey is the sleeve that you put over the strut.
Red is the locking ring that the spring rests on.
Green in the purch.



As you can see, the locking ring(red) hits the purch (green) before it gets to the bottom of the sleeve's threads (grey). If you cut the purch (green), you can lower the car another .5"-1.5" depending on your strut.

Make sure you leave enough of the purch on the strut to let the locking ring rest on it. dont grind it smooth. This wont mess up your shocks as long as you dont cut anything but the purch. I would however recommend extended top hats so you dont blow your shocks out as quickly.
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Re: How to go lower with coilover sleeves.
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2012, 10:03:29 am »
Nice artwork man!
If I may add: to get slammage in the front, take the front shock out of the fork use a grinder, cut a slit in the brake line bracket, beat it off with a hammer, beat the lip that catches theshock down flat, position shock lower on fork. CAUTION don't slide it down more than about 1.5-2 inches or the shock will hit/rub the cv axle.
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Re: How to go lower with coilover sleeves.
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2013, 04:26:47 pm »
 >:( or you could just lower them to a decent height i like to have a 2 finger gap from tire to fender but then again im not into the stance thing lol nice microsoft paint drawing tho


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Re: How to go lower with coilover sleeves.
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2013, 10:59:11 pm »
BUT ITS WHAT ALL THE KIDS ARE DOING lol^

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Re: How to go lower with coilover sleeves.
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2013, 06:45:37 am »
BUT ITS WHAT ALL THE KIDS ARE DOING lol^

Key word here is "Kids", not Adults who like a more comfortab le ride
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Re: How to go lower with coilover sleeves.
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2013, 11:43:13 am »
also the only way to get comfort from a slammed car that ive heard is BUY A CADILLAC! muahahaha 8)

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Re: How to go lower with coilover sleeves.
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2013, 11:23:39 pm »
you could sew pillows into your seat...
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Re: How to go lower with coilover sleeves.
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2013, 02:28:12 pm »
I'm not too much into the stance thing either, but i'm not a fan of fender gap either. some coilovers dont go low enough without cutting the perch.
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extended top hats work wonders for you old folk.
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Re: How to go lower with coilover sleeves.
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2013, 05:31:56 pm »

extended top hats work wonders for you old folk.

Im not old >:( i got 3" extended tophats in the rear 8)

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Re: How to go lower with coilover sleeves.
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2013, 12:56:07 pm »
Im not old >:( i got 3" extended tophats in the rear 8)
hahaha i have exteded top hats in the dookie as well.
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