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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 1st, 18, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
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Coilover install question

Just installed Speedtech coilovers using stock shock mount on subframe and speed tech upper and lower control arms. After setting ride height I noticed that the frame hole for the shock appears offset. There is only about 1 inch between the frame and the top of shock. Has anyone else had to enlarge the frame hole? See pic for clarification
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 1st, 18, 03:21 PM
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Re: Coilover install question

I think you supposed to clearance the hole per the installation instructions
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 1st, 18, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Coilover install question

Nothing in install instructions. Would have been nice. Now I get to take it all apart again. Hope this helps the next guy

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Nothing in install instructions. Would have been nice. Now I get to take it all apart again. Hope this helps the next guy
Cycle the suspension without the spring installed on the coilover and see if it actually hits. How low is your ride height?

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Re: Coilover install question

I just installed a set.
tension up the spring and the clearance will become greater.
ride height will increase though. My Viking Coil over install.




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Re: Coilover install question

The hole needs to be enlarged with large dia shocks & low ride height. I saw a Vintage Trans-Am Camaro with large dia Koni double adjust shocks that had them jammed up into the hole and sticking. The car was sitting crooked after coming in from the track!

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The DS coilover conversion instructions has content on clearancing the shocks. You could follow that content for this specific procedure.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 9th, 18, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Coilover install question

Thanks for info guys. I did check clearance when 1st installed. The hole was definitely large enough for shock to fit through, but when adjusted to ride height the hole was offset. Luckily I was able to jack up front end, remove top shock bolt, push down shock rod and get the additional clearance needed with a small die grinder with a high speed cutter bit. Not a bad job after all.
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