You're adjusting the height correctly. Now all you have to do is adjust them individually so your car sits even. At least that's what I did.
Thanks for your help guys! I think the issue was the alignment, because I adjusted the coils for awhile and got them as close as I possibly could to even heights... then went and got the car aligned and it looks way better now! Weird.
FYI Les Schwab alignment was only 50 bucks..not too bad compared to other places!
Alright guys for anybody that is interested in the CX Racing coil overs, i have exchanged a few emails back and forth with the company regarding the price increase. They have agreed to "adjust the price" back down. They did not specify exactly that the price would return to 599 shipped, but i was constantly emphasizing that price, so I am sure they will bring it back down to there.
I received an email tuesday morning saying that it will be adjusted 3 days from then. That brings us to either tomorrow or friday depending how they are counting. Keep a lookout for the decrease, and buy the coils while they're discounted!
Moving the top collars adjusts the pre-load on the springs. To adjust the height you loosen the bottom collar and move the mounting bracket up and down. Make sense?
That bottom collar is adjustable when mounted? For some reason I'm having a hard time figuring this out and it's usually something I have no problem with.
Anyone got a video of adjusting these?
And the dampening is adjustable from the top of the strut mounts?
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Little piece of info for the vr guys running drift setup
If you have the spring adjustment. (top collars) all the way up in front you WILL bounce the teeth out of your head. Spin the top two collars down roughly 2 inches and it will be smooth. Then just adjust height based on spinning shock inside the body. I have two inches of thread left in front and rear and im tucking on factory spec 15's.
Good info here to note when i install mine on the vr. Do you happen to have any pictures of how it sits currently? That would be helpful. Also, how much have you spun down the body of the coil into the lower body? I see on those asian instructions, that i believe you shouldn't lower it any more than that little peephole on the lower body. Sorry if thats unclear
How harsh is the ride on these? I like the variable adjustablility, but the spring rate just looks crazy stiff and I don't see any helpers.
Im looking for something with a semi stiff ride but not harsh and definitely not bouncy.
I retract the ksport comparison, i did not realize that ksports are/were so soft. damn. i want these coils tho, and i didnt realize the racing/drift was so stiff.
I'd buy these in a heartbeat if someone picked up my BNIB Rokkors i've had for almost a year.
598 shipped on ebay for these cxracings btw.
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I can tell you for sure that it's definitely not a bouncy ride, even in an ABA. It's a stiff ride but I don't think it's harsh. As always that's a personal opinion, and I haven't messed with the dampers since I received them (don't know how). So in my case I might even be able to improve the ride quality more once I start playing around with the dampers.
I went from worn OEM suspension, with one of the rear struts blown, to these and I love them.
Are the race/drift spring rates what should be used in a vr? I don't want a rough ride but i dont want a soft or bouncy ride. I saw another thread that someone was calling the race/drift setup the VR spring rates, Should the lower spring rate version not be used on a vr?