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Old April 30th, 2015, 07:12 PM   #1
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Who is using these coil overs? I am hoping someone can help me out. I was going to raise my suspension up in the rear and noticed it was pretty maxed out. I have only 18s on my car and the wheels are on the fenders. Could my preload be off? Any help here would be great.
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Old May 1st, 2015, 10:45 AM   #2
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F&F don't go so high because they dump so low.
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Old May 1st, 2015, 11:25 AM   #3
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F&F coilovers were the first set I ever owned. I ended up selling them because even on the highest setting they were too low for my liking. That was the first batch ever made though, I had heard they revised them so they don't sit quite so low now.
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Old May 1st, 2015, 11:34 AM   #4
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well i have 18 inch wheels and on the lowest setting the tire is on my fender. I highly doubt that is as high as they are suppose to go. Just doesnt make sense.
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Old May 1st, 2015, 12:33 PM   #5
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when I had F&F they went up pretty high. Try re-setting the preload
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Old May 1st, 2015, 12:36 PM   #6
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That is what I am thinking too but I really dont want to pull out the suspension just to do that.
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Old May 1st, 2015, 01:26 PM   #7
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well i have 18 inch wheels and on the lowest setting the tire is on my fender. I highly doubt that is as high as they are suppose to go. Just doesnt make sense.
something wrong with your suspension then. it tucks wheel when set lowest.
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Old May 1st, 2015, 01:38 PM   #8
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Here is the compete story that started my problem. I bought a big brake kit and now my wheels dont fit. I bought spacers to put on them and now my back wheels are on the fenders. I have camber kits to keep the wheels straight because I do not want camber wear. This is whey the rear tires are on the fenders like literally on the rear fenders. I tried to raise up the suspension to find out it is at the max it can go which is still hard for me to believe because my wheels are only 18s.

I think the preload is the problem. What I am thinking of doing is loosening it up all the way. Then pushing down on the rear knuckles to seperate the bottom part of the shock from the top and then loosening the top down more because there is a lot of thread on the shocks left above the springs and I think that will help give me more height. I just dont want this to cause other problems. Any thoughts on this? Think I am safe doing that?
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what? tell me 1st, how do you adjust the height of your F&F's?

do you know what pre load does to a shock?
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Old May 1st, 2015, 06:32 PM   #10
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ok. so I looked up the preload on these coilovers. I guess you are suppose to check the preload before you install. I did not. I guess that is what I get for just slapping the suspension in. Although I wasnt the only one who didnt check. I had a shop level out the suspension and do my camber for me. So they didnt catch the preload was wrong as well. One of my preloads was almost 2 inches over the preload specs and the other side was about a half inch under. That is where my problem was. Problem is now fixed and car is at the height I was looking to get. Thanks for all your help.
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Old May 12th, 2015, 05:24 PM   #11
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I have FF1 on my 04 coupe and have 19 inch rims. mine sits ok.




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It is actually higher than this right now. Id say its about a half to 3/4 inch higher
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Old May 13th, 2015, 10:50 AM   #12
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Still having problems. I have even been in contact with function and form. I think i received a junk set of coilovers. I told them that the front preload was over 8 inches as well from top to bottom of the spring. They told me that the front spring with no weight on it should be shorter than 8 inches.
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