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Old March 19th, 2004, 06:42 PM   #1
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Unhappy Ground Control Coilovers on V6 Sedan

I just put on some Ground Control Coilovers for my sedan. I have a 2 finger gap between the tire and the fenders. I was just wondering if there is a break in period on Coilovers, which might be the same as Springs? because after I drive it around a bit, my rear end starts to sag. So then I have to keep raising it. Does anyone else have this problem? or is my coilovers defective or something??? Its been about 3 days since i've had them. Only been driving on them maybe 45 miles total. Please help!!!
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Old March 19th, 2004, 07:09 PM   #2
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i have the same set as you and my rear end doesnt sag. you just have to lower it higher than you lowered it in the front. my settings were all the way down in the front and for the rear i had about 6-7 coils left and it was perfect!
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Old March 22nd, 2004, 11:42 PM   #3
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The coils settle after a while, although three days sounds strange to me. After nearly six months, my rear left side is sagging at least half an inch, if not more. I guess the coils are subject to different loads and settle differently. Nonetheless, the great thing about coil-overs is that you can easily compensate for any sagging that might happen.
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Old March 23rd, 2004, 02:04 AM   #4
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GC Coilovers

Just to let you all know, I have 18" rims on 245 40's, I'm trying not to rub So Far, i think a 2 finger gap between the fender and the Tire is working. for the Rear, the coilovers are easy to move up and down, but in the front I think I might need a spring compess thing so i can squeeze the spring so I am able to raise the coilver higher, is this normal? why isnt it the same as the rear? It the rear just bigger?
And on other subject closely related, before I raised the front, there was only about a 1 1/2 finger gap, it rubbed and it ripped out the plastic holders to the plastic inner lining of my fender; The question is; before I bought the new plastic screws to tighten the loose inner lining, I started to get a squeaking noise from my front passenger tire area, I think it was the inner lining rubbing on the metal fender, so I bought the 4 plastic screws, which were about $2.00 a piece!! from Honda. And the inner lining is nice and tight, but now i'm still getting a squeaking noise and its getting worse. I think it still might be that spring, maybe its not tight or something, which goes back another question, does anyone else have problems raiseing the front coilovers? do you need a spring compress thing to turn the coilover higher?
I'm gunna try to loosen and redo the front again.. hopefully I wont get any SQUEAKING NOISES!!!
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Old March 23rd, 2004, 11:57 PM   #5
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I had squeaking noises, but they were emanating from the rear springs. I applied WD40 and the squeaking noise would disappear for a while. After a couple of weeks, the noise came back and I just applied more oil. For some reason though, the noise hasn't come back since the beginning of winter. Hopefully, it's gone for good.
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Old March 24th, 2004, 01:58 AM   #6
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Squeaking GC Coilovers

Well, i'll try the WD40, I hope it works!
Its only squeaking from my front passanger tire. I can like shake the front passanger sides fender and it squeaks like crazy. It drives me nuts when i'm driving
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