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hi im a newbie and im in the proccess of moddin ma ej via second hand parts and ebay so....

yeah whats all involved in fitting coilovers? im looking at the jamex/hottung ones on ebay but as far as fitting them ive no idea lol. ive beedn looking at previous posts and theses stuff about setting it up for weight and all sorts, i thought it was just a case of bolting them in and getting the geometry set right :confused:

anyone enlighten me?

sorry if this has been asked before
 

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A short look would be to fit 'em then set the geometry and such as you say. I'm not too sure about the weights and such myself. But I've mostly seen people talking about that stuff when they're talking about track cars and race cars. If I were you I'd maybe take it to a specialist and get them to sort it.
 

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Hi mate fitting them is very straight forward just make sure you spray the lower rear shock mounting point with plenty of penetrating oil before tackling the job as the steel insert on the bush can seize to the bolt and hey presto you end up with a snapped bolt in your lower control arm. Setting up corner weights is not needed for the roads and is a very specialised job, is only race cars that use this to offset the weight of the driver etc. The way i would set the initial height would be to jack up the front of the car and support the subframe with axle stands, remove the wheels and take a measurement from the centre of the hub to the middle of the arch, this now gives you your static measurement for standard suspension, now granted the suspension goes down with the weight of the car but it wont as much as with the coilovers, now fit your coilovers and set the hub centre to arch the same as standard, dont lock of the collar on the shock body. Now fit your wheels ( with the car still jacked up)now wind down the sleeves till you acheive the arch gap you want , drop the car onto it wheels to double check ride height, if happy lock them up. Just re-check the height once all coilovers are fitted and apply spray lube to the threads to stop them rusting up.

Hope this helped mate as it what i done to my wee bro,s ej2 with d2 suspension
 
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