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Guest Message by DevFuse

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Adjustable suspension Q's

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#1 Mykeys Toy

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Posted 29 September 2004 - 06:58 PM

Is it easier to crank the susp. back down with the car raised or on the ground?
My 86 hatch is eating axles and tires and she is getting expensive.I also would like to know what size wrench is needed for the job, yea I am being lazy but my son also played with my tools and has them scattered throughout the garage (Grrr). I have gotta get it done.


#2 calebz


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Posted 29 September 2004 - 08:57 PM

IIRC, its a 21mm.. but then again My experience with EA82s might be clouding my memories.



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Posted 29 September 2004 - 10:34 PM

weight off suspension in my experience, your letting the front spring expand out again, so load off means no binding, I believe 21mm is rightfor front I forget about back.

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Posted 29 September 2004 - 10:46 PM

21mm for the front end and i didnt un weight the car i just turned em in the parking lot. the back end is gonna take a extension off your socket but its not a 21mm should be smaller...

#5 Mykeys Toy

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Posted 30 September 2004 - 07:23 AM

Thank you for the replies.. The back seems to be stock, so it will be the front that will get the attitude adjustment.


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Posted 30 September 2004 - 10:24 AM

I put penetrating oil on my struts a day before I tried to adjusts them down.
I also moved the wrench back and forth many times before I re-set my wrench again. You don't want to mess up those threads!

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#7 Mykeys Toy

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Posted 04 October 2004 - 11:04 PM

Well have it adjusted .. but ran out of time to get it right so i have one side slightly lower than the other but looks like the wheels are straight up and down or closer... I will have to finish the project this weekend. Thanks for the help.


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