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    Rear Coilovers

    This is what I did. I didn't get instrution with them so i had to wing it alittle.If you know and see something wrong please tell me ???












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    Re: Rear Coilovers

    This link should help (7 pages long):
    http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/046456.html
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    Re: Rear Coilovers

    I saw that thread. Some of it didn't look quite right to me. But I didn't see it intill I had mine put together

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    Re: Rear Coilovers

    Kstix,

    Most folks slide the sleeve all the way down to the base.

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    Re: Rear Coilovers

    Most 'kits' come with 5" sleeves but there are seven inch sleeves around which maybe what you will need if you are going to try to use the kit springs and not buy 12in ones. But do you know what weight are your springs rated at? Most folks go with 350 or 400 lbs. Mine are chrome carrera 12in springs rated at 400lbs.

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    Re: Rear Coilovers

    They told me that they are 350 lb springs. They are shorter than your springs.I thought about slideing them all of the way down. But it looked like it would not be tall enogh. Like I said I winged it a bit.They came with a bunch of rubber o-rings about the size of the threaded tubes.I don't know what they are for.They also came with steel seats for the threaded tubes.

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    Re: Rear Coilovers

    If i remember correctly I used the rubber rings to help center the sleeve on the body of the strut. Very tight squeeze and I don't think it was really needed. Other folks use silicone; I used a combo of both. I have seen picts on pennocks of someone using the kit supplied springs and they had basically inverted the sleeve so that it was adjusted all the way up.

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    Re: Rear Coilovers

    That's how I did mine.the threads go all the way up to the top end. I used the meduim sized o-rings between the threaded tube and the seat to keep the tubes off of the steel seats

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