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ILLES13
11-19-2009, 01:07 AM
Alright question, i have an s13. and the stupid s-chassis wheel gap is a huge pain the arse.. I have 17x9 +20 wheels all around. with spacers my offset is +0 in the rear +2 in front. my coilovers are maxed, took my helper springs off and took one of the locking rings off. the car is slammed, body wise. my headers are 2 or 3 inches off the ground. speedbumps are out of the question, although i still have a 1 or 1 1/2 inch wheel gap. i got new tires and stretched em thinking i would need it. but i dont. they're hankook h405 215/40/17. so what it all boils down to, i wanna be slammed atleast for LCL. minimum wheel gap, question is. i have two sets of stock coil springs, i was wondering can i cut a few revolutions off the coils? is that possible for coilovers? at my setup right now my car rides like complete shit, so if cutting springs make the ride worst i dont mind. because i have another set to swap when i raise my car back up.

If not this, what do you guys recommend? my friend (a beamer guy) said i can do something about cutting something internally so that it will sit lower without cutting springs. i'm so confused, shed some light anyone? thanks.

fatboy.yoshi
11-19-2009, 01:52 AM
what type of coils are u rockin?

ayuaddict
11-19-2009, 02:05 AM
I have owned a few S13s, ive messed around with a few little tricks, i have shortened the little spacer between the upper spring retainer and the camber plate ball joint, you can run smaller springs without affecting performance because of the McPherson design as well. and as long as your springs are linear cutting them should not cause any issues. have you removed all your collars as well?

my previous cars: (im not just spouting bullshit)

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Jamil
11-19-2009, 04:50 AM
lol were you selling that red one on CL without wheels? like along while back?

but on topic, bro i think its your coilovers, i had cusco's on mine and i had a little over an inch left on them

http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/25/l_2e1e4bc7ebc020c3dbdda0988771ef16.jpg

TrUcKeR
11-19-2009, 12:18 PM
my friend (a beamer guy) said i can do.

a what? what's a 'beamer'?

:confused

240sx
11-19-2009, 12:38 PM
what type of coils are u rockin?

ya this could help alot and i think you need better coils than you have right now.. its easy to slam on 17 if you have the right coil..good luck :D

SeanDub
11-19-2009, 01:23 PM
the car is slammed, body wise. my headers are 2 or 3 inches off the ground.

I'm assuming the header is the lowest point on the car? If thats the case 2-3" is plenty of clearance. My lowest point is 1.5" off the ground (Sway bar)

mrucf10
11-19-2009, 11:49 PM
i run K-sport coilovers on my LS400, they go low. i run lower than megans maxed out and on my Ks i got about a little under an inch left of the front.

ILLES13
11-29-2009, 01:44 AM
I have Godspeed Hyper RS's i took the helper springs out and also took one of the locking rings off. i still want lower

ILLES13
12-14-2009, 11:06 AM
to the top, so i cut the springs. but now theres so much droop i can almost fit two springs on one strut. theres no preload at all now, the only give there is is about the length of a bumpstop. otherwise i'm pretty much bottomed out. my coils are single shaft design :(

is there a way to shorten the strut housingand reweld it together?

bobbitt
12-14-2009, 08:28 PM
can you preload the springs more with the top locking nut to drop the ride height further?

ILLES13
12-15-2009, 11:12 AM
can you preload the springs more with the top locking nut to drop the ride height further?

i dont think so nice, the top locking not doesn't go down any further. theres an eclip locking the retainer from going past the notch

ILLES13
12-15-2009, 11:15 AM
can you preload the springs more with the top locking nut to drop the ride height further?

also, the car is dropped so much that theres no way to go lower. if i took the spring out completely and mounted it it would sit at the same height. therefor is there a way to cut the strut tube?

bobbitt
12-15-2009, 11:15 AM
it should go up. tighten preload to give you more thread for ride height. did you mean up as you look at the coilover ? :)

ILLES13
12-15-2009, 03:11 PM
it should go up. tighten preload to give you more thread for ride height. did you mean up as you look at the coilover ? :)

i'm not understanding sorry :/
i'm trying to go lower

BLKonBLK98
12-15-2009, 04:41 PM
sounds like he's talking about full tap coilovers but you have single tap so it doesn't apply.

ILLES13
12-16-2009, 03:31 AM
yea, mine are single shaft design. so i really can't set preload and if i were to it would just raise my car up. i'm trying to somehow cut the strut housing and the strut itself and rewelding it together. i've heard this was done somewhere, or would it just be better to sell these and save for some flex's or something. or maybe even those k sports someone mentioned. opinions please!

c-ron
12-16-2009, 06:21 AM
Zilvia.net

bobbitt
12-16-2009, 06:31 PM
yea, mine are single shaft design. so i really can't set preload and if i were to it would just raise my car up. i'm trying to somehow cut the strut housing and the strut itself and rewelding it together. i've heard this was done somewhere, or would it just be better to sell these and save for some flex's or something. or maybe even those k sports someone mentioned. opinions please!

i have old k-sports called g-force japan.low is not the word.. you could burry the belly in the ground n still have room to go down. i think most coilys that are not big name are made by BC! :)

ILLES13
12-16-2009, 08:16 PM
haha word, well does anyone know if there is a way to work with these coils? lcl is this sunday!!

Oscar
12-17-2009, 12:28 AM
Get Stance GR+, Powered by Max or D-Max coils those all go low and are decently priced. Coils that are only have preload adjustment usually don't go very low and if even if they do you lose shock travel as you go lower. You want coils with threaded shock bodies.

ILLES13
12-19-2009, 03:37 PM
hmm, well that will come later as my budget goes up. but what can i do before tomorrow??

Token
02-05-2010, 03:38 PM
jomar you ass lol
i was talking about the shortening the strut housings...lmao
i just threw that out there...i knew nothing about your susp at the time
and its bimmer! :shifty

slideonKais
02-07-2010, 03:27 AM
ive got an s13, my frame rails are about an inch off the ground. my header is scraped flat, my straight pipe is scraped and my resonator is flat on the bottom with the welds partially scraped through.

you COULD cut springs just for looks, but if you do that you might not have the stiffness to keep your shit from bouncing and bottoming out.