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#1 importwarrior

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 05:28 PM

ok here we go again.
i am ready to do my D2's and would like a measurement.

just take a measurement.
i would like to know what you measured for the front and rear struts.
i would like there to be no fender gap on stock tires and rims.

in the pic below just pic a color of where you measured and post your measurements please..

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 06:03 PM

Another thing you may want to ask about is camber settings up front. That will effect it too.

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 06:31 PM

Maybe BC99 might chime in being he does the mods.

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 06:34 PM

I wish I had some numbers for you guys, but don't as of yet. I have only done the welding and fabrication side of things. I haven't actually installed them and played with the heights yet. Sorry,

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 07:30 PM

I can measure mine, I have some fender gap. Text me.

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 08:02 PM

Just thought all D2 people could benefit from having a good base setup for when they install their D2's

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 08:52 PM

Here is mine up front I have 4 inched front perch to top of threaded collars

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It right at 22  3/5 at the highest part of the fender arch after jouncing the front.

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 05:16 AM

great!!!

Thank you very much for the info.


Edited by importwarrior, 18 June 2014 - 05:19 AM.

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 09:37 AM

One thing i have noticed is that people aren't mentioning the preload. I assume everyone's d2s arrived with the springs being loose, so no preload at all.

I am not even sure how to say what i set my preload too? Maybe the height/length of the spring? Can anyone measure the height of springs when there is no preload?

What are people using for the rebound/bound setting? I started with 10 clicks turning it clockwise (0 is softest) and found that to be bouncy, i think am closer to mid 20's now and i still think it's too soft at times like during a corner, uneven pavement, or if i get on the throttle i feel like i am squatting too much.

Is there a connection between the preload of the spring and the rebound/bound setting and how the car should handle? I am sitting pretty low right now too, comparable to JohnnyWadd's photo.
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Posted 24 June 2014 - 10:47 AM

I didn't think the springs needed to be messed with.
the adjustment for height is separate from the springs.

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 11:02 AM

I have preloaded my springs some as no preload lets the car bottom out too much. The only trouble now is that the shocks don't have internal bump stops so if the suspension drops into a hole, there is usually a very solid thud when it runs out of travel.

I want to say my front is at .75" preload and rear is 1-1.25. I do feel that my shocks have way too little dampening for the springs they ship with.
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Posted 24 June 2014 - 10:46 PM

The owner's manual says that the preload is set from the factory, but mine was loose as well. I just put enough preload in to keep the spring from moving around in the perches.
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Posted 25 June 2014 - 08:55 PM

I got one of the first kits and the instructions said to just snug the springs.... I'm convinced that adding preload makes the car ride and handle better. What's better is that you can adjust the attitude of the car by chaning how much preload the front and rear has in relation to each other.
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Posted 24 October 2014 - 12:48 PM

This would help if it was Saved in the rims&suspension section.
These measurements can help someone, But when the search function dont work members cant find it!

My preload was not set either.
Also my front tops had to be switched left to right.

I dont have pics of my measurments....but it's not like it would help if this thread keeps getting pushed to 30 pages back in the BS section.....just saying....lol ;)

Any one else take the time to measure in these area's?
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Posted 24 October 2014 - 01:21 PM

i can now fix this issue and will...

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 02:27 PM

WoW...that was fast!
Thanks man I have a couple projects with d2's going on right now and will post measurement results ASAP!
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Posted 24 October 2014 - 05:45 PM

Great thanks!!!

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 05:15 AM

Ive got no/super little fender gap without it looking stanced out, 16x9s all around and a little camber in the front.
Fronts are at 2.75in and rears 2.5 measured using the tan line. Ill get pics up tomoro
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Posted 25 October 2014 - 09:25 AM

Thanks!!!

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 06:56 PM

Here are the pics, also if you are measuring coilovers the proper way to measure them is using the tan line. Ignore the ugly hdr, it shows the tires better.
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