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Old 10-22-2018, 11:13 AM
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I have been trying to sort out some thoughts on what I want my daily to be set at, and I am having trouble so I thought I would ask you smart people Currently this is my setup:

Tein Flex (master control) (was set to 0 /1 for the damping will do 10 for street)
245/35-19 front and 275/35-19 rear
About 24 3/4 front (ground to fender arch) and about 26 rear (ground to fender)

My main problem is if I try to exit or enter my driveway the CF lip grinds on the concrete (its not the cheaper one) So I thought If I am going to start driving it more often I want to make sure I can get in and out (even if its really slow at an angle or whatever).

Next delima is that the rear coil is upside down, so I need to pull it apart and remove the stock spring isolator and turn the Tein coil and adjuster around, so that may also change up the distance between the fender to ground..

In short, what do you folks feel is a decent front ride adjustment? (25.5 and 25?) I really dont know) I was hoping I would run into someone who has already done this. this is a pic where you can see the rear coil is upside down (adjusters removed) and the top stock coil isolator is still installed, and I am most positive this is not the normal way to do this... I was going to flip it later this week... and I do (I hope) have the adjuster rings to put back on... but I am not sure if I have the rubber parts that go on the coils.


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I stand corrected, I found the install kit for mine... but the coil still looks upside down...
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I just flipped the rear to look like this diagram. and I set the measurement between the collar and base to 1 inch as the manual recommends as a starter. Ill do the front tomorrow and also set the measurement to 1 inch as the manual says... once its on the ground I will measure and then adjust as needed (I guess). Rear is now at about 27 inches... fender to ground.
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Before I tightened it down but in proper order.



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The lower you go, the worse the geometry will get, but for street driving just set the height to where you are comfortable.

Good job on figuring things out.
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Thanks buddy. I did get it all adjusted per the install manual and I pulled in and out of my driveway without killing my CF lip. The sound was killing me. I’m waiting on a set of spanner wrenches from Tein that will allow me to torque the final adjustment. I also found the rear shocks were never turned down to the right specs for the Z... I fixed that too...

should be fine, I’ll take it by an alignment shop once I have it all tightened up.

I did learn my passenger fender was off a bit, and loose... so that will be my next bit of maint.
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