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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-07-2010, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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Adjusting the Ride height

I tried adjusting the ride height on my roadster this weekend but the sleeves rotate when trying to turn the collar. I have Belistein shocks. I searched for information on the installaton to see if I installed the sleeves incorrectly but did not find any information. The manual is vague too.

What did I do wrong? How do I fix?

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Raise the car so the tire(s) is off the ground.
Back off the small allan screw which holds the collar tight to the sleeve.
Hold the sleeve with one hand and with the other turn the collar.
It is pretty simple.
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A little lube helps a lot. Also, Breeze sells a bearing that goes between the spring and the adjustment collar. After researching some about it, made sense to me because the spring tends to rotate as it's compressed. I bought a set for both front and rear. Some are using a Loctite product between the sleeve and the shock body but i didn't care for the idea.
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Both of the above. I found that if the allen screw was tight, it can leave just enough of a "scar" in the sleeve threads that the collar is hard to get started.
I use a pliers to grab the sleeve so it doesn't turn. There is a wrench for the collar but I haven't needed to use it.
I have probably adjusted my ride height a dozen or more times so it is worth figuring it out.
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If your adjusters have allen screws, take them out and throw them away. These things have absolutely no tendency to turn on their own. As mentioned above, all the allens do is booger up the threads on the sleave.

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