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Old 02-18-12, 06:16 AM   #1
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Default BCR coilovers install

I want to install my BCR coilovers today. I was wondering if anyone knew how hard it is to do? I did some research and it looks straight forward and how long will it take to do??
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Old 02-18-12, 07:29 AM   #2
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It's a pretty straight forward install. Install time I am going to say 4-6 hours depending on your skills and having all the tools needed.
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pretty straight forward and easy, took me about 5 hours with hand tools to install them and adjust it to the height I wanted
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That's great to know cause I rather do it myself if I can. Thanks for the info. The car is going to look a lot better once it's lowered!

I will have to rip out my truck liner to get the rear suspension off then go from there right?
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Yes you will have to take the liner out. It's really easy. Also if everything goes smooth you can have it done in under 4 hours. I just installed mine last weekend and it was pretty easy.
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if you have a pair of jackstands it would also make the process a lot easier
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4-5hrs you guy taking your time eating while working hahaha.... I did mine by myself in 1hr 1/2. really simple in and out process.
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Just make sure you have some PB blaster on hand in case your bolts are rusted out. But other than that it's just a few bolts. We spent about 6 hours on my springs which take a bit longer. Granted that included frequent breaks, dinner as well as doing it by hand.
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Just to help out...as an alternative to pb blaster for rusted bolts...

I have used this:

http://www.loctitefreezeandrelease.com/

Loctite Freeze and release....

does the job very well for stubborn bolts...

used it many times when doing suspension work on my old project cars
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I've personally found PB Blaster and a torch release most stubborn bolts/nuts with ease. Just be mindful of rubber components around the heat!
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I got it done it sure did take longer than I thought. Thanks for all the tips, this was a good learning experience. The car is much lower now! I have some ribbing issues. Fixed a bit of it but my front rubs on a bolt that is going to take a while to fix.
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So I out my coulovers on and now I hear some rattling in the front of the car. I'm not sure if anyone else had this problem. Wondering if it's from
Lowering the car or something else is loose


Also there is a part on the shock at the bottom the I can also adjust. What is this for. Is it to lower the car more???
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Make sure the collars on the coilovers are tight. They could rattle loose and cause some noise.
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So I out my coulovers on and now I hear some rattling in the front of the car. I'm not sure if anyone else had this problem. Wondering if it's from
Lowering the car or something else is loose


Also there is a part on the shock at the bottom the I can also adjust. What is this for. Is it to lower the car more???
You need to adjust ride height by loosening the lower ring and spinning the threaded shock into the lower mount.

Did you adjust the ride height by adjusting the upper rings that the actual spring sit on? if so thats not how you adjust ride height, those are for preload only, and youll have to reset preload.
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You need to adjust ride height by loosening the lower ring and spinning the threaded shock into the lower mount.

Did you adjust the ride height by adjusting the upper rings that the actual spring sit on? if so thats not how you adjust ride height, those are for preload only, and youll have to reset preload.

Thanks
How do I reset the preload? Does it just go tight to the spring or some other way? I really wish I just left it alone!
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