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Help with suspension...need springs

Old 05-Apr-2007, 09:33 PM
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Help with suspension...need springs

Currently have coil overs on my 92 hatchback, but they are too low cause im always hitting some bad potholes in my city. since the snow is gone, there are a lot more now. just about to get my car back on the road, but want to raise it.

dont have the tool to raise the car, and most shops say they can't do it cause i dont have the tool.

would it be easier to buy used springs then just remove the coil overs all together????

and if so what kind of springs should i be looking for? dont want such a low drop due to all the potholes..

leaning towards H&R springs ???

any help would be great thanks..
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Old 05-Apr-2007, 09:34 PM
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well there adjustable right?there should be a key that came with the coils..that u use to raise and lower it. take it to a shop..someone will be able to raise your coilovers...
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Old 05-Apr-2007, 09:36 PM
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that is what i mean. i dont have that key cause i bought the car used...and the person i bought it from does not have it.. and shops say they can't raise since i dont have the key..
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order the key...?what make of coils are they?cheaper then buying a whole new suspension that you dont need
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Old 05-Apr-2007, 09:42 PM
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good idea. not sure what kind of coils they are , but i can always check. good idea. thanks b18b
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Old 05-Apr-2007, 10:27 PM
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ya if u figure out what coils your using..post it on here..maybe someone on the forum is willing to sell you theyre key or lend it to you
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Old 05-Apr-2007, 10:58 PM
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man if your taking about the general coil over keys, you can do it without them... be careful not to dent the threads and take a hammer to losen them and a crow bar to help get leverage and push and they should come lose to move up! Just try to be careful not to hit the threads or your gonna have to take you the metal file to make them travel again! I have done it many times... started with I have old used coil overs and then I had to do it with brand new ones I got a deal on because they came without keys...
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Old 06-Apr-2007, 12:43 AM
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my vote goes for tein springs

they ride mint, and arn't too low that you'll be smacking pot holes and runing your car....i once had coil overs when i first got my EG hatch i used to have...

if it's not an option, a lot of coil overs use the same "keys"

toms motorsports, apc, etc etc etc...same ****, dif pile....probally same chinese manufacturer too :P
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