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Old 11-Aug-2005, 03:54 PM
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OMNIPOWER- a few questions about adjusting/installing

Hey guys I got some omnipower street coilovers

and ive got a question, after preloading I know I adjust the height by loosening the lower perch lock and then either spin the ENTIRE body of the shock, or just the lower collar ( brass/gold peice ) to my desired height, and lock it again with the perch.

question is. ( since ive NEVER had true coilovers ) is there any performance difference? say if I have it lowered ALL the way untill the lower perch lock meets the upper perch lock? or if I raise the car all the way ? does the shock buttom out? or anything like that?
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Old 11-Aug-2005, 06:13 PM
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generally speaking I don't go to either extreme, since under the worst of circumstances (savage potholes, curbs, railroad tracks) might be too much for the coilover to handle. on a generally smooth road, the coilovers should be fine at either extreme setting, but it's just the really bad potholes that I'd be worried about. it's best to leave it an inch or so from either extreme end.
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Old 11-Aug-2005, 09:05 PM
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I lowered mine all the way in the beginning.. I recommend not doing this.. my A-arms were hitting the body and my tires were rubbing really hard on the fender liner and fender.. I think it also says in the instructions to lower them 2" shorter than the stock suspension and go from there.. but that was pointless for me because I didn't have the stock suspension.. so I chose just to lower it all the way.. and then raised it up about an inch or so the next day
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if you are looking for the performance gains from your suspension, then going any lower then 1-1.5 inches actually causes you to lose performance. there is a certain height for max performance, going higher or lower does nothing but change the looks and gives u worse handling. the easiest way to find your ideal height is by looking at the eibach pro kit, they are set for max performance height.
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Originally posted by SteveZ
if you are looking for the performance gains from your suspension, then going any lower then 1-1.5 inches actually causes you to lose performance. there is a certain height for max performance, going higher or lower does nothing but change the looks and gives u worse handling. the easiest way to find your ideal height is by looking at the eibach pro kit, they are set for max performance height.
How so? Because of travel or camber or overall geometry?

Anyways, I did a write up on it when I got my OMNI Coilovers.

Enjoy.

http://www.torontocivics.com/tccforu...hlight=preload
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How so? Because of travel or camber or overall geometry?

Anyways, I did a write up on it when I got my OMNI Coilovers.

Enjoy.

http://www.torontocivics.com/tccforu...hlight=preload
there is a certain height at which the cars center of gravity should be at for maximum handling, like i said tho, not sure what it is on a civic but i know that the eibach pro kit designs each set to this specific height, so that would be a good way to find that. this height may not be SLAMMED to the ground, but what do you car, you lower for the performance gains right, not the looks
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Since i slammed my car last week with coilvers I have them to the lowest possible point and i just watch for potholes but when there are railroads i just completely stop and just roll over them very very very slowly....not too bad so far

and i dont' know what you guys are talking about, but with the car slammed the handling is amazing
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