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Old 05-18-2013, 06:07 PM   #1
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pfadt coilover issues

Today i installed my pfadt coilovers literally by the book! After i finished and lowered the car to adjust the ride height, i set both front and back coilovers all the way down and worked my way up to the ride height i wanted. The only problem was that i didnt even touch the front coilovers which were bottomed out and they were still sitting way too high. Almost factory height! I installed everything while reading the instructions and everything went very smooth until I came across this problem. Dont know if its me that screwed up the install or what. please help me out
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:49 PM   #2
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Today i installed my pfadt coilovers literally by the book! After i finished and lowered the car to adjust the ride height, i set both front and back coilovers all the way down and worked my way up to the ride height i wanted. The only problem was that i didnt even touch the front coilovers which were bottomed out and they were still sitting way too high. Almost factory height! I installed everything while reading the instructions and everything went very smooth until I came across this problem. Dont know if its me that screwed up the install or what. please help me out
Which coil overs do you have?
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:02 PM   #3
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they are the street coilovers, not the drag ones
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:04 PM   #4
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:08 PM   #5
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Today i installed my pfadt coilovers literally by the book! After i finished and lowered the car to adjust the ride height, i set both front and back coilovers all the way down and worked my way up to the ride height i wanted. The only problem was that i didnt even touch the front coilovers which were bottomed out and they were still sitting way too high. Almost factory height! I installed everything while reading the instructions and everything went very smooth until I came across this problem. Dont know if its me that screwed up the install or what. please help me out
I have the brand new drag race specific coil overs. My chassis guy had a similar problem. The front spring was to hard and the rear was to soft. Pfadt offers me another spring package.
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:11 PM   #6
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:19 PM   #7
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Supercharged ss was the problem solved after the new springs?
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Supercharged ss was the problem solved after the new springs?
Front spring is probably too tall maybe 10" instead of 8".
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Supercharged ss was the problem solved after the new springs?
Yes it was. It allowed the tech to adjust the ride height to what he wanted. The way we got them we also had both adjustments maxed out. The front was so bad it looked like it was pulling a wheelie not to mention you couldn't even push down on the nose. Pfadt knew what we wanted and sent them to us. It was only a 25lb difference in spring weight but it worked for us.
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Front spring is probably too tall maybe 10" instead of 8".
We got the same height springs. Just 25 lbs lighter in front and 25 lbs heavier in the rear.
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:24 PM   #11
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looks awesome sorry you are having a problem. Keep us posted please I am thinking of getting these soon!
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:32 PM   #12
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Yes it was. It allowed the tech to adjust the ride height to what he wanted. The way we got them we also had both adjustments maxed out. The front was so bad it looked like it was pulling a wheelie not to mention you couldn't even push down on the nose. Pfadt knew what we wanted and sent them to us. It was only a 25lb difference in spring weight but it worked for us.
Same exact thing, im maxed out and it does look like its doing a wheelie. I emailed pfadt, hopefully they get back to me soon
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Same exact thing, im maxed out and it does look like its doing a wheelie. I emailed pfadt, hopefully they get back to me soon
That's weird though, I went from 225lbs on my Eibach kit to 325 lbs and it wasn't that much of a height difference.
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:49 PM   #14
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wow glad i didnt but these yet seems like some kinks still need to get worked out.
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