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Old 08-07-2010, 09:18 PM   #1
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Pedders Xa coilover questions help

I've search so don't give me the search button, anyway I'm confused in the directions of where I measurement on the coilover to get my 1.5 ride height. I tighten the seats to the coil is snug, mounted them on the car do I adjust with no wheels on or do install wheels and take them of an on until I get my right height I want? I on the front as of now.
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Old 08-07-2010, 09:20 PM   #2
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Oh, it talks about preliminary height adjustment but I can't understand were to get that measurement.

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Old 08-07-2010, 10:12 PM   #3
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Old 08-08-2010, 09:13 AM   #4
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You can find how to take your measurements here

http://g8modz.com/frontxa.htm

This post I made will help you adjust the height after installation.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...21&postcount=5
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Old 08-08-2010, 11:52 AM   #5
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Thanks Jaysin, I did see you post on adjusting, I just wasn't sure on how to get my drop of 2 inches front and 1.5 in back but you and Seddon have giving me enough info to figure it out.

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Old 08-08-2010, 04:19 PM   #6
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The way I did it was just guess at where to put the collars when I initially installed mine. Then put the wheels on and set the car back on the ground and looked at how much it needed to go up or down. Then just pulled the wheels back off and made the adjustments. This was on KW V1's but its the same concept for your "peddlers."
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Old 08-08-2010, 05:01 PM   #7
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Seddon gave me his measurements between the upper and lower locknuts.

Anyway now I trying to figure out why I have a gap on the upper strut covers. I installed it with the cup down (as in the pic below) and it hits the washer below, so the top cover does not sit down all the way. If I turn them over they fit.

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Remember that the instructions I gave you were for a G8. I haven't dug into the Camaro yet.
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Old 08-08-2010, 08:16 PM   #9
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Pedders has a link with a number of instruction pages.

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Old 08-08-2010, 08:41 PM   #10
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Pedders has a link with a number of instruction pages.

Yes I have them, but some things are not clear, have you done the install?
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Yes I have them, but some things are not clear, have you done the install?
Yes I have.
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Ok then in the first pic I've torque this nut down.



Then the top cover came stock like this but there is a small gap now underneath it.



But It fits fine if I turn the cap over, am I missing something because in the directions it does not take about the cap being turn over.



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You need to have the upper plate so the center section is down. That is how GM intended it to be.
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You need to have the upper plate so the center section is down. That is how GM intended it to be.
So I'm suppose to have that gap between the top cap and the housing?
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The small gap is NEEDED. Leave the retainer with the boss down.

Turn your wheels right and left and you'll notice that the gap closes up.
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The small gap is NEEDED. Leave the retainer with the boss down.

Turn your wheels right and left and you'll notice that the gap closes up.
I guess the gap is common, from other information I was told, and I will take the car for a drive and see if they drop.
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The space you see is required for front strut articulation. The strut pivots / rotates in the bearing plate as the wheels are turn from left to right and right to left. The Earlier versions of this mount were problematic. The GTO and G8 use a rubber donut so to speak. They wear out and cause problems. The new mount in the Camaro ZETA II is superior. It is a steel cup / steel pot covered in rubber with a FRP snap in bearing and upper spring perch. we expect these new mounts to be trouble free for many miles.
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The gap is normal. I had called Mike to ask him the same question. Just put the red dampening adjuster on your good to go.
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