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Adjusting Rear Coilovers...

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by leeds2592, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. leeds2592

    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    Hi all,

    Decided I wanted to go a bit lower on the rear of my A3. I've got AP coilovers so the adjuster is at the top but when using the C spanner to adjust it, the whole thing spins including the black plate at the top! I've read that this is a common problem but not read of a solution.

    Any tips on how to adjust it? It's annoying me that the fronts are so easy to adjust but the backs are a massive polavour!

    Thanks
     
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  3. TimG

    TimG Active Member

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    Slightly late reply here, but ...

    Remove the adjuster and drill a hole in the side of the threaded piece (at the base, not in the threads!). You will now be able to insert a screwdriver into the hole and prevent them from turning when you adjust them. I had to do this on my FK's.
     
  4. stuartm

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    I put my adjuster at the bottom and bolted it to the swing arm, worked for me but is a bit of a nightmare if you want to adjust the ride height.

    Although it is only one bolt and you can get easy access to it.
     

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