Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Thursday July 31, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Click here to visit TireRack
Brakes & Suspension Forum sponsored by The Tire Rack

Losing traction? Need new tires?
Click here to visit the NASIOC Upgrade Garage...
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Brakes, Steering & Suspension

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-08-2012, 01:13 PM   #1
shaneSC
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 243074
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: NorCal
Vehicle:
2003 WRX
PSM

Default

Hey guys,


I recently installed D Specs on 07 STI takeoffs for my bugeye. I'm trying to dial them in, but have a question about the adjustment if the struts.

When tightening the adjuster, how do you know when it's reached full stiff? Does it stop turning completely, or just get more firm (the knob, not the actual struts)?

I have turned it until it feels like its gotten harder to turn, but I'm afraid that might not be full stiff, and it may be throwing off my adjustment. I also don't want to just keep tightening it in fear of breaking the valving or something.

I've searched around but can't seem to find anything relating to this question. Thanks in advance.

Shane
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
shaneSC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 02:04 PM   #2
f1speeder
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 138854
Join Date: Jan 2007
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Default

I had these on my 06 WRX that I auto crossed. If you turn them clock wise all the way it will be at it's firmness. You don't have to make it as tight as you can just snug. For the rear extensions, once I had them where I wanted them I would put a large file clip or black elec. tape around it so they wouldn't turn with the vibration.
f1speeder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 02:25 PM   #3
shaneSC
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 243074
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: NorCal
Vehicle:
2003 WRX
PSM

Default

Ok thanks. I'll have to go try gain, but when you say "all the way", does it actually reach a stopping point? I have gotten to a point where they're harder to turn, but I could continue to turn and turn through the stiffness.
shaneSC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 11:58 PM   #4
Uncle Scotty
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 16200
Join Date: Mar 2002
Vehicle:
OK Houston
we have an Uncle

Default

these are only supposed to have ~7 full turns total adjustment

if you are bein a gorilla and have over torqued them...i wonder what's broken/stripped out
Uncle Scotty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 07:19 AM   #5
mhoerath
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 131379
Join Date: Nov 2006
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: richmond, va
Vehicle:
2003 354 ftlb@3k rpm
justablue hatch

Default

mine have about 10 turns soft hard, with a stop at each end. easy to turn and easy to find the ends. btw keep mine on 3 soft side for both dd and rallycross.
mhoerath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 03:57 PM   #6
shaneSC
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 243074
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: NorCal
Vehicle:
2003 WRX
PSM

Default

I went out and readjusted them today. I was able to find the end at full stiff today. I must have just been scared to overtighten them before. Thanks guys!
shaneSC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 07:16 PM   #7
Uncle Scotty
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 16200
Join Date: Mar 2002
Vehicle:
OK Houston
we have an Uncle

Default

and when you adjust them, beware that 1/4 turn will yeild noticable change and i usually use 1/8 turn incraments to fine tune

if you are trying to do even 1/2 turns, you are likely missing the sweet spot
Uncle Scotty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 04:13 AM   #8
shaneSC
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 243074
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: NorCal
Vehicle:
2003 WRX
PSM

Default

Awesome, will do. Thanks for the heads up.
shaneSC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 09:31 AM   #9
f1speeder
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 138854
Join Date: Jan 2007
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Default

7-10 full turns and yes small turns you will notice a difference. No, it will not stop as if you hit the max as it would if you turn it counter clockwise.. So Just as you feel it get tight that's all you need. Just turn it counter clockwise to the top and count the turns until you feel it get tight. Again, this should be 7-10 turns.
f1speeder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 04:03 PM   #10
Uncle Scotty
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 16200
Join Date: Mar 2002
Vehicle:
OK Houston
we have an Uncle

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by f1speeder View Post
7-10 full turns and yes small turns you will notice a difference. No, it will not stop as if you hit the max as it would if you turn it counter clockwise.. So Just as you feel it get tight that's all you need. Just turn it counter clockwise to the top and count the turns until you feel it get tight. Again, this should be 7-10 turns.
well according to tokico...they say 6.5 turns

nowhere near 10....and mine stop 'adjusting' right at 7

but anyway
Uncle Scotty is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.