Originally Posted by PERRIN_Chris
Yep I have 18s, running 245/40 18s on 18 X 9.5 +38. Actually when I put the coilovers on my car, the rear was super low, the front was pretty low, but not super low, but I had to raise both the front and the back some.
The H&R coilovers aren't double adjustable for height, so you lose a little travel when they are adjusted to be really low. You can send me pictures at [email protected]
The H&R shocks have internal bump stops, so they can't be modified. Plus you wouldn't want to mess with them anyway. Cutting or removing them will wear out the shocks quicker.
Yes mine were realllly low in rear when i put them on, I have stock upgrade 17s and I don't know the exact specs. The fronts actually were a llittle higher than I wanted. So I first raised rear and lowered front to just where tire meets the fender, sorta like how yours looks but after a horrible gut wrenching sea sick ride, I then i realized I was pretty low out of the recommended range being there so I moved it up some more., and got a minor improvement.
I can send the before and after shots to give an idea to that email you gave me if it helps?
You would see the horrendous gap and how to even get to the top of my tire I had to move it down probably 2.5"
. I am sure bigger rims would help.. and I am sure that is too low for these coilovers. I'm glad the current models don't' have this problem.
when you say double adjustable I am assuming you mean I cannot preload the spring just adjust the height?
I mentioned the bumpstop modification because I have seen it done on Bilstein Struts which also have internal bumpstops, where the shock comes out of the body, but I wouldn't' even attempt that unless I was really dying to go lower lol..right now its the bounce resolution I want gone.
My other ride, 370z, has stock spring rates at 422f/450r so its comparable to how these should feel. It is a stiff but controlled ride and its resolved with no excessive or unnecessary bounce. This is what I think I should b feeling with these but I don't. I am hoping its a height issue and I can get these to a similar comfort level.
I will hopefully be working on these tomorrow morning and can report good news!