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Old 04-11-2004, 12:07 AM   #1
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installed some Zero 2rs today and they're REALLY REALLY stiff. i bought them used so i dont have the tool to adjust the stiffness. do i have to use the specific tool from Cusco to adjust it or i can use some substitutes? if so can i purchase the tool itself from Cusco or where can i get it? aslo how can u tell which setting ur on?

i hope im on the stiffest setting right now coz they r really, really stiff.
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Old 04-11-2004, 12:16 AM   #2
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The adjustment is on the bottom of the strut. There is a knob that is normally used to adjust it, but I'm pretty sure you could still turn it without the knob with a pair of needle nose pliers or something similar. There are only 5 settings. You may be able to see the numbers on the bottom. They come from the factory set at 3. No matter what you set them to, however, they are still going to be pretty stiff. It took me 2 weeks to get used to them. I left them on 3 all around and absolutely love them now. My fiance is a different story. Although. . she hasn't complained too much lately so she must be getting used to them.

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Old 04-11-2004, 12:20 AM   #3
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i tried turning the d shape knob with pliers, it turned, but nth really happened. i mean there was no click or nth, how am i suppose to know which setting im on, as i see no numbers anywhere?
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Old 04-11-2004, 12:29 AM   #4
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It's been a while since I last looked at the adjustment screw. I would say to turn it all the way left and then all the way right to see where the endpoints are. The middle of those 2 points would be setting 3 and then the middle of setting 3 and the leftmost endpoint is 2 and the rightmost endpoint is 4.

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Old 07-03-2004, 09:28 AM   #5
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Sorry for bringing back an old topic, but I just found myself in the same situation (used 02r's w/ no tool or instructions). Ill go try turning the adjustment knob with a set of pliers, but Im also trying to understand how to adjust the height and camber. Could I convince you (cnk) to take some pics/scans of any manuals you got with 02rs?
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Old 07-03-2004, 12:18 PM   #6
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The manuals are pretty useless since they're in Japanese. As I stated above, it's a 5 point adjustment for dampening. As for height, it should be pretty self explanatory when you look at the coilovers. At the bottom mount, there is a locking collar. If you want to lower it, raise the locking collar and then use the spanner wrench to turn the upper most collar directly under the spring so that the entire coilover turns and it goes down. Once you've gotten the height you want, tighten the locking collar. To raise it, turn the middle locking collar instead to raise the coilover out of the bottom mount.

For camber, just look at the mounting plate. There are tick marks to set your camber. You need to get an alignment after you install the coilovers. Then you can adjust camber in or out by loosening the 4 bolts and moving the top of the coilover in or out. There's really no need to use it to adjust camber and the alignment shop shouldn't have to touch it when setting your camber. They should be able to do it with the camber bolt at the bottom of the strut.

My advice since it seems that you don't really know how coilovers work is to just take it to a good racing shop that is familiar with coilovers. Have them set the car up for you and corner balance it. Then leave it alone and don't change anything except the dampening adjustment if you want/need to. If you track your car, then you'll need to do more research on suspension geometry and how to make adjustments. There's really no difference in adjusting these coilovers over any other brand coilovers.

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Old 07-04-2004, 03:08 PM   #7
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i tried turning the d shape knob with pliers, it turned, but nth really happened. i mean there was no click or nth, how am i suppose to know which setting im on, as i see no numbers anywhere?
On the bottom face of the part that turns there's an indentation that's pointing to a number 1-5. Mine came set at 3. The piece that turns should click audibly one time for each place it's moved.
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