Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Thursday October 2, 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 06-30-2001, 02:34 PM   #1
MY99 2.5GT
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 5030
Join Date: Mar 2001
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Martinsburg, WV, USA
Vehicle:
1999 Legacy 2.5GT
05 Legacy GT 06 Armada

Default I need help with my Ground Controls-Please

I just put on a set of Ground Control height adjustable springs on my car and I am not able to adjust the height on the rears. I didn't get one of those wrenches that grab the lower spring perch but GC promotes that you don't need one. The front move if you put a good amount of oomph into turning them but berring plates in the top mount. What do I do about the rears where the top mount is berringless?

HELP!!!! I have the height set as high as it goes and my car now has the ground clearance of a Hummer. Seriously more clearance than am Outback. This things is sitting high and I want to drop it a little.

Thanks
Brad
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
MY99 2.5GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2001, 02:45 PM   #2
Strepto
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 252
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: San Antonio, TX
Vehicle:
2001 Arctic White
Camaro SS #1800

Default

the collars have an allen bolt in them. you need to loosen that bolt to allow free movement of the collars
Strepto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2001, 02:49 PM   #3
MY99 2.5GT
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 5030
Join Date: Mar 2001
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Martinsburg, WV, USA
Vehicle:
1999 Legacy 2.5GT
05 Legacy GT 06 Armada

Default

I'm pretty sure the allen bolt was as loose as it gets. Did anyones kit come with another wrench for adjustment other than just the allen wrench? I think I need a grabber style wrench that fits in the notches of the lower perch.
MY99 2.5GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2001, 03:52 PM   #4
The Ru
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 4937
Join Date: Mar 2001
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Allentown to Stroudsburg, Pa
Vehicle:
95 M3
Alpine White

Default On this note...

I got the same deal, can't adjust my rear GC's but for another reason.....the dude that had them b/f me stripped the allen bolt in the LR corner. how would you go about getting that fixed...i kinda look like a muscle car....hehe...
The Ru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2001, 05:02 PM   #5
RidinLow
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 329
Join Date: Sep 1999
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: NJ
Vehicle:
1995 325i
Arctic Gray

Default

Did you try simultaneously jacking both rear wheels off the ground?

Make sure there's enough bumpstop at higher ride heights... push the bumpstop all the way down and measure from the top of the bumpstop to the bottom spring perch and compare that # with the fully compressed length of the springs (found on GC's website).
RidinLow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2001, 04:55 PM   #6
MY99 2.5GT
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 5030
Join Date: Mar 2001
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Martinsburg, WV, USA
Vehicle:
1999 Legacy 2.5GT
05 Legacy GT 06 Armada

Default

The bumpstops have nothing to do with this one.

When I tried to adjust the car it was on a lift about 6 feet in the air.

Somebody please help.

Thanks for the suggestions so far.

Brad
MY99 2.5GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2001, 05:36 PM   #7
RidinLow
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 329
Join Date: Sep 1999
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: NJ
Vehicle:
1995 325i
Arctic Gray

Default

Actually, the bumpstops do have a part to play in this... if your car is too high, if you fully compress the springs, they're coming off your car because the bumpstops can't do their thing.
RidinLow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2001, 09:59 PM   #8
AaronB
Worst Mod Ever
Moderator
 
Member#: 369
Join Date: Oct 1999
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Vehicle:
12 Vagon

Default

Did you cut the bumpstops in half when you installed them on the new struts? Can you adjust them higher? If the collar doesn't adjust either way, then there is something wrong.

Did you install the coil-overs to the struts or did GC? Maybe they are installed to high? (just grasping at straws here).

Mine aren't too difficult to adjust, just make sure the allen screw is really loose and the wheel is completely off the ground.
BTW I didn't get any adjustment wrenchs or anything just the allen wrench.

Aaron
http://www.scoobymods.com
AaronB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2001, 09:55 AM   #9
RRinDC
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 204
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: DC Suburbs
Vehicle:
1998 Impreza OBS
Glacier White/Slate

Angry

I can't believe GC STILL isn't routinely supplying the spanner wrench to adjust the bottom spring perch with their coilover kits. I had to call GC and get them to send one out; you may want to do the same. It looks like a semicircle with a handle and has prongs that fit in the slots in the bottom perch. Do that and use some WD-40 on the threaded collar...
RRinDC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2001, 10:29 AM   #10
MY99 2.5GT
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 5030
Join Date: Mar 2001
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Martinsburg, WV, USA
Vehicle:
1999 Legacy 2.5GT
05 Legacy GT 06 Armada

Default

I am planning on calling GC for the wrench that they said they would send out when I first ordered the setup.

Thanks for the input guys but the bump stops have nothing to do with my problem of not beeing able to adjust the height of the rear suspension.

So AaronB-you have the same setup and are able to adjsut the rears without a wrench? Do you have berring plates in the back??

Hopefully I will get this resolved soon.

Thanks
Brad
MY99 2.5GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2001, 11:33 AM   #11
RidinLow
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 329
Join Date: Sep 1999
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: NJ
Vehicle:
1995 325i
Arctic Gray

Smile

I don't think you're seeing our point... yes, the bumpstops don't have anything to do with you not being able to adjust the height, but it's dangerous to be driving with the car raised like that with inadequate bumpstops.
RidinLow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2001, 01:57 PM   #12
MY99 2.5GT
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 5030
Join Date: Mar 2001
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Martinsburg, WV, USA
Vehicle:
1999 Legacy 2.5GT
05 Legacy GT 06 Armada

Default

Sorry, The bumpstops have not been cut yet. Actually in the directions it says to cut them but we have not yet. I wanted to get this height situation taken care of before cutting them.

Just as a side note, I just talked to Ground Control about my problem. I ditinctly remember Tony telling me he would send me a tool kit (i guess he meant the Circle Grabber tool) when he shipped my kit. Well no tool came. I just called them and explained my problem and the guy said "Oh you need a tool". He said he would send it right out. He told me it would be here by the end of the week. He put up a big fuss when I told him I need it by tommorow because my car is sitting parked because I haven't alligned it yet. Right now I am not real happy with them. There product has been pretty good so far but there service has pretty much been sucky. They also forgot to send a rubber gasket that appeared in the directions. Did anyone else get this with thier Ground Control kit?

Brad
MY99 2.5GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2001, 10:22 PM   #13
Ken Levin
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 1416
Join Date: May 2000
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: SF Bay Area
Vehicle:
2/01 WRX SportWagon
Aspen White

Default

I have not needed the spanner tool to adjust mine yet and I've had them on two different cars. Just loosening the allen set screw and twisting the coller seemed to do it. I had the wheels off the car of course. Didnt need WD40 either.

Good luck.
Ken Levin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2001, 11:21 AM   #14
Greenracer6
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 7962
Join Date: Jul 2001
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Louisville KY
Vehicle:
08 335i TwinTurbo
PSM 02WRX, 97 Dipped CRV

Arrow good or bad buy?

if you guys could do it all over again, would you still buy ground controls or is there another option(similar in qualityand price)

Bill---thinking of buying Ground Controls 4in. adjustables
Greenracer6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2001, 01:16 PM   #15
suby ej25
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 3047
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Tristate Area
Vehicle:
2001 Impreza Rs

Question i second that question...

i was kind of thinking about getting them too...but what's the use of a coilover if you can't adjust them...has any one had a good experience with the gc's?
suby ej25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2001, 02:37 PM   #16
Ken Levin
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 1416
Join Date: May 2000
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: SF Bay Area
Vehicle:
2/01 WRX SportWagon
Aspen White

Default

Read my post in this forum under "wagon suspension ramblings..."

I have had excellent service from Ground Control Suspensions. Their adjustable spring perches work fine and allow me to go higher or lower than stock. Tony shared his info freely and his advice was accurate. I don't think you can find an adjustable system for close to their prices. You could pay alot more and still have a variety of problems.

When shopping in the modification aftermarket some mechanical/fabrication creativity and the willingness to undertake risks is usually necessary.
Ken Levin 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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need help with my hoses! Need a tech Please darkcrave Factory 2.0L Turbo Powertrain 9 04-17-2009 03:06 PM
Need help with my home AC please!!! Speed Factory Mid Atlantic Impreza Club -- MAIC 0 06-28-2008 11:53 AM
Need help with my headunit install, please! Sylon Car Audio, Video & Security 8 04-19-2007 01:14 PM
need help with my utec log....please topgrinder Engine Management & Tuning 3 03-24-2003 12:13 PM
I need help with my AGX/Ground Control setup MY99 2.5GT Brakes, Steering & Suspension 32 07-16-2001 09:29 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:00 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.