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post #1 of 9 Old 09-01-2005, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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Quick MM coilover Q-

Installing MM bilstein coilovers on the 2000 GT. Quick question, I'm running a 10" spring, why do I have to run the collar almost the top to keep the spring set at full droop? Any lower, and the spring becomes unsettled in it's purches. The only thing I can think of is that the split support collar is too low, but It looks like it's supposed to rest on the bottom strut bracket.

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It is supposed to be there. You're running your lower perch at the top of the threaded sleeve? I've got a 10" spring, and I don't think mine is at the top of the sleeve.

Are you running enough spacers above the top perch to clear the shock tower and keep the perch down?

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I had to get a pair of helper springs to keep my springs from separating from the perchs during full droop. You can order them from Colman Racing for about $50 or so. I think I'm going to need a pair for my rear coil overs too. I wonder why MM doesn't offer them on their website?
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I had to get a pair of helper springs to keep my springs from separating from the perchs during full droop. You can order them from Colman Racing for about $50 or so. I think I'm going to need a pair for my rear coil overs too. I wonder why MM doesn't offer them on their website?

I would recommend this also.
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Here is a link...

http://www.colemanracing.com/catalog...?cPath=49_1207

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Google to save a few bucks.

jfranci3, it appears that a 10" spring is just about the right length to not need helper springs when the C/Os are set at stock ride height. At full droop, of course. If you're riding lower than stock, you'll probably need the helpers under droop.
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Google to save a few bucks.

jfranci3, it appears that a 10" spring is just about the right length to not need helper springs when the C/Os are set at stock ride height. At full droop, of course. If you're riding lower than stock, you'll probably need the helpers under droop.
I have a 10" 325lb springs and my car at the same ride height as my Steeda Sport springs, I needed helpers.

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Wow, I could use those too, mine are close to the top of the collar, same issues. thanks for the link.

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I'll be ordering some of those sometime in the future, because it gets annoying having the springs POP back into their upper perches every time i lower the car off of jackstands or a hoist.

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