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    Megan Racing Coilovers keep changing height as I drive.

    I have this problem where my coilovers in the front keep what seem to me to be loosening up via the bottom locking ring that is supposed to be keeping the ride height in place and independently of the the 2 rings locked together for the spring rates. I can't honestly remember when I last adjusted them, but it seems no matter how much I tighten the rings, my ride height always seems to change on me. And I'm just enjoying them on the street. Is anyone else dealing with this issue?

    Last edited by 3000GTPro; 02-03-2011 at 06:30 PM.

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    no problem so far, not sure if you could use the blue locktight on the aluminum treads.

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    Just make sure the lock nut is tight against the adjustment one. Mine actually loosened up once and I didn't have any adjustment of height surprisingly so I'm not sure what you have going on there. Any pics of what's happening and how it's setup?

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    This is one of my rears before I first installed them, but it can still show you what I'm talking about. My problem is that single bottom ring that is supposed to lock the threaded shock portion of the coilover from moving. When you loosen that ring you can change the hight independently of the spring rates. I had to re-tighten that bottom ring again recently. I asked one member on Norcal3s who had these on his 93 VR4, and he said neither he or one other member with a gen1 NA 3000GT deal with this problem. Maybe I'm not getting that ring tight enough (I'm not what I would call muscular)? No matter how you look at it, I am getting these rings as tight as I possibly can, and it still doesn't seem to be enough.



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    I've heard of this problem before when researching coilovers. Seemed to happen mainly on track cars and always on megans. Unfortunatly i dont have a solution for you.

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    I would think that it would be more manageable on track cars because they would be worked on a lot, and just make sure they're tight on a regular basis anyway. If you have heard of this problem before, I wish I had done more research than just buy them like I did.

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    Haven't had that issue in 3.5 years and 40k + miles of use on my Megans

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    Use a hammer on the spanner wrench to tighten it.

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    I could try that... The spanner wrenches are kinda small though. I'll give it a shot. Still, I'm surprised that I didn't think of that earlier.
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