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Tom N
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   27th May 04 at 14:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i have some spax rsx coilovers on my corsa b. when i got them second hand, they didn't have any adjusters on the top of them but i know that they are adjustable! how do i adjust the damping on them? i know it is something to do with the top of the strut in the engine bay but what do i do and which way do i turn them?

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   27th May 04 at 14:59   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

How soon do you need to know by fella? I can let you know tomorrow when I'm back home and sort out my adjuster for you if thats any good?


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27th May 04 at 15:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

clockwise = stiffer ride
anti-clockwise = softer

front adjuster i think is only 10-point, as I know thats all mine would do, but rears were 27 click.

[Edited on 27-05-2004 by PaulW]
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thanks paul that will help if i am able to find out which part to turn!
jill it would be a great help if u could 'invetigate' out a little more for me!

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ok lookin at the top of the strut then, there is a bit that sticks up on the middle - 2 flat sides, 2 curved - kinda like..
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not a good description I know, but thats the bit you turn anyways!

You can use a set of moleys to turn it, but be careful, its only a gentle click you feel so don't go too rough & if you turn them too far either way, it can naf up the adjusters & will cost about 30 per shock + delivery to be sorted by spax.

[Edited on 27-05-2004 by PaulW]
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27th May 04 at 18:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

These are TAS topmounts with spax coilovers, the nut on the VERY top is what you turn (8mm i think) and as said above clockwise slower rebound rate (bumpier), anti is faster rebound rate.

Here's a crappy pic if its any use....
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quote:
Originally posted by t-gangsta
jill it would be a great help if u could 'invetigate' out a little more for me!



Ok it's exactly as PaulW said:
-Clockwise = Harder
-Anticlockwise = Softer


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wow I got something right for once
Tom N
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thanks for everyones help. i discovered which bit to turn after paul w said which way to turn it! its a kind of click isn't it?

 
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