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how do you adjust the hight of the suspension as i have no clue whats so ever at the moment my car looks like a rollaskate and i wanna bring it down 20mm the garage i had it in adjusted it so it would go on the ramp and no i want it back down they wont do it said they wouldnt get it off the ramp and to do it for me they where gonna charge me 50 quid..

so was wondering is it hard to do should i just shut up and pay the 50 quid?

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Which teins and what are you trying to adjust.

Type SS have only adjustable preload. You can adjust the height by unlocking the collars and turning the spring perch up or down.

The HA have adjustable ride height also, you can screw the entire shock body up and down inside the mount so preload isn't affected by height adjustments.

Tell the shop to step the car down on what we call 2*4 pieces of wood, ramp it off gradually. Or take it to a shop that knows how to do things like this.
 

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hi thanks for the reply.

its the HA type there was a bad shock on it when i got it and i had all of them replaced.

when they changed on the orginal ones they had a plate with 4 screws on them and numbers when they fitted these these ones dont have them plates with the 4 screws on them is that what changes the height?.. plus you no any good garages on the wirral i can trust my car with lol

thanks for your time.

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Mike, the plates you're talking about are camber plates. They are an option for Teins. I would, without knowing the situation, say that either Tein has cheaped out on you by not sending you the value-equivalent replacement, or that the shop is holding your parts.

You want those top plates on your car as they will allow you to adjust camber. (they don't do the height) Camber is very important for tire grip, especially on the front.

The top mounts, strut bearings, pillow ball mounts (called any of those things) can be swapped to your new struts as they are interchangeable. Height settings aside you should have that done.

The height setting is on the strut itself, you will see when you take a tire off that there is a large threaded portion of the strut itself. It will make sense.

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Thanks Alex..

i seen the post before went to the garage they said the bits didnt come with the struts... so i phoned Tien and they said there extra so i MUST have these right? before i change anything?

dave i will get the bits first from Tien Tein which ever way it is then run it down to gaz i just tryed to phone then but they must be busy the cars been driving okay i have no un even tire ware must be lucky!!
but think i been had at the garage but as i remeber the plates i spoke of before where cracked so i would of needed new ones anyway.
 

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sorry Xlr8!!!!! LOL i thaught you where dave DOH why i dont no i put it down to stress LMAO!
 
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