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Old 09-14-2006, 05:28 PM   #11
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You compress the spring too much and it can fall out of the retainers if the shock fully extends.
The guys who've cut springs on teamswift all claim no topping out when removing one coil (which works out to about an inch and a bit drop).

But thanks for the advice. Everyone - good ideas. I'm leaning towards the big *** zip ties, no surprise
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Old 09-14-2006, 05:35 PM   #12
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You can use these:



...but you can only drop it by the space between one coil and the next....and they can be a bear to install...but they are removable.
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Old 09-15-2006, 11:12 AM   #13
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coat hangers? (tried-n-true) :P
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Old 09-15-2006, 11:19 AM   #14
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I like the idea using the ratcheting tie downs.
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Darin, you're missing a grommit around your brake line.
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If you compress the suspension using the full length of the spring then you are going to top out pretty hard on rebound and break the strapping material - not cool to get straps stuck in the front wheel. Too bad you can't cut a hole and screw the coil spring through it to make it adjustable height. Sounds like we need some threaded top hats.
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Darin, you're missing a grommit around your brake line.
They were optional on this model

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If you compress the suspension using the full length of the spring then you are going to top out pretty hard on rebound and break the strapping material
My string lasted about a week, and then broke (both sides, front). This would only have to last for 3 bidirectional runs on a flat, smooth road!
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Too bad no one makes lowering gas shocks - add pressure to lower the ride and stiffen the coils.
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Old 09-15-2006, 01:53 PM   #19
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Tein makes some electronically adjustable coilovers for my car and koni makes shocks that you can change the height on by moving the spring's mount point on the shock,

No love for the geo though.
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Shoot get some other Geo springs and cut them down!!!
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