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Old 07-25-2006, 04:04 PM   #21
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if you are on stock suspension then yes time for springs. Seriously. Sell me your bilsteins
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Old 07-25-2006, 04:33 PM   #22
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How low is your car? Unlikely you need springs, if anything it sounds like you are too low and the suspension is botteming out or your shocks are b0rked. The the boat anchor 17" wheels will only make matters worse.

What Bilstein coilovers are they? PSS9?
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Old 07-25-2006, 05:59 PM   #23
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Im not sure I got the car like this the guy before me lowered it all the way so maybe I need to raise it but i dont have the tools for it Ill go out and see if i can see what kind they are.
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Old 07-25-2006, 06:04 PM   #24
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How are you suppose to raise them up?
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Old 07-25-2006, 06:04 PM   #25
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I cant tell what type they are.
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Old 07-25-2006, 06:06 PM   #26
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Alright I can see that the springs are the bilstein color is it possible that the full setup is the and I just need to raise it, I dont know anyone know how? Sorry for all the posts I got excited.
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Old 07-25-2006, 06:15 PM   #27
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haha post a pic.
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I cant no camera, but they are adjustable I know that much just don know if theres a tool for it or how to do it.
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Take them out and send them to Loki.

Why not head on over to a website that sells the Bilstein coilovers and see if you can compare them and figure out what they are. Pretty hard for anyone to give you advice if we don't know what you have installed. Do you have a local Miata club? Maybe someone there can help you out.

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no they look like the pss9 but the pss look the same.
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im sure they raise and lower the same way
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Old 07-25-2006, 07:53 PM   #32
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I have no idea whats going on here anymore...
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Prett ymuch what I need to know is do you have to have a tool to raise the coilovers and if not how would you do it.
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Old 07-25-2006, 10:47 PM   #34
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http://www.good-win-racing.com/mazda/miata/20-1070.html

Is this what yours looks like?

It looks like the shock body is threaded, and there is a collar that threads onto the shock body. This makes up the lower spring mount. Turn the collar one way and the car goes down, the other way and it goes up. Once you get in there an have a close look it'll make sense. The only thing I'm unsure of is how the threaded collar locks. It could have two collars, or a set screw.

As for a special tool, don't know. Possibly a spanner wrench, my GC sleeves use this. I've never needed to it since once the weight if off the car the collar turns pretty easily.

Does that help?
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No wonder Loki wants them so bad.
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ya that helps alot, it is threaded and has 2 collars, what collar and what way do i turn it?
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http://eshocks.com/bil_vehP.asp?Model=MX5&Manf=Bilstein

you can see the collars in this picture how its threaded and there are 2 on there
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Once you are in there it will be reall obvious. I've never seen this setup, so all I can do is guess. What I think you need to do is get under the car and have a good look, and if you still don't know what to do you might want to get someone local to you to have a look. Honestly, this isn't rocket science. You most likely loosen the bottom collar freeing up the top. Turning the top collar to the right should raise the car, turning to the left should lower it.

Good luck!
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ya i figured what to do i just need a damn jack im poor ):
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Old 07-26-2006, 01:56 AM   #40
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oh yeah and thanks for the help guys
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