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Old 08-07-2015, 02:06 AM   #1
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Default Spanner Wrench for XIDA coilovers

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You can probably find them here. If aluminum on aluminum is too likely to scuff your perches, I recommend tool dip.
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Thanks, Patrick

It seems like this one would fit, it was the only one with a pin type...

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/lng-22589/overview/
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<p>They don't come with a spanner??&nbsp; Or did you buy used?</p>
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They don't come with a spanner. I used my hands and a belt.

If you are wondering, I put the belt around the adjusting ring and then used used the pressure against the buckle as a kind of self tightener... Look at this for inspiration:
http://www.autozone.com/shop-and-gar...ch/257756_0_0/
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<p>They don't come with a spanner??&nbsp; Or did you buy used?</p>
This is my question. I would expect a $2000+ coilover setup to come with spanner wrenches. Every cheap coiler setup I have ever bought has come with one.
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Or, at the very least offer a compatible spanner wrench that can ship with them. I know it's a relatively easy tool to acquire but I would rather pay emilio the extra $12 or whatever to include one that I know fits. Plus if it had some sort of 949 logo machined into it that would be nice as well and worth a few extra bucks.
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I was disappointed that my Xidas didn't come with a spanner wrench UNTIL I actually tried to adjust them. I measured how far off my ride height was from target, determined how many turns I required, jacked up the car, and turned the rings by hand. The whole process was really pretty painless.

I think spanners are necessary for coilover setups that rely on a pair of rings being tightened against one another to hold a desired setting--like a jam nut. Coilovers that have significant preload and lack torrington bearings may need them too. The Xidas retain their point of adjustment via set screw and have torrington bearings so once you loosen that set screw the rings spin freely.
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I was disappointed that my Xidas didn't come with a spanner wrench UNTIL I actually tried to adjust them. I measured how far off my ride height was from target, determined how many turns I required, jacked up the car, and turned the rings by hand. The whole process was really pretty painless.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>I think spanners are necessary for coilover setups that rely on a pair of rings being tightened against one another to hold a desired setting--like a jam nut. Coilovers that have significant preload and lack torrington bearings may need them too. The Xidas retain their point of adjustment via set screw and have torrington bearings so once you loosen that set screw the rings spin freely.
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C-spanners??

I've always used a piece of wood and a hammer (zero preload), the spanners are not easy to get in there anyway.
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I also haven't had a need for a spanner. The few times that I haven't been able to spin the perches by hand, I've just used an allen wrench that just barely fits into the spanner hole. I think it's either a 4 or 5mm. It takes so little force to spin the perch with the allen wrench that I've never worried about damaging the spanner holes.
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The biggest Allen key that comes with them functions perfectly as a spanner. I don't see the problem here.
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We have a bunch spanners in our shop, collected over the years. Never use them. I grab a 3mm and 6mm allen key. 3 for the set screw, 6mm to run the collar if they have a little road grime in the body threads. When new and clean though, as several pointed out, they spin easily by hand.
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<p>Biggest allen key that comes with them?</p><p>I don't believe mine came with an allen key. No bother though as I do happen to have my own set.</p>
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Mine came with some bent metal pin that had a hex cut in one end. No idea what the hex is for but the round part of the pin fit in the holes. Only use it when I'm having to add preload to get to ride height.
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I have nerve damage in all my fingertips, so even though they do spin without too much strength, it is somewhat painful.

Mine didn't come with allen keys either.
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I remember seeing some special made anodized spanner wrench from someone miata.net but at the track who cares... 3mm allen for the lock and 6 mm mm in the hole or by hand, they're awesome.

No need to take off the wheels and use those stupid wrenches IMO..

From google : http://forum.miata.net/vb/archive/in.../t-568928.html
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Mine came with some bent metal pin that had a hex cut in one end. No idea what the hex is for but the round part of the pin fit in the holes. Only use it when I'm having to add preload to get to ride height.
</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>yea same here.</p>
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