Coilover chaos!!

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Coilover chaos!!

Post by Re@vey80 » Mon May 03, 2021 8:57 am

Morning all, I spent at least 8 hrs yesterday changing the coilovers on my 12 plate caddy, the crap things that were on there were easy enough to get out but I really struggled getting the new Stance + back on and with very few tools and some very handy pieces of strong wood to use as an extra pair of hands . Passenger side was easy but driver side almost broke me mentally and physically. Just wanted to know if anyone else is using Stance+ coilovers and whereabouts they are set for height? I also need a torqz bit for the bolt at the bottom of the shock on the hub, what size is this I'm desperate to know so I can buy one coz I need van for work tomorrow!!!
Hope you beautiful people can help!!!!
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Re: Coilover chaos!!

Post by Lister79 » Mon May 03, 2021 9:25 am

Hi no experience of Stance coilovers but I’m sure the bolt is a M14 Spline (can confirm later).


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Re: Coilover chaos!!

Post by Scoobysrt » Mon May 03, 2021 9:27 am

How did you get the bolt undone on the passenger side?

You set your collar/nut so the van is level, it depends how much your rear is lowered and how tired your rear springs are so everyone's setting will be different.
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Re: Coilover chaos!!

Post by Tomh3048 » Mon May 03, 2021 9:40 am

Hi I fitted some stance plus a few weeks back, the hardest part I found was getting the old front shocks out, I’ve adjusted the front shocks so there the lowest on the front and have around 25mm arch gap and I used the original shackles on the rear as the new nuts they sent with the adjustable rear shackles wouldn’t fit the long bolts. I will pop outside and find out what size socket you need Image
It’s an m14 Image

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Re: Coilover chaos!!

Post by kyle4826 » Mon May 03, 2021 6:30 pm

I have recently fitted the stance + kit, I am at 24inch from the bottom off the alloy to the arch. The rear on the lowest setting as well.

I have got 235/35/19's

For me it sits absolutely perfect and drives so much better. Once it been on another couple of weeks going to just give the height a check over and a bit of a grease on the coilovers.

As for the bolt size, as mentioned above M14 sounds about right.
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Re: Coilover chaos!!

Post by Re@vey80 » Mon May 03, 2021 10:33 pm

Thanks for your input peeps, got the job done but still got a knocking on the near side somewhere.....one job I don't want to do again!!!

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