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How much will coilovers settle?

How much will coilovers settle?

Postby Chevyguy317 [OP] » Dec 02 2019, 3:15am

Is it a significant amount? 0.25"?
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Re: How much will coilovers settle?

Postby 19trax95 » Dec 02 2019, 3:26am

Depends. My fox coilovers settled way more than my cst coilovers did.

When I first put my fix coilovers on they were up around 3" of lift. After a day or so of driving and an alignment they settled and gave me 2" of lift.

My cst coilovers only settled maybe a half inch or so.
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Re: How much will coilovers settle?

Postby Chevyguy317 [OP] » Dec 02 2019, 3:28am

I am about to purchase the halolift coilovers and I want to tell them where to set them. I want 2.5" of lift.

I was thinking to tell them to set it to 2.75", but I am not sure if that would be enough.
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Re: How much will coilovers settle?

Postby Chevyguy317 [OP] » Dec 02 2019, 3:43am

I just found in F**d forum that Alex, halolift guy, says they do not settle... but I find that hard to believe.
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Re: How much will coilovers settle?

Postby 19trax95 » Dec 02 2019, 4:49am

They will always settle some. You will also generally see a change when you get it aligned as well if went from stock height to lifted depending how far out your alignment gets.

But I'd set them to 2.5 initially then drive a day or two and recheck. They are easy enough to adjust. I did both sets of mine without even removing the wheel. Just Jack up one side at a time and adjust as needed.
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Re: How much will coilovers settle?

Postby Chevyguy317 [OP] » Dec 02 2019, 4:55am

Ok, I will add the spanner wrench to my cart and check out.

Thanks. Careful in the snow tomorrow!
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Re: How much will coilovers settle?

Postby 19trax95 » Dec 02 2019, 5:16am

Yeah you as well. Be sure to pick up some acf50 to coat them so the salt doesn't get to them.

I just soak mine down, let it sit then wipe it down. Worked great for my fox's and should do the same for my current setup.
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Re: How much will coilovers settle?

Postby Onlyina_Chevy » Dec 04 2019, 3:00am

Chevyguy317 wrote:I just found in F**d forum that Alex, halolift guy, says they do not settle... but I find that hard to believe.


I'll give you a positive on that settle tomorrow when I have time to measure my Halolift. I honestly think mine may have never "settled" and I've had mine on for around 2 years.
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Re: How much will coilovers settle?

Postby Chevyguy317 [OP] » Dec 04 2019, 4:21am

That would be really interesting if they do not settle within the first week or so. I figured most, if not all, suspension components would settle right after install.
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