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    Trying to adjust Eibach - rear ride height

    Hereís a photo of what it looks like. What is weird is thereís only one ring on the bottom. When I look up tutorials for adjustable coil overs thereís always a locking ring under the other ring. I have spring compressor is on compressing it a little bit and I can turn the red ring. Itís not really hard but itís also not easy and I donít know what keeps it in the place so I want to ask somebody before I mess up the threads. I did notice that there is this little plastic looking white flat head screw thing on the side of the ring. You can see it in the picture. Could there be like a locking screw under that or some thing? Does anybody know or should I just keep cranking away?
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    Those look like AVO's. The white nylon screw loosens to allow you to adjust the height. Once the height is set, you'll tighten the set screw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Those look like AVO's. The white nylon screw loosens to allow you to adjust the height. Once the height is set, you'll tighten the set screw.

    Agreed. Here is what the set screw looks like:

    (I was missing the white nylon ring in this picture but it clearly shows the set screw)
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    If I want to raise the back in by 1 inch does that mean I turn the adjuster ring so itís exactly 1 inch higher than it used to be or is there a different ratio from effective height change to turning the adjustment ring? Thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redsquall View Post
    If I want to raise the back in by 1 inch does that mean I turn the adjuster ring so itís exactly 1 inch higher than it used to be or is there a different ratio from effective height change to turning the adjustment ring? Thank you
    I just got done doing my fronts and that's pretty much how it worked out for me.

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