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I am trying to reset my ride height and the threaded tube turns with the spring perch. Is there a way to lock down the tube?

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Lee Tilton
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the set screw might be tight on the threaded ring, try loosing it

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If you drive like I do you may have to blow the dirt that accumulates on the ring, off. And as mentioned make sure you don't have the set screws tight, you may have to grab the collar with one hand and work the ring back and forth before it will turn free.

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I have used a rubber strap style wrench used for loosening oil filters and such. Kind of a pain but it has worked.

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Just had to tackle the same problem. I happened to have 2 oil filter "plyers" that I was able to grab the collar and the sleeve with and turn. Also, WD40 or pbblaster help... but they will get dirty again. I wrapped mine with some duct tape after I re-assembled to try and keep them as clean as possible... if that's even possible haha.

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I tried some of that Kentucky penetrating lubricant. I heard it was good for tough nuts and tight screws but it didn't loosen up the collar and made my hands so slippery I couldn't get a good grip. [nope]

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Lee, I carry a pair of channel locks in my tool box just for this purpose. Just grab the lower ring with the pliers and turn the upper adjustment ring. I also carry a punch just the right size for the upper adjustment ring hole which makes it easy to turn. This combo makes adjustment a snap, no lubrication required. To facilitate quick adjustments at the track you really need to throw away the set screws.

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Thanks everyone! Back to the garage tonight with all this new found knowledge. BTW, all the set screws are gone; it's just the threads that are all crusty (like the driver).

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Lee Tilton
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Originally posted by trimless1:
Lee, I carry a pair of channel locks in my tool box just for this purpose. Just grab the lower ring with the pliers and turn the upper adjustment ring. I also carry a punch just the right size for the upper adjustment ring hole which makes it easy to turn. This combo makes adjustment a snap, no lubrication required. To facilitate quick adjustments at the track you really need to throw away the set screws.

Still going over the Spec car I just bought and noticed that all the set screws are missing from my rings. Is that the norm so one can make quick adjustments at the track and does the ring not move while your are driving?

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Gary Shenk
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People have recommended to me both leaving them out and keeping them in but using a bit of tape on the end of the screw so they don't mar the threads. Mine seem to get pretty grungy pretty quick and don't seem to move so I've left them out but I measure the original perch location to determine if they have moved later.

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Keith Novak
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Theoretically, the weight of the car on the spring should keep the ring from turning. On my Cobra, I would run a tie wrap through the ring and around the spring. However, the threaded tubes on my SM do not have a slot to do this.

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Lee Tilton
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Cool thanks for the info. I guess I slightly hijacked this thread. Sorry. When the words set screw were spoken I thought,"Hey I don't have any of those".

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I've never tightened my set screws in the last 3 seasons of racing and haven't seen one move yet... YMMV

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I do not use the set screws as they damage the tread enough to make adjustment difficult. I mark where they are adjusted too, and then I use duck tape to hold them in place. Like was said above they wont move much unless you are taking the weight off the tire often, but the tape will help with that. My two cents.

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i noticed that the sleeve's tended to spin with the perch's, however my car did not have the set screw's installed. i picked up the set screw's and installed them.

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Don't use a "liquid" lubricant on them, it just makes dust stick to them. The best thing that i've found is to clean them very well, then put a dry powder type lubricant on them, like graphite or that nice moly spray. That seems to keep them moving about as well as they're going to.

Avoid getting the moly spray on the rotors...i'm just saying...

E

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