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Old 12-04-2018, 06:40 PM
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I had some Ohlin DFV Road and Track coilers installed this summer, and the S sits a little lower than stock height (2001 AP1). If I add the OEM front lip and a protectant splitter under that, I fear that I might be hanging too low to not scrape on my driveway apron or the proliferate speed humps and bumps in my neighborhood and at work in the parking lots.

What are my options and what is the experience of anyone else who has done something similar?


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Ummm, your coilovers are ride height adjustable, so can't you just raise the ride height?
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A friend of mine has an airbag type system in the front of his NSX to get that long overhang around. It's called iLIFT and it raises the front up on button command. He has had good things to say about it but that's all I really know about it. I think it sandwiches between the top hat and the shock mount, and then you slightly lower your coilover perch to adjust for the shock mount that is now slightly lower.

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Mine is lowered 1 inch on Eibach springs.
I have the front OEM Lip. It doesn't scrape on any speedbumps or my driveway... obvoiusly it MIGHT scrape on bigger taller "obstacles" and I'm careful when I park to make sure it doesn't scrape. Adding the splitter beneith it will only reduce your margins. You may need to be a bit more careful but I don't think it will hinder daily operations.
How much lower than stock height are you?
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I was told by the shop that sold and installed them that I was “about 1.5 inches lower” than my incoming stock ride on original suspension.
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So um, raise them. They are adjustable.
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If they followed the Öhlins recommended setup it should be 1 inch lower than stock suspension.
But like said above, just raise it if you think it's to low.
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Yeah I'm deeply confused as to how you spent $2000+ to buy Ohlins & have them installed and have no idea they're height adjustable.
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Thank you all for the comments and suggestions. I did get them on sale and a group buy, so I did not spend $2,000.00 in the end.
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Originally Posted by TsukubaCody View Post
Yeah I'm deeply confused as to how you spent $2000+ to buy Ohlins & have them installed and have no idea they're height adjustable.
Par for the course honestly.


OP it doesn't matter how much you spent on the coilovers you should be familiar with the parts you are putting on the car and what your options are with them. If the car scraps have it raised up. Take it back to the shop that installed them and tell them where you want the car to sit. They will charge you again and you may need to have the alignment checked because of the change in ride height.
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