I'm sure more will chime in, but I heard most people talk about using the wrenches (of course) and using a tape measure from the bumper to the ground to verify ride heights to match equally from left to right. Hope this helps and G/L
Adjust it by moving it all the way to the top or all the way to the bottom. Then mark an area of the perch with some tape to record how many times it has turned whether you started from the top or the bottom. For instance, if you do, let's say 10 clicks (watching the marked area pass you 10 times) then do the same for the others.
I've always wondered how someone would do this with coilovers.
So you just pretty much have to guess-a-mate?
wouldn't that be time consuming, b/c from what i understand, you'll need to adjust the height. Put on the wheels, then drive around, let it settle and then check if it is the drop you want? Is that how it goes?
depending on what type of design the coilovers are, you can either adjust from the perches or if you have a decent coilover system, it'll allow you to adjust from the shock body separate from the spring perch. The tape measure method, and counting the threads work - but keep in mind that in general front shocks aren't always identical to the rear shock in height. This is why you see vehicles with different drop heights.
I usually will lay the coilover next to the old factory one and then adjust the height from the difference to get an initial setup then you can do the fine adjustments once on the vehicle.
i have the apex'i n1 type v if you're wondering. hope that helps!