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coveredbytheblood

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« on: January 23, 2005, 12:17:50 PM »
Note to self and everyone else with coils.  Before adjusting coils be sure to clean off the threads completely.  I was trying to lower my car yesterday and my right front coil decided to be mean and it crossthreaded.
Makes me wanna cry.  This means complete removal at some later date and rethreading the threads.  Man.  Springs are sounding nicer and nicer the more I have to work with the coils.
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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2005, 03:29:06 PM »
Wow Thats a big bummer, andrew im really sorry to hear that.

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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2005, 03:29:06 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2005, 01:27:46 AM »
Thats not cool man.  Bad thing about some of the competition is that the shock bodies arent stainless steel.  With this, lots of debris and salt builds up.  So glad that I went with the KW's.

Hopefully you can get it fixed and back running evenly.

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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2005, 03:25:50 AM »
Quote from: "Scuba2001"
Thats not cool man.  Bad thing about some of the competition is that the shock bodies arent stainless steel.  With this, lots of debris and salt builds up.  So glad that I went with the KW's.

Hopefully you can get it fixed and back running evenly.


Me too.  Me too.
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2005, 06:22:15 AM »
What coils are you running?


I'm glad mine haven't done that to me though....sorry to hear that about your car though

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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2005, 10:42:20 AM »
Andrew that sucks brick in a major way. I hope you get that fixed.

On a side note, if you like the regular shock/spring setup, you can't go as low...I mean, I guess you could, but don't know if the ride would be that great.
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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2005, 12:01:15 PM »
Quote from: "tweakeDub"
What coils are you running?


I'm glad mine haven't done that to me though....sorry to hear that about your car though


I have the H&R coils.  They are really sweet.  I did the same thing on both sides and for whatever reason the right one got all messed up.  Must have been dirtier.  The left side flowed with just my hands easy business.  So when is the next garage day....  I need to pull the whole strut out.  :)  Also would need the spreader tool.  GREG, where are you?
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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2005, 10:31:42 PM »
Well it is now fixed.  With the strut spreader tool it took literally one minute to take off and out.  Getting the rings off were a little harder and if I had not accidently mashed a thread it would have gone back on just as easy.  One trip to the incompotent parts store and then to the auto repair guys.  20$ later I was ready to go.  Everything set up nicely and went back together very well.  Switched wheels out for stock ones and now I am a lowered machine.  :)
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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2005, 01:29:14 PM »
Good deal man.  Sounds like everything went smoothly for ya.