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Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:56 pm 
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ok guys,

hopefully some of you can help me out..

i've fitted a pair of ultra's in the rear, and im now attempting to do the front struts..
both have been pulled out, old springs are out...

now i went to put the superlow's on and the end positions of the coil dont match up, so 1 of the 3 bolts which is supposed to be pointing out towards the fender, is just not co=operating..

i've tried to move the rubber inside the top bit, but there are 3 indentations in the rubber which i assume are to line it up...

hopefully that all made sence...

need help asap....

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:04 pm 
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Yeah mate has happened to me a few times its a pain in the a***. Not sure if you are supposed to do this but all i did was line the 2 up in the holes then grab the spring and twist it till it lines up, it takes a bit of swearing but it lines up. Hope this makes sense and is what you are talking about. :D

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:09 pm 
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haha i think so...

when i go to put the end cap back on, all 3 studs are way out of allignment...

can anyone confirm this is the way to go... :D

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:14 pm 
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Yeah mate has happened to me a few times its a pain in the a***. Not sure if you are supposed to do this but all i did was line the 2 up in the holes then grab the spring and twist it till it lines up, it takes a bit of swearing but it lines up. Hope this makes sense and is what you are talking about. :D


yeh this is the easiest way to do it. like deller said line to bolts up and twist the strut until they all line up.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:24 pm 
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i dont think i quite understand....

do i put the end cap on, tighten it all up and then when i go to fit it to car, twist top of strut about 2 inches so it lines up with the 3 holes....
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or am i on smack...

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:26 pm 
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Yeah mate spot on :D

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:30 pm 
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f**k mad :lol:

how the f**k do i twist it 2 inches...

are you related to mighty mouse or somthin...

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:40 pm 
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yeah its tight but just grab each side of the spring and go for broke. As i said it takes some swearing but it will go

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:41 pm 
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f**k mad :lol:

how the f**k do i twist it 2 inches...

are you related to mighty mouse or somthin...


its not that hard but then again its not that easy. just eat some spinach and give it a crack

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:45 pm 
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here's a pic looking from the front...

i put bottom in vice and tightened it all up, and then tried to twist it, first by hand, and then with a crow bar, will still only twist an 1 inch, no where near enough...

 

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:06 pm 
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A little trick when replacing the front springs is to mark the very outer of the top spring shell as you will have to remove the rubber insert to lign up with the end of the spring. As you have not done this you will have to align it by eye with the lower mounts of the shock, sit the rubber insert on top of the spring then sit the top spring shell on as close as possible as it would fit in the car. If it was marke before it was removed all you had to do was line the mark up with the lower of the shock.
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Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:21 pm 
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not to sure what you have done there just make sure everything is located properly and check with your old springs make sure both of the ends of the springs finish in the same spots.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:26 pm 
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all done guys, i just took it for a spin then through some small residential roads, to wear it in :D handles alot better, not like driving a boat..

in the end i just did what joolz said, lucky i have good eyes..
now just need a caster/camber kit and a wheel alignment :D

theres abit of a squeak coming from the rear going over bumps, but im hoping it will settle in...

cheers for the reply guys, much appreciated!

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:31 pm 
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pics! lol

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:36 pm 
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the other option you could have tried was put the top in first and then twist the bottom around.

 

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