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Old 09-29-2013, 04:43 PM   #1
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Install lowering springs have problem

I put on new springs today and noticed the strut covers don't go all the way down like they used to. Is this correct or is something wrong?
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:20 PM   #2
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Nah you're good, that's just how it is with lowering springs and McPherson struts. Here's a picture of mine to make you feel better...

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Old 09-29-2013, 05:21 PM   #3
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Sorry it's sideways (I don't know how to right it) but you can see we have the same looking strut covers
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:24 PM   #4
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That happened to me when I had to remove the struts to get the Strut tower brace installed. Still on factory springs though
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:26 PM   #5
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It is completely normal. Nothing to worry about.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:27 PM   #6
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Very normal.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:30 PM   #7
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Mine look like that also.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:35 PM   #8
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yup, just get covers for them..
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:56 PM   #9
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Damn I just pulled them out
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:53 PM   #10
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Oh well, I guess I am just well versed in doing these.
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:55 PM   #11
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Sorry it's sideways (I don't know how to right it) but you can see we have the same looking strut covers
Here you go
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:04 AM   #13
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That little space between the retaining washer and the shock tower gives the washer clearance to pivot when you turn the steering wheel of the car so like everyone else said it is perfectly normal and you are good to go.
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:25 AM   #14
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I put on new springs today and noticed the strut covers don't go all the way down like they used to. Is this correct or is something wrong?
Watch and see why the space is there.

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