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Old 10-01-2013, 08:35 PM   #1
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need help with front springs installation

I was installing my front BMR lowering springs and I thought everything was going smoothly until I got to the strut tower under the hood. After everything is tightened up it is still seperated by like a 1/4 in. Does anybody know what I did wrong?
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Old 10-01-2013, 08:43 PM   #2
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It's normal.

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Old 10-01-2013, 09:02 PM   #3
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I hope it is. Its just so weird . So it is drivable right. Any way to fix it?
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:08 AM   #4
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I was installing my front BMR lowering springs and I thought everything was going smoothly until I got to the strut tower under the hood. After everything is tightened up it is still seperated by like a 1/4 in. Does anybody know what I did wrong?
That space is supposed to be there because the rubber lined retaining washers pivot when the steering wheel is turned. Without that space there it would bind and you would run into issues. You are good to go and everything looks like it should.
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Old 10-19-2013, 10:21 AM   #5
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Well after three weeks of having the lowering springs its been real good. I've had a lot of compliments lately. But yesterday I noticed that something hits hard in the front when I go thru a small bump. Its like a big thud. Anybody have any idea what that could be? I have 61k miles on the car already
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:34 AM   #6
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I really don't think its my shocks because it doesn't sound like that on every bump. It actually sounds like something is loose. Is that possible . Do I need to re torque again??
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I really don't think its my shocks because it doesn't sound like that on every bump. It actually sounds like something is loose. Is that possible . Do I need to re torque again??
Most likely endlinks.
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Old 10-20-2013, 01:32 PM   #8
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Its mostly on the front most of the time. On the rear too just not as frequently
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Its mostly on the front most of the time. On the rear too just not as frequently
Tighten the endlinks. 99% of the time it is the endlinks.
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Ok will do Pete. I noticed that the sound is coming from the strut towers. I have the car on jack stands. I lifted a tire with the floor jack and then dropped it. That's when I hear it. Ever since I lowered the car, the tower caps became like a 1/4 in separated from the tower. Is that normal?
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Take a look at this video an see if yours looks and acts the same.

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O ok. So its not that? Is it suppose to hit?
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Old 10-22-2013, 03:46 PM   #13
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I really don't think its my shocks because it doesn't sound like that on every bump. It actually sounds like something is loose. Is that possible . Do I need to re torque again??
Just go back check everything that was loosened up during the install and make sure it is all tight.

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Most likely endlinks.
This could definitely be the case also. I would make sure the end links are tight and if they are see if there is any tolerance built up in the end links that shouldn't be.

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Ok will do Pete. I noticed that the sound is coming from the strut towers. I have the car on jack stands. I lifted a tire with the floor jack and then dropped it. That's when I hear it. Ever since I lowered the car, the tower caps became like a 1/4 in separated from the tower. Is that normal?
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O ok. So its not that? Is it suppose to hit?

The gap between the retaining washer and shock towers is normal because the retaining washer pivots back and forth when you turn the steering wheel. That gap was there when the car was had the factory springs also. If you don't get this figured out give me a call here at the shop and we can go over everything and get this figured out for you.
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Old 10-23-2013, 03:00 PM   #14
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Thanks Kyle . I ll be working ot for the next couple of weeks. I'll get with you then. Thanks again.
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:09 AM   #15
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Thanks Kyle . I ll be working ot for the next couple of weeks. I'll get with you then. Thanks again.
Not a problem, just let us know what you get figured out and we will get it figured out for you.
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