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Old 02-01-2010, 11:42 AM   #43
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It doesn't seem right but the gap is normal. You should have about 1/4" on both sides. If the other side is flush it's just because the strut mount hasn't seated in the strut tower yet. Putting the weight back on the suspension and turning the wheels or bouncing the car will seat it. The gap is designed into it for turning. To see what I mean try this. Once you put the car back on the ground, start it and turn the wheels lock-to-lock. You will notice that the upper strut washers "rock" side-to-side and the gap closes on one side. When the wheels are straight the gap goes back to normal. The washers are designed for strut retention but require this gap due to the suspension design.
Thee was no gap when I took them off.
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Old 02-01-2010, 12:09 PM   #44
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Ok. Just called Pfadt and was told that this gap is mormal. I've been freaking out. I guess I just don't understand why the gap changed from none, to what I have now.
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so why has it changed to what u have now?
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Old 02-01-2010, 12:21 PM   #46
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Ok. Just called Pfadt and was told that this gap is mormal. I've been freaking out. I guess I just don't understand why the gap changed from none, to what I have now.
You may have remembered it when the suspension was hanging. With the suspension unloaded, there is no gap. Loaded, the strut is fully seated and the washers will have the gap.
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Old 02-01-2010, 01:00 PM   #47
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so why has it changed to what u have now?
I had allready lifted it.

The guys at Pfadt said that the retainer washer is only there to keep the strut from falling out when the car is lifted and the suspension drop.
I do feel kinda like an idiot.

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You may have remembered it when the suspension was hanging. With the suspension unloaded, there is no gap. Loaded, the strut is fully seated and the washers will have the gap.
Exactly correct.

I talked to Scott and he went out to his to look and there was the same gap.
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No biggie, the first time I saw it I thought something was screwed up too!
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Old 02-01-2010, 03:16 PM   #49
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Take it for a spin yet???
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:30 PM   #52
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:08 PM   #54
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I just put on the Eibach Pro Kit. I had the car jacked up on 4 stands just until the front tire left the ground. The rear springs and sway bar is a breeze. Keep in mind YOU DO NOT HAVE TO REMOVE EXHAUST. I'm sure it will make it easier but I had my new springs and sway bar installed in less than 2 hours including removing the old stuff and clean up.

Now, the front. YOU DO NOT NEED TO JACK THE ENGINE UP!!! Again, it may make it a little easier, however, I had the new springs and sway bar in in less than 2 hours including removal of the old stuff and clean up. TRICK: the front sway bar, remove totally the front end links which will make snaking the old/new bar easier. The way I did it was I snaked the bar out the passenger side and and the new one in the same way. Be sure to tork all strut bolts front and rear as well as front/rear end links with vehicle on the ground. The back are easy to get to but the front you have to turn the wheel to reach strut bolts and end links. It's not rocket science, you'll figure it out.
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Take it for a spin yet???
Not a good one. Just around the block. Gotta get it aligned.

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where are the pics dude
Tomorrow. My camera cord is at the office.

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.umm told ya so..lol..ok no more emergency texts about your suspension okay...lol
Ok, so a freaked out a little.

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I just put on the Eibach Pro Kit. I had the car jacked up on 4 stands just until the front tire left the ground. The rear springs and sway bar is a breeze. Keep in mind YOU DO NOT HAVE TO REMOVE EXHAUST. I'm sure it will make it easier but I had my new springs and sway bar installed in less than 2 hours including removing the old stuff and clean up.

Now, the front. YOU DO NOT NEED TO JACK THE ENGINE UP!!! Again, it may make it a little easier, however, I had the new springs and sway bar in in less than 2 hours including removal of the old stuff and clean up. TRICK: the front sway bar, remove totally the front end links which will make snaking the old/new bar easier. The way I did it was I snaked the bar out the passenger side and and the new one in the same way. Be sure to tork all strut bolts front and rear as well as front/rear end links with vehicle on the ground. The back are easy to get to but the front you have to turn the wheel to reach strut bolts and end links. It's not rocket science, you'll figure it out.
I torqued them whit it up. Should I break them loose and re-torque?
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I torqued them whit it up. Should I break them loose and re-torque?
I wouldn't think you would need to break them loose. I would just re-torque them.
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